What is the minimum amount of notice required to elope?
Legally, we need a minimum of three working days, but ideally a week or longer to allow us to work our magic + secure your date! We are currently taking bookings up to 18 months in advance.
Is it easy to elope in New Zealand?
It's very easy to get married in New Zealand. We always take care of the marriage application, so all we need from you are a few details.
If we get married in New Zealand is our marriage legally recognised world wide?
YES! How awesome is that!
How does payment work?
After we have fleshed out exactly what package + services / any extras you may require, we will confirm your quote. From here, a non-refundable deposit (about 30%) is required to secure our services with the final payment due one calendar month prior to your wedding. If you book less than one month before your wedding, the total sum is payable upon booking.
What should we wear?
As much as we love high heels, short sleeves + long flowing dresses for the ladies; we are on an adventure in an alpine climate, so please don’t forget to bring something to wrap up warm + something you can walk across mountainous terrain in. Think boots, doc martins or anything in-between to keep you sturdy on the ground. We can always have a sneaky footwear or outfit change on location.
What if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather conditions?
We are more than happy to work with you to secure an alternative location or date.
Is the time of day and lighting very important when it comes to creating beautiful photos?
Absolutely. Golden hour, as you’ve probably heard before, or as we like to call it- the magic hour, is 1-2 hours before the sun sets behind the horizon. This is hands down, unarguably the best time to get those dreamy photos with some killer light; so it’s important to us that we can try our best to plan your ceremony and adventure for the day with this in mind.
We know Wanaka & Queenstown areas very well when it comes to different times of year and seasons, which all affect the timing of this beautiful lighting. Please chat to us further for advice on our recommendations for your desired wedding or session locations. Who doesn’t love a good sunset to top off a wedding!?
We’re not too keen on a helicopter flight, but would love our photographs to be taken in the mountains... help!
We have two options - firstly, we can reassure you that our helicopter pilots are top-notch, super skilled blokes and lasses who have been flying safely for years. They only fly in the safest of conditions. If this isn’t your thing, we know a few land-based spots - that make for some pretty epic imagery. Let’s make it an adventure!
Can you help with the structure of the ceremony?
Your ceremony should reflect your love story, and each couple is unique. We can have a chat about whether you would like to use a classic ceremony structure + generic vows. However, we do recommend that you either amend these slightly or write your own… and if you have your own ideas - we would love to bring them to life! We will ensure all of the legal requirements are met + you leave married.
Do you do engagement shoots or pre wedding couples sessions?
Yes! It’s an awesome way to get comfortable + snuggle up in front of the camera with your other half before the big day. If you get the opportunity, jump on it! We even offer discounted sessions for couples who book their elopement or wedding with us.
Are you child / pet / wheelchair friendly?
All of our packages vary + we are keen to enable you to have your loved ones with you. All of our packages are child-friendly + we are happy to accommodate by assisting with accessible venues + locations, where required. Due to the nature of helicopters, it is a little difficult to get your furry friends on the mountain tops, however our Explore The Land packages are suitable for animals of most shapes + sizes.
Can we bring our own witnesses or a few close friends/family?
We are more than happy to accommodate - just let us know + we can quote you accordingly; depending on how many as we may need to charter a second helicopter if you have chosen an Up + Away package.
Will you be sharing our photos online?
We love weddings + love to share beautiful moments! On occasion, these feature in one of our online blogs, on our social media pages or perhaps in a magazine. However, if you’re not keen for us to share your images, please let us know before your big day.
We notice your packages include a gourmet grazing platter - yum! I’ve got dietary requirements, can you cater?
Gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan, pescatarian or all of the above - you name it, we’ve got the most delicious snacks in town to keep your energy levels high! On that note, bubbly not your thing? We have local craft beer + non-alcoholic options available too. Please let us know when booking, so we can ensure your day is perfect.
And what about cake- can we have one of those too!?
You got it! We’ve teamed up with the best bakers in town to bring you some of the most beautiful + delicious cakes you’ve ever laid eyes on. Did we mention they also come in a variety of sizes- to suit just the two of you, or any number of guests who join you for your big day. You can add this option onto any package in the extras section of your enquiry.