Jo and Ed came from Hawaii to New Zealand to enjoy a personal and unique wedding. Being outdoors people who loved running, tramping and mountains, their only request was that they get married on a mountain.

When deciding on where in New Zealand they would get married, they contacted Rachael Schepers who was able to make some suggestions for spectacular mountain locations in the Nelson region. Not having travelled to New Zealand before, Jo and Ed were a little nervous about taking such a big step. However, soon after making contact they were set at ease. As Jo says “when we decided to get married in New Zealand we knew we were making the right decision. However making plans from so far away made us a little nervous. From my first contact with Rachael and Ginnie at NZ Wedding Packages I knew we were in good hands. Rachael and Ginnie showed professionalism right from the beginning. They made the planning process so easy and most of all they were so accommodating and fun to work with!”.

The day came and turned on beautiful weather. Jo, Ed, Rachael and Ginnie travelled to the helicopter hangar from where they took off on a short 15 minute scenic flight to Mt Starveall. The helicopter landed on an outcrop on the top of the mountain which provided spectacular views of mountains and sea.

The ceremony, conducted by celebrant Rachael Schepers, was personal and intimate. “Rachael put together a beautiful ceremony for us on top of Mount Starveal. She did a fantastic job telling “our story” as if she had known us for years. We wanted a simple ceremony and she created a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted.”, said Ed and Jo.

They also added “Ginnie took some amazing photos for us. She found the right locations and backdrop to make our photos really special. Even my husband, who doesn’t like having his photo taken, could not say enough good things about Ginnie and the work she did. She was so easy going and made taking photos fun!”.

Ed and Jo’s experience gave them some amazing memories of an intimate wedding in beautiful New Zealand, surrounded by the nature they love. They celebrated afterwards by going for a big run! Ed and Jo said “I would highly recommend NZ Wedding Packages. The degree of professionalism was second to none. And most of all the team made our special day feel EXTRA, EXTRA special!! Mahalo!!”