Gemma and Richie McCaw's Wanaka Wedding

By now you know Richie and Gemma are big fans of Wanaka and decided to marry here this January. But what you may not know is who made their day so special!


Catering & cake

The elegant white 3 tier cake was made by Cakes of Wanaka - the top was carrot cake, middle white chocolate mud cake and the base was chocolate mud cake. The top tier was kept for the next day as apparently carrot is Richie's favourite.

Catering was by the fabulous Raspberry Creek, who also run Federal Diner - a cafe the couple are often spotted dining at on their holidays.
For dessert they also had delicious Pembroke Patisserie cakes and pastries.  

Location, location, location...

Both ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Olive Grove, overlooking Lake Wanaka. 
For the photographs, the bridal party flew by helicopter to West Wanaka. Taken on top of the mountains overlooking Mou Tapu and Mou Waho Islands. 

Bridal Party

The bridal party certainly looked beautiful - being pampered at Sanctuary Day Spa before may have helped! The group each received a pedicure and massage.
The night before the wedding Gemma and her bridesmaids stayed at the stunning Buchanan Lodge, found in Roy's Peninsula, West Wanaka.

If you are looking to plan your Wanaka wedding find out everything you need to know here!