Niki and Josh’s Braeside Estate wedding was elegant, romantic and a tonne of fun. They also have one of the most epic proposal stories I’ve come across yet:
“Despite the global pandemic and the travel bubble between Australia and NZ snapping shut while we were over there visiting my family, Josh managed to pull off the proposal on the 29th of July last year. He arranged for a private helicopter to take us to a secluded picnic lunch on a snow capped mountain in Queenstown NZ under the guise that it was for our anniversary present. He lead me to the cliffs edge for a ‘photo’ and then as I turned around he got down on one knee and took my hand, his hands were shaking uncontrollably and neither of us can remember the exact words he said, but it was so romantic and one of the happiest moments of my life.”
Niki and Josh’s proposal definitely set a strong precedent for their Braeside Estate wedding. It was an incredibly emotional and heartfelt day and I loved documenting every second of it.
Every time I go to Braeside Estate I’m amazed at the transformation of this venue. There are so many spots that are perfect for photos at Braeside, but it’s the pavilion that blows me away. The pavilion really is a class unto its own and is an absolute dream to photograph in.
I can’t wait for plenty more good times at my upcoming weddings at Braeside this year!
Kind words from Niki and Josh:
“Our wedding photos are simply amazing!!!! Sam you captured our day magnificently and we can feel all the emotions of our guests and ourselves through your photos. You are absolutely a master at your craft and we are so grateful and happy that we chose you to capture our day. We cannot thank you enough!!”
Braeside Estate wedding dream team suppliers:
Photographer: Sam Wyper
Venue: Braeside Estate
Celebrant: Toni Paget
Dress Boutique: Luv Bridal Australia
Videographer: White Wedding Film Co
Florist: Arctic Fox Weddings
Stylist: Arctic Fox Weddings
Make Up Artist: Madi Wolfe
Hair Stylist: Clo-Ee Clarke
Dj: Janda Events
Stationary: Little Green Leaf
Cake Maker: Cakeit4u
Wedding Rings: Jodi Phillips Fine Jewellery