Testimonials

Kiera was the most outstanding and professional planner I came across

BIANCA AND ANTHONY

BiancaLike 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!

Without her our day would not have been as fantastic or magical as it was.

TERRI LEE AND CHARLES
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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

THANKYOU Kiera for making our day absolutely perfect!

Lisa and Gavin

11904658_979070895446839_6602343495908447656_nI 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

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!

Shahna and Toby

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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

Kiera from Creative Weddings is just an absolute powerhouse when it comes to planning and getting things done.

Katie and Dan

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What can I say….. Wow!! Kiera from Creative Weddings is just an absolute powerhouse when it comes to planning and getting things done, which meant all we had to do on the day before, and day of, was drop off some decorations, spend time with our family and friends, drink a glass of champagne, get ready and say “I DO!”. We even surfed the day before and day of the wedding! Absolute no stress at all! Honestly, I can’t speak highly enough of her, from the very start Kiera was professional and straight onto the task. I was a bit of a mess when I first called her, I had only been engaged for 2 weeks and was starting to panic already. We had Kiera helping us from that first phone call right to the very end (in fact, I am pretty sure we were asleep in bed before she even got home on the night of the wedding!). She goes above and beyond, and makes you feel like yours is the only wedding she has to do, even though that’s not the case. Nothing was ever an issue, or too hard, she made our dream become a reality, and on the night was such a great support (even running in to write words with a sparkler for a photo!). We couldn’t have done it without her, our entire wedding experience was so enjoyable because of her advice and help, and the one time I did actually start to stress (a week before the big day) she had me calm within minutes and sent me away with an orderly, easy to-do list to tick off, and before I knew it everything was done. If you are thinking of getting a planner but think it’s out of your budget or unnecessary, we can guarantee you, you will not regret having Kiera’s help. It was the best money we spent on our whole wedding. Thank you so much Kiera, from the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for everything you did, we couldn’t believe we were looking at our own wedding when we got back from taking photos. It was everything we’d dreamed of and more. Even now watching the video, it feels like it must have been someone else’s perfect day haha! We will treasure the memories forever, and are so blessed to have gained a wonderful friend in you. You are one special lady. Don’t stop doing what you do. Lots of love and endless thanks, Dan and Katie McManus (whoop whoop! that’s right…married!)

You worked so gracefully to help us create a day that flowed effortlessly and felt just like us.

Jody and Jason

Jody+++Jason++051Dear 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

Thank you for being so attentive, so patient and so professional with every step of the way.

Alisia and Michael

11407068_946447568709172_1679181080357378738_nDear Kiera, Its hard to articulate properly how appreciative we are of everything you did and you and your team were able to achieve. I have always dreamt of a relaxed, romantic, fun and intimate wedding, and what we had met and exceeded all of my expectations.  Having already had a baby, Michael and I wanted to keep things intimate and not too traditional, so when we started planning our wedding we googled ‘elopement packages’. We knew we wanted to get away (coming from Melbourne) and were deciding between Noosa and Byron Bay. The initial response we received from you, and the confidence you gave me in the ceremony and reception options made it easy for us to choose the very beautiful Byron Bay. What started with an elopement of ~20 people, ended up being a small wedding of 40 guests, despite me doubling our guest list you were still able to (happily) accommodate for all of our wishes. We genuinely put our trust in the hands of a stranger and it paid off.  You never left us waiting, you had an answer for every question and by the time the day came I had 100% faith and confidence that you would deliver what we had dreamt of. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you on the day, thank you for giving us the most perfect, relaxed and happiest day of our lives. I wish I had an excuse to work with you and your team again! x

I have no doubts whatsoever that the perfection of our day/night can be attributed to Kiera

Natasha and Corey

W0715453Immediately 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

It really was a dream wedding and that was all because of you

Katie and Matt

11401017_946958405324755_1980990668137179550_nAs 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.

Words cannot describe just how happy we are with how our wedding turned out

Deearne and Shane

Deearne+Shane_135To 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

You managed to create exactly what we didn’t know we wanted in our wedding!

Kristi and Simon

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Hi Kiera! We just want to say the biggest thank you for everything you did for Simon and I. I remember calling you because I had no idea where to start and you took care of everything – through our original date selection, changing that date, then changing it again! Every time I called you stressed out, you were the epitome of calm (which I needed!) and you managed to design the perfect wedding for us, with all the details we didn’t even know we wanted! We cannot express enough how amazing you are at what you do. You took some vague ideas I had (remember this conversation: “Kristi, what kind of flowers do you like?” “Um… bright ones? I trust you, Kiera, I’m sure what you pick will be perfect, you’re the professional!”) We didn’t give you a lot to work in regards to ideas (sorry!) because Simon and I were more excited about being married and less concerned about the details. You managed to create exactly what we didn’t know we wanted in our wedding! You are the best and we will enthusiastically be providing your name to anyone planning their wedding in the future! By the end of it, Simon and I ended up feeling like you were our friend, not our coordinator! Thank you so much for everything! You are amazing! Love, the Banks! xo

Thanks for helping make our wedding day the relaxing low key ceremony we wanted

Jen and Les

Jen & LesDear Kiera, Thanks for helping make our wedding day the relaxing low key ceremony we wanted. With short notice you expertly organised our wedding in a stunning location at one of the most popular times of the year. Your elopement package worked really well for our requirements. The day of the ceremony came together perfectly. Your professionalism and calm approach made everything flow effortlessly. Loved the running sheet! The flowers were beautiful and it was nice to enjoy them for the remainder of our holiday at our villa. Many thanks again. Jen & Les

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts in making our day perfect

Natasha and Adam

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Dear Kiera, I know it’s been a month since our wedding and probably a little overdue but I just wanted to say thank you so much Kiera for the most amazing perfect day. I had tried to plan our wedding day many times and failed miserably. Adam and I were engaged for two long years due to this. Without you, we would still be engaged and still just thinking about our wedding. You were so accommodating, patient, professional and kind throughout the whole lead up, the day and even after. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when first organising a ‘package wedding’ and using a wedding planner and nearly backed out, but after meeting you in person and the way you were able to make so many suggestions and made things seem so easy, my worries went away and without one word of a lie, I never had one stressful day to the lead up to our wedding because of you. You took care of everything, including my nerves :-). People say that weddings are the most stressful things… I laughed every time someone would say… ‘Oh my gosh, You are organising a wedding in 6 weeks? You must be so stressed!’. I felt not one tiny bit of stress. I felt calm through the whole process. So many friends and family commented on how they have never ever seen me so relaxed. This was all because you and all your amazing team. I want to say a special thank you also to everyone you work with. The cheese block cake was stunning and I’m so glad you had suggested this. The ceremony styling was picture perfect and I was speechless when I saw it when we first pulled up in the limousine. I asked you to surprise me and I was beyond surprised, it was absolutely amazing. The reception venue you had suggested was perfect and the food and service was outstanding. Jo the hair and make up artist was amazingly patient and friendly and fun to be around. The flowers Kiera was one of my favourite things on the day. I’ll never forget the florist turning up at the villa to personally make the delivery and they were just so beautiful. I cried when they arrived as they were just stunning. Something so simple but so beautiful. That’s how my day was. Simple but so beautiful. John the photographer was one of the most beautiful, kind persons to be around. The photos he has taken, look amazing. I’ll never forget him looking in the limousine door and commenting that I looked beautiful, it was just lovely to hear. The videographers were Amazing. Admittedly, I was nervous wondering how I was going to feel comfortable with two strangers around me while I was getting ready and the whole day. When Jon and Sebastian walked in, I was eased straight away, what gentleman Kiera. I didn’t even know they were there most of the time. I’ll never ever regret spending the extra money to have them around and the video is worth every single cent. Of course Ben, the celebrant was amazing. Easy going, friendly, relaxed, a little funny, he didn’t put any pressure on us whatsoever, even when it took forever for me to get paperwork and my vows over to him. Ben was a heap of fun whilst being very professional and fit in well with our style. Lastly, Without you even knowing, when you turned up at the villa, you helped me with so many little things and just having you around and being able to talk things out about the day eased my nerves. It’s all the little things from the day Kiera, like your team you work with and little things said and did that made my day even more special. I still can’t believe how lucky Adam and I were to have such amazing people around us on our day. Something I want to especially thank you for is your after service. You do so much to ensure we are completely satisfied and happy and for the day to run so smoothly for the little money you charge Kiera. You are such a gorgeous, kind hearted person and I’m glad we were able to meet and have you there to be a part of our day. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts in making our day perfect and a day we will never ever forget. Natasha and Adam

I couldn’t recommend Kiera highly enough for anyone

Kylie and Tibor

1451378_710082019012396_987296801_nKiera is an absolutely gorgeous and generous person. Kiera will go right to the the top in her line of work as a wedding planner! She does not miss a beat and suggest’s things for your special day that you would not have even thought about. My husband and myself feel blessed to have had her help with our special day. I couldn’t recommend Kiera highly enough for anyone. Lot’s of love always, Kylie & Tibor

Perfect!!

Connie and Joe

58058_717104341643497_979438064_nHey Kiera, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work in coordinating our perfect wedding. We had some reservations about getting married so far from home but after meeting with you, all doubts went out the window. You provided a service that was above and beyond our expectations. Your professionalism and knowledge made this experience relaxed and enjoyable.  Everything was exactly how we pictured it and we could not have asked for a better day. If anyone was looking at a Byron wedding we would have no hesitations in recommending Creative Weddings. Thanks again Kiera, you are a Gem!! Can’t wait to catch up!! Love Joe and Connie

Your co-ordination was completely seamless

Emma and Adam

E+AHi Kiera, I just wanted to say a giant THANK YOU to you for all your hard work in making our wedding at Koonyum so special. Your co-ordination was completely seamless, we didn’t have to worry about anything because you had it all locked down! Fat Belly Catering did a great job, we had many people come up and compliment the food, and I have to say the staff there were so lovely and accomodating. Carl Wockner was also amazing, he was somehow able to chose the perfect music combo for the crowd on the night, everyone had such an enjoyable night. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and your suppliers to anyone looking to have a stress free and well organised wedding, especially in a location that requires a bit of planning. Its a lot easier and more enjoyable than trying to do it yourself! Let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future. Thanks & kindest regards, Emma Low x

It was a perfect day!!

Alex and Jon

alex_and_jonWe chose Byron because we wanted a relaxed atmosphere and a beach wedding for our big day. As we live a long way away, we decided use a wedding coordinator. We chose Creative Weddings because their Elopement Package was just what we were looking for. Kiera was wonderful, she recommended some wonderful suppliers, organised all the little details and calmed down an anxious bride on a number of occasions! Our wedding day went smoothly, it was perfect! We would strongly recommend Creative Weddings to anyone thinking of a Byron Wedding! We really appreciate all your hard work and support leading up to the wedding. It was a perfect day!! Kind regards, Alex & Jon