If there was one big thing I wanted to achieve for our wedding, it was that I didn’t spend the day stressing about things. I’m a bit of a control freak, and on top of this, our relocation from Christchurch to Hawke’s Bay meant I couldn’t even be in the same place as our wedding. So I sent Emma an email explaining that I just wanted some confirmation from our reception venue and it wasn’t happening. She called me straight away and did some initial butt kicking for us to get things in place. I liked the idea of having someone down in Christchurch watching our back, so what started off as a small task ended in the year long project management of our wedding. Emma would Skype us every second month and told us all the things we needed to get sorted. I loved this as I was still in control of what our wedding was, but she highlighted the things that we needed to make decisions on for the next 2 months. If things got tricky, Emma even made the calls and emails I really didn’t want to make. This relationship proved invaluable when the earthquakes hit Christchurch. I knew Emma had my back, and if there was anything that became too much for me to deal with, she was willing to sort it out.
Emma, you are a truly wonderful person and you’re more like part of the family then our wedding planner! You’re energy and professionalism creates the perfect mixture of someone that is easy to get on and can get stuff done. You planned around OUR vision of our wedding, rather than plan YOUR vision of our wedding, which meant that although we had ‘help’, everything was completely ‘us’. Because of your support, I had the most relaxed and enjoyable day.