Who Are We?
Sunshine Weddings are Scott and Melissa, a husband and wife team, an Aussie, a Kiwi, a mum and a dad. We’ve both had diverse and interesting careers in publishing, design, skydiving, film-making, editing and photography. After getting married on the shores of Lake Wanaka we relocated to a tiny, seaside town right at the bottom of the South Island. Family, working together, being creative, making art and raising our crazy 4 year old and three dogs is life as we know it.
We have worked together as Sunshine Weddings in the Queenstown wedding industry for nearly a decade. Sunshine started as one of the first wedding video production companies in the region, way back when cameras were huge and wedding videos were long and something only your mum wanted to watch.
Times have changed. We’ve shot A LOT of weddings since then, worked with incredible couples and picked up a few international awards along the way. When clients starting asking us to do their photography as well, we said yes! Photography became a primary focus, an unexpected passion and creative outlet. After working as a photography and film team for a couple of years we found ourselves making referrals, working on schedules and collaborating with couples to create bespoke, individual wedding days. It came as no surprise to realise some our favourite weddings and best work resulted from weddings we organised. So Sunshine Weddings – Elopements was born to put all the best elements in place to ensure our couples have an incredible experience and we can capture, natural, authentic photography and film.
Our packages include all our knowledge, connections, experience and creativity, making it easy for our couples to elope in style and capture beautiful, timeless memories.