Allisa and Dave
Arielle and Scott
We were married on March 12th, 2016 in Byron Bay and our experience could not have been better. We found Kiera (Creative Weddings) online and immediately loved the style of her website. We live in California, US but my husband is from Australia so we decided to go back to Oz to get married. Communication is always tough when you can’t just call or text but Kiera made every step of the way a piece of cake. From late nights to early mornings and arranging Skype sessions around a crazy time difference, Kiera was classy and professional as well as very accommodating. Sometimes I would send novel long emails – and I would always get the answers I needed as well as a positive attitude from Kiera. As the day approached, I felt so calm and confident. We met Kiera at our location the day before the wedding. Her presence was so tranquil and helpful. We immediately got to work on solidifying all of our designs and plans. The day of our wedding was oddly serene. Kiera arrived in the morning and immediately began striking up the decor. We had a very ‘out of the box’ style wedding so everything from our ambiance, decorations, food set-up and floral arrangements were different in the sense of requiring a lot more detail in some aspects and a lot less detail in others. Kiera went with the flow every step of the way and helped us create the dream we had been envisioning for so long. Kiera’s styling eye and coordination is impeccable and she went above and beyond any expectation I had. We had rented a large farm house in Nashua where we spent the weekend with wedding friends and family guests but this would also be our reception area. Our ceremony was at Byron Bay at the lighthouse. Kiera came first thing in the morning to the Nashua house, left to set up the ceremony in the afternoon and was back at the house slaving away in the kitchen prepping food and finishing decorating before we even returned. She professionally worked around playing children, pool water being tracked everywhere, MANY female onions and was highly spoken about from all of them. I felt like I could communicate clearly with her and that everything I said was always heard. She helped me feel calm and worry-free. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her and how flexible she was about our very strange and off-the-beaten-path style. I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the areas she serves as she was the best. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Kiera.
Camilla and Chris
Thank you to Kiera for planning and delivering our dream wedding. From the outset Kiera looked after us as bride and groom with the upmost respect and care. We didn’t have long to plan our wedding and Kiera rose to this challenge exceptionally. We would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the most divine, enjoyable, relaxed and perfect day of our life. Kiera is a joy to work with, dedicated and very organised. Our recommendation could not come with a higher seal of approval, dreams come true….. Ours definitely did.
Gina and Nicholas
Mari and Toom
Hi Kiera! We were looking at different options on how to elope in Australia and when we found you, we did not have to look any further! From the first contact we had with you, we knew that we were in good hands, because you were so professional and on top of things! After we had saved our date, you organized everything smoothly and made sure that everything was exactly as we wished! We did not have any worries! Even when it rained on our wedding day and we were supposed to have a beach wedding, you re-organized the ceremony to our wonderful hotel balcony and we had a rainforest-like location instead! Thank you for choosing the most wonderful and lovely people to assist us on our wedding day (hair and make up stylists, photographer, florist and celebrant), who made us feel very special and relaxed! We really enjoyed every aspect from our wedding day and we would not change a thing! Being from overseas (Estonia), eloping in Australia seemed at first a little bit crazy, because we did not know a thing, but trusting you was the best decision we did! We highly recommend you for everybody who would like a personalized and memorable wedding that is completely stress-free! A massive thank you for taking care of everything so we could fully enjoy our wedding day! Mari and Toom Tani
Brooke and Luke
To the beautiful Kiera, I had been planning my wedding well before I was engaged and had a set vision of what I wanted and on 16 October 2015 you made that vision come to life! Luke and I cannot thank you enough for being the backbone behind our big day. We both went into the day thinking it would be stressful and fly by so quickly but it was the opposite. As cliché as it sounds we had the best day of our lives! You made everything run so smoothly and without a hitch with your calming nature and complete understanding of what we wanted. I know i wasn’t the easiest of clients sometimes with my determination to have some details perfect to a tee but you sourced everything I wanted and I thank you for your patience and understanding. Lastly, you’re an absolute legend and if I thanked you for every tiny detail you took care of, we’d be here all week so from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU! xo
Zoe and Mathew
Hi Kiera, Matt and I would like to sincerely thank you for creating and coordinating our perfect day. From the moment we met you over Skype, we knew the lead up to the wedding and the day of would go off without hitch. You kept me calm and stress-free throughout the whole process and I can honestly say, hand on heart that our day couldn’t have happened without you. Being a destination wedding, I had my worries and doubts whether we made the right decision, but we put our full trust in you and trusted your reviews on vendors and suppliers and you couldn’t have done a better job. Anyone that knows me knows I stress about EVERYTHING and I think secretly, they were waiting for bridezilla to come out but I was so surprised at how calm I was, especially on the day. I have you to thank you for this, you never let me worry about the things that weren’t going to plan and assured me everything was under control and that it would be absolutely beautiful no matter what the weather was doing. You are such an organised, professional, friendly and genuine person who has such a passion for creating a magical day for her clients. Matt and I cannot thank you enough for being a big part of our day and allowing us to enjoy each moment without the pressure of being rushed. It was the best day of our lives. Love Matt and Zoe
NATALIE AND ADAM
Hi Kiera, Adam and I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our wedding day truly the best day of our lives. You were absolutely phenomenal in the lead up to Saturday, and on the day you were just such a calming presence, on top of every single little detail…we felt so relaxed knowing you were managing everything so efficiently and perfectly. Everyone has been commenting on how great you were and we honestly couldn’t have done it without you. Saturday was just the absolute best day…everything turned out exactly as we’d hoped and totally surpassed our expectations. Thank you again so much for being playing integral part in making that happen. You were amazing. We’re relaxing down in Yamba now, just chilling out and enjoying the sun…we still can’t stop smiling and chatting about Saturday. 🙂 Thank you again! With our warmest regards, Nat and Adam xx
Alana and Daniel
BIANCA AND ANTHONY
Like many soon to be brides, I read all of the blogs and checklists and the one thing that always came up in my research was to hire a on the day coordinator. I am very organised and originally thought, do I really need someone to help me? Even if you are the most organised person out there, trust me you will not go wrong with hiring a wedding planner or on the day coordinator. Once you make that decision, I cannot recommend Kiera highly enough! From the very beginning when I was researching coordinators, Kiera was the most outstanding and professional planner I came across. Kiera was always professional and personable and I really felt like she had my back no matter what. In our first meeting, Kiera raised so many things that I didn’t even think of and gave me great tips on how to make my plans even better! Kiera was an absolute superstar! The week leading up to my wedding was every brides nightmare – overcast and raining! I took a couple days off work leading up to the wedding and with the help of Kiera devised a wet weather plan. Luckily I had Kiera with me every step of the way and she helped me organise a marquee and re-design my outdoor reception! The day before the wedding was torrential rain and really windy and Kiera met us at the venue. We sat down and talked through Plan A and Plan B and she totally calmed me down. Knowing she was there for me and would do her absolute best to make sure the wedding was as close to my vision as possible made me feel at ease. The morning of the wedding, everyone kept asking me if I was ok because I was so calm. I really did not stress about one thing because I knew Kiera was all over every detail and had it all under control. Divine intervention played a helpful hand and the sun came out and Kiera arrived confirming we could stick to Plan A! Kiera got straight to work and set up everything for us! Ceremony and reception. Kiera understood my personality and always checked in with me during the day to make sure I was happy with everything and the day could not have gone any better. After the guests left, Kiera stayed back and packed everything up for us inside and when we woke up there was very little for us to do. I was totally in awe and so thankful! I honestly look back on my wedding day and truly believe it was the best day of my life and I am so grateful for Kiera and everything she did for us!
Kiera is incredible! Thank you so much Kiera. Without her our day would not have been as fantastic or magical as it was. We only had 6 months to plan the wedding once we had set the date and we are not from Byron Bay so Kiera was invaluable. She had all the contacts and knew all the best vendors to use. Every vendor we used for the wedding that Kiera suggested were fantastic and so professional. From the first conversation I had with Kiera, I felt she understood exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. I am a person who likes to control most things but I have to say I was completely comfortable trusting Kiera with the planning of our wedding. Kiera was so organised and professional but so friendly and easy to get along with. She was always available and happy to answer any questions I had. I had a freakout moment at one point during the planning, not because I was overwhelmed with everything but because I thought I wasn’t as stressed as I should be. This was because Kiera had everything under control. I had seen friends plan their own weddings and I felt it couldn’t be this easy. As Charles said in his speech at our wedding, when we became engaged we had no idea how hard it was to plan a wedding and we still don’t because we had Kiera. Kiera genuinely cares about her clients and worked so hard to ensure our day was everything we wanted. Thank you again so much, Terri-Lee and Charles
Lisa and Gavin
I contacted Kiera in early 2015 without even having a date set for our wedding. Kiera made it easy to make decisions. After our first phone call and discussing the best time of year for weather and location I had already made my mind up that I wanted Kiera to be involved in our special day. Being ‘involved’ is the understatement of the year! Kiera organised absolutely everything…. The location, styling, celebrant, flowers, photographer, hire car – you name it! With such a vague brief from myself, Kiera understood exactly what I wanted. Her communication was amazing and she responded to absolutely every question I had which was so important because I was not close and didn’t have the opportunity to see samples or view the location etc. Travelling from Darwin to Byron for this special occasion, and not being familiar with the area, having Kiera taking care of everything just completely put our minds at ease. We were confident that everything was going to be amazing. Still – Kiera completely exceeded our expectations! The setting was perfect, the photographer was perfect, the flowers were perfect, our ceremony just perfect, EVERYTHING was perfect and all from vendors Kiera recommended and sourced. Kiera’s energy and desire to make your special day exactly that, just cannot me measured. I can’t say I would change absolutely anything about our day and I am so glad I found Kiera!! Thank you Kiera for making our day amazing and thank you for sharing it with us xx
Shahna and Toby
I was a bit unsure about getting a planner when I first started organising our wedding. But now I can now honestly say hiring Kiera at Creative Weddings as our on-the-day coordinator was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding, I was able to enjoy all the little moments during the day, while Kiera was busy setting up, calling suppliers, sorting out the groom and groomsmen and making sure everything was perfect, including reminding me to eat before the ceremony! Kiera was also there to calm me down in the few weeks leading up to the wedding, and happily organised all my last minute decisions. I feel as though I should mention here, we planned an outside ceremony, looking over a beautiful valley, but Mother Nature blessed us with torrential rain and cyclonic winds, every part of our wedding day had so much potential to go horribly wrong. But Kiera was there to discreetly manage every element and ensure it was still just as I imagined it to be. All this while I was enjoying a comfy, cosy morning inside getting pampered with my bridesmaids. I did not have a stress in the world! When the ceremony started, it was cold, miserable and absolutely perfect. I walked down the aisle in a warm room lit with fairy lights, a roaring fire place and full of family and friends. I suddenly realised how much effort actually went in to setting this all up last minute – something I would not have been able to do without Kiera! Our wedding was better than I imagined. NOTHING went wrong, EVERYTHING was perfect, and I have Creative Weddings to thank for that. So thank you Kiera, for first meeting us with a warm hug and huge smile, as you congratulated us on our engagement, to ensuring me over and over everything would be fine, and keeping professional and calm throughout the whole process. You played a huge role in to creating so many wonderful memories that Toby and I will cherish forever. All our love, Shahna and Toby xx
Katie and Dan
Jody and Jason
Dear Kiera, It is with very happy hearts, we say a HUGE thank you for your amazing efforts in coordinating our heavenly wedding day. Whilst, to many deciding to get married at a venue we had never seen, nor would see, in a completely different state seemed down right crazy, but to us we trusted our gut & well, we had you on our team, and you had us covered. Thank you, for helping us understand our venue, recommending wonderful suppliers and for going above and beyond with your advices, tips and invaluable insight into Koonyum Range. We wanted to create a day that was relaxed, free spirited and filled with love. We were worried having a coordinator would make it feel too structured and formal, however you worked so gracefully to help us create a day that flowed effortlessly and felt just like us. You took the time to really understand our vision for the day, and because of that we felt incredibly comfortable having you there, working your magic. Lots of love and a very big thank you, you are wonderful. Warmest Regards, Jody & Jason
Alisia and Michael
Natasha and Corey
Immediately following our wedding, my husband asked me what piece of advice would you give to someone who was getting married? I quickly answered ‘get a wedding planner’. I had been organising our wedding over a long period of time whilst working a very demanding job. Eventually, it came to a point where I didn’t have time during the week to engage, get quotes, book and organise suppliers for the wedding. I was running out of time and was overwhelmed. I have seen many friends organise their own wedding and have seen all of them spend the last few months leading up to their wedding stressed and unable to enjoy what should be the happiest time of their lives – I was determined to not let that happen to me – that’s when Kiera came to the rescue. Kiera quickly took control of the situation and sorted everything. Kiera took the time to understand our vision for the wedding and provided me with ideas and insight that was invaluable. The suppliers that Kiera recommended were amazing – the styling, flowers and cake (to name a few) that Kiera organised were all of the highest quality. My friends and family continually remarked that I was the calmest bride they had ever seen – I was able to be calm and relaxed because I knew that I had a highly competent and trustworthy wedding planner dealing with everything. Our ceremony and reception was perfect. We were able to enjoy every minute of our day/night thanks to Kiera. Everything went so smoothly and though she never showed any sign of stress, I know Kiera worked very hard to ensure we had the best day. The biggest peace of mind was knowing that Kiera was there on the day/night dealing with issues that I have no doubt arose. She was there to communicate with the venue, talk to the DJ, assist the MC and ensure that every element (there was many) went off without a hitch (or without the bride/groom being aware of). I have no doubts whatsoever that the perfection of our day/night can be attributed to Kiera. I highly encourage and recommend any bride planning a wedding to engage Kiera – it is the best decision we made for our day. Thank you, Kiera!! Love, Natasha and Corey
Katie and Matt
As our wedding was in Byron and we are both professionals it was great being able to rely on Kiera’s suggestions with suppliers and styling. Every single person, from catering to porters, she works with is not only the best in the business but really lovely. On the day I was able to enjoy getting ready with my bridesmaids and not stress or wake up at a crazy time, like I have seen other brides do. I didn’t want to see the layout until I walked down the aisle and trusted Kiera that it would look like my pointers boards. Our wedding was like a dream. Even if I had tried to explain what I wanted , the day was even more then I could have imagined. Through out the day Kiera made sure everything ran smoothly and made sure the wedding party and guests were looked after. One of my favourite moments was when everyone left and Kiera, despite working a long day, sat with us for a glass of champagne and we debriefed. For me it was about the personal touches and Kiera was a joy to work with. EVERY BRIDE AND EVERY WEDDING NEEDS A PLANNER LIKE KIERA! Thank you so much for being so amazing. Love, Katie x
Hello Kiera, Where do I begin in my thanks to you? You did such a wonderful job planning Katie and Matt’s wedding and even though I am sure there were many stressful moments, you organised everything so beautifully that we were oblivious to any challenges. It really was a dream wedding and that was all because of you. You have surrounded yourself with an incredible team of wonderful people who are all masters of what they do. From the portaloo Man (who was so lovely) to the lighting, the chairs and tables, the stage, the bar and your stylists every single person was professional, happy and a delight to meet. Please thank them all from me. Success leaves clues and there are so many signs around you of why you are such a success. If ever you need a testimonial from me please use this or give my number to any future brides to be. You are AWESOME and I am so grateful for you. Thank you for everything, Kiera. Sending you a huge hug, Suzanne.
Hi Kiera, I just wanted to say thank you so much for planning our wedding at Verandahs at Byron Bay. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and getting to know you. What I really liked was your calm and easy going personality which made everything work seamlessly. It was the best day of my life! Cheers, Matthew.
Deearne and Shane
To dear Kiera, Shane and I cannot thank you enough for all your amazing work you did with arranging our wedding at Wategos Beach. Words cannot describe just how happy we are with how our wedding turned out. For me it was my dream wedding. As you know I previously arranged weddings in Bali and always dreamed myself having a beach wedding. So when the day came to get married I knew that I would want a beach wedding. Our wedding was suppose to be just a simple elopement with the three of us (myself, Shane & son, Blake) with no styling but turned into a wedding with 25 people just three weeks prior to the wedding date. You made the changes so easy with no fuss and no added stress. When I called completely stressed out you calmed me down. Kiera, thank you for being there for me throughout the whole process and treating me like a friend. Your lovely nature made the process so much easier and I would recommend you to anyone wanting to get married. A lot of people work hard and never get appreciation for it – I believe you definitely deserve appreciation and praise for your hard work. You made our wedding day one Shane and I will never forget. Thank you also to the stylist who made our wedding venue absolutely stunning, hair and makeup artist, celebrant, photographer and florist for making our day amazing also. I cannot fault any detail of our wedding, I absolutely loved it. Deearne & Shane xx