The best weddings of May 2023

The end of May signifies the end of a stunning autumn. There are still a few colourful leaves clinging to the trees, however, most have fallen, the air is crisper, there is a sprinkling of snow on the mountains with more promised very soon.

May 2023 was a month of variety with some couples exchanging their vows on a lakefront with snow-capped mountains as their backdrop, some were lucky enough to have their dream wedding in the snow in an early Queenstown winter wonderland, others chose to have an intimate ceremony in the Chapel, family weddings in garden settings, eloping … so many romantic options for venues. Whichever was chosen, it was a celebration of love.

For a May wedding in Queenstown, I recommend you bring your sense of adventure, a little flexibility, a touch of ‘can do attitude’ as well as warm clothes and practical boots. Make sure you have an experienced team working with you who have the same attitude as you and who want you to have the BEST DAY EVER!

Big Thanks:

A HUGE thanks to all the support I received in May from the teams at Sunshine Weddings, Heliworks Queenstown, HeliWeddings NZ, Over the Top Helicopters, Stoneridge Estate, Amoment and Simply Perfect. I love my role and without your continued support I wouldn’t be able to share my love and do what I do. So, thank you so very much.

If you are not sure that a Queenstown wedding in May is you, then check out April:

Autumn in Queenstown rocks & April 2023 was no exception!! (

Let’s face it every season is beautiful in Queenstown however this information may help you: Which Season Is Best For A Queenstown Wedding? | Queenstown, NZ (

Here are some of my favourite weddings for May 2023 (some of them are still a secret) and most of these photos were taken on my iphone, sorry.

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Sunset on the Remarkables above Queenstown

Alicia and Geraldine’s stunning mountain lake walk.
Big thanks to Meaghan from HeliWeddings NZ for this beautiful photo.
Beautifully calm Moke Lake just minutes from Queenstown is a wonderful choice for autumn ceremonies. Big thanks to Meaghan from HeliWeddings NZ for this stunning photo.

Vanguard Peak is yet another stunning option for a heliwedding.

King and Gleena chose the gorgeous Chapel by the Lake at Stoneridge Estate for their intimate family wedding.

A heli-wedding to Bayonet Peak above Lake Wakatipu with the moody Remarkables in the distance.

Love this petal shower in the mountains as the newly married couple walk up the aisle as Mr and Mrs!!

Standing on top of the world with the rest of their lives ahead.

Spectacular Cecil Peak Ledge is a popular location for a heliwedding, for obvious reasons!

Big thanks to Scott from Sunshine Weddings for this fun photo!

An elopement heliwedding to a remote and beautiful mountain lake.

A beautiful snow ceremony in the Queenstown winter wonderland in May 2023.

Walking through life together, holding hands, always.