Love & Adventure: A Scenic Bohemian Elopement in New Zealand

In June 2020, Jett and Frantzky found love in the friendly skies! They were on a connecting flight where Jett was heading to California and Frantzky was heading to Colorado. Jett shares, “I thought he probably wasn’t into me because he didn’t offer to help put my bag up but  he later said he was just a little too stunned to speak. We barely  talked the whole flight (mostly because I was sleeping).  However, when the plane landed in Dallas, I woke up and  Frantzky hit me with his best opener…”How was your nap?” It worked. We exchanged numbers and he walked me  to my next flight.”

 Frantzky came to L.A. the  following week to take her out on a date and the rest is history. The couple dated for two years and got engaged on the Amalfi Coast in August 2022. Their gorgeous bohemian elopement, captured by Meagan Wilken, is currently featured in the spring 2024 issue of Black Bride Magazine. Get inspired by their unique wedding day!

Bride: Jett Bagley, 27, Digital  Creator  

Groom: Frantzky Thomas, 26, Real Estate Investor  

Photography By: Meagan Wilken 

Place of Residence: Atlanta, GA 

Wedding Date: March 30, 2023 

Wedding Location: Mt.Roy, Queenstown, New Zealand

Wedding Theme/Motif/Inspiration: Modern Bohemian Elopement 

Honeymoon Destination:  We spent a month country hopping in Asia. During that time we  visited Bali, Indonesia, Singapore, Singapore; Hoi An, Vietnam and  Tokyo, Japan. You can check out our adventures on our travel couple’s Instagram.  


Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how  the both of you felt on your big day. 

After staying up all  night writing our vows, we barely slept before waking up to a beautiful sunrise over Lake Wakatipu. We did our first look on  the balcony of a beautiful lakeside house we rented in  Queenstown. That’s when it really hit us that we were preparing  for the biggest day of our lives. It was a blurry mix of nerves and  excitement. We blasted a playlist of our favorite songs along on the drive.

We felt on top of the world even before our helicopter took off and headed up toward the mountain where  we would be married. The views from the helicopter were so  incredible, not a single cloud was in the sky. We landed and the  Reverend began our ceremony. We said our vows on the  mountaintop and popped champagne to celebrate. It was  simple, adventurous and full of love – an excellent representation of our union. 

What are you most looking forward to as a married  couple?

We are both so grateful to have a partner for all of life’s  adventures. We’re looking forward to supporting each other’s successes, helping each other grow into our purpose, creating a family, and shaping it together. Also, sharing our love and light. 


Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss.

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