Ok so this wedding theme idea is a direct follow-on from my possibly brilliant/possibly impossible idea of holding a wedding ceremony (or at least a reception, ideally both) on the TSS Earnslaw. (The TSS Earnslaw is the steamship that has plied the waters of Lake Wakatipu here in Queenstown since 1912).

My idea is this…a 1920s wedding theme.  This would be something really different and it would also be super-easy and super0-fun to style the whole wedding accordingly – the music, the food, the bridesmaids dresses and grooms-men’s suits…

I think it would be especially cool to have a 1920s wedding theme if you were to have your wedding on the Earnslaw.  Everything would fit the Earnslaw perfectly and the Earnlsaw would fit your wedding theme perfectly.

And I can’t think of a better place to get some truly unique and beautiful wedding photos than on the bow of the T.S.S. Earnslaw.

Here are a couple of links to websites that might be useful if you want to plan a 1920s themed wedding…

A selection of 1920s wedding images from Google Images.

Oh, while I remember…

I bumped into Holly the other day, the bride from one of the first weddings I shot.  She owns a company called Past Pleasures, a company that makes retro wall hangings from vintage style vinyl seat-covers.  I’m not explaining it very well but you can check out her work at  You never know, you might get some ideas for a retro-styled wedding there.  If you’re having a retro-styled wedding it might even be worth contacting Holly to see if she could do something special for you to give your wedding that little something special…

1920s wedding invite courtesy of Google Images


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Patrick Fallon

I am a wedding photographer based in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand. I have been full-time with the photography thing since 2006 and still can’t believe I get to do what I love for a job! Here are a few words that I think sum me up: I AM…tall and bald, happy, imaginative, constantly hungry, active and friendly. I LOVE…my girl, coffee, photography, fooooooood, my family and friends, riding bikes, being outside, the simple things in life, people… I love my life! I believe that wedding photography can and should be SIMPLE, NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL.

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