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Pip and Jake

Sumner March 2016

1015885_1069539239756360_6617309961706828418_oDearest Emma

Just a little note to say how much we appreciated your help organising our wedding. Nothing was a problem and you really did create our perfect day. It was lovely to have your warmth and energy. We miss you!! We hope you and Alix (My husband who worked on this wedding too) can have a lovely evening out together on us.

Thanks again Pip and Jake xxx

Dear Emma and Alix

I know you are a champion emailer but I do want to put pen to paper to thank you for the wonderful job you did planning Pip and Jake’s wedding. Thanks to the efficiency of you and your FAB team – Hayley Josie, other Emma and all and the generosity of Pip and jake I was able to enjoy the role as “Mother of the Bride” to the hilt with NO stress. I hope when your children marry one day that you have a panner as lovely as you.

Warm wishes Susan and Cyril (The Bride’s parents)


I just wanted to send a personal thank you and acknowledgement for your  role in making Jake and Pips wedding a very special day. I find its not often that I become involved in a major event that I cannot reflect back on it and not have a few things that I would change or improve on.  In the case of Jake and Pips wedding I would not change a thing and frankly cannot raise a single item that could be improved upon.

I want to congratulate you and your team for your kindness, thoughtfulness, professionalism, skill and your ability to over deliver on all aspects on the day. I am well aware of what it takes to achieve customer satisfaction and you certainly did this.

I wish you well with your business, I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I come across looking to plan their wedding and I would be delighted to provide a reference for you at any time in the future if you required it.

Kind Regards Robin (Father of the Groom)

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Debbie and Andy

Christchurch March 2016

11-259To Emma

Thank you seems so inadequate but thank you so much for the amazing job you did on Friday.

You had everything running like clockwork and I didn’t have to worry about a thing.

You did a great job and I had a great day so everything worked out as planned. Thank you, thank you, job well done!!

Love Debbie and Andy xxx

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Abby and Ben

Christchurch February 2016


Thank you so much Emma! We had such an amazing time! It was everything we hoped for and we couldn’t have asked for better.

xx Abby and Ben

Hi Emma

Congratulations on running such a successful Wedding.  Everything went perfectly – we felt that it was a particularly special day – Christov was brilliant , the music great , speeches we very honest and intimate , the Bride spectacular and no hitches anywhere. 143 people all were very happy.  I would like to go back and play the whole thing again in slow motion as the day went so quickly – and didn’t get a proper chance to appreciate all the finery of the day. So many nice touches.  The Venue was great – Gustavs when the sun came out was really warm and loverly , the food over this period very good. The conversion of the “shopping Mall” into a reception area was completed seamlessly. The desert bar hugely impressive . Terry did a great job with the sound.

Your positive spirit throughout the whole preparation period set a tone which carried through to the day – melted away tension, and held everyone together as a seamless team. A joyful day. We are very appreciative and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services.

Thank you John (Bride’s father).

Dear Emma

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did for us. Everything was fabulous and you were so calming and friendly Abby, Ben and Families xxxx


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Victoria and Oli

Akaroa January 2016

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Dear Emma
Just wanted to write properly and say thank you so much for all your help organising the wedding. We had the absolute best day thanks to your organisational skills and great personality…Thanks again and will look forward to seeing you at another wedding in the future no doubt! (Not mine!)

Lots of love Vic and Oli.


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Jane and George

Kaikoura January 2016


Hi Emma

A special thank you to you for everything that you did for us in the lead up to and day of our wedding.  You really did help us pull together the most special day of our lives.  You remained unfailingly positive, despite a few weather complications and pushed for us to get what we really wanted from our wedding day.

Nothing seemed to be too much trouble at any stage along our wedding journey.  You were always approachable and quick to respond so that we were never left wondering.

It was obvious that you had everything so firmly under control, which meant that both us and our families could relax and enjoy our day.

I would absolutely recommend that people use your services.  It has been a pleasure working with you and we truly appreciate everything you have done for us. Love Mr and Mrs A


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Shalon and Carl

Wanaka New Years Eve 2015

151231_SC WEB_390Dear Emma

Words cannot express how grateful we are for everything you did for us. It was truly the best day of our lives and we will treasure the memories. Your professionalisim, dedication, humour and kindness created the most prefect day. Thank you.

With love Shalon and Carl

Dear Emma

Thank you for being the best organiser in the world – your efforts are appreciated and will never be forgotten

Lots of Love and Best Wishes

Glenda and Seymore (Parents)

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Caroline and Matt

Timaru December 2015


Emma Newman, one word ‘essential’. My mother and I knew from meeting her that she would be the perfect planner for our day. From one meeting we knew she was knowledgeable, experienced, and had great energy and excitement for planning our wedding day. She portrayed an image of success!

Emma remained in control of our wedding at my parent’s home from day one. Her spreadsheets were meticulous with every detail required to ensure our wedding went off without a hitch!

I would absolutely recommend her to anyone planning a wedding.

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Sam and Brad

Prebbleton December 2015

SB773_151212Dearest Emma

I don’t have the words to thank you! You’re amazing Em, such a beautiful genuine person.

Our day wouldn’t have been the same without you, you made it what it was. You have such a gift Emma, and you went above and beyond with us.

Thank you Love Sam and Brad.

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Charlie and Ross

Pigeon Bay November 2015


It’s not very often that you come across a business, a service or a person who blows you away in terms of what they can deliver. 

For us, this was exactly the case with Emma Newman, she is phenomenal. 

Living in Brisbane we were really happy in doing the right thing by returning ‘home’ to be married in Akaroa in Banks Peninsula, Canterbury. This is a super special place for us as this is where our family had landed in New Zealand over a hundred years ago. We chose two venues across Pigeon Bay for the ceremony Annandale and then reception The Point. Planning to organise a wedding in a remote part of New Zealand, two locations, one which had never held a wedding ceremony … we needed serious help. 

After some time researching for wedding planners we were fortunate enough to come across Emma Newman. A quick skype call later and we knew we had found the right person to help us put together an amazing day. From the start of our time with Emma to when we said ‘goodbye / see you soon’, Emma was faultless. Her ability to organise, provide advice, keep on top of all the details (and there was a lot) was stunning. 

One tricky area for us was that we didn’t know any suppliers (cake, decorating, beverage, photographer, catering, equipment, audio, celebrant, entertainment … the list goes on) in Christchurch. We soon found out it wasn’t a matter of what Emma knew, but who knew Emma. She was able to provide great options and recommendations for all of our wedding suppliers. Not only did they also faultlessly deliver to a very high standard, they were just wonderful people to work with who really cared about our day which made a big difference. 

Where Emma was incredible was her management of the wedding day itself. Emma had planned and was across everything so well that all was left was for us to spend the time with our family and friends and to celebrate a great wedding. After months of planning one of the comments from the bride Charlie was that it was incredibly refreshing not to have to worry about a thing on the day and just enjoy. No issue was too big or small to attend to, nothing left uncovered. We had our share of ‘oh bugger’ moments on wedding day, we had left some really important items back at the wedding venue. We mentioned it to Emma and faster than Flash Gordon she had driven back to the wedding venue and saved the moment. It’s’ not just about all of the great work that Emma did, but how she went about it, just awesome. 

All in all one of the best feelings we have about our wedding is we wouldn’t have changed a thing. A lot of feedback from the day was that it was the best wedding many had been to. Emma played a huge part in this, we wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to recommend Emma for any planning, support and management of your wedding. Emma, is certainly not just a wedding planner, she is an absolute expert in this area and we’ll be forever thankful for all of her help. 

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