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Let’s go on an adventure

New Zealand Wedding Planning from the Heart

Our name is borrowed from the curious, rid-of-all-constraints Fantail, or as the Maori, the tangata whenua (Indigenous people) of Aotearoa, New Zealand, call this adventurous bird – Piwakawa.

In Maori mythology, the appearance of a Piwakawa signals the opportunity to prepare for an event. 

 That’s how we approach each wedding day. Curious and ready. 

Weddings can sometimes feel like gilded cages – where you feel like you “have to” uphold certain traditions, follow a script, do what your families expect of you – and all those things are lovely.

But is there room for you? 

 We create space to break free from the restraints and enjoy every second of your wedding with an air of unfettered freedom. That’s how we’ll produce your day, honouring and leaving space for the unexpected, the wild and free, the beautiful and romantic, unscripted, the true and the real. 

Just for you

Full-Service Wedding Planning

Having an expert guide walk alongside you on the wedding planning journey allows you to keep up with your busy life.

We do the leg work, so you don’t have to.

We listen to your vision and manage it into a practical process, providing couples with a one-stop wedding planning solution.

Our process keeps you in touch with all decisions, but keeps from boging down or overloaded, ensuring you stay focused on the important, becoming a married couple.

Package Inclusion & Process

  • Complimentary discovery call to chat about your needs and for you to get to know us.
  • In-person/Zoom consultations, monthly meetings

  • Unlimited support via email

  • Guidelines for the creation of a budget are provided

  • Full management of budget, vendor contracts and payments included

  • Full transparency and efficiency of planning, with web-based tools and tracking

  • Development & maintenance of comprehensive timelines for your best interests

  • All vendor coordination, management and communication

  • Venue liaison and walkthroughs

  • Rental management

  • Introductions to all preferred vendors that fit your budget and styling

  • Catering management

  • Transportation management

  • Comprehensive event design, including custom builds

  • Wedding Guest coordination & touchpoints
  • RSVP management

  • Room blocks, rate negotiation and overseeing check-ins
  • Wedding website management

  • Full Production of Onsite delivery
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Just for you

Part Wedding  Planning Service

A wedding is more than a single day of logistics.

It’s a set of sensations: a visual and culinary feast, the way the earth sounds and feels underneath your dancing shoes or feet, the scents wafting off of the candles or flowers you’ve put in place. The true joy of creating a day that will live with you for the rest of your life is magic and a huge undertaking.

 Our Part Wedding Planning Service supports you on the journey, taking over the reins in the final push to allow you to be a guest of honour at your celebration.

Hosting, staring, and troubleshooting your celebration while being your best self is exhausting. It’s wise to have a trusted sidekick.

You will contract your vendor team. We are on hand to advise you with recommendations and collaborate on your contracts, ensuring you are covered to create the day you envision. 

You are driving the wedding planning ship with us as co-captain support until we take over about three months out. 

Package Inclusion & Process

  • Complimentary discovery call to chat about your needs and for you to get to know us.
  • In-person/Zoom consultations, monthly meetings

  • Unlimited support via email

  • Guidelines for the creation of a budget 

  • Onboarding to Aisle Planner for efficiency of planning, with web-based tools and tracking

  • Development & maintenance of comprehensive timelines and floor plans for your best interests

  • Logistics coordination and timeline liaison with all your suppliers, MC and VIPs to ensure a smooth day
  • Introductions to all preferred vendors that fit your budget and styling

  • Review the venue’s Order of Events to match the day that is being created
  • All vendor coordination, management and communication take over three months out
  • Full Management of Onsite delivery on the wedding day
  • In our comprehensive handover, we will hold an in-depth consultation to review all the confirmed details, including seating charts, RSVP lists, and music playlists
  • One week before your big day, we will meet in person for a final styling, run sheet, and floor plan check

If you are on a DIY wedding planning mission and looking for advice, check out our online services.