Author Archive | Emma Newman

Georgie and Niki

Queenstown April 2017


There are no words to describe just how grateful we are, I can tell you right now that it’s not going to fit into a card! You were hands down the best decision we made in this whole of this wedding process, we really did have the best day of our lives and we will treasure it forever. For two people who were very much out of their element you were patient, understanding and clear in your communications. Thank you for the late nights, the never ending emails, the laughter and the memories. From the venue to the band, photographer, florist and everyone involved we were blown away by the cohesion and beauty in every aspect of our day.

Emma is so much more than a wedding planner, she is an angel who goes above and beyond on all occasions. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and dedication are just amazing. She is a rarity and a diligent professional, from the little details to the overall picture she made our day absolutely perfect. People don’t believe us when we said we never felt stress, only joy, but it’s true.

A small THANK YOU for a BIG job.

Much much love Georgie and Niki xxx

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Nikki and Justin

Wanaka April 2017


Emma helped us plan our wedding at Rippon in Wanaka in April 2017 and our day was perfect. It was just the way we wanted it . 

Emma is amazing, her attention to detail is outstanding.

She is a great organiser and replies very promptly.

She is super efficient, very easy to get on with, gets things done, and fits into any situation. 

Everyone that was involved with our wedding commented on how lovely Emma was.

I couldn’t recommend Emma high enough as a Wedding Planner. She goes the extra mile to make your day so special.

Thanks so much Emma you have become a friend to us. 

Justin , Nikki and our wee Skye xxx 

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Amy and Chris

Christchurch April 2017


We can’t thank Emma enough for all the work and effort she put into making our wedding day so special! Such a seamless day with so much happiness and fun.  

In the lead up to our wedding we were so busy moving towns and working in the family business that we had very little time to plan a wedding. We could not have done it without Emma – so much behind the scenes work that we didn’t even know was going on and all taken care of by Emma.

Having a wedding at my parents house, we knew we needed some help and mum and dad didn’t have to worry about a thing (apart from the garden). Having Emma a part of our wedding made it stress free and a fun time.

Would never have a wedding without Emma involved!!

Thank you so much Emma, you truly are a star


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Georgina and Mario

Queenstown January 2017


Emma,  This is a time when thank you seems insufficient.

But thank you.

Thank you for helping us navigate the terrifying world of planning a wedding. Your smiling face on the end of FaceTime was always a delight!

You were patient and encouraging, always striving to help us to fulfil the vision we had for our wedding (even when some of our ideas were ridiculous!).

Your calm and reassuring presence on the day and in the days leading up to the wedding meant it was stress free for us and our families. Thanks to you (and Alix [what a man!]) we could really relax and just enjoy our time together in the lead up to the big day.

We honestly could not have imagined a more perfect day and it was thanks to you that it was possible!

Thanks again Emma


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Eliza and Andrew

Christchurch December 2016


Dearest Emma

We love what you do! You’re very good at it.

Thank you so much for all your tireless work leading up to our wedding and during. So much fun! We loved working with you. The wedding was amazing, one we will cherish forever. What a Fantastic party!

Em you were a huge part of our lives in 2016, you’re relaxed, caring, professional and talented. We won’t forget you. 

Love Andrew, Lizzie, Ziggy and Willa. xxx

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Dan and Brad

Scrubby Bay November 2016

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From the moment we had our first session with Emma, we knew our wedding was going to be an awesome event.

Emma had been referred to us by the property managers of the location we were staying at in Scrubby Bay NZ and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.

What was immediately obvious to us was Emma’s genuine passion and care for making our day the best it possibly could be. Nothing was too much trouble, no request too crazy, and over the months during the pre-planning, we developed a very special relationship with Emma (one we hope to continue).  Skype sessions and communications were fun, frequent and easy, with Emma checking and double-checking as standard practise.  Emma took all of the stress and worry away to ensure we could enjoy our day as much as possible.

Emma was also instrumental in pulling together the larger components of our day (given we live in Australia). These included fantastic recommendations for a Wedding Celebrant, the Florist and our Cake Artist – the 3 key ingredients to an amazing event – all of whom we would also highly recommend, and who proved a lasting testament to Emma’s capabilities and experience as a Wedding Planner.

On the day itself, Emma ensured everything ran like clockwork and that a glass of bubbly was never too far away.  The table setting and decoration that occurred whilst our photos were being done was just breathtaking and I do honestly believe that without Emma’s help and professional approach we wouldn’t have experienced such a magical occasion to the level she was able to create for us.

We would highly recommend Emma’s services to anyone thinking about using a wedding planner, and would go so far as to say ‘stop thinking about it and call her now’. 

Emma states on her website

‘I understand the importance of sharing the love between two people with family and friends. I have an eye for detail, excellent organisational skills, and a passion for weddings and hosting a great day.

This is why I love being a wedding planner.’

We would absolutely agree with this statement as Emma  totally delivered on that promise!

Thank you again Emma. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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Sheena and Michael

Christchurch November 2016

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“… we had the most incredible day yesterday! So so grateful to everyone who played a part! 

So a big thanks to you for calming me down and helping me make decisions! 

Best wedding planner ever!!!! …. Lucky brides that get your full services I tell ya! xxx

Sheena and Michael had to change venues very quickly due to the Kaikoura Earthquake of November 2016

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Michelle and Miles

Tai Tapu September 2016


Dear Em

Thank you for everything you did to make our special day the amazing day that it was. We could not have had the day that we did without your guidance, professionalism and amazing ability to organise and maintain calm.

Your relationship with suppliers and our venue made for a seamless event and allowed us to enjoy every minute of our day. The respect you demonstrated towards our families and friends was simply amazing and we can’t thank you enough for how hard you worked to ensure everyone was accommodated for.

We wish you all the best for the future and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding planner. We already miss working with you! All the best, Miles and Michelle

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Alice and Nasi

Christchurch June 2016

alice_and_nasi_0585_webHi Em!!! 

Thank you so so much for everything you have done to make the wedding so wonderful for us, we literally had the time of our lives and loved working with you! You are an amazing wedding planner, you kept us calm and brought fun to each step!!  Literally cannot thank you enough!!! Thank you thank you thank you! 

Lots of love 

Alice and Nasi xxx

We absolutely loved working with Hayley for the styling of our wedding, she has such a great ability to turn thoughts and ideas into a reality. We were so lucky to have the combination of Hayley and our wedding planner Emma Newman, as they work so well together and were able to transform our ideas into something more than we could have ever imagined. When we first decided to have the wedding we were a little bit worried about planning it from the UK and arriving into Christchurch the week before, however Hayley and Em’s communication and organisation couldn’t have been better and we felt so relieved to be in such capable hands with literally nothing to worry about! Thank you both so much for the most amazing and beautiful day xxx

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Mel and Brad

Timaru March 2016


Hey Emma,

Our day wouldn’t have been the same without you, you were amazing!!

Love Mel and Brad xo

Um, so what just happened???? The most amazing wedding that’s what!!!!!!

Love Rachel Callander (Photographer)


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