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Adventurous Lovers, a Sunny Day and Hidden Turquoise Waters, Bob’s Cove, Queenstown


Joe & Beth

Love Story:

These two lovers met at a mutual friend’s BBQ almost 7 years ago and since then have been living the New Zealand dream together. They adore each other’s company and along with their dog, enjoy heaps of walks and exploring new places and of course, eating really good food! They love their home in Mount Maunganui and have been working on exciting renovations together.

Accommodation: Stoneridge Estate 

Ceremony Location: Moke Lake

Couples Portraits: Bob’s Cove


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On the Day:

In their charming cottage at Stoneridge Estate, Joe and Beth got ready with their two dear friends. Beth looked incredible in her sparkling white wedding gown that glimmered in the gorgeous sunlight all day. With smiles on their faces, they met one another down in the garden, for their first look and shared a beautiful moment together, and then the fun began!

We headed to Moke Lake where we met their celebrant Andrew Bell, for the private ceremony. It was a stunning day with plenty of sunshine. After they were married, we continued on to the other side of the lake for a bunch of photos wandering about together and sitting in the long golden grass. Both of them were wearing really cool boots, Beth’s were soft pink and Joe’s were chestnut brown Dr. Martens.

Instead of a Helicopter flight, these two chose to then visit Bob’s Cove as they loved the look of the picturesque Jetty over turquoise water. We needed to take a 15-minute bush walk to get to this stunning location which they were up for and they were absolutely blown away when they arrived at the special spot for their couples portraits.


Celebrant: Andrew Bell 

Hair: Stacey at Beautiful Bridal Hair 

Makeup: Paige Shipstone Makeup 

Flowers: Gypsy at The Vase Floral Co. 

Joe’s Hat: Hallensteins 

Joe’s Boots: Dr. Martens 

Joe’s Shirt: H&M