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3 Winter Weddings in Central Otago

Winter is not often the first choice for a season when planning a wedding because the weather is a little unpredictable and it can get very cold. Don’t let that stop you! Here are 3 beautiful winter weddings that used the season to their advantage and created cosy, snow filled days!

1: Ashleigh & Jordan – The Heritage Hotel, Queenstown

These two love the snow and were hoping for lots of it to be around on their day. As fate would have it, it was snowing 30 mins before their ceremony started! But as if on cue the clouds shifted and they got a band of blue skies.

When setting up the ceremony they had blankets to keep guests warm and served mulled wine/hot chocolate on arrival. The decorating was very winter themed with pinecones featuring and a soft blue for the bridesmaid’s gowns.

They took a helicopter flight into the mountains to really make the most of that fresh snow!

2: Bridget & Stuart – Kamana Lakehouse, Queenstown

Bridget and Stuart originally planned to go to Thailand for their wedding, but with borders closed they opted for a complete opposite and had an intimate winter wedding in Queenstown.

They had the ceremony on a balcony overlooking the snow-covered mountains. Bright pops of red in the florals and a cosy reception set up.

We took advantage of the season and did photos by Moke Lake. There was snow still on the ground in area and it was super cold. Stuart brought some whiskey to keep warm and Bridget had a white cover up that looked beautiful. The best part about winter weddings is the early sunset – which can often be caught at the end of your photo session!

3: Tracey & Gayan – The Packing Shed, Alexandra

This was a classic example of a glorious clear, crisp winters day in Central Otago. It had rained all week and on Tracey & Gayan’s day they had bluebird skies. Tracey’s florals had a silver dusting to give them a snow look. Her gown also had a beautiful shimmer and looked amazing against the golden grass.

The Packing Shed was set up with a small ceremony facing the snow-capped mountains & cosy indoor lunchtime reception. With the early sunset we had the chance to pop out for a few photos before leaving and we still got that gorgeous soft golden light at 4.00pm!


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