One-of-a-kind, all-inclusive New Zealand elopements
for modern lovers seeking unconventional adventures and seamless experiences with an uncommon aesthetic.

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, two Lovers met to tell a story that had never been told before. Intimate weddings and elopements are not one-size-fits-all. 


Destination: Lovers is a wedding experience that has been

made for you.

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Meet The Lovers

(This was always your destination...)
(This was always your destination.)

Wedding artists Dawn Thomson and Gypsy West have always had a bigger vision for smaller weddings. With 20 years of combined experience in events & hospitality, weddings & editorial work, and fashion & design, they have built a company that is now known internationally for the unconventional adventures, seamless experiences, and uncommon aesthetic they provide their clients from their company base in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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about the lovers

What we Bring


Full-service Queenstown-based elopement team + personalised wedding support 


Tailored, unique elopement plan + our localised, behind-the-scenes Lovers’ Guide (with a free sustainable practice wedding planning guide)


Exclusive 1:1 support from  The Lovers + customised wedding design direction

Full Service

You will not only have the people + elements you need for the wedding experience you want, you will also have ONE aesthetic woven into your wedding day. Our team includes photographer, videographer, floral designer, stylist, celebrant, hair & makeup artist(s), and more...


You’ll have our best resources at your fingertips: our local knowledge, vendor relationships, and 10 years of expertise so you can enjoy our favorite unique experiences, stay at the venues we’d choose, and explore the untouched New Zealand that we love.


Get ongoing creative guidance from the beginning of your elopement journey to the end of your wedding day. Design your own unique vision with the artists who will bring it to life -- and take home memories that exceed your expectations.

“Not enough words exist to describe the magic that 

these ladies create."

Every element exceeded our expectations of what eloping could feel like. The day was relaxed, fun and full of love, every detail was well considered and exactly in our style, and they took every stress away from us... (Hayley + Jayden)

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We couldn't have asked for a better team for our 

dream elopement!

Dawn, Gypsy and The Lovers team made the entire process flawless, stress free and an absolute joy every step of the way. Their attention to detail and truly capturing the essence of the adventure and romance that we wanted, was fantastic!  We will forever treasure every moment. (Maria + Dylan)

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A couple of behind-the-Scenes details

We know you were always meant to be together.

Your love is not a production or a cookie-cutter romance, and you want your wedding to reflect the genuine connection you have as a couple — from the vows that you share, to the guests you invite, to the vendors you hire to make your wedding dream come true. You may be eloping, but working with The Lovers makes you part of a community that is centered around your one-of-a-kind love.

Falling in love is the easiest thing you’ve ever done, and we are here to make your wedding feel like that.

Unconventional adventures

Queenstown's locational drama, unique venues, fine wineries, and world-class restaurants – all of it sets the state for an adventure that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Our backyard is your lovers' playground.

Seamless experiences

You’ll have our best resources and 20 years of expertise at your fingertips.  Enjoy our favorite unique experiences, stay at the venues we’d choose, and explore the untouched New Zealand that we love.  We can promise you the easiest destination experience you've ever had!

An uncommon aesthetic

Your love story is your love story, and The Lovers help you tell it through our intuitive floral design, sophisticated perspective, and unscripted imagery—with an elevated modern flair. A small wedding can still have big style.

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Free creative consult

Let's talk about you and your wedding

Even in a locked-down world, we believe your wedding can be anything you imagine it can be. This FREE 30-40 minute call is THE first step to designing your own unique vision with the artists who will bring it to life -- so you can take home memories that exceed your expectations.

Destination: Lovers is a wedding experience that has been

 made for you.



WIth Us

Every dream-come-true has to begin with a dream in the first place.

Contact Dawn & Gypsy for your FREE CREATIVE CONSULT and find out just how The Lovers are here and ready to make your dream wedding a reality. 

Resources from The Lovers

Planning a destination wedding? Here are our favorite tips for lovers looking for adventure.