Maura and Tom’s Queenstown Elopement

Welcome to our top-secret Queenstown elopement!!

We planned our mountain top Queenstown elopement with Shaken & Stirred Weddings in just a matter of weeks. It was the most amazing day and everything we could have ever dreamed of. As we were preparing to soon be leaving Queenstown we wanted to go out with a bang… or rather an epic champagne pop!!!

Queenstown is where we met and fell in love and so we really wanted to say “I do” here too. We kept everything so secretive that our two guests and witnesses didn’t even know what was happening until the day!

We flew via helicopter to Cecil Peak overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Queenstown township. Our short and sweet Queenstown elopement ceremony included an Irish blessing from Ciaran and a poem chosen by Conor. There were also lots of laughs and some happy tears as we read our own vows and shared our first kiss as husband and wife on a moutain top!

Later that day we messaged our friends and family and gathered those who were close for dinner and drinks in Queenstown. Overall, a magical day!!


Maura & Tom

Enjoy our wedding slideshow…

Full wedding gallery coming soon…

Watch this space!!

Shout out to our Queenstown wedding crew!

Thanks to our awesome wedding team for pulling off such an epic day in such a short timeframe:

Planning: Shaken & Stirred Weddings
Photography: Kellie Francis Photography
Celebrant: Charlotte of Your Big Day
Helicopter: Heliworks
Dress & cape: Nemo Bridal & Couture
Dress alterations: Nemo Workroom
Flowers: Rosie Flowers
Bubbles: Peregrine Wines


Mr and Mrs Barrett!