THE BEST QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VENDORS
This is the original list of the Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors from the original incarnation of The Queenstown Wedding Blog. Only Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors are on this Page. These are all Vendors I have worked with before, who are awesome at their job and are also nice people to boot!
Recently, as you will have noticed, I have revamped The Queenstown Wedding Blog so that it is a complete Queenstown Wedding Venue & Vendor Directory. This Directory is not limited to just those whom I have worked with and can personally recommend, it contains every Vendor I can find.
I will endeavour to come up with some way of differentiating the Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors on the new Venues & Vendors Pages ASAP. (And by The Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors I mean those I have worked with and can highly recommend). In the meantime, you can trust all of the wedding professionals listed on this page
WEDDING CARS & TRANSPORT
The Double Decker Bus is a fun and funky retro way to get your guests to where they need to be. Particularly if you are planning a vintage wedding (eg a Thurlby Domain Wedding), the Double Decker But should definitely be on your list as one of the Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors.
The Double Decker Bus used to have a regular operating schedule but now is only available for private bookings and charters. If you are keen to use them for your wedding, get in touch and double check they are still taking bookings.
Kevan and Lizzie are totally awesome and I highly recommend them. And their classic cars are gorgeous. I will add photos here asap (I have plenty!).
REMARKABLE EXPERIENCEWeb: www.remarkableexperience.com / Email: email@example.com Phone: +64 3 409 8578
These old buses are absolute beauties and add something special to any wedding they go to. So if you’re looking for some stylish wedding transport for your guests or bridal party give Neville at Remarkable Experience a bell! (He’s a great guy too, by the way).
Artisan Catering is one of the premiere Wedding Caterers in Queenstown, and with good reason! Whenever I have had the pleasure of sampling some of their wedding catering it has been absolutely delicious. If you are looking for wedding caterers in the Queenstown area I can highly recommend Artisan Catering.
(Note: The website above is actually for their cooking classes business. If you want info on wedding catering give Glynnie a call. She’s an awesome chef, a lovely lady and I’m sure she will take care of you).
WEDDING DECOR HIRE
I’ll add more information here shortly, but for now here are the links to a number of companies who rent out wedding decor hire like chairs, tables etc. I hope you find this list useful;
PARTY PLUS – WEDDING DECOR HIRE
QUEENSTOWN WEDDING HIRE – WEDDING DECOR HIRE
SPITFIRE HIRE GROUP – WEDDING DECOR HIRE
THE FLOWER ROOM – WEDDING DECOR HIRE & WEDDING FLOWERS
WEDDING D.J.S AND MUSICIANS
More choice. More energy. More Fun. Weddings are their specialty with a broad range of material tailored to get all ages up and dancing. These guys are able to take you from dinner music to rock and roll and top 40…a live band and DJ rolled into one simple package.
They’ve been rocking their brand of sophisticated party music the length of the nation since 2005. From international corporate events with floors pumping, to intimate evenings with New Zealand’s top chief executives, to wedding receptions that leave everyone breathless – LA Social are more than a band! They’re entertainers first and they’ll give their all to give you a huge night!
Milly is another friend and also a very talented musician. She plays acoustic guitar and sings and, well, she’s fantastic. She always has the biggest smile on her face and is a really chilled out, relaxed person (it helps a lot to surround yourself with people like that on your wedding day!). Although both Milly and Jay are good friends of mine I wouldn’t put either of them on my blog if I didn’t think they were both talented and great at their jobs.
The only DJ I seem to work with these days is Jay Moore of Atmospheric DJ here in Queenstown. Luckily for me Jay is not only a good friend of mine but also an excellent DJ. I always know the first dance is in safe hands with a pro like him at the wheel. Now I am far from an expert on DJ-ing myself but from my experience shooting weddings I’ve learned that the most important skill a wedding DJ needs to have is the ability to read a crowd – to know when to keep things mellow and when to crank the party up. Jay has got this dialed and knows how to make sure your guests have a great time. On top of this he’s a true pro. (Don’t tell him I said this though or he’ll get a big head). If you need a wedding DJ I can highly recommend him – give him a call.
WEDDING DRESSES AND SUITS
Di Bowbyes at Everlasting Daisies specialises in artificial flowers for weddings and other events. Some of the advantages of artificial wedding flowers (off the top of my head) are;
- No more worries about guest/bridal party allergies (my partner Jada is terribly allergic to lilies so I know about this one first-hand!).
- Not being limited by which flowers are “in season”.
- Being able to arrange your flowers well before the wedding date and not having to worry that they will wilt from heat/lack of water/age.
- Knowing exactly what your flowers will look like on the day – the exact colour, size and shape.
Sarah at The Flower Room is amazing. She is, at least at this stage, the only Queenstown wedding florist I ever recommend and I recommend her all the time. Because (not sure if I mentioned this?), she’s amazing!
I am a guy and even I have my breath taken away by her work. So it must be good (usually we don’t even notice).
Which makes it even more embarrassing that I only just added her to this page! What can I say – I forgot…
WEDDING HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
Heliworks is a local Queenstown helicopter company I have worked with a lot and they offer a great service to brides and grooms wanting to get to a stunning mountain top for some spectacular location photos.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding Heliworks, otherwise contact them direct for more info.
OVER THE TOP HELICOPTERS – QUEENSTOWN WEDDING HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
Web: www.flynz.co.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0800 123 FLY (0800 123 359) Address:
THE HELICOPTER LINE – QUEENSTOWN WEDDING HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
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WEDDING MAKEUP ARTISTS
I have worked with Emily on several weddings now and she does a fantastic job. She is definitely one of the Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors in my opinion. The brides and their bridesmaids love her work and they look gorgeous in their photos – which makes my job easy and also means I love her work! Not much more to say really. Give Emily a ring, she will look after you.
Ok, so before I go telling you how amazingly talented Fallon Photography is and how you MUST book them to shoot your wedding, I have a confession to make. As well as being the author of this, the Queenstown Wedding Blog, I am also the owner of and photographer at Fallon Photography. I started the Queenstown Wedding Blog as a way to help couples planning a Queenstown Wedding (and also to save me a lot of time as I often answer the same question. Although the opposite has happened and I have spent a lot of time adding to and maintaining the Weddig Blog).
But I am still amazingly talented, honest! If you’d like to know more about the kind of photography Packages and options I can provide just email me at email@example.com or give me a bell on 64(0)21737356. I’d love to hear what you have planned for your wedding day.
There are a couple of reasons Josh Hutchinson is the only local wedding videographer I’ve included in my list of The Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors.
One reason is that he is a total pro who does a good job. Needless to say I wouldn’t feel happy recommending him if he wasn’t!
The other reason is because Josh is the only local wedding videographer I have actually worked with, he’s a great guy and we work well together. There’s a lot going on on your wedding day – for you and for your photographer and videographer – and there’s usually not that much free time between the ceremony and the reception. So it’s important that your photographer and videographer work well together so they both get the shots they need whilst still allowing you to feel relaxed and actually enjoy your wedding day.
Josh is an experienced video pro but has only just started shooting weddings. Here’s a link to one of Josh’s recent wedding videos;
WEDDING VENDORS – OTHER
Cakes made to the highest standard using the best quality ingredients. Every cake must look so amazing and taste so fantastic that guests are still carrying around the memory years later.
THE BEST QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VENDORS – NOTES
Please remember that this list of The Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors is only a small portion of the Queenstown Wedding Vendors listed on this site. You can find many many more on our Queenstown Wedding Vendors Directory Page.
Right, that’s it for now. I hope you found this list of the Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors helpful. I will continue to add more Queenstown wedding vendors as and when I can. In the meantime, if you have any recommendations for Queenstown wedding vendors that you feel deserve a bit of free press for doing a good job, feel free to let me know about them by commenting here or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Patrick Fallon, author of The Queenstown Wedding Blog, Queenstown Wedding Photographer & semi-pro coffee drinker.
P.S. Make sure you also check out the Queenstown Wedding Association’s Wedding Directory for more Vendor and Venue ideas.