When Katie and Josh approached us two weeks before their super-secret surprise elopement, we were immediately keen. We love a challenge and pulling off something like this is right up our alley – it forces us to think on our feet and use the best of the season.

We created a huge garden on the balcony of the penthouse suite at the Sebel Hotel on Tauranga’s waterfront. Katie’s bouquet featured blush and white roses, plum blossom, freesias, hellebores and carnations.

While we could go on and on about how much we loved creating every centimetre of this spectacular surprise wedding, but instead we’ll just let the photos do the talking.

Photography by Erica Jane.