The Walls'

Akaroa is such a special place for us given that both of us spent our childhoods on the Peninsula and with the proposal taking place on Onawe Peninsula jutting out into Akaroa Harbour, Akaroa was always going to be the place where we would get married. We really wanted to showcase the best of Akaroa. With our wedding day spread across three different venues around the harbour, it was always important for us to have someone present on the day to co-ordinate the venues and Lucy did a superb job. She communicated exceptionally well with our venue providers and successfully co-ordinated our caterers, florist, stylist, photographer and the many volunteer family friends who were helping us out across the weekend. Lucy’s on the day co-ordination meant that we could relax and enjoy our special day together knowing that everything we had planned for the day ran smoothly.

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The Rastrick's

We had our amazing wedding day on Saturday March 23rd 2019. After much deliberation I made the decision to meet with Lucy about coordinating our wedding day just 3 weeks out from the big day. All of the vendors were booked and most larger details were organised, but I was starting to feel nervous about how the day would run and who would juggle the on the day jobs that needed doing and anything extra that might pop up. I am a fairly organised and calm person in general, but by the time the wedding was that close I was just so OVER making decisions and I felt immense pressure to make sure everything was done well.

I can honestly say that making the decision to bring Lucy on board was one of the best decisions I made! Having Lucy as a part of the team lifted such a huge weight from my shoulders. She immediately whipped into shape any loose ends that I hadn’t sorted and I was able to ask her one million questions about small details that were still very important in the day running smoothly. Lucy created the most epic run sheet that meant that every single person/vendor involved knew exactly where they needed to be at what time. She also attended site visits with me so that we could coordinate all the details with the venue, and Lucy also ran the rehearsal with the celebrant - There was not a single element of the wedding day that she did not have a handle on! It was such a relief! Anytime someone asked me a question that I didn’t know the answer to, it was so great to just be able to say “Oh wait, I’ll ask Lucy”. It was absolutely amazing to feel like I had someone on my team, who knew exactly what we wanted, and would be there on the day to make sure that our dreams came true. This meant that I was able to wake up on the day of the wedding and be completely present and just enjoy each and every moment and take it all in! Of course I had never been married before and so having a wedding professional to give you advice about every detail is absolutely invaluable.

If you’re in the planning stages of your wedding - Lucy’s knowledge of Christchurch vendors will be incredibly valuable to you. She not only has a huge directory of tried and tested vendors, but she knows them all well and has excellent relationships with them. To top off Lucy’s incredible skill set, she is also extremely professional, passionate and a super fun and lovely person and was an absolute pleasure to have around on our wedding day!

I am not sure if this testimony really does justice to what Lucy brings to your wedding day, as I am sure that there are many behind the scenes elements that I’ve brushed over or not even realised she did! She is that efficient! I can not recommend Lucy enough. Thank you so much Lucy for being a part of our dream day, it wouldn’t of been the same without you!

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The Smith's

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for making our wedding so easy to plan!  

I'm a (recovering) serial over thinker so I went into wedding planning with a goal of not becoming an anxious mess by the time the wedding came around. I wanted not only the day to be fun and relaxed, but also the whole planning process. 

Using the directory was a life saver as it gave me a curated collection of options to pick from which saved me from picking through hundreds in a google search. Of the options on the directory I looked closer into a couple of each that suited me and picked from there, so easy! This seriously saved me so much time, I had picked basically everyone that we would use in one evening!  

It also gave me so much peace of mind knowing that the vendors on the directory have been tried and tested especially as we couldn't meet them as we were planning from the North Island. On the day everything turned out a million times better than I could even have hoped for, and everyone we dealt with were just super professional, kind people who slotted into our day like family. 

The actual day was just the best! (of course we all say that haha) right from the start I knew we would be doing things a bit different from the usual. Both my partner and I hate being in the spotlight too much so used this as an opportunity to pick apart the whole "wedding' day and only include things that were important or had meaning for us. I'm so so so glad we did this, it saved us not only a huge bunch of money but we ended up with a day that was perfectly us!

The first thing that went was the long wait between the engagement and wedding. We got engaged in August and originally thought we would wait a year but as we dug a bit deeper into what we wanted we realized we would be having just a small gathering so there was no need to wait a full year.

Out went bridesmaids, the huge guest list, cake, groomsmen, a wedding arch, chairs, speeches, table linens and a whole bunch of other wedding traditions we didn't feel the need to have. We settled on a evening ceremony with just immediate family (8 people) at Godly Heads followed by drinks and dessert with friends and a few more family members (30 total). Although our day was small numbers wise I did still want the things we did include to be beautiful. At this point I went straight to the directory to book in our vendors asap as I knew we would be booking super late for the coming summer wedding season!

I just want to say again a huge thank you for setting up the directory, it made planning so much easier and we connected with such great people to help with our day. It was just the best!

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The Simcock's

Lucy from Christchurch Weddings is one truly amazing human. Her help during our planning process was invaluable; she kept us on track and gave us plenty of guidance and advice along the way.

Having Lucy there to coordinate our big day was a game changer. She not only helped with setup and styling, she took all the stress away and made sure that the day ran smoothly.

We couldn’t recommend Lucy highly enough!

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Jen Collett - Little Slumbers Christchurch

Lucy helped as an assistant to a photo shoot I was organizing for the launch of a new product of mine. One thing that really stood out for me was her initiative, although given guidelines on what we had planned, Lucy stood back and watched then got to work on any behind the scenes things that needed to be done. She was so helpful and proactive and helped make the day run so smoothly.

Lucy also wrote a blog post about my new Bridal Slumbers after interviewing me. She was well prepared and my blog post was up in no time, I really couldn't fault a thing. I am so pleased to be a part of the CW directory now.

I would honestly thoroughly recommend her to anyone, from professionalism right through to the awesome vibe she has about her, you seriously won't go wrong.

Sarah Clements - Sarah Clements Photography

Before Christchurch Weddings existed I had many times thought about the need for a collective place to showcase the talent that exists in Christchurch. When Lucy appeared I knew she was the perfect person to bring together the best in the industry.

She has an eye for creatives who not only are great at what they do, but passionate about providing incredible experiences for their clients. When I became a directory member, the traffic on my website increased and within an hour of her first posting a link to my work - a booking!

A Christchurch Weddings bride is one with style and fun and I hope to be associated with CW for years to come. It's such a refreshing group of creatives and I personally love each and every vendor in the directory - they are all the best.

With love, Sarah
Sarah Clements Photography
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