Sunshine Weddings is Scott and Melissa, a down-to-earth husband and wife team. Scott is a photographer and (award-winning) film-maker, ex-skydiver, surprisingly excellent cook, keen mountain biker and the kind of bloke you can happily sit and chat with over a beer. Melissa is a designer, artist, occasional photographer, Sunshine’s organiser and planner and does our post-production, websites and plenty more.

After many years living in Wanaka we moved to Riverton, a tiny coastal 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, Pixie and Super. Riverton is 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 own and 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 sometimes, 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 hear from you and help your elopement wedding dreams come true.