Author Archive | Emma Newman

Kate and Mike

January 2015 Ashburton


Emma was absolutely amazing for our wedding!

Even my husband said it was the best money we spent for the wedding!

Thank you Em for making our wedding even more enjoyable and special. The guests are still talking about you! Beautiful person and without a doubt the best wedding planner ever!!


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Lucy and Leith

Otahuna December 2014

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Choosing Emma to plan our wedding was quite simply the single greatest gift we could ever have given ourselves.  So many of our guests commented not only on how amazing the day was, but on how calm and relaxed we were throughout, and the praise for both is owed entirely to Emma.  We had high hopes for how all of our many ideas would translate, but really never imagined that our expectations would be so thoroughly surpassed.

Throughout the planning process, she remained undaunted by any request or hurdle that arose and was always able to provide the ideal solution.  The day itself ran beautifully; with Emma at the helm we were able to just enjoy ourselves, footloose and fancy free.  Each and every vendor she recommended was also an absolute pleasure to work with and similarly went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was a magical occasion.

We will forever be grateful we found Emma and can’t imagine how we would have coped without her.  Not only a brilliantly organised wedding planner, but a skilled diplomat, master of family relations, negotiator, peace-keeper, and most notably of all, a truly lovely person.


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Leighs Construction

Christmas Party 2014

leighs_162Emma – an absolute pleasure working for you, as the Emcee for a very large company event. It was the most spectacular Christmas event I’ve ever been involved in. You thought everything through the with client, with your experience and knowledge, and the client’s wishes combined – you created an amazing day for all their employees to enjoy. Every person there, from tiny tots to teenagers, solo adults to families (and everything in between); everyone was catered for with an array of entertainment, activities, treats, immaculate food and service, and drinks for every age and palate. The location mixed with decorations and colour scheme just made the whole package. As an Emcee, your planning, the realistic schedule and preparation behind the day, made my job a walk in the park. No left-field problems, issues or situations – a perfect day for all involved. Thanks for making the event Emma. I look forward to working with you again in the near future.

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Hazel and Sam

Tai Tapu December 2014

b74d454365b177a8ef54ddc289873d1aEmma took all the stress out of the wedding. She easily gave us options for what we wanted and covered all those aspects that we would never have thought of. It meant instead of trying to find out if we were being charged too much for something we could spend time writing vows and enjoy visiting family.

It made all the difference and was worth every penny!


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Caitlin and James

Rakaia Gorge December 2014



Julia The Bride’s mother

You rock!!! I don’t think we could have pulled off a more perfect day if it hadn’t been for your expertise!!! Bouquets to you and a humongous thank-you and hug for making this such a special day!!

Caitlin the Bride

Thank you so much for everything you have done! Yesterday was more amazing then I ever imagined, it was absolutely perfect. I’m so happy to have gotten to know you over the last year, I am so happy that Frank recommended you to me! You made our day so special and we are so thankful that we had you there. We were so sad when you left! We really appreciate everything you have done xx

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Fiona and Tristan

At Home Christchurch November 2014


A wedding planner is essential not just for brides who’ve been dreaming of the day since they were little but even more so for those of us who hadn’t! As the groom and I were a blank slate Emma helped us tap into an aesthetic that was true to us and that we could get excited about. In contrast to an event held at a professional venue, our at-home wedding required even more planning than we had anticipated and she brought to our attention numerous details that we had never considered.

We always felt like a priority even though Emma had other clients to attend to. From the first consult to the day itself she kept us on track and motivated with her constant enthusiasm, and in many respects exceeded her brief regarding this.  Having access to her ready-made list of tried and tested suppliers saved us a huge amount of time in the planning process and from any disappointments on the day, and it was hugely reassuring for us and family to have Emma take over completely in the final couple of weeks.

Our wedding day was just what we had hoped for and we fielded endless compliments over the overall organisation, the decision to have a children’s entertainer, and the choice of caterer – all thanks to Emma! Another point of difference was the large number of children attending and as a result of Emma’s recommendations the kids had a great time as well as their parents.

On behalf of us both and our families – my parents especially – we’re immensely appreciative of all your efforts Em. Many thanks for all of your support during the year and for working so hard for us on the day. We would highly recommend Emma to any potential bride and groom

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Nadine and Dan

Queenstown September 2014



As we are travelling from Australia to Queenstown for our wedding, we wanted a wedding planner to assist with the organisation of our big day. After our first interactions with Emma via email and Skype, we had found a wedding planner that was passionate, knowledgeable and very prompt with her responses. We originally booked Emma for supplier recommendations only but after experiencing the benefits Emma provided with our planning, we organised for her to do our bookings also. Doing all this from another country, it is definitely worth the investment! Emma was wonderful to deal with and we would highly recommend her as a wedding planner to anyone planning their wedding in New Zealand’s South Island.

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Louise and Darran

Wanaka April 2014


Thank you so much! Words aren’t really enough to express how incredibly grateful Darran and I and also Mum and Dad are to you.  You have made this wedding process such a pleasure and I am so sad that now I don’t get to have lovely catch ups with you! Yesterday was so amazing it exceeded my expectations on every level. Even the weather turned up at just the right time. Nothing went wrong, it was seamless.  All down to your impeccable planning and unflappable nature.

I had so much fun, and surely that is the hallmark of a great celebration.



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Anna and Geoff

Ashburton March 2014


From the moment I first skyped Emma I knew that my wedding day was in capable hands.  I was pretty stressed having to organise a marquee wedding in a 5 months from the other side of the world but having Emma working for me in NZ was a godsend. Nothing was too much trouble and she gave me a fantastic list of vendors as well as sourcing a number of props that I couldn’t find.  She kept my planning on track and sorted out all the details that I hadn’t even thought about (like power supply for the Dj and water for the caterers!). The best bit was the days before the wedding when Emma came down and took over the set up. She organised the families and coordinated all the vendors as well as dealing with all my last minute requests and changes.    Having Emma there meant we got to feel like guests at our own wedding and our families were able to relax and enjoy the day with us.  Our day was amazing and I’m so glad we decided to hire Emma to help us, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to anyone.


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Rachel and Kerry

Christchurch February 2014


I never thought that we would be the type of people who would use a wedding planner, however its a decision I would never regret.

Having Emma on tap was having someone who knows the best parts of weddings and what to avoid and meant that our wedding was better than we could have possibly imagined.

Emma was always available to us, and all of the people she put us onto gave us a fantastic service.  Her knowledge of the industry also meant that she was able to give us accurate information on what services would cost.  She was also incredibly fun to work with!

For my Husband (Still fun saying that) it meant that his life wasn’t taken over by wedding planning and he was quite happy to sit through a regular meeting every few months with Emma rather than have it be a daily occurrence.

I would recommend to anyone having a conversation with Emma about how she could support you in planning your Wedding to make it a stress-free and happy day for yourselves and your families.

Rachel and Kerry

Just a message to say how incredibly grateful we were to you for all your organisation and planning of Rachel & Kerry’s wedding.  No doubt Rachel will send you some photos but it was a truly wonderful day that we will always remember.  Its success was due to your meticulous organization and the fact that there was no stress in the weeks before.  The morning of the wedding was really lovely and we were all able to completely enjoy the occasion.  It was summed up by one of Rachel’s uncles saying it was the “best wedding ever”.

Rachel’s parents Graeme and Gwynneth

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