An Adventure Wedding Ceremony in Queenstown

Amy & Casey wanted a Queenstown wedding ceremony that reflected their love of the outdoors and adventure. I think they nailed it… it’s the only wedding ceremony I’ve ever known that started with a hike up a mountain and ended with the bride bouldering in her wedding dress!

The wedding day began with a hike up The Remarkables to Lake Alta- including the groom carrying daughter, Chloe, in the baby pack!

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Groom Casey with daughter Chloe in the baby back pack. Photo by Claudia Cook

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Friends and family hiking up The Remarkables. Photo by Claudia Cook

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The bride and groom hiking up The Remarkables. Photo by Claudia Cook

Lake Alta is an Alpine Lake in The Remarkables mountain range. Once at the lake, the bride and groom had a quick wedding rehearsal in their hiking gear.

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Adventure wedding rehearsal. Photo by Claudia Cook

A quick change for the bride and groom behind a big rock- seriously, I’m not kidding- and these two adventurers were ready to roll! An old goat track doubled as an aisle and Amy picked up the bouquet from her mother and swapped the hiking shoes for bridal shoes half way along.

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Amy’s parents helping her down the ‘aisle’. Photo by Meg Jolly

The wedding ceremony took place on a large rock that juts out over Lake Alta so that they and their guests could soak up perfect lake and mountain views.

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First kiss as husband and wife at Lake Alta, The Remarkables, Queenstown. Photo by Meg Jolly

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Newlyweds Casey and Amy with daughter Chloe, at Lake Alta, The Remarkables, Queenstown. Photo by Meg Jolly.

After the ceremony, Amy and Casey were in no rush to get to their reception. Our bride now changed now into her rock climbing shoes and they went off to find some boulders to climb.

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Getting ready for some wedding day bouldering at Lake Alta, The Remarkables. Photo by Claudia Cook

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Bride Amy bouldering with her newly wed husband Casey as her spotter at The Remarkables, Queenstown. Photo by Claudia Cook

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Bride Amy and groom Casey steal a kiss whilst bouldering on their wedding day at The Remarkables, Queenstown. photo by Claudia Cook.

Amy and Casey filled their wedding ceremony with all the things they love most in the world- family, friends, adventure, and the great outdoors. Their big day is a great example that when it comes to your wedding ceremony anything goes!

 

Remember that your big day is all about you and what you want. Take a leaf out of Casey and Amy’s book and fill your wedding day with what makes you happy. It should be your big day, your way.