Sarah & Bobby’s Queenstown NZ Cecil Peak Heli-Wedding Elopement

May 14, 2021

An intimate elopement on The Ledge

The conditions were amazing on Sarah & Bobby’s Wedding Day in Autumn. Golden light and earthy tones all throughout Queenstown. The hero shot on the cliff top with a heart-shaped reflection of the sun shining through the mountain ranges.

The day started at the Hilton Hotel in Queenstown, with hair and makeup preparations done by Iku. The flowers were delivered by Steph, and wow – it’s like a huge firework of flowers. Once ready, we headed off to Skippers Canyon on Coronet Peak for the first look and the ceremony, which was officiated by Andy Bell.

The wedding ceremony was intimate and serene, with just us and no guests. Following the ceremony, we were flown out to The Ledge on Cecil Peak by Ed from HeliWorks Queenstown for the photoshoot. We could have done it anywhere in Queenstown since it was such a nice day, but this day in particular was very special with the sun being positioned perfectly above the mountains past the lake, creating a surreal heart shaped reflection.

Queenstown Wedding Vendors who worked on this Elopement:

Planning, Photography & Video: James Hirata –|
Celebrant: Andrew Bell –
Hair & Makeup: Ikuko Miyata
Flowers: Steph from Orange Blossom Designs –
Helicopters: HeliWorks Queenstown –
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Queenstown