Moody New Zealand Rainforest Elopement Inspiration

by | Honeymoons, Inspiration Shoots, Location New Zealand


Polka Dot Bride

If I had to make a list of my top destinations in the world to elope? You can bet New Zealand sits right up there. Amazing waterfalls, mountain peaks, snow – what more could you want for a backdrop that takes your breath away?

It’s why we couldn’t go past this inspiration shoot of a rainforest elopement. The amazing river backdrop giving a moody edge, a depth to a simply romantic set of images.

With Sarah McEvoy Photography behind the camera, and Folk Yeah! capturing the motion, our “bride” dressed in a beaded gown by Paper Swan Bride, with jewels from Madame Fancy Pants and hair and makeup by The Powder Room NZ, while our “groom” (can we talk about that moustache?) chose a classic tuxedo from Crane Brothers. But it’s the flowers, oh the flowers, that really steal the show with their shades of buttery yellow with beautiful silvered eucalyptus foliage, complementing the blush and cream blooms.

Photographer Sarah shares “The untouched wilderness of Rivendell, where New Zealand’s native rainforest spills down steep gully’s to the edge of the grey stone banks of the Hutt River, provided the moody location for our romantic wedding inspiration shoot. We took an elegant and formal wedding look out of its traditional setting and into nature, edging it up with wildflowers, boots, and a fur coat. Sheltering from the rain, under a dripping tree canopy, in your lover’s arms.”


Photographer: Sarah McEvoy Photography / Cinematographer: Folk Yeah! / Bride's Dress: Anna Campbell / Bridal Salon: Paper Swan Bride / Bride's Jewellery: Madame Fancy Pants / Groom's Attire: Crane Brothers / Hair & Makeup Artist: The Powder Room NZ / Flowers: Swoon Flowers
  • Sarah McEvoy says:
    November 9, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Looks awesome! thanks so much for sharing our shoot xoxo. Sarah.

  • Wedding Roundup - Polka Dot Bride says:
    November 10, 2018 at 12:32 am

    […] Photo by Sarah McEvoy Photography via Moody New Zealand Rainforest Elopement Inspiration […]



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