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.