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ARCHIVES: January 2022

Thank you from Casey & Ali


What a lovely thank you from Ali Williams and Casey Green! It was my pleasure to work with you and help create your fabulous wedding day!

"Having a wedding planner involved in your day (and Jacqui Spice in particular!) completely changes your whole wedding planning experience.  Not once did I worry if something wasn`t done or ticked off the list, without a doubt it always was!  Building up to the wedding and on the wedding day at no point was I stressed about any of the details, whether it was if the flowers would arrive on time or whether the groomsmen would remember to bring their belts and shoes, I knew Jacqui would have it covered. With her list of trusted suppliers I never had to wait more than a day or less to get an answer to a question.  She would read through all the contracts from the suppliers and through all of their emails taking all that extra `stuff` away from me. 

With regards to our wedding styling - I gave Jacqui a small brief on what I wanted and she read my mind with the rest ensuring all the little extra things that would pull it all together were there.  She even went to the extent of helping my "husband" choose the fabric and the colour for his suit, going to this suit fittings and picking up the fabric from my dress maker and taking it to the suit maker to make all the groomsmen`s ties!   Nothing was too hard and basically you could have anything done for you!  Jacqui smoothed everything over and made sure everything was possible.

Leading in to the wedding Jacqui and her team also helped our guests with their accommodation and transport and with 140 guests on the guest list that took a whole lot of work off me.  My advice for future brides is to definitely use a wedding planner - it changes your whole journey and I didn`t have any stress at all through the wedding planning process.  I will be using Jacqui and her team for my 40th, 50th, 60th and beyond!"

Casey Williams


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CATEGORY : News, Weddings

All Black & Bride Stay at Southerly


We were delighted to host Ali WIlliams and his beautiful bride Casey Green at Southerly after their recent nuptials in Queenstown.

Southerly is a fabulously exclusive and private home located just outside central Queenstown with wonderful lake and mountain views.

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"Southerly was the perfect accommodation for us to relax and unwind in post our Queenstown wedding.  There was plenty of space for us and our friends and the views were breath-taking - so much so we felt like we were on top of a mountain overlooking the beauty of the lake.  We had complete privacy throughout our stay and it was a sanctuary for us to relax and unwind in after our wedding day and over New Years."
Ali Williams and Casey Green

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Photo: Courtesy of New Zealand`s Woman`s Weekly - Ross Coffey and Todd Eyre

Click here to view more information on Southerly or contact our Travel & Leisure team to book your stay at Southerly!


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Touch of Spice Properties Throughout NZ!


New Zealand has just got better ??? look where you can experience Touch of Spice throughout New Zealand now.

We have properties the length and breadth of the country from the beautiful Bay of Islands in the North to the alpine splendour of Queenstown and Wanaka.


Why not book your summer holiday with Touch of Spice now? And remember we are offering free nights in February!

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Casey Green and All Black Ali Williams' Magical Big Day!


We are delighted to have been involved in planning Casey and Ali's magical wedding day in Queenstown last week!

Check out this week`s issue of New Zealand`s Woman`s Weekly for the full article  and fabulous photos (issue dated 9 Jan 2012) of Casey and Ali`s wonderful day, or view online at

Jacqui and the team at Touch of Spice offer our warmest congratulations to the happy couple!

Photos: Ross Coffey and Todd Eyre, courtesy of NZ Woman`s Weekly

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CATEGORY : Weddings, News