Today, we’re thrilled to share the heartwarming love story of Alaena and Charles, who embarked on a breathtaking adventure of love and commitment with an intimate elopement wedding. Against the stunning backdrop of Queenstown, New Zealand, this laid-back couple crafted a memorable day that perfectly reflected their personalities. So, buckle up as we take you on a journey of their serendipitous encounter, a dreamy proposal, and a wedding day that resonated with simplicity and love.
It all started at the Zespri Momentum Conference on a date etched in their hearts forever – 13th February 2020. Alaena found herself seated next to Charles, and what followed was a delightful blend of banter and connection. Charlie playfully joined their conversation, and sparks flew amidst laughter and shared interests. After the conference, they connected on LinkedIn, and fate had already set the wheels in motion for a beautiful love story.
Their love continued to blossom, and on 12th August 2022, a magical moment awaited Alaena and Charles at the Pesca Waikiki Beach Restaurant in Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii. With the setting sun casting a golden glow over the Pacific Ocean, Charles got down on one knee and asked the question that would change their lives forever. With joyful tears, Alaena said “Yes,” and the two souls found themselves on the path to eternal togetherness.
Choosing a wedding style that mirrored their free-spirited souls, Alaena and Charles decided on an elopement – an intimate affair that represented their love without any fuss or fanfare. Their theme was low-key, symbolizing their desire to escape from the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. For them, it was not about grandeur but about cherishing the essence of their love amidst nature’s grandeur.
The heart of their wedding lay in the captivating landscapes of Queenstown. The picturesque Vanguard Peak and Tyndall Glacier provided a stunning setting where nature’s beauty intertwined with their love. Nomad Weddings captured every moment, skillfully blending candid shots with the breathtaking scenery, making their day a visual masterpiece.
As they stood hand in hand, the lovely Philippa Thomas, an empathetic and experienced celebrant, officiated the ceremony. Her warm words filled the air with love, and the couple exchanged vows that held the promise of a lifetime together.
Charm Beauty, true to their name, created a naturally beautiful look for Alaena, accentuating her radiant smile. With the charm of Orange Blossom Designs‘ floral arrangements, the couple held bouquets that mirrored the purity of their love.
OverTheTop Helicopters took the couple to new heights, both literally and figuratively, as they soared above the breathtaking landscapes of Queenstown, creating unforgettable memories that would forever linger in their hearts.
Their stay at the Hilton Hotel in Queenstown offered comfort and luxury, making their wedding retreat even more special.
As the day unfolded, what Alaena and Charles cherished the most was the presence of each other. Their wedding was not about extravagant decor or elaborate festivities; it was about the simple joy of being together, side by side, as they embarked on a new chapter of their lives.
Alaena and Charles’ elopement wedding was a beautiful testament to the power of love, the magic of serendipity, and the joy of embracing simplicity. Their story reminds us that amidst life’s grand adventures, it is the genuine connection with our loved ones that truly makes our hearts soar. We wish them a lifetime of love, laughter, and shared adventures, as they continue to run hand in hand towards the horizon of their dreams.