A curated selection of Wanaka and Queenstown wedding vendors have come together to create all the luxuries of a big wedding, with just an intimate group of loved ones.

With smaller weddings becoming more and more popular, we wanted to showcase how using local vendors within the region can create a beautiful and more sustainable event. The advantages are endless.

From locally grown florals, renting a dress from a top local designer, add upcycled vintage props, to local knowledge – think secret off-site photos locations, seasonal weather advice and world-renowned cuisine – the list goes on.

With the inspiration from the red velvet chaise lounge, we brought together reds and oranges and a vintage theme. This follows through in hair, makeup and attire with vintage glam with a few stand out accessories to top it off. 

The cozy cottage backdrop matched perfectly with the handmade wooden furniture and the vintage-inspired props, with a modern twist – a triangle arch dressed with local flora. The perfect spot for an intimate ceremony, guided by a fun and relatable celebrant who can put together a ceremony that reflects the couple.

To create a relaxed vibe we went with a grazing table – perfect for sharing with an intimate group, with minimal waste. We opted for a 4WD adventure for a location that takes your breath away with a few vintage furs to keep you cozy amidst the mountain tops, some bubbles and views for days.

Having a smaller wedding doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the epic photos with a photographer and a photo booth who keep everyone entertained and capture the essence of the day, and  memories to treasure for years to come.

Photography: @katealexandraphoto | Venue: @wanakahomesteadlodgecottages and @ridgelinenz | Celebrant: @siobhainthecelebrant | Stylist/Planner: @katealexandraphoto and @thefloatobooth | Hair and Makeup: @roadtobeautynz | Bridal Gown: @nemobridal | Groom’s attire: Structure for Men | Models: @chaineyleemclaren and @clarkie2492 | Flora: @thegreenroomflowerco | Food Credits: @moreishkitchen | Photo-booth, Props and Triangle Arch: @thefloatobooth | Furniture: @therusticrabbitnz | Jewellery and Rings: @amy_bixby_jewellery | Accessories: @47frocks | Sunglasses: @lucy_folk | Footwear: @kwfootwear | Earrings: @candvjewellery | Locally Grown Flora: @thejoyfarmer | Cake: @cakesofwanaka

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