Congratulations to our latest MARRIED T&H Couple, Alex & Joe! These two were engaged about a year and half ago with one of our all time favorite rings: Kensington, an Edwardian era solitaire with the yummiest Old Mine Cushion Cut diamond. When Alex emailed us the pictures of her romantic elopement, a hush fell over the Trumpet & Horn office. Breathtaking is an understatement! And the story that goes along with the stunning pictures, makes it even more special. Here's Alex's tale:
Joe and I had been together almost 8 years and engaged for nearly a year and a half with no set wedding plans. We both didn't want a traditional, big wedding. (I've been a bridesmaid 7 times, and while I loved being able to stand by my best friends at the altar, I just couldn't imagine being in their shoes and enjoying myself!) Joe and I both felt that getting married is really about the two people joining together and it's a rather intimate thing so eloping seemed to make a lot of sense. But we didn't decide to take the plunge until two weeks before we actually left for New Zealand!
With a quick google search and a phone call, we booked the whole wedding package in less than 24 hours through Heliweddings. It's an amazing husband wife duo that run the company and take care of absolutely everything. The husband, Fredrik Larsson, is the photographer and he definitely deserves all the credit for capturing some amazing moments of us that day.
On the big day, Joe, myself, the photographer, and the officiant boarded a helicopter which took a quick 10 min flight up to a ledge that overlooks all of Queenstown, NZ.
Standing on top of the mountain, and reciting the vows we wrote for one another, we felt like the only two people in the entire world. And for us, there was no more perfect way to start our lives as husband and wife.
We didn't tell any of our friends or family until after we were married (and that's a tough secret to keep!), but everyone was so supportive and not all that surprised we did it our way. We celebrated with a few small parties and perfect backyard bbq's once we returned home.
Looking back, we can't imagine having done it any other way!
WOW! What a perfectly stunning and personal way to commemorate your commitment. We are so honored to have played a small part in your magnificent day. Cheers! ♥
Photos by Frederick Larsson of Larsson Weddings