THE BEST QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VENDORS – INDEX
This is the original list of the Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors from the original incarnation of The Queenstown Wedding Blog. This list contains only Best Queenstown Wedding Vendors. 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 and I am adding every Venue & Vendor I can (and have time to add!), not just those whom I have worked with and can personally recommend.
I will endeavour to come up with some way of differentiating those Venues and Vendors I have worked with and can personally recommend on the new Venues & Vendors Pages asap. In the meantime, you can trust all of the wedding professionals listed on this page
(Sorry folks, I did have this index clickable so it would scroll you down to the appropriate section but technology is working against me currently – please scroll down manually to find the category/vendor you are looking for).
WEDDING CARS & TRANSPORT – CLICK HERE
WEDDING CATERERS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING CELEBRANTS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING DECOR HIRE – CLICK HERE
WEDDING D.J.S AND MUSICIANS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING DRESSES AND SUITS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING FLOWERS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING HELICOPTER FLIGHTS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING MAKEUP ARTISTS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING STATIONERY – CLICK HERE
WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS – CLICK HERE
WEDDING VENDORS – OTHER – CLICK HERE
WEDDING CARS & TRANSPORT
The Double Decker Bus is a fun and funky retro way to get your guests to where they need to be. What more is there to say?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +64 3 409 8578
I have been dying to photograph these beautiful vintage convertible Chevrolet buses from Remarkable Experience for a long time now and this October at Adam & Laura’s wedding at Thurlby Domain I finally got my chance. These old buses are absolute beauties and add anything 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).
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In March last year I had the pleasure of tasting some of Artisan Catering’s work at Rachael & Gareth’s vintage Clyde wedding. Lunch was in the style of a high tea, or old-fashioned picnic, and it was truly 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
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.
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.
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: email@example.com Phone: 0800 123 FLY (0800 123 359) Address:
THE HELICOPTER LINE – QUEENSTOWN WEDDING HELICOPTER FLIGHTS
Web: Email: Phone: Address:
WEDDING MAKEUP ARTISTS
BRENDA BYGATE | SHD PROFESSIONAL
I worked with the lovely Yanisa Boon on Georgina & Peter’s awesome autumn wedding in May of 2016 and based on how beautiful Georgina and the girls looked on the day and how easy she was to work with I would be happy recommending her to any brides needing wedding makeup in the Queenstown area.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Tel: +64 (0)212115342
I have worked with Emily on several weddings now and she does a fantastic job. 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.
There are a couple of reasons Josh Hutchinson is the only local wedding videographer I’m recommending these days.
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
HEALTHY HENS PARTIES NZ
I have literally only just this morning discovered Healthy Hens Parties NZ. I was browsing an email from New Zealand Weddings when I stumbled upon some photos of ladies having a healthy, outdoorsy hen party in what was clearly my own beloved Queenstown! Immediately I was intrigued and decided to learn more.
This is what Healthy Hens creator Caitlin Reid told New Zealand Weddings about what it is they do;
“Women want quality time with their friends, while doing a truly memorable activity in a beautiful setting. Healthy Hens blends everything from yoga to great food, Queenstown’s best views and some bubbles of course!”
I think this is an awesome idea and an awesome business for couples getting married in Queenstown, especially the type of couples I tend to work with.
I will do some digging and post more info here as and when I have it.
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS CAKES
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.
Right, that’s it for now. I hope you found this list of Queenstown’s Best 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 email@example.com.
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.