Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Nicole & Aaron {Eloped & Married]

Australian born Nicole went travelling with her friends to Europe one year. She expected to visit a few countries, have a fair few wines, a trolly full of laughs and to just generally enjoy her time travelling.
She certainly didn’t expect to bag a sweet Irishman while she was there! … But that she indeed did, and after 8 years together and many trips back to Ireland while now living in Australia. They have come quietly to New Zealand to tie the knot amongst the rich autumn colours  of Arrowtown.

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
And by ‘quietly’, I simply mean it was just Nicole and Aaron, the wonderful Celebrant Phillipa Cook. And Doug and I as their witness’. Yes indeed, these two eloped.
This was a specially planned elopement they had told their family about before they came. So Nicole and Aaron still got a handful of traditional pre wedding treatment! But I’m guessing some people… are still to find out… so to those people… SURPRISE!!!

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
Nicole and Aaron have holidayed in New Zealand just the one time. This time last year. It didn’t take long to A. Fall in love with the Arrowtown. And B. Fall in love with Arrowtown in the Autumn time. So all they knew when they booked their tickets was ‘We just want to get married in Arrowtown! The rest can more or less be planned when we get there!’.

They found Arrowtown House as their accomodation, and this is where they got ready. I loved Aaron’s shoes the moment I saw them… He did get a few compliments with anyone who did see them!

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
And don’t get me started on how much I love Nicole’s shoes.

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
Kirsty Lohmann, Make up Artist was there to help Nicole along the way to becoming a gorgeous bride!

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
And here is our groom Aaron. Looking ever so dashing in his velvet collar suit with matching velvet tie. They almost struggled to find a velvet tie. Stoked they did in the end!

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
Next door, the sun gently shows it’s face, the energy is a mixture of light, fluffy and excited.

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
And before we know it, it’s dress time!

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
While her groom chills out in the sunshine.

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
And then Aaron wait by the Stop sign, waiting for that tap on the shoulder…

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
Those smiles says a thousand words!

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
They chose a wee spot in a park. The warm yellow leaves that encompass them, act as their guests.

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot

Queenstown Arrowtown Elopement Photoshoot
Phillipa Cook gave a beautiful ceremony.

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
And just like that, they’re husband and wife!

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
The day before we scouted some beautiful locations, so the next 3 or so hours were spent on a photographic tour around Arrowtown and Queenstown.

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
Arrowtown was on FIRE!!!!

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
Blue was Nicole’s colour. So a visit to the little blue door was in order!

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
And back to the spot they had their first look.

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
Oh Arrowtown and your quaintness! I love you!

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
It was a beautiful Autumns day. Our next stop was Thurlby Domain to use this amazing property and have a picnic.

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
We got to Bob’s Cove just on the cusp of dark. It was calm, serene and totally magical.

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
The night did indeed end with magic!

Arrowtown Autumn Elopement Wedding
Nicole and Aaron. It was an absolute privilege to be your witness’ and capture your very special day. Thank you so much for choosing us and we wish you all the very best for married life and the road ahead!

Love Heather and Doug xox