This elopement is something super duper spesh, guys. Jade and Jay literally leapt into a helicopter and got married on the top of a 4000 ft mountain. An A for effort in our books. Their friend and photographer, Kate Alexandra was the lady behind the lens and we sure are glad we got her captures. Scroll down to see them and read all about it…

THE INSPO “Our beautiful friend (and incredibly talented photographer) Kate Alexandra’s images were our inspiration. [Also], easy, no stress, no drama. The most important part of our day was to make sure we enjoyed every minute.”

FAVE DETAILS “My flowers, I grew up on the beach so I wanted my bouquet to represent that and Crimson Wedding Flowers did exactly that – they were beautiful.”

THE DRESS & THE SUIT “The dress was not at all what I thought I wanted, but when I tried it on I fell in love. As for Jay, he said ‘who wouldn’t want to get married in a velvet jacket?’”

MEMORABLE MOMENTS “Waking up in the morning just the two of us, having a cuppa in bed before and taking ourselves out for breakfast was perfect, it was calm, the weather was beautiful and everything felt right. When we were both on the ridgeline having our pictures taken. The lake looked like a mirror, the sun was setting over the mountains, and I was in heeled boots! At one point Jay even laughed and told me to ‘hang on babe you have goat poo on your dress’- which he followed by flicking off haha. Being in nature just us being authentic and raw was everything.”

MARRIAGE MEANS “Jay says ‘a lifetime of service’… Haha – he’s not wrong!”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Do what makes you happy, even if it means upsetting others. The day is about the two of you and the love you have for each other, everyone will always have an opinion but don’t do something just to make someone else happy.”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Planned to have your portraits taken in the golden hour (as the sun is going down). This was a recommendation by Kate Alexandra and we are so glad we changed the time.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our beautiful friend and photographer, Kate Alexandra, you are one very talented lady and we could not rate you high enough. Also Ned, our videographer, thank you. We love our wedding video. I get emotional every time I watch it. Because we were eloping it was so important to us to capture these feelings through image so that we could later share these with our loved ones, and Kate and Ned nailed it.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Kate Alexandra Cinematographer Aythr (Ned Brannigan) Florist Crimson Wedding Flowers Helicopter Alpine Helicopters Ceremony Coromandel Peak (Heli Location) Reception Luxury Home with Lake & Mountain Views via Airbnb Catering The Platter Share & Francesca’s Italian Kitchen Hire Items Major & Minor Custom Neon Sign Radikal Neon Event Planner Hide + Seek Celebrant Married by Soph Rings Orbit Gold THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Chosen by KYHA Bridal Wrap Top Gown + Altar Bridal Boutique Paperswan Bride Shoes Merchant 1948 Hair Sally Sharp Makeup Janine Joseph THE GROOM Jacket Gianni Feraud Shirt Barkers Pants ASOS Shoes Dr. Martens Watch TAG Heuer