New Zealand Surprise Proposal

To say that this day started like any other would not be true. While Sarah was in Spain, Fearghal had crafted an intricate plan and story so that Sarah genuinely had no idea that he was going to propose.. BUT bad weather threw them a plot twist as Sarah flew into Queenstown and the whole plan had to be adjusted and put on standby, until the following day. Sarah had been told all sorts of things to ensure she didn’t have any idea. She knew that they were doing something fun and that her beloved puppy couldn’t come. When we picked them up and flew them to the beautiful Earnslaw Burn, Sarah was guessing all sorts of things that could be happening, (including the adorable idea that they were being flown to a baby animal farm to pat puppies). She was asking who I was, and why Over the Top was dropping them off on top of a mountain, in snow, near a glacier and leaving them there while we took the door off the chopper and flew off… were they on Survivor?.. the Amazing Race?

But she was soon surprised as Fearghal dropped to one knee. It was emotional to see even from way above them in the chopper. The excitement and joy of both Fearghal and Sarah really can’t be put into words.

Sarah and Fearghal, I know you guys were on such a high that you have forgotten some of what happened, I hope these bring it all back for you, and will forever.

Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
FearghalandSarah
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island
Earnslaw Burn Queenstown Glenorchy New Zealand Mount Earnslaw Surprise Proposal  Helicopter Glacier South Island

Thanks to Steve from Over the Top for stepping in for Heliworks when the plan changed!

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  • 17.8.09 - 9:19 am

    Rachael Kelly - Gorgeous work Emily how gorgeous are they, well done Fearghal it looks amazing!!

  • 17.8.09 - 1:16 am

    Bettina - Everything is beautiful Emily

  • 17.8.09 - 5:19 pm

    JK Blackwell - Gasp…! Wish we knew you back then when we got engaged and married! Beautiful shots Emily!

  • 17.8.09 - 7:26 pm

    Helen Powley - Great photos Emily I work with Sarah heard all about her day nice to see the great photos

  • 17.8.09 - 4:17 pm

    Dan Childs - Beautiful work Emily.

  • 17.8.09 - 1:20 pm

    Jason - This is mad – what a stunning spot! Congrats to Fearghal and Sarah. :)

  • 17.8.09 - 1:03 pm

    Stew - Wow. What an awesome moment in their lives to have documented. And so beautifully too. Well done Em, one of your best ever. :D

  • 17.8.09 - 10:59 pm

    Sarah Flanagan - Emily all I can say is your photography is amazingly beautiful! Fearghal and I are so trilled with the photos. We are so excited for our family and friends to see them. You captured the day so perfectly. Thank you xxx

    Ps pencil us in for sept 2017, we’ll need a photographer :)

  • 17.8.09 - 10:49 pm

    Charlest - So happy for them both :D! Awesome pictures!

  • 17.8.09 - 10:33 pm

    Jack Chauvel - Omgosh Emily.. love love love all of these :)

Amit and Sarah’s Wedding in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Amit and Sarah chose this ceremony site near Mount Aspiring as it is a very sentimental place to them. They first spent time in the area during a campervan holiday and have visited every year since. The further they drove into the Matuktuki valley, the more they were drawn to the mountains, rivers and glaciers. The area reminded Amit of the mountains of Nepal where he grew up and triggers something particularly special for him, in fact it was in this area that Amit, in a dream, foresaw that he would be married, which gave him the idea to propose to Sarah. Rain or shine this was the spot they knew they would exchange their vows.

Amit and Sarah also held a beautiful traditional Nepalese blessing ceremony the previous day. Here is day two of their wedding celebrations, which had just as much love and also the addition of a wedding cake eating cow, a helicopter ride, some friendly Keas, snow and a lovely reception at Wanaka’s Bistro Gentil. (you will notice the big cow lick mark in the cake! we still ate it though)

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Bride getting ready Wanaka New Zealand, Emily Plum, makeup artist with beautiful tattoo ink on her arm.
A lovely look from the brides brother on the morning of the wedding
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Ceremony Site, with bench seats and tree stumps with flowers in jars on them at outdoor wedding ceremony Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
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Bride arriving and walking over long swing bridge in Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand
Bride arriving via swing bridge to the wedding ceremony at Mt Aspiring National Park New Zealand
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Planner / Styling: One Fine Day, Celebrant: Kathryn Ormond, Hair: Sonja Connor, Ginger Meggs Queenstown, Make up: Emily Plum, Flowers: The Green Room, Dress: Colette Dinnigan, Shoes: self-designed with Shoes of Prey, Helicoper: Alpine Helicopters, Reception: Bistro Gentil.

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  • 17.8.09 - 11:59 pm

    Laura - I love love love your work Emily! You are very talented! Hopefully you will photograph my wedding one day, although it won’t be till another decade though, I’m only eighteen!

  • 17.8.09 - 6:20 pm

    myekie - Epic Emily! This is Amazing!!! Love love love <3

  • 17.8.09 - 5:42 pm

    Jack Chauvel - Absolutely stunning Emily!

Anna and Glenn’s Queenstown Wedding

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

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  • 17.8.09 - 7:29 pm

    Patty Lagera - HONESTLY. This is breath taking. I love it.

  • 17.8.09 - 7:32 pm

    Kye norton - Beautiful work. You really made the best of the location. Make me want to go back to NZ!

  • 17.8.09 - 1:23 am

    Myekie - Amazing work Em!! Love x

  • 17.8.09 - 11:53 pm

    Julie - love your work !!!

  • 17.8.09 - 9:28 pm

    A Couple Of Night Owls - These are stunning Emily! The tones are gorgeous.

  • 17.8.09 - 8:51 pm

    Jack Chauvel - Just absolutely gorgeous Emily :) Great work.

  • 17.8.09 - 8:37 pm

    Oli - Mind bending, Em.

  • 17.8.09 - 8:08 pm

    The Official Photographers - Stunning set Emily, WHAT A LOCATION!

  • 17.8.09 - 7:52 pm

    Colin - You’re work is always way cool… I’m so jealous of your gorgeous backdrops which you always nail.

  • 17.8.09 - 7:49 pm

    Edwina Robertson - I love this Emily! Beautiful tones!

  • 17.8.09 - 7:11 pm

    Nick Evans - Stunning! Nice little part of the world you get to shoot in Emily!