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Some letters we have received from our couples…..

We’d just like to thank you again for the perfect day yesterday ! All three of you made sure everything went smoothly and as relaxed as possible and you are great company as well. The way everything came together yesterday is just as we had hoped it would be, a (as much as possible) relaxed, magical day that we will remember for a long, long time. Please also send our thanks again to the hairdresser and the make-up lady, Oliwia looked amazing yesterday and they did a great job.

Once again thanks for everything !

Rob & Oliwia – 8th March 2016


Bill and I just want to thank you and everyone  involved for making our wedding day a fairy tale come true. Planning a wedding from the states we depended on you, Lisa, to take care of everything and you delivered.  Every person  involved with our wedding were professional and friendly.  Wayne, our officiant, you followed my requests for the ceremony and also added your own personal touch  Your blessing for our marriage  touched our hearts. Jan, our premiere photographer, outstanding job. You certainly have an eye for capturing the perfect shot. We have viewed and shared the sneak peak of our wedding photos that the three of you  (Jan, Lisa and Wayne) captured with our family and friends and everyone including ourselves are in awe of how amazing they are. Several people have commented that they are so good they should appear in a magazine. I can hardly wait to see and share the rest of them.  Warmest Regards

Cindy and Bill – 3rd January 2016


Hi guys , My husband and I , hahaha , would like to thank you again for such an amazing time , for all your help and efforts to make our wedding the most perfect day. We couldn’t of asked for anything else . It was a dream come true . So thank you so so so much .We loved the service , the words that Wayne spoke were beautiful.  We loved the whole experience, you all made it special, fun, easy and personal.  Thank you so much.  We will love you forever

Sue & Peter – 17th December 2015


Thanks for all your help we have had an amazing time. Going to look at the photos now! Very excited

Tash  & Michael – 8th December 2015


Thank you guys for the amazing coordination on everything, our wedding wouldn’t be as smooth without your assistance. The photos are lovely 🙂 Thanks a lot Lisa!

C & C- 19th November 2015


Thank you so, so much for our beautiful photos! We are absolutely thrilled with not only our photos but the lovely motion picture dvd that you put together and of course our photo book. Very well done.  You guys were so good to us through the whole process and you are truly talented.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016.

Lauren & Brian – 21st October 2015



Carol and I saw your FB link, and we absolutely loved your photos! They are so clear of the happiness and fun we had on our very special wedding day! Thanks so much to you, Jan and Wayne for helping us to make our wedding a dream come true, starting our union in such a beautiful place..

Kay & Carol – 15th October 2015


We just wanted to thank you, Wayne, and Jan again for making our day so special. It was a perfect day- everything we could have ever imagined. You made the whole planning process so stress free, so thank you for that and also for helping us be so relaxed on our wedding day. It’s a day we sure will never forget. We were so impressed with the service we got for everything- from the flowers, to the hair and makeup, the helicopters, the venue at Stoneridge, and everything you and Wayne did for us.

Thank you so much,

Karli & Brenton


I wanted to thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so perfect and magical. I wish I had a time machine so we could go back and do it all again …..

Rachel & Chris – 1st October 2015

We chose Ultimate New Zealand Weddings for our cheeky elopement and were so incredibly happy with our wedding! We were a little last minute in terms of organising things at our end, but Lisa and the team pulled everything together magically and immediately understood that we wanted a fun and relaxed ceremony. Thank you so much Lisa, Jan and Wayne for laughing with us the whole day, and for the beautiful ceremony and photographs!

Rebecca & Rowan – 16th September 2015


Adam and I would like to thank you for our beautiful wedding yesterday. You made the process so smooth and enjoyable and it really was a beautiful and exciting day.

We can’t wait to see the pics!!!

Danielle & Adam – 14th September 2015


Thank you so much Lisa, Jan & Wayne for making our day as special as we could have imagined!  Everything was so expertly organised, the day went so well and the photos turned out to be absolutely stunning!!  We have had so many comments from our friends, family & complete strangers about how amazing the photos look.  Thanks again!

Ally & Sean – 20th August 2015


Just wanted to thank you for our beautiful day. It was everything we could of hoped for ! You made the day relaxing and fun. Thank you for that. Seems like a dream.  You guys make a great team .

Thank you ,

Nick and Carmen – 22nd April 2015


We  would like to thank you for all the arrangements you have made in our wedding. You, Jan, Wayne and your crew brought us a lot of wonderful and joyful memories with your kindness, warmness, good caring and hearts. Moreover, I have to mention that, we are impressed by Wayne, who took us to enjoy nz scones with hot chocolates, they are delicious.

You and your crew did a very good job. Thank you very much indeed.

C & A – 17th April 2015


We received the package yesterday – the photos, the slideshow and the photo book are all marvellous!!! We relived our beautiful wedding day all over again.  A giant thanks once again to you, Wayne and Jan for a perfect, stress-free day and memories for a lifetime! It was everything we could ever ask for and more.

All the best and keep in touch,

Tatiana and David – 1st March 2015


Thanks so much Guys. Andy and I honestly cannot thank you, Jan and Wayne enough for making our day so special. It really was everything we had hoped for and more and we really appreciate everything you have done for us.We had a fantastic time thank you, loved every minute of our wedding and our whole trip so thank you so much. We couldn’t have asked for more!

Paula & Andy – 11th February 2015


We have received the parcel, we have got to sit down yet to watch the DVD but I’ve managed to have a look at the pictures and they look amazing!!! Fantastic job all of you. Thanks again for a great service.

Tanya & Jason – 10th January 2015


Thank you so much! We’ve had the best time and you all made our day so stress free and fun. So sad to be flying  home tomorrow – plotting our next trip already xx

Helen & Chris – 7th January 2015


We just received the photos in the mail!    They look incredible! We’re still going through them all and still can’t believe that’s us.  Thank you all again SO much for this incredible and amazing experience. We’ve already been trying to convince other couples to do it too!

Angela and Dave  20th April 2015


Thank you so very much!! The package arrived on Friday. It has been awesome to reminisce!!!! The backdrop is so stunning. We are so glad we made the last minute decision to record/video the ceremony. We’ve laughed and chatted about it again. I was teary when I watched it. We truly had an amazing day and you all helped make it so easy. There are a few favourites in the photos so we will now choose a couple to frame. I meant to let you know that the ones up on your facebook page are so cool, especially with the mountains in the background. So we were all looking forward to the package!  We had such a fun time in NZ. A wonderful country. We created lots of memories. We all hope to return again one day and we will drop in and day g’day.

Brian & Cathy  16th April 2015


I cannot say enough amazing things about the people from Ultimate New Zealand Weddings and Aspiring Photography. Lisa, Jan, and Wayne made us really feel like family. It was not only a beautiful ceremony, thanks to them, but they were a pleasure to have as part of this very exciting and important moment in our lives. Not to mention the wonderful people they work with: Bev, Kirsten, Janine and our flower people… what a wonderful group!

Kyle & Troy 10th December 2014


We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you have done in the lead up for yesterday and yesterday itself. You all made our day the perfect dream come true!!! It was so much better than we could ever thought! We had the most amazing time. Thank you so much again.

Hannah & Andrew 21st October 2014


We just wanted to say thank you to you, Wayne & Jan. We had the most amazing day, so much fun and laughter. Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved, it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Xian & Andy 15th October 2014


Thanks so much!!! The pictures look amazing! We are went a little nuts when we saw them,  we have had so much feedback from people saying we have set the bar very high with our destination and the pictures! So don’t be surprised if you get a few more aussies your way!

Jayne & Troy 30th October 2014


I want to thank you and your team soooo much! Please let Debbie know that I may have fallen a little bit in love with her skills. She was amazing and so quick. You guys were so fantastic, I don’t think that there is a way that I can ever thank you. The day was basically stress free and we got the perfect weather as far as I am concerned. I can’t wait to see all of the photos, I just keep looking at the ones on Facebook.

Simone & Andrew  14th October 2014


It’s great to email you now that we’ve met! You and Jan and Wayne really made our day and we feel like we’ve made 3 friends! Sarah and I pride ourselves on being down to earth and genuine, having 3 people who are like minded to share our special day with means a great deal. Thank you all.

On a professional note, the photographs are a credit to you all and we look forward to the video etc.

In closing, we could never have asked for nor expected the kindness we received from you guys.  We will make a genuine effort to keep in touch.

Travis and Sarah 24th September 2014


We have been so lucky to have UNZW looking after us so beautifully. Paul’s parents have whipped out the video every chance they get to show friends, often when we’re there… I think I’ve seen it about 15 times at least! But that’s ok, the whole thing was so lovely and I notice something new every time . We created some photobooks to give to my dad & in laws for xmas.  I am already missing NZ, fingers crossed it won’t be too long between visits

Thank you soooo much, you have an amazing team over there & it’s been THE best experience of my life.

Jayde & Paul 27th August 2014


OMG the photos are amazing.

Thanks for everything that you have done for our wedding, it turned out beautiful despite the weather.

Thank you so much for everything you have done, will let you know when we are in town next… Thanks again,

Cassie & Jason 14th August 2014


We just wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding day so special! It was really good fun and you made everything so easy. The pics look fantastic, we can’t wait to see the rest.

We’re just about to go out for our last meal in NZ before we start our journey home tomorrow.  Thank you once again and we’ll be in touch when we’re back in the UK

Jen & Brad 12th August 2014


I hope you feeling better. So sorry that I didn’t get to meet you.    Jan & Wayne are absolutely amazing people and fit in so well with our crowd. My sister gave a speech at the reception and she spoke very highly of them!   I just wanted to send a massive thank you for everything you did. And for putting up with my annoying questions all the time!

Thank you from the bottom of my toes once again

Bonnie & Shane  19th July 2014


Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time on the 7th and Jan and Wayne were so wonderful. I hit the jackpot with having Jan there as she was fixing my dress train etc better than a maid of honour

Kate & Alex 7th July 2014


Just a quick message to say the wedding photos have arrived and they are incredible, I didn’t need to worry about them! The book was lovely and the motion show was emotional.

Thanks again for everything you have done to make our ‘special day’ very special indeed.

It feels a bit sad that this might be the last time I am in contact with you, I might just email you from time to time with the slightest excuse!!! Although, I have said to Mathew about renewing our vows as an excuse to get up on the glacier, if we do, I’ll definitely be in touch, but that won’t be any time soon.Anyway, take care and keep up the good work, I can’t think of a better way in a more incredible destination to get married.

Marion & Mathew 24th June 2014


From the Bride’s Mother – Guys you and your team, were absolutely amazing. From the hairdresser and makeup team, who calmly came up to me and redid my makeup after mum was taken away. To the amazing organisation with the many photo combinations,  the diverse locations that you took the bridal party to for the photo shoot and the understanding of where to be at what time to capture the best light. The vintage wedding car and driver and not to mention the minister who was so down to earth and made the service so special. The smooth running of the day that was seamless. Although it was a small wedding, two of my family members have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I may be biased but I have to agree. I can’t wait to see the final package but love the shots that you have posted already. Thank you and job well and truly done.

Stacey & Craig 16th May 2014


We just got back from a great hike and had an even better surprise when we got your email.The pictures are amazing!! Can’t wait to see the rest.  We also would like to thank all of you for making our day perfect! You guys helped to make our day fun and definitely unforgettable! We could not have asked for anything better

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Crystal and Shane 11th February 2014


Libby and I wanted to thank you for all the work that went in to our very special wedding day, everything ran really smoothly and was a very fun and happy day. We could not have had such a wonderful day without your help

Shannon & Libby 3rd February 2014


Organising a wedding can be tough at the best of times, but arranging the elopement of my dreams was going to take a miracle. When I first spoke to Lisa I thought she would laugh when I told her that I wanted to arrange a surprise elopement. Yes, a surprise elopement! My wonderful partner had no idea what he was in for. I thought I had set myself an impossible task – arranging the elopement, from Australia, without my partner knowing about it, but Lisa was amazing. She took care of all the details, keeping in constant contact by phone and email. Even when I had to change the dates at short notice, Lisa took everything in her stride and ensured that the whole process ran smoothly and without stress. Even after it is all over I am amazed by how effortless the whole thing was. Just when I thought the service from the team at Ultimate New Zealand Weddings could not get any better, I was proven wrong. I called Lisa after picking up the marriage licence in Queenstown (the first time my soon to be husband knew anything about this) and she told me the weather would be miserable on our scheduled date. Not what you want to hear when you have planned a heli wedding on Coromandel Peak. With only hours notice, Lisa set about making arrangements to once again change the date for us so that we could have our dream elopement. The elopement itself was incredible. Lisa, Wayne and Jan were absolutely fabulous and their personalised attention made us both feel relaxed and pampered. The helicopter ride out to Coromandel Peak was spectacular and the ceremony was simply perfect with a stunning backdrop. We then went back to Lake Wanaka for more photos which we can’t wait to see! The service and attention to detail throughout the day far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Lisa, Wayne and Jan for an absolutely amazing and unforgettable day.

 Ange & Shae 6th January 2014


How are you doing today? Still busy I think;-)?Today the package arrived!  Wayne, Jan and you did a great job, it all looks great. We go to our parents tonight to show the video and motion show:D

This week we go to the court house to make it all official in Holland, after that we will plan a small party. Thanks again for everything!! You guys are great. Hope to see you all again in de future.

Kind Regards,

Jill & Saskia 2nd January 2014


My husband Michael and I asked Ultimate New Zealand weddings to plan our intimate wedding in December 2013 and could not be happier with our decision. From the outset Lisa was so helpful, every email was answered promptly, no request for the tiny personal touches was too much and the whole planning experience was stress free and enjoyable! Wayne and Jan are very talented and professional but relaxed (and funny!) photographers who did a wonderful job of capturing our special day. Our family and friends were blown away by our beautiful pictures. Thank you so much Wayne, Jan and Lisa for helping to make our day so special and memorable

Love Jess and Mike 18th December 2013


We’ve just arrived back in Brisbane, and we did have a wonderful holiday! We’ve seen the photos and they are just lovely – we cannot wait to see the rest of them :-)Thank you again to you, Wayne and Jan for giving us such a magical day. It all really went off without a hitch, thanks to all of you! Our families had a lovely time as well, and the dinner afterwards was delicious! We really appreciate everything that you have done for us,

Lauren and Murray 27th November 2013


We already miss you. Great memories! You guys were amazing ! Made us feel very welcome. We will see you again very soon

Marcia and Mauricio 4th October 2013


Thank you again for making our wedding day so special. We really did have an amazing day and the photos look great! Once again thank you for making our day so fabulous and for your extra help last week with the photos and video. All very much appreciated!!!

Kindest regards Amber and Shane 28th August 2103


We received our photos and album last week- WOW!!!! We can’t thank you enough for the incredible photos and the amazing motion show, it made us really emotional watching it and looking through. Our friends and family are stunned by them all, their reactions to the photos are priceless. I don’t think anyone actually believed those views were real until now!

We also can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us leading up to the day and on the day itself. It really was the best day of our lives and we are so pleased to have been able to share it with you all. Our dreams really did come true and we are so lucky to have the amazing photos to look back on over the years to come. Our day couldn’t have been more perfect and we know it was the best choice we have ever made to come out to NZ to get married.Thank you.

James and Laura 7th August 2013


What can we say? Everything was fantastic, weather, service, transport, friends and family, food and hospitality. Great photos, we are so happy, thank you. What a success. It would be our pleasure to catch up again and we look forward to the opportunity soon!  Kindest and warmest regards.

Leanne & Kevin 1st August 2013


Steve and I just wanted to thank you all once again for such a wonderful wedding.  You all made us feel so very welcome in Wanaka and continually went out of your way to make our day special and it was just that……special to us both.  It will be a day that we will remember for a very long time and we will also remember your friendliness,  support and even your new tie Wayne.  We were so very lucky to have found a company full of such wonderful people to help us with our wedding.  Thank you again!

Tracey & Steve married 11th June 2013


Everything you have all done for us over the past 7 months will never be forgotten. You are all just amazing & I couldn’t think of a better way to have spent my wedding day. To say it was perfect is an understatement. It was beyond perfect, it was INCREDIBLE! I’m still speechless.

Jess & Adam married 23rd May 2013


We would like to write to extend our appreciation to the whole team from Ultimate NZ Weddings.We were married on top of a mountain in Wanaka late in May 2013. Both of us wished for a quiet ceremony, one filled with love and commitment to each other. We decided not to have any family or friends present at our wedding as the groom’s family was from the UK and the bride’s family from Australia. It was the best decision we have ever made. What an absolutely magical day. Wayne, our celebrant, was a complete joy and he committed himself to our ceremony as if it was the most precious gift he had ever been given.  Jan and Lisa were such a joy and allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the day. It actually felt like we were with ‘real’ family. It was like we made new friends on that day who allowed us to be who we are. We just had so much fun and it was relaxing. I am not sure many couples can say that about their wedding day. We highly recommend it to anyone who wants an intimate, memorable wedding day. Forever grateful for fantastic memories –

Sarah & Will married 21st May 2013


We had a lovely time, thanks again for your expert wedding planning! The photos look great, can’t wait to see them all

Charnie & Stephen married 17th May 2013


Thanks to Lisa, Wayne, Jan, for these wonderful photos. Amanda for hair & make-up, Sarah for the flowers and Clare for the cake. It was a pleasure to have you for our special day. We will always remember your support and fun.

Laureen & Frederic married 3rd May 2013


Photo package arrived thank you very much. They are absolutely amazing, can’t believe how fantastic they look.

Flowers for you and Jan,Flowers for the Girls and whiskey for Wayne are on route. Once again thank you very very much

Rachael & James married 3rd April 2013


Our Gorgeous girl, you all look absolutely beautiful, love the job Aspiring photography did both on the day and with getting these photos out as well, can’t wait to see the rest! Wayne & Jan and Lisa amazing jobs, really well done! To the Stoneridge crew and our hosts just loved what you have built. Posted on facebook by Claire Hodkinson – Aimee’s Mum

 Aimee & Nick married 16th March 2013


My husband and I got married at Lake Wanaka in February this year and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day.The venue was sensational and Lisa, Wayne and Jan could simply not do enough for us. From the initial email enquiry up until the day itself Lisa was a marvellous wedding planner. She put myself and my husband at ease and made the day run totally smoothly. She could always be contacted and replied swiftly to all of my questions and queries.As for Wayne and Jan, the photographers, we really could not have asked for more professional and laid back people! They totally put us at ease and we had an amazing time having our wonderful wedding pictures taken. We now have the album and motion DVD which are both incredible.If anyone is even considering having their wedding in New Zealand then I would recommend Ultimate New Zealand Weddings without question. They were simply amazing!Thank you Ultimate New Zealand Weddings for a day we will never forget.

Michelle & Alistair married 13th February 2013


“Thanks so much  for all your help Guys! We couldn’t have done it without you”

Anita and Nick married 14th December 2012


“Mike and I would just like to thank everyone so very much for making our wedding day so unforgettably amazing. Everyone was so wonderful and easy-going that Mike and I felt like we were getting married amongst friends. The view from Coromandel peak was absolutely breathtaking, and the whole experience was beyond anything I ever could have imagined. Thank you, Lisa for managing to pull together such a wonderful team, and for making the day completely stress-free (that was exactly what I wanted!).

In short, everyone went above and beyond anything that Mike and I were expecting. We are both eternally grateful for the memories you’ve given us.”

Jen and Mike married 20th November 2012


“I received the photo package. WOW! The photographer’s email details aren’t at work with me, so could you please pass on the below message to them in an email? Daryl, Paris and I are most grateful for all your work on the day and after, in making the beautiful discs and wedding book. The photos are so beautiful and when we look at them, it takes us back to New Zealand instantly. You captured everything so beautifully, that just looking at them, I can remember the warmth of the sun, smell of the environment, atmosphere of the day, coolness of the breeze, and terror of the mountain ;). So glad you encouraged me to take those steps on the mountain as they look incredible. Everyone I have shown the photos is astounded by the beauty and also by the way you put it all together. The music you added to the slide show is perfect. Thank all  of you ever so much (especially you Lisa of course) for making the day so special and ensuring it lives on by creating such a lovely package for us. We have of course highly recommended you and one of our friends plan to renew their vows in 2 years time…. same place, same plans as you arranged for us. So…….. will see you again Daryl, Paris and I wish you all the best for a lovely Christmas and a happy, healthy and fruitful New Year — at Stoneridge Estate.”

Heather and Daryl married 30th October 2012


“We are home finally and we watched the motion show. It is amazing, you have all done such a fantastic job and captured the true essence of the day. We cannot have asked for anything more you just made the whole process exciting, enjoyable and stress free Thanks again”

Kelly and Kirk married 19th August 2012


“ Hi Lisa, we have received our photos and are thrilled with the results. The motion show is fantastic. We had a great day and are really happy with Ultimate New Zealand Weddings  Thank you so much.”

Dean and Terry married 11th July 2012


“ My wife and I can’t imagine a better way of having our wedding. Everything was organised for us and all the small details were already taken care of, so we were just able to enjoy ourselves and really take in our unique experience without feeling exhausted or stressed. The location was so effortlessly beautiful and Lisa, Wayne and Jan were like family, being really attentive and making the whole day fun so that our wedding felt like a holiday and it was a shame that it only lasted for one day. “

Kirsty and Mark married 5th June 2012