Glenorchy Elopement

Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Elopement – Some Heart-Warming Bride Feedback


In October, I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Elopement.  (Actually, Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Wharf Elopement, to be more specific).  Glenorchy is a quiet little town located just 40 minutes drive north of Queenstown and nestled between huge mountains and the shores of Lake Wakatipu.  It’s a stunning spot to get married.

On the day of Bree & Tim’s Glenorchy Elopement, the weather was simply stunning.  The skies were blue with perfect “Simpsons” clouds, there was hardly a breath of wind and Lake Wakatipu itself was calm (quite a rare event in itself).  Bree & Tim chose to have an Elopement Style Wedding with just their closest friends and family in attendance.  They tied the knot at the very end of the Glenorchy Wharf.  (Note: the Glenorchy Wharf is a popular spot with sightseers.  So don’t be surprised if you turn up for a Glenorchy Wharf Elopement on a sunny day and there are loads of people on the Wharf.  But usually people are pretty good about giving you space if you’re in a wedding dress!).  With sunlight sparkling off the water and snow-capped mountains the views were breathtaking.  Queenstown celebrant Betty Turnbull did a lovely job of the vows and the ceremony and the whole wedding was intimate, natural and very relaxed – just my cup of tea!

After the wedding, I got the loveliest thank you email from Bree & Tim.  It really was short and sweet.

“Oh My God Patrick they are amazing!!!  You are an absolute genius!  I honestly cannot thank you enough.

Bree & Tim”.






When all is said and done, it’s emails like this that keep me going as a wedding photographer.

Anyhoo, that’s enough wiffle-waffle from me. Below are the Sneak Peek images and slideshow that Bree & Tim loved so much.

P.S. If you found this interesting, you might also enjoy the following Blog Posts;

How to pick the Perfect Location for your Queenstown Elopement Ceremony

Jesse & Buck’s Totally Off-The-Cuff Queenstown Gardens Elopement

Jess & Tain’s Intimate & Romantic Chapel By The Lake Elopement




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