Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details:
Sinead + Joe tied the knot at their gorgeous Bobs Cove wedding upon the shores of Lake Wakatipu, at this intimate luxury venue in Queenstown.
Our day was perfect in every way we imagined. Joseph and I were not meant to get married until February 2021. But during the times of covid, we did not know what was going to happen and thought why wait. So we decided to move the wedding forward to 27th November 2020.
We started planning just after lockdown in May 2020. One thing we did have booked was our photographer Kate, who I found before we even got engaged. Her photos caught my eye instantly while I was scrolling through Instagram. I knew if I ever was to get married, she’s who I wanted to capture my special day. We originally had a big venue here in Dunedin booked with about 140 guests. We decided to cut the list in half and to get married at the most cool wedding venue in Bobs Cove Queenstown, called Wikki Wikki. It really was perfect as it included a gorgeous ceremony and reception setting as well as accommodation.
How did you choose between a big wedding and an elopement?
I really wanted to elope but Joseph still wanted a big wedding so we compromised and met in the middle. We changed our sit down meal to a walk n fork food truck (everyone is still raving about the mac n cheese & Pork belly by Truck Norris.) We decided not to have a bridal party, as to us it did not matter where people were standing – everyone in that room we loved. Cutting our guest list was one of the hardest things we have had to
do but we had to remember it was our day.
Some of our favourite details were the outdoor furniture & rugs, as well as the plants set up around the area. They gave the venue a relaxed, chilled vibe. Our caravan bar had flamingos on it and also gave our venue a fun funky look, which was something unique. We wanted people to feel like they could be themselves -that they were there to enjoy the day, have fun and relax.
What were some of the most memorable/unique moments from your Bobs Cove Wedding ?
Reading our vows to each other was one of the best moments as Joseph doesn’t speak in public, so to hear him get up and speak from the heart was awesome!! Joseph also picked all the music so I had no idea what I
was walking down the aisle to, or what our first dance was. When I heard each song it was a nice surprise for me. It also gave him a good part in planning because let’s be honest, us brides want everything so perfect we
can tend to take over without realising.
The helicopter flight into the Queenstown mountains from Bobs Cove was an experience we will both never forget. Standing on the mountain
top as husband and wife, my veil blowing in the wind and just looking out over the water was such a nice, intimate feeling. on the wedding day things can go so fast and you don’t have time to take it all in, so always make sure you take time together even if it is just 5 minutes.
Incredible vendors who bought this beautiful Bobs Cove Wedding to life:
Venue / Location: Wikki Wikki Venue + Luxury Accomodation
Videographer: Chase Productions
Celebrant: Mark Wikstrom
Entertainment/Music: Danny Atkins Music
Styling & Florals: The Borrowed Botanicals
Furniture/ Hire: Major and Minor, Queenstown Wedding Hire , Tinker Tables, We Do Wedding + Event Hire , Willow + Bloom
Neon Sign: Graphix Projects
Marquee: Prestige Marquees
Catering + Beverages Truck Norris + in-house catering at Wikki Wikki
Cake Topper: Peg Creative
Heli transport: Glenorchy Heli
Joes outfit: Rodd + Gunn + Sinead’s Dress: Camellia Dress – Daisy Brides supplied from Novia Brides
Makeup: SG Make Up Studio
Hair: Envy Hair