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Sonya & Joel

Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka Wedding

Peace of mind

Love is accompanied with a splash of magic, and the magic can happen anywhere.

In the intimacy of the familiar or the grandeur of the epic.

New Zealand offers the epic, and also a familiarity for Sonya and Joel. Joel is from California, and the two met in Sonya’s home country at a bar in Queenstown. One thing led to another and… here we are.

To us Marriage is not a contract, it’s a commitment. It’s a peace of mind knowing that the search is over for that one person and it’s so much excitement for everything to come. – Sonya & Joel

"We wanted the overall aesthetics for our wedding day to be simple but classy."
"Never let yourself forget the reasons you’re doing it for; it truly is the most unbelievable day of your life."
"Seeing each other coming down the aisle was a huge moment."
"It was honestly a miracle that the weather cleared up and it turned out to be the most stunning, warm day."
Wanaka is a small resort town located on New Zealand's South Island.
"Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be a stressful affair at all. Throughout the process we kept thinking that we felt we were supposed to be stressed but couldn’t think of any reason to be."

Sonya and Joel’s wedding is featured on Fab You Bliss.