I had the pleasure of photographing an intimate elopement at the very top of Coromandel Peak in Wanaka. Safe to say, it was THE MOST beautiful day for an elopement. So beautiful that I want to try and convince all the adventure couples out there that Coromandel Peak is where it’s at to say, “I do” and to have a lifetime memorable destination elopement.
So, picture this: a stunning alpine landscape, crisp mountain air, and the two of you, surrounded by nature’s beauty. Coromandel Peak, with its panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps, offers an intimate setting that feels straight out of a fairytale. As a wedding + elopement photographer who has witnessed countless love stories unfold against this picturesque backdrop, I can’t help but share this magic.
Here are a few reasons why Coromandel Peak deserves a spot on your elopement radar:
Coromandel Peak isn’t just a location; it’s a symphony of colors, textures, and vistas that create a backdrop nothing short of awe-inspiring. Imagine exchanging vows with the sun setting behind the Southern Alps, casting a warm glow on the lake below. It’s the kind of magic that no amount of wedding decor can replicate.
Eloping at Coromandel Peak means immersing yourselves in nature’s natural beauty. The sense of solitude and tranquility allows you to focus entirely on each other, creating an intimate experience that’s uniquely yours. No distractions, just the two of you sharing your promises in one of the most beautiful settings on Earth.
As an elopement photographer, I can attest that Coromandel Peak is a dream canvas for capturing love. Every angle tells a different story, and the changing light throughout the day adds a touch of magic to your photos. From candid shots against the mountainous backdrop to stolen kisses with the lake shimmering in the distance, every frame is a masterpiece waiting to happen.
Wanaka isn’t just a one stop shop. After saying your vows, the adventure continues. From scenic hikes to lakeside picnics, you can turn your elopement into a full day experience. Plus, the quaint town of Wanaka itself offers charming cafes, vibrant markets, and a laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for celebrating and kicking off this new journey.
In a world full of wedding traditions, choosing to elope is a bold and beautiful decision. And in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, Coromandel Peak stands as a testament to the unparalleled beauty that nature provides. So, why not make your love story an adventure that begins with “I do” against the backdrop of this magical destination?
If you’re looking for a mountain loving photographer for your Coromandel Peak elopement, you’re right where you should be! The mountains spark a creativity in me like no other. I love being around them and I feel when I am, I create the best art. I photograph intimate weddings + elopements all over the South Island of New Zealand. I’m based in Twizel and tend to cover the South Canterbury and Otago regions. If you’re loving my style + vibe of photography, you can learn more about me here; then check out my wedding + elopement packages so we can get yas married!! x