The Chester family came to us with an idea that they wanted an Expression Coffin for their beloved Aunty that reflected her love of New Zealand. Our Lake Wanaka design was just what they were looking for.


“My Aunty Jean was from the South Island and loved the Southern lakes. She often talked to us about her childhood in New Zealand and her family holidays with her parents and siblings in the mountains. We were all shocked when we lost her and when we saw the Lake Wanaka Expression Coffin on the website we knew that this was the perfect choice for her. The funeral was a difficult day, however her coffin was absolutely beautiful and many family and friends told us that we couldn’t have chosen a better scene for our Aunty.” -Kora Chester


We chose a high-resolution image of Lake Wanaka for use on the design


The custom-wood coffin was built and prepared for wrapping 


The image wrap was created and applied to the coffin


The final design featured an image that wrapped seamlessly around and over the coffin… perfection!

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