Who doesn’t love a stunning wedding? Beautiful floral arrangements, quaint table settings, and picturesque venues all come together to make a wedding day unforgettable.

If you’re planning your special day in New Zealand, I’ve got you covered with some of the top wedding planning and styling services!

New Zealand is a destination known for its pristine natural landscapes and laid-back lifestyle. Our country is brimming with talented wedding vendors who will bring your vision for your big day to life! Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate beach wedding or a grand ceremony in a historic location, I can guarantee (with the help of this detailed list of amazing vendors) you’ll find a wedding planner or stylist in New Zealand that can help make it happen… Woohoo!

This part of the journey can be a stressful one, but luckily there are ways to make it more manageable! Help yourself keep on track and organised for the entire planning process by checking out one of these amazing ladies and the incredible service they provide 💗

They will become your very own checklist-keeper, making sure no important details slip through the cracks. They have a love and satisfaction for not only checking off complete items from your to-do lists but more importantly simplifying the wedding planning experience for you 🤗

Consider adding a Wedding Planner or Stylist to your wedding journey and thank me later 😉 Your sanity (and maybe even your wedding budget) will thank you!

So, grab a cuppa or your favourite wine and read on to discover the top wedding planning and styling services I recommend in the Bay Of Plenty and Auckland region of New Zealand.

A sneak peek into the talent that is featured in this blog

I. With Love, Lisa – Auckland

With Love is a full-service wedding planning company run by Lisa, who also doubles as an amazing celebrant for your special day! Lisa works closely with couples to provide an elegant yet understated day that adds modern, romantic, and personal touches to make your day truly special and unique!

Lisa’s approach to wedding planning is centered around building relationships with her clients, listening to their needs and wants, and providing guidance and expert advice when needed. Her goal is to make sure that you have the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of, whether it’s a small and intimate affair or a grand, extravagant celebration 😍

With Love has been 13 years in the making. After completing my studies in International Hospitality Management, working for a range of high-end wedding venues & catering companies, and feeling constantly inspired by the talented Wedding Planners within the industry, I finally took the leap to follow my dreams, and in 2019, ‘With Love’ was born.

I have been lucky to meet so many beautiful couples and help them turn their dreams into a reality. Nothing excites me more than bringing communities and families together to celebrate love, but most importantly, helping brides and grooms to take a step back and actually enjoy the ride. Because let’s face it, weddings and overwhelmingly long checklists can be stressful for even the most organised of people!

Wedding Planning

Our style at With Love By is to work in close partnership with each couple, to design and execute weddings that are one of a kind, incorporating all of the modern, romantic and personal touches along the way. We are there to take the lead on the planning process, remove the administrative burden, share expert guidance, and connect each couple with the vendors who are best suited to deliver on their vision.

As Wedding Planners, we believe that our role is not only to be master multi taskers, but also to:

  • provide realistic perceptions around what is possible,
  • act as a sounding board,
  • help our clients to navigate the diverse range of ideas, opinions, and expectations,
  • ensure curve balls are resolved on the wedding day before our couples even know about them,
  • and most importantly, we are here to ensure that there are many laughs along the way.

We offer a range of bespoke wedding planning packages providing services such as budget development, concept design, vendor management, right through to execution and celebrant services.

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So if the words understated, elegant, timeless and chic resonate with you… we might just be the right fit for each other. We would love to hear from you soon.”

– Lisa, With Love

KIND WORDS from one of With Love’s Brides

“Words cannot express how grateful we are that we engaged Lisa as our planner, celebrant and day-of-coordinator. Every conversation, every idea, every vendor reflected exactly how well Lisa had listened and understood who we are and what we wanted. No easy task given how busy and indecisive we are. Her work ethic and not to mention price point far surpassed our expectations in the greatest way possible and we will forever be in debt to her for delivering the most incredible event of our lives.”


II. Wild & Whim, Alina – Bay Of Plenty

Wild & Whim is a wedding planning and styling company run by Alina and her team from Tauranga. They specialise in creating a Wedding that is unique to you and offer personalised services that cater to your personalities and vision as a couple. Their services include consultations, full wedding planning, and month-of coordination!

What sets Wild & Whim apart is their attention to detail and their innovative approach to wedding styling. They can create everything from boho-chic to classic and elegant weddings and use their extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s landscapes to create stunningly unique weddings. If you have a vision for your perfect day, the team at Wild & Whim can make it come true! 😍

“Wild & Whim is a full-service design and wedding planning business. We specialize in unique weddings and exquisite events throughout New Zealand or in any dream destination. Inspired by your personal style and goals, every wedding is executed with efficient planning and the greatest attention to detail. We work tirelessly to design and execute the most memorable day of your life. We begin our personalized process by pulling inspiration from you, the couple! We want to know what you like, love and the characteristics of your relationship that make you exceptionally unique and therefore, in turn, we will be producing the amazing framework for the most important day of your lives.

Our emphasis is the complete event experience for you and your guests, with every detail exactly planned, tailored and perfect. We want to help make your dreams a reality. This involves a lot of organization, attention to detail and creativity. Owner, Principal Planner, Creative Director- I wear many hats! A lover of all things pretty and yes to any situation that involves lists of course! Design, creating connections among people and event planning are the things my dreams are made of.

I am obsessed with lists and timelines and can’t get enough of the personalized details that go into crafting your wedding day. After working several years for a major cruise line in the entertainment department, I decided it was time to bring my skills to land. Having traveled the globe, I bring a world of experience to your event. 

Originally from beautiful Vancouver, Canada I now call New Zealand my home. With an eye for detail and commitment to delivering perfection.”

– Alina, Wild & Whim

KIND WORDS from one of Wild & Whims Brides;

“Alina is amazing, our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without her and we couldn’t recommend Alina and her team more.

If you’re planning a wedding and want it to be stress free, seamless and the best day ever then make sure you have Alina as part of your team – words can’t explain just how amazing she is!”


III. HapPea Events, Rocky & Claire – Bay Of Plenty 🌿

HapPea Events is a wedding styling and design company run by the amazing duo, Rocky and Claire. Their services include event design, plant hire, and florals! What sets them apart is their exclusive use of plants and florals that are native to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Making them the perfect eco-friendly choice for your special day 😃

With their expert styling and design skills, HapPea Events can create a wedding that reflects your unique personalities and style through the use of our native flora. They believe our beautiful events and planet should go hand in hand. Working to inspire people of all ages and reconnecting them with our incredible land!

“HapPea Events is a Whakatane based company that specialises in native plant styling for events. We create designs which showcase the natural beauty of Aotearoa’s unique flora. We create mostly with living plants, but also with foliage and natural goods founds in our travels in the wild. This takes the form of garden islands for stage set ups, wedding ceremony spots, green table centrepieces, hanging native installations, green living walls and potted plant hire.

We value passion, teamwork and sustainability. We strive to put forward new concepts for each client, and bring their unique vision to life. Nothing is possible without the incredible team we work with. We are truly blessed to be working with the best! As for our approach to environmental sustainability, we do our best to minimise our waste by offering foam free florals, and by using reusable or recycled materials as much as possible.

Working exclusively with NZ native flora is probably what sets us apart the most. We also ensure our work contributes to a greener Aotearoa by planting a native tree per booking through Kiwi organisation Trees that Count. We’ve been at it since 2020, and don’t intend on stopping any time soon! There is always room for more plants, right?!”

– Rocky & Claire, HapPea Events

KIND WORDS from one of HapPea Events Brides

“From the very beginning, Claire and Rocky understood what we were looking for and did an exceptional job of taking our ideas and turning them into a stunning reality for our big day.

Native plant hire is a fantastic and sustainable alternative to traditional cut flowers, with Claire and Rocky growing and foraging the native plants and flowers used themselves. What is used on the day is reused, and if it’s time for retirement they aren’t thrown away but used to revegetate the land.

We cannot recommend HapPea Events highly enough!”


IV. The Heirloom, Casey – Bay Of Plenty

The Heirloom By Casey is a wedding and event design and styling company that offers a large rental inventory available for hire!

Casey and her team take pride in offering a unique and innovative approach to wedding design that is tailored to your specific needs!

They offer full-service wedding coordination, styling, and design, and can provide everything from vintage furniture to modern decor. Not only that, they also offer an incredible floral service for your special day too!

Their approach is to work closely with couples to understand their vision and style and to create a wedding day that is both beautiful and memorable 🤗

It all started in 2012 when owner and stylist Casey couldn’t find what she was looking for here in the Bay of Plenty. After creating her dream wedding and having it featured in Bride and Groom Magazine, some encouragement from her photographer and a little nudge from her whānau to take the leap, The Heirloom became a reality. 

Fast forward to today, the team has been involved in over 500 weddings from the Bay of Islands to Taupo, Coromandel to Gisborne and all over the Bay of Plenty plus they have 2 sister companies who are about to take on the local wedding scene, based in Whakatane. 

The team at The Heirloom specialise in beautiful, innovative event & wedding design and styling to suit every occasion, weddings being the crème de la creme. Two points set them apart from other companies. First is that they are a one stop shop – a dream for clients who don’t want a bar of the planning and the stress of contacting multiple suppliers. The second is Casey’s background in design, which has been a strong foundation for her and her team. Wedding design/theming/colour and texture are the name of the game for this local wahine. You don’t need to sacrifice on style and presentation with these guys for your special day – they can do the lot! 

They offer clients the full package, from theme design, mood-boards, right through to customised florals and styling, set-up and pack-down, on the day co-ordination, they even have a designated bar and wait staff team. Casey heads the small bunch of creatives who love working with colour, texture, florals, taking inspiration from their surrounds.

With a large rental inventory available to hire, planning a successful praise-worthy wedding can be executed with confidence and ease. The inventory is constantly updated to reflect new trends. The team love creating beautiful individual events that will leave guests in awe. They take great pride in their work and delight in designing weddings, events and special celebrations which represent their aesthetic and the client’s brief. 

Going back to the reason behind it all – being able to offer what the bigger cities do, they even now have their own flower farm, Meadow Hill, a long-time dream of Casey’s māmā Sue. Every year they plant and grow most of their own blooms for their clients, that way ensuring only the best fresh product, hard to source florals which can’t always be supplied at local floral markets. 

It has been an organic journey for The Heirloom over the last decade with the recent separation of the florals into its own stand-alone business and retail space  – Botanic by Meadow Hill. This is where Casey, Rachael and the team have a dedicated floral space away from the hire showroom. Here they have their dried and fresh flowers on display and can create those stunning bridal bouquets and smaller arrangements that can be transported from their store to the venue. 

A stylist works closely with the bride and groom, planners, florists, and venues in order bring a vision to life. The beauty of this talented and experienced team is the ease with which this can be achieved, eliminating the multitude of phone calls and emails required to pull it all together and to add just another layer to the list of services next year they will be opening their flower farm as stunning wedding venue – Meadow Hill! Talk about a dream team!!”

– Casey, The Heirloom

KIND WORDS from one of The Heirloom Brides

“Our day was just picture perfect thanks to Casey and her team at The Heirloom! I honestly don’t think we could have found a better stylist! From day one Casey totally put herself out for us (after phoning a couple of stylists). I picked her in the beginning because of her flexibility to meet me outside of work hours and close to home! She was so professional and nothing was a problem.

We had a very detailed wedding in every way and Casey couldn’t have got it more right! After several meetings and changes of ideas – she had the day picture perfect which was everything I had dreamed of and more. A true delight, enthusiastic, hard-working, talented lady and would totally recommend her to anyone wanting their day to be beyond magical!”


Choosing the right wedding planning and styling service can truly make your special day unforgettable. With some of the top service providers like these four amazing ladies and their businesses in New Zealand, you can rest easy knowing your wedding day will be stunning and spectacular – just like the way you deserve 😍

Each of the wedding planning and styling services mentioned in this post offers unique and personalised options to ensure that your vision becomes a reality. From Wild & Whim’s attention to detail and innovative approach to wedding styling, to HapPea Events’ eco-friendly and fun-loving wedding design. With Love’s understated elegance and beautiful personal touches to The Heirloom’s unique and innovative approach to wedding design and hire, there is something for everyone!

No matter which wedding planning or styling service you choose, one thing is for sure: Your day will be filled with love, joy, and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. So, all you need to do now is book your dream wedding and enjoy the ride!


May 23, 2023

A wedding portrait of a couple on top of a hill at Kauri Bay Boomrock, Auckland captured by Eilish Burt Photography

Meet the Top Wedding Planners and Stylists in the Bay of Plenty and Auckland Region

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