I can’t say enough thank you’s to you Em. The day was immensely special to everyone there and we all felt as though we had a zen-like experience (for lack of a better term). Everyone was so connected and it was very emotional for all of us. I remember less about the details and more about the feeling that was produced…this overwhelming sense of calm. And not just because it was finally over. ;) Since I am such a perfectionist, I have never said that anything was perfect before, but I think that our wedding truly was perfect. I couldn’t imagine any of this without all your help and encouragement. Thank you so very much.
Woman’s Day 2006 about Melanie Lynskey and Jimmi Simpson’s wedding
“Finally out of frustration, Melanie searched for a wedding planner. “I found an amazing woman called Emma Newman who has absolutely saved me”
A friend, who is getting married later this year, asked for hints on how to pull off a successful wedding. She had worked in the same office as me for a year and new that I was a ‘stresser’. She wanted to know how I managed to be so calm on my wedding day. The secret…wedding planner extraordinaire, Emma Newman.
The greatest part about having Emma at our wedding was being able to enjoy every aspect of our special day with the knowledge that everything was being taken care of…Emma’s supplier suggestions enabled us to pick suppliers with confidence. All were businesses that Emma had worked with before and had had positive experiences with.
Beyond the call of duty, Emma had just given birth to baby Alice. Alice was just 14 days old on our wedding day and Emma and her wonderful husband had a plan of attack to ensure Emma was able to be with us on the big day. Such was Emma’s dedication to our wedding.
Making sure I ate something before leaving for the church… is an example of Emma’s attention to detail. When nerves take over it is easy for the bride and her family to be absorbed in the moment, Emma made sure the practical jobs were all taken care of. Even down to the final re-assurance that we all looked gorgeous as we stepped through the church door, Emma stood there with tissues and rescue remedy in hand just in case.
Emma provided bible reading suggestions for a non-religious couple and also organ music suggestions, she answered our wedding etiquette questions too like which side of the bride my granddad would stand. Emma provided amazing electronic planning templates, colour scheme suggestions, even sending clippings of ribbon she had found and lovely regular emails just to see how I was getting on.
Emma, we are so glad we found you. Your advice and support was so beneficial – We really couldn’t have done it without you. I was completely at ease about getting married knowing that we had put the work in prior and that you were there on the day. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your assistance to anyone that wants their big day to be entirely stress free and memorable.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!
Emma’s networks and relationships with the florist, photographer, caterer and so on saved so many hassles. She was able to get everything organised, agreed and signed off very efficiently. Her relationship with them also meant we got that extra level of service…
I am very organised and focused at work, so it was wonderful to have someone with the same tenacity to work with in preparing for our special day. Our wedding would’ve have been half of what it was without the work Emma put in…
Almost every guest commented on the attention to detail and planning that must have gone on to create such a seamless and relaxed day…
Planning a wedding in NZ from overseas would’ve been a nightmare. Emma’s support turned the whole experience into a dream come true. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Annie and Simon’s Bestman PJ
Wanted to make sure that you were told what a fantastic job you had done. The whole thing was top notch and your organisation integral to the smooth running of what was a wonderful celebration. Many Congrats and well done!!
Emma made herself absolutely indispensable both in the planning and on the day. With her extraordinary people skills and calming personality she is extremely good at what she does…She is very capable and efficient and somewhat of a perfectionist who inspires 100% confidence. If you ask Emma to do something you know she will do it quickly, efficiently and to the best of her ability.
Emma is also a very creative person and pays attention to the finer details which a preoccupied bride is unlikely to think of, especially on the day. She continually came up with great ideas from 12 months before my wedding up until the day, when she added many thoughtful touches, taking the initiative, taking care of things I hadn’t though about… with her outgoing, friendly personality she is comfortable in any social situation, She made a strong impression on many of our guests and people still ask after her. Having a wedding planner of Emma’s skill, expertise, creativity and passion facilitated the planning and enhanced my wedding day in many ways and I would strongly recommend her as a wedding planner.
As a relative newcomer to Christchurch, I found Emma’s extensive knowledge and experience of wedding arrangements invaluable. She was able to give me a list of recommended providers in most areas I required in the areas I required, along with comments on their level of service. This gave me the assurance of using providers with a proven record as well as allowing a cost effective approach.
I was impressed by Emma’s professional yet friendly approach when providing advice and ideas. She was able to offer suggestions without being forceful and while everyone has their own personal taste, I didn’t feel she was trying to influence my style, but draw out my themes and dreams for the day. .. In conclusion, Emma makes what can be a stressful, busy time enjoyable with her enthusiasm and genuine interest in planning for one if the most significant days of your life.