OLIVIA + SETH – Queenstown Real Wedding
Childhood sweethearts, Olivia and Seth spent a whirlwind 7 months working to create the most magical day after a dreamy proposal in Mammoth Lakes, California. With the picturesque setting at NZ High Country for the day and the mountains and lakes as their backdrop, the untamed terrain surrounding them exuded the most wanderlust atmosphere.
The reception took place in a luxe glass marquet, with hanging lights and floating greenery. They made sure to keep the feel of their surroundings and with the help of One Fine Day and their own personal style, it all tied in effortlessly. The rustic moody blooms which helped set the scene were put together by The Flower Room. Olivia stunned in Rue De Seine while Seth looked dapper in Barkers. This luxe Queenstown wedding was a sight for sore eyes and we are still swooning over it.
“You will forever be my always.”
Olivia works a very mundane office job and Seth as a tradesman but this helps us support our “Real Job” of Volunteer Bible Education around the world.
We are pretty cliched in the sense that we were childhood sweethearts who meet through mutual friends. What began as a rather ordinary encounter grew into a love bigger than we both ever could have imagined.
We went on a family skiing trip to Mammoth Lakes California. One day we all decided to go exploring around the area. We came to the most picturesque lake and snow capped mountain so we got out to take pictures. While Olivia was distracted focusing her shot she noticed Seth’s reflection was absent from her view finder, so she turned around to find him on bended knee. A whirlwind 7 months ensued with back and forth trips to Queenstown, hours upon hours on Pinterest and countless late nights. We loved every single second of it.
Our wedding style was just “us”. It was the perfect mix of Seth’s Minimal and sleek style with Olivia’s wild, romantic and bohemian love. We were so inspired by the incredible Queenstown Landscape and really wanted its raw beauty to be a centre piece for the day. Throw in some Jewel tones, wild blooms and a glass marquee and we were one very happy couple.
For Olivia there were so many details she absolutely loved so its hard to pin it down to just one. The blooms were something that we put a lot of time and effort into so seeing all the bouquets and venue flowers all together truly took her breath away.
For Seth it was the dress. It was the big unknown of the day and it truly exceeded any expectations or idea’s he had built up.
FAVOURITE MOMENT OF THE DAY
It’s so hard to pin down just one moment in the day that we enjoyed the most. The ceremony though was very much a highlight. Standing on what felt like the edge of the world devoting our lives to each other was just so special and full of love and laughter.
WHAT DOES MARRIAGE MEAN TO YOU?
Marriage is sacred, a gift from our God, something special that is to be cherished and forever worked on as we constantly grow our love for one another and continue through life as best friends.
ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING
Figure out what the most important details are to you and your partner for the day and focus on those. From there let all the smaller details fall into place. Planning a wedding doesn’t have to live up to the stressful reputation and remember that the planning process in itself is such a exciting and beautiful once in a lifetime experience so enjoy it for what it is!
| CREDITS |
Photographer: Dawn Thomson
Videographer: Joel Tronoff
Bridal Gown: Cleo Gown by Rue De Seine
Makeup: J.E.T Make Up Artist
Hair: Beautiful Bridal Hair
Veil/Headpiece: Custom by Rue De Seine
Groom & Groomsmen: Barkers
Event Planner / Stylist: Bride & Groom
Florist: The Flower Room
Venue: NZ High Country
Prop or Furniture Hire: One Fine Day
Transport: Remarkable Experience
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