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!"
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.
"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
Photo: Courtesy of New Zealand`s Woman`s Weekly - Ross Coffey and Todd Eyre
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 www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz
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
Jacqui Spice is featured in the following article in Business pages of the New Zealand Herald talking about assisting discerning travellers and clients in New Zealand.
Jacqui Spice, the founder of luxury concierge business Touch of Spice Group, gets to see how the other half lives. In fact she takes the next step - she figures out how they might like to live and then sets about making it happen while they are in New Zealand.
Named one of AmericanConde Nast Traveller`s Top Travel Specialists for 2011, Spice started her career on super yachts in her 20s, based in the Bahamas and Europe. Her work then, as now, was about sourcing and supplying whatever her clients needed. She still remembers organising the transport of a specific pot of yoghurt on a jet from New York to Croatia for a United States client. "That was an expensive pot of yoghurt," she says.
It was a world where "expectations were very high and nobody took no for an answer", she says.
Spice set up Touch of Spice in 2005. She had been working as the general manager of customer service at The Spire Hotel in Queenstown and had heard numerous complaints from overseas visitors that they couldn`t get any response from tourism operators after 5pm.
Spice`s initial business model for Touch of Spice was to work for a handful of clients from her home. Her mission statement for the business was and is: "We are 24/7, we think outside the box and never say no."
View the full article on our Media pages.
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