Karley + Ryan || Wanaka, New Zealand


Where do I even start with these two (+their fam)?? I know I gush about almost every wedding + elopement I do, but this day BLEW me out of the water. Seriously 

It was my first trip to New Zealand, my first elopement with The Elopement Collective — and to top it all off, I met Karley and Ryan and their little bubs. To know them is to love them. It turns out, their love story happened less than an hours drive from where I was at college – back in Canada. Karley was at Big White Ski Resort for a season, and Ryan came over for a 6 week trip. Both being from the Gold Coast, they met through mutual friends. Karley told me that those 6 weeks were just enough time to get to know him, and (if I’m remembering right), about 6 months later – they were reunited when Ryan met Karley and her family in Thailand. The rest is history ☆

This elopement truly set the bar so so high. With stunning views, mid-elopement hamburgers, gelato breaks and a new + beautiful friendship. So very very grateful for this day, and the times that have followed ♡

tess x

Planning: The Elopement Collective

Celebrant: Married by Josh

Florist: Crimson Wedding Flowers




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