Wanaka Weddings: Pete & Nadia

Like little wedding cake toppers, Pete & Nadia almost steal the spotlight from the grand backdrops in Wanaka

Pete and Nadia share their stories, secrets and tips on their beautiful Summer wedding in Wanaka.

Why Wanaka?

Pete and I just love Wanaka, it's a special place in both our hearts. It is where we met, where our closest friends are and have always called it home.

Photos from a Wanaka wedding in New Zealand

What was your favourite part of the day?

My favourite part of the day was 100% the helicopter ride up to Fog Peak. It was really special spending time with Pete following saying our I do’s. The stunning scenery just blew me away, it was such a mix of happy emotions all at once, a feeling that I will cherish forever.

A wedding helicopter landing on Fog Peak in New Zealand

Any advice for other brides?

Have a couple wines before the ceremony, it calms the nerves and lets you relax - enjoying all the hype in the lead up to the ceremony.

A bridal party in a classic car at a wedding in Wanaka

What time of the year did you get married and why?

We chose February due to the consistency of sunny days. Our ceremony was outside, so we wanted to try minimize any chance of rain.

A wedding party on the lakeshore in Wanaka

What is your “must do” when getting married in Wanaka?

Don't forget to stop planning a few days ahead of the day, making time to enjoy all the adventure Wanaka offers. It will likely be the only time ever you will get all your closest family and friends in your most favourite place.

A wedding reception at Criffel Station in Wanaka

Other info:
Date of wedding: February 13, 2016
Number of guests: 110
Venue: Criffel Station

Wanaka businesses used:
Photographer: Micimage
Videography: Chaplin Focus
Flowers: So Sweet Hire and Crimson Flowers
Car hire: Wanaka Wedding Cars
Hire: So Sweet Hire 
Dancefloor and lighting hire: Wanaka Party Hire
Hair: Shannon Van Praag
Make Up: Gemma Makeup