Our gorgeous couple met in 2012 while Jess was on a ski trip in Japan, with Marty being her charismatic ski instructor (the stuff our favourite Rom-Coms are made of!).  As nothing sets a scene quite like the magic of snow-covered mountains, it comes as no surprise these loved-up newlyweds decided to get married in magnificent Queenstown, NZ.  

Continuing to ski together every year is one of this outdoorsy couple’s most highly anticipated and enjoyable moments spent together. Marty’s exceptionally strong connection to the alpines being evident having summitted Everest in 2013, as well as having taught five ski seasons in Queenstown. It was a no-brainer that the most romantic day of their lives (thus far) would be set amongst the whimsical winter wonderland of the Remarkables mountain range.  

On a spectacular cloudless day with temperatures below -1° the atmosphere was anything but icy. Enjoying a breathtaking helicopter ride to the top of the mountain they shared an intimate moment of reflection in their happy place, with their discernible warmth and love for each other filling the air (and our hearts)!  

 

Surrounded by their favourite people, the joyous ceremony held down by Lakehouse Joela was absolutely enchanting. Encompassing Marty’s Danish heritage and the folklore of “Hygge” meaning a sense of contentment and cosiness, Jess divinely flaunted her aptly named Snow Laci Fur Jacket keeping her deliciously toasty throughout the day and well into the night. 

 

Because one completely perfect day amongst the picturesque mountains just isn’t enough, Jess and Marty took all their guests on a ski-day following the wedding to continue the fun!  

Photographer: @katedrennanphotography

December 11, 2019 by M&A Staff