We’re bringing back the romance. The art, the passion, the ritual. The chance to run free from fuss, fanfare and formality. We’re for freedom, wild romance and embracing the real reason two people choose to entwine their hearts forever.
DAWN (AKA Dawn Thomson Photography) is our lens lady and a photographer who is compelled to put people amongst wild landscapes and capture the magic. A self proclaimed daydreamer and light chaser. Lover of wild landscapes, raw emotion, true magic and moments in-between. With a stylised approach to composition, lighting and emotion resulting in creative, editorial imagery. Dawn has been published in Wild Hearts Magazine, Hello May, White Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Together Journal and is a recommended photographer by The Lane. Dawn was voted Best of 2019 NZ Wedding Vendors by Wild Hearts.
Our floral queen GYPSY stems from The Vase Flora & Foliage is a self-taught floral genius. Brimming with artistic ideas to create creative florals for your special elopement. Gypsy draws inspiration from the natural beautiful which surrounds us in Queenstown, New Zealand. She is always foraging for that unique piece of foliage or flora to add to your wedding bouquet and usually with her little daughter in tow. Originally from Australia, she now calls Queenstown, New Zealand home. Gypsy has also recently been voted Best of 2019 Wedding Vendors by Wild Hearts.
SAMANTHA GERARD from Wild Hearts is our go-to gal for all the styling, coordinating and creative details that go into any amazing experience. Samantha is the creative genius behind the Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs – a new breed of wedding fair that is contemporary and fashion forward. Samantha also publishes the Wild Hearts Magazine – A journal for Wild + Creative Hearts. After many years of collaborating and creating editorial shoots with Samantha, we are so thrilled that she has joined the team at The Lovers to style elopements + editorial campaigns.
How We Work
WHO YOU (REALLY) ARE. We know that style is a deeply personal thing. Working with a collective gives you the ability to see your creative vision and style come to life across all elements of your elopement. Flowers, hair, makeup, styling, photography, location, or whatever else you may desire. If you’re going to tell a love story, you may as well tell it in your own voice.
Each member of our collective has been hand picked for their style, creative vision and passion for destination elopements.
STRESS LESS, LOVE MORE. If you’re like us, you’d rather have an experience than an event. When the stress of organisation, planning and timing is removed, then everything is stripped bare. Only intimacy and connection remains. Whether it is a private elopement for two or an intimate ceremony with close friends and family, we take care of the details so that you can be present in the moment.
Check out our Inclusive Elopement Packages here.
MOUNTAINS AND BEYOND. Is this the most beautiful place on the planet to get married? We say YES! In the landscapes of Queenstown, Glenorchy, Wanaka and throughout New Zealand, we find inspiration in spectacular natural scenery. Share with us your vision for your dream day and we will scout the most perfect location for you. This is our backyard and we know how to play here.
KEEP DREAMING We see YOU! The daydreamer. The rule-breaker. The style-maker. We know you. And your vision, your story, just bursting to get out. This is the moment to do it. Do you desire an experience that breaks from obligation and expectation? We have the daring, the experience and the local knowledge to help you make your dream come true. The wilder the better!