About Sunshine Weddings – Elopements

Sunshine is just two people, Scott and Melissa, a down-to-earth husband and wife team. Scott is a highly experienced photographer and film-maker, ex-skydiver, surprisingly excellent cook, keen mountain biker and the kind of bloke you can happily sit with and chat over a beer. Melissa is a designer, artist, occasional photographer, Sunshine’s organiser and planner and does all our post-production, websites and is on the end of all the emails.

After many years living in Wanaka we moved to Riverton, a quiet, tiny seaside town south of Queenstown to make the most of our family, work, life balance. We live with our 9 year old Nina and two scruffy dogs, Super and Pixie. Riverton’s the kind of place where heavy traffic is a couple of horses, Nina’s school has 60 pupils, everyone has a massive vege garden and life is really about the simple things. We also run a gallery which doubles as Melissa’s office – luckily one surrounded by lots of beautiful New Zealand art!

Sunshine is wholeheartedly a local NZ family business and our couples become part of the Sunshine family too. We feel so lucky to work together and become a part of your memories of a Big Life Moment. Both of us have been working in the Queenstown wedding industry for over 12 years so know what we’re doing. We do everything in-house and work with a small hand-picked team of Queenstown vendors who we know and trust to take care of you too. Because we also know that it’s the little intangibles that make a wedding day truly special.

Our weddings are full of heart, humour, incredible landscapes and lots of care and attention. We’d love to help with yours.

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