Nicole and Junior – November 2014
Hi Andrea & Fiona
Junior and I cannot thank you both enough for the help, advice & guidance in preparing for our special day. Its people like you that can make that difference in a special event like a wedding. The service you both offer is amazing!
From the first email, to the first meeting with Fiona I knew I had made the right decision in taking on a wedding planner for our day. There is nothing that I can critique Wedded Bliss on but only rave about how you both look after your clients so well and do anything possible to ensure the couple are stress free. I’ll be sure to spread the word about awesome you both are.
Andrea and Fiona I hope we cross paths again just so that we can thank you both in person – hopefully over a nice cocktail.
Meitaki maata, Mr & Mrs Luteru
Lyn and Richard – October 2014
Sea Change Villas
Kia Orana Andrea,
Many thanks for everything both you and Fiona have done over the past few months. We had a wonderful time and a very special wedding day all thanks to your brilliant team. Fiona was simply beautiful and made everything fall into place so easily, always putting us at ease. She went out of her way to make everything perfect.
Ine was fabulous! She just knew exactly what we liked and how to achieve a brilliant result, and the photos are amazing! She also went out of her way, taking us to extra locations for very special memories. We loved JK, he was so easy to relate to and his vows were just perfect for us, he was terrific. Kim and Hannah from Pacific Village were lovely and I was thrilled with the result. The florist did such a great job with all the flowers, we hated to leave them behind they were so beautiful. We actually gave them to Beverley and the Sea Change team because they were absolutely fabulous to us, and wonderful people.
Rarotonga now holds a special place in our hearts, we are missing being there. In fact, we have made the decision to return for our 1st anniversary next year so we have something to look forward to!!
So thank you all very much again, please pass on our regards to everyone- we will remember our special day for a lifetime xx.
Lynne and Duncan – October 2014
Moana Sands Hotel
Kia Orana Andrea
Duncan and I would like to say a huge thank you for organising the best wedding that we could have hoped for, you even turned the weather on for us. Everything was absolutely perfect and everyone we had to meet with were just the best. Fiona was absolutely incredible and made everything just so relaxed and easy. Everyone had a fantastic time and were so impressed with how everything came together and how it all looked. Once again many thanks we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect day.
Warm regards, Lynne & Duncan
Michelle and Ryan – July 2014
Crown Beach Resort
Hi Andrea and Fiona,
Ryan and I would like to say a massive thank you ladies for organising the most amazing wedding day for us in Rarotonga, which is now one of our favourite places. We fell in love with the island the moment we arrived and will be back. You made the organising stress free from the first email and achieved everything we asked for and more! The big day went smoothly and all our guests had an amazing day, it even stopped raining for the ceremony – but you had that covered as well.
Michelle and Ryan
Wunder-Luv and Callum – June 2014
Sea Change Villas
I just wanted to take the time to thank you & your wonderful team on everything that you done to make our day better than perfect!! Fiona was AMAZING, Tua = The Man.. Teresa was phenomenal, the flowers, photographers and videographers, hair and make up, dance troupe!! I seriously cannot praise them high enough!!
Our day was truly better than we could have ever imagined and it was all thanks to you and your wonderful team!! So once again, thank you, thank you, thank you
Sue and Rodd, Renewal of Vows – June 2014
Dear Andrea and Fiona,
Would I write “a testimonial”? Well, I must say this is my great pleasure. It also however makes me think again how two words can mean so much. It all started last November with Googling Renewal of Vows in Rarotonga, being happy with what was seen on line, and then contacting Andrea at Wedded Bliss.
From then my bombardment of emails always brought a very informative and cheerful response and so from being just a wish on my bucket list, it culminated in a wonderful day to remember forever when we renewed our wedding vows on the beach in Rarotonga after 42 years of marriage.
This was a joint celebration for a milestone birthday for my husband. I just wish beach weddings in Rarotonga were such a hot idea back in 1972. We had married in a very traditional winter service at 6 p.m. with all the guests in formal attire, a lavish dinner to follow and many guests present. It was fabulous but this time, right from the start, it just seemed seamless and easy with the expert planning of Wedded Bliss. We would do it again in a heartbeat. My multitude of questions in many emails were never a bother to Andrea. She had very helpful suggestions, gave great guidance and whilst we wanted a small and private ceremony with only our immediate family present, it had the feeling of something just so much bigger and momentous in our lives.
Andrea arranged for us to have our chosen celebrant John Kenning and he was awesome. Our surprise for the family was only revealed on the morning of our special day in June and they were all very excited. We met with Fiona and John prior to the celebration day but as the time approached for our 4 p.m. ceremony on 18th June, I started to get quite nervous. Ridiculous at my age but it suddenly seemed such a huge thing to be doing. As soon as Fiona arrived I felt completely at ease and from then on I was thoroughly relaxed.
In the morning she took us to see a beach where it would be more sheltered than the one where we were staying and this proved to be the perfect location. It was truly lovely. When she arrived with our flowers I felt quite emotional because they were so beautiful and just so perfect. We chose Angle Photography to capture our memories for the future and Ine was a treasure. She fully understood how a two year-old loves to be constantly on the move and was totally relaxed with our beautiful grandson who being oblivious to the significance of the occasion, just enjoyed himself on the beach as a two year-old should. The camera kept on clicking while he threw coconuts from our heart shape into the water and generally just meandered all around us and in and out of the water. Ine was not bothered in the least and kept the camera clicking away to capture the many special moments that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Thank you all very much for helping us to live the dream and I think we can prove that age does indeed not matter, it is the way you live it and what you do that does. Bliss? You bet, Wedded Bliss!
With our thanks and love, Sue and Rod
Melissa and Matthew – June 2014
Moana Sands Hotel
Hi Andrea & Fiona,
Back from paradise now and just wanted to say a big thank you from Matthew and myself. I don’t think our day could’ve gone any better and we had so much fun! And our friends and family also commented on what a wonderful time they had. We will always have awesome memories and we can’t wait to get back to Raro again!
It was lovely to meet you both, you guys do such an amazing job and we really felt looked after throughout the whole process. Andrea, thanks for your patience and responsiveness in answering all my unending questions, you certainly made the process so much less daunting! Fiona, thank you for your guidance on the day (and days leading up to). You made us feel very comfortable and at ease. And I thought the marquee set up was simply beautiful. Thank you ladies so much!
Much love, Melissa
Ashlee and Adam – May 2014
Cooks Bay Villas
We would like to say a huge, huge thank you to the Team at Wedded Bliss for making our wedding day as amazing as it was. Our wedding day could not have gone more smoothly and we wouldn’t change a thing, it really was perfect.
Being a bit of a planner myself and having a strong vision of what we were wanting, I was hesitant in handing over the reins for someone else to plan my wedding, and was determined to plan it all myself. I realised very quickly what a huge task this was. Living in another country and after reading all the great reviews, decided to work with the Wedded Bliss team. It really was the best decision we made.
Right from the start, Andrea went out of her way to answer my millions 🙂 of questions and emails and carried this on right throughout the months prior to the wedding. She was so helpful, supportive and prompt with her emails, it really made it so easy. When we met Fiona in Rarotonga she was equally as friendly and helpful and we knew we were in great hands between the two of them. Fiona’s relaxed, friendly approach is exactly what you want for an island wedding.
The actual wedding day was SO stress free and enjoyable with everything taken care of. The marquee set up was beautiful and the extras such as Ine our photographer, Tua our lovely celebrant and the makeup and hair ladies, all recommended by Wedded Bliss, were fantastic.
Because we knew the look and feel that we were after and also having family living in Rarotonga who were keen to help out where they could, it was super important to us that we could put our own flair on our wedding day and include the personal touches from our families. Wedded Bliss listened to our ideas and worked with us to ensure that these things were included to make our wedding special and unique to us.
Once again our huge thank you Andrea and Fiona, it really was a special day that we will always treasure.
Hannah & Jai – March 2014
Thank you so much for everything you did and all the effort you put in. I really appreciate how easy the planning and actual wedding day was on me, Jai and all other guests at our wedding. Having both you and Fiona there really made us feel rest assured that our guests were being looked after when we were off having photos. We absolutely loved the reception set up, it was more than I ever dreamed it would look like and was the perfect balance of modern and romantic. We also loved working with Ine and the photos are just magical! All of our family and friends back home can’t stop mentioning our beautiful photos and I can’t stop looking at them. We have already got our favourites printed and put in frames on our walls. The ladies that did our hair and makeup were excellent and great at accommodating mum as she needed to be done a little later. Just everything went to smoothly and turned out better than we imagined so for that I can’t thank you enough for making our special day so magical and one that we will never forget!
Michelle & Wayne Horne, February 2014
Kia Orana Fiona & Andrea Amazing..Breathtaking..Speechless…these are just a few of the words that describes our wedding day/night. A huge THANKYOU!! to Fiona, Andrea & Teresa (who totally saved my day and my ring) lol. I couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful and stress free wedding day thanks to the hard working girls of Wedded Bliss, from finding the perfect venue (YAY..Andrea lol) to the set up of the marquee and fairy lights, organising the boys and girls, getting me into my dress (awesome Fiona) to the 5 star dinner banquet. I could go on and on and now I’m all teary eyed just thinking about it,. I guess what it really comes down to is family, and Wedded Bliss became part of ours that day by being there to oversee all details so we could relax and enjoy each other in laughter and love…and for this we will always be grateful. xox