Star-crossed Lovers


“For this shoot, we worked with a bunch of other incredible local Dunedin businesses to style an “elopement” shoot featuring two runaway young lovers and a sick motorbike! Inspired by the idea of star-crossed lovers, we imagined the bride to be a goody two shoes young lady who fell in love with a rebellious biker boy – their families didn’t approve of their passionate romance and their only option was to jump on his motorbike and elope!

We wanted to bring in elements of the bride’s innocence in the vintage wedding dress, a bright and confident flair visible through the florals and makeup, and a touch of the couple’s rebellion through the motorbike and leather jacket! The gorgeous rings were kindly supplied by Debra Fallowfield, an established Dunedin jeweller whom we can’t speak highly enough of. Her creations are truly unique and we believed that her jewels would be a perfect addition to this shoot.

We organised this photoshoot to showcase some of the amazing, creative talents that we are lucky to have in our city, and bring a new vibe to Dunedin/the South Island of NZ’s bridal scene. We LOVE couples that are keen to break the boundaries a wee bit when it comes to their wedding photography, style and vibe, and hope that through this shoot we can show that there are vendors in our city who are more than enthusiastic to think outside the box with you and create something truly unique!”


Words by Ariana Gonzales from Timothy & Ariana Photography


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