Carlos and Wanzhu having an intimate wedding atop a rocky mountain.
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Carlos and Wanzhu | Intimate Cecil Peak Heli Elopement Wedding

Love, like a symphony, weaves its melodies through the tapestry of our lives, creating harmonies that resonate through time. Carlos and Wanzhu’s journey was a testament to this beautiful truth, culminating in a breathtaking Queenstown wedding on December 18, 2021. The majestic landscapes of Queenstown set the stage for a celebration that encapsulated their unique story of love, growth, and shared passions.

As their love story unfolded, the talented Charlotte Francis from Your Big Day stood as the celebrant who would bind their destinies. With her words, she painted a portrait of their connection that transcended boundaries, a connection marked by music, adventures, and a deep appreciation for the journey they had embarked upon together.

The artistry of Ikuko Miyata was evident as she adorned Wanzhu, bringing out the essence of her beauty while honoring her individuality. Every brushstroke and every strand of hair served to highlight the radiant joy that anticipation brings, an emotion palpable through the lens of each photograph.

The language of flowers was spoken fluently by Orange Blossom Designs. Their arrangements weren’t merely bundles of petals; they were an expression of love, a dance between nature’s elegance and the vibrancy of the human spirit. As the flowers bloomed, so did Carlos and Wanzhu’s commitment to each other.

Cecil Peak, with its commanding presence, witnessed the heartfelt exchange of vows. Against the backdrop of nature’s grandeur, their promises took flight, soaring like the helicopters that graced their day. And on Lake Hope, a second landing took place – a poignant reminder that in love’s journey, there are moments of tranquility amidst the exhilarating heights.

One of the most heartwarming details was the presence of their beloved dog, Mumu, a true companion in the adventure of life. As the mountains whispered tales of timeless love, Mumu’s joyful barks echoed through the peaks, a reminder that love comes in all forms, even those covered in fur.

We asked Carlos and Wanzhu about their perfect date night, and their words painted a vivid picture of their shared moments: “A good brunch, shopping around the city, followed by a delicious dinner, and a late-night walk on the beach with our dog Mumu.” Their perfect weekend away mirrored their adventurous spirits, a road trip to majestic vistas that mirrored the beauty of their love.

Their engagement story unfolded with the sweetness of fate’s hand. Carlos’ thoughtful gesture, using a bee pendant to symbolize their unique bond, culminated in a private proposal that captured the essence of their intimacy. As Carlos knelt with a Tiffany blue scarf-clad Mumu looking on, the answer to his question was a resounding and joyful “Yes!”

From music and video games to a shared love for exploring new places, Carlos and Wanzhu’s hobbies wove a tapestry of interests that fueled their connection. Competitive rivalries in Age of Empires II and Super Mario 3D World were emblematic of their shared joy in both competition and companionship.

As the sun sets on their love story, it rises again in the melodies that fill their desert island playlist. From progressive metal to Spanish-speaking bands, their shared musical tastes are a testament to the harmonies they’ve composed in their lives together.

Their journey began in Taiwan, where music united their souls. Overcoming cultural and geographical barriers, they created a love that embraced adventure and transcended borders. The path to their Queenstown wedding was marked by a proposal that echoed the strength of their bond, a commitment that only deepened as they explored the world together.

Their wedding day, steeped in the soft hues of nature and love, is a reflection of their journey – vibrant, intricate, and beautiful. Through the lens of their Queenstown wedding, Carlos and Wanzhu’s story becomes a guide for couples planning their own unique celebrations of love. A whispered reminder that with time, patience, and an unwavering commitment, love can be as boundless as the mountains and as intimate as a shared moment.

In the tapestry of life, every thread has its purpose, and every chapter its meaning. Carlos and Wanzhu’s chapter, written against the backdrop of Queenstown’s grandeur, is a timeless testament to the power of love to uplift, inspire, and forever change the course of two intertwined destinies.

Getting Ready at Airbnb

First look

Ceremony at The Ledge on Cecil Peak

Post Wedding Shoot at Lake Hope