Canterbury helicopter crash: Givealittle set up for bride and groom

A Givealittle page has been created for the bride and groom injured in the tragic Canterbury wedding day helicopter crash.

The couple, the pilot and a photographer were flying to a picturesque mountain spot when the chopper came crashing down onto a golf course at Terrace Downs Resort, just west of Christchurch, on the weekend.

All four survived the crash but three were seriously injured and rushed to Christchurch Hospital.

Now a Givealittle has been set up by a friend of the groom to support the couple.

"We would like to raise money to the young couple that had what was meant to be the best day of their lives flipped upside down into the most horrific day. Mahdi and Fay have been working hard and planning for a picturesque perfect wedding in Canterbury," the fundraising page says.

"We would like to get some money together to assist with organizing another wedding for them as soon as they are physically able to. All the funds will be going directly to the groom and we are sure it will help with their mental recovery as well."

Another Givealittle has been set up for photographer Rachel Jordan, who suffered spinal fractures, five fractured ribs, a lung laceration, fractured sternum, fractured arm and fractured feet.

Good friend Emma MacDonald has created the page to help support Jordan, her husband and her 10-year-old son.

"Rachel and her family live in the Far North and [Rachel] is in hospital in Christchurch, costs travelling between the two add up," this fundraiser reads.

"Rach has been able to move her legs but is having trouble with her feet and cannot move them but that could change as swelling around her spinal cord goes down. She can, however, feel people touching her feet, which is good."

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating the circumstances behind the accident.