I can't speak highly enough of Jennifer's brilliant wedding planner skills. Whilst my previous experience with event organisers was usually one of being used to being underwhelmed (aka I did more work than I expected) - Jennifer took control of our wedding and made it a very special day where we could relax and enjoy ourselves knowing that Jen and her team were onto everything proactive and reactive that needed to be done. Plus her energy, enthusiasm and winning personality made it even more of enjoyable experience - I will definitely be using Bells N Whistles for my next event.
~ Tania & Creel Price, February 2014
Photo credit: Lisa Haymes Photography
Working with Jennifer to plan my wedding was amazing, she made the whole process of getting married as stress free as possible. Jen worked very closely with us to bring our ideas together. From the ideas we had she managed to sort the good from the bad so that the end result was a beautiful wedding day.
The one point that stands out when dealing with Jennifer is her professionalism. Any problem presented to her was dealt with efficiently and resolved to our great satisfaction.
Having someone with wedding planning experience to rely on and to know that person has thought of everything was invaluable on our wedding day. The end result was that we got to enjoy the day and concentrate on the really important things like the marriage ceremony itself and having a great time at the reception without having to deal with all the little problems that did arise.
I cannot recommend her services highly enough.
~ Kharishma & Keith D'Souza, August 2010
Photo credit: Vincent Lai Photography
To Jen and the BNW team,
A huge thank you from Julian & I for working with us on creating our dream wedding. I remember you told me you smiled when you were reading my detailed email that was sent ahead of our consultation. From that, you helped us create an extraordinary experience for ourselves, family and guests that is being talked about non-stop. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you, your support & guidance throughout the process, especially with the hiccup of a venue change 3 months out from the day, was wonderful. Many of our guests have commented that it is the best wedding they have ever been too and we could not have done it without you.
Thank you for your amazing suppliers (floristry, stationery, photographers, cake etc) that gave us the icing on the cake (so to speak), finding us economical options which gave us the opportunity to really look after our guests without breaking the bank. On the day, I did not look at a clock and trusted in everyone and everything we had put in place, thank you!
~ Julia & Julian, July 2013
Photo credit: GM Photographics
Just want to send our love to the beautiful and wonderful people at Bells N Whistles!
Thanks for making our wedding perfect yesterday even though it was pouring outside! The plan B was even better than our original outdoor ceremony. Our ceremony at The Langham Hotel was incredible! I think it was meant to be! To Jen & the team, thanks for making us so relaxed throughout the day and doing all the hard work for us so we could enjoy our big day! Yesterday was all we imagined and more! We couldn’t thank you enough!
~ Lena & Juin, June 2013
Photo credit: Tealiliy Photography
I cannot recommend highly enough the wonderful team at Bells N Whistles. Jen, Juliette, Liz and the crew were able to interpret our dream wedding vision and make it a reality. Not only did they entirely run our wedding day from start to finish, their vision and styling was breathtaking! Bells N Whistles are a beautiful mix of professionalism, accessibility and creativity.
The team go the extra mile and were so genuinely committed to making our wedding day exactly in the tone we had wanted. Engaging the services of Bells N Whistles was the best investment and money we spent. I would encourage and strongly recommend new brides to consider using a wedding planner, but particularly Bells N Whistles. Out of all the wedding planners we looked into in Sydney, Bells N Whistles were hands down the most wholesome, down to earth and sophisticated wedding planning company of them all.
~ Phoebe & Matthew Wallace, May 2014
Photo credit: Lisa Pearl Photography
To the whole BNW team;
Saturday was nothing short of a triumph!
All the talking, planning, ideas and hard work delivered what was a phenomenal outcome!
I, like everyone there was literally blown away.
It wasn't as good as I expected it was infinitely better!
A masterpiece. Congratulations.
As for the whole day; the scheduling, management of all activities, priorities and deadlines; you achieved this perfectly with seamless, confidence.
You helped our bride enjoy her preparation and you got her down that aisle with a fun yet flawless outcome.
Your efforts made our special day exquisite!
Thank you from the whole clan
~ Philippa Lewis (Phoebe Wallace's mother, about her daughters wedding), May 2014
Photo credit: Lisa Pearl Photography
Choosing a wedding planner was arguably the most important decision that I made during the wedding planning process. My husband and I were planning a Sydney wedding from Perth, whilst also travelling for work extensively for the duration of our engagement. I was looking for someone whom I could trust to take our vision and make it happen without my needing to be excessively involved. I contacted five planners, interviewed three and ultimately chose Bells N Whistles. I was enormously impressed with Jen on our first meeting - her passion for weddings was evident, and her boundless creativity was tempered with common sense. I felt that I could trust her to create something that we would love, instead of a cookie-cutter wedding.
Over the next ten months, Jen and her team were a godsend. They put up with our erratic travel schedules; I lost track of how many appointments they made which I then had to cancel or reschedule. They revised briefs and quotes, and generally guided us through the seemingly endless number of decisions that need to be made for a wedding. I loved that BNW always gave us options with different price points.
My general view is that when you have a job to do that you lack the necessary skills for, you hire a professional then get out their way. We did this with BNW and in return, they delivered a wedding that completely blew us away. My husband and I both had so many guests tell us that they had never had so much fun at a wedding.
The hotel manager greeted us personally at breakfast the next morning and told us that she had never seen the ballroom so beautifully decorated before - quite the compliment from a five star hotel. Most importantly, Jen and her team were always friendly and patient and easy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend Jen and Bells N Whistles to anyone looking for a professional to take away the stress of wedding planning and logistics.
~ Natasha & Lyn Tern, October 2013
Thank you Jen from the bottom of our hearts!
With only 3 months to go to the big day, it was getting rather difficult for us to finish planning our wedding in Sydney from Hong Kong and finding the time to plan our wedding was becoming a struggle because of the intensity of our jobs which leave us time poor. Given our circumstances, when we asked, you took over the reins of the planning our wedding to help us reach the finish line, it was the best decision we ever made! It was so useful having talented professionals in the wedding industry to share ideas and ask questions – you are so responsive which is what we loved about working with you and we loved the weekly updates!.
We are so grateful for your expert orchestration of our wedding day – the day went so smoothly. We’ve received absolutely fantastic feedback from all our guests – with most comments being how superbly organised and seamlessly the day went!
We consider ourselves blessed to have had the privilege of working with you – you translated our vision with such class and professionalism. Every detail exceeded our expectations and our quests were thoroughly impressed with both of your talents. We sincerely thank you for making our wedding day dream come true!
Thanks for your support, and guidance throughout the planning process – and mostly, being so patient with us!
~ Alison & Dominic, March 2013
Photo credit: Tealily Photography
To Jen and her team at Bells N Whistles Events, Thank you so much for your amazing efforts and creativity for our wedding day. All our friends had doubts about hiring a wedding planner, but now they all understand how wonderful the experience is and how trouble and stress free the most important day of our lives are!
Without Jen and her amazing team, there absolutely would be no way our wedding would of been pulled off so seamlessly and so beautifully... i mean..who gets a cherry blossom tree constructed from scratch for their wedding? My husband and I both agree that Bells N Whistles was worth every penny, and if we had to do it again, we would hire them again! We highly recommend their services to anyone who is getting married, whatever their budget. =) Thank you Jen for making the most important day a dream come true.
~ Clarita & Tony Lai, May 2013
Photo credit: GM Photographics
It has taken me 5 months to write this! But it is for no other reason than I felt I had to find the perfect words to do Jen and the team justice, (That and I’m terrible at organising, hence the dire need for Bells N Whistles!!) So here goes….
When I first approached Jen I was struck by how open, honest and efficient she was. Once we had met, I was filled with complete confidence in her and what she had to offer my partner and I. Despite others having misgivings about hiring a planner & stylist I went for it and a weight was immediately lifted from my shoulders!
Our amazing spring wedding in the Blue Mountains was put together in under 6 months. Some said it couldn’t be done but these girls simply made it happen, and in a bigger and better fashion than we could have ever imagined! The support and effort that we were provided was so far beyond what I expected to receive, and I am so grateful for that.
These ladies kept the wedding machine rolling while I dealt with numerous personal and professional challenges along the way.
I simply cannot thank them enough for turning our ideas into reality and creating a spectacular, fun-filled celebration that we will remember always. I tell anyone who will listen that they need a planner for their wedding and the only one they need bother contacting is Bells N Whistles.
Love you guys!
~ Elise & Alex, September 2012
Dear Jen, Juliette and the BNW Team,
It has taken me a few weeks longer to write this than expected because I wasn’t sure how exactly to put into words the absolute level of love, care and dedication that I felt you put into mine and Christian’s wedding.
We had a terrible experience with another wedding planner who left us in the lurch, and it was with a lot of reservation and scepticism that we decided to then approach Bells N Whistles but I can honestly say that you not only restored our faith in Wedding Planners, but I now know that we could not have pulled off our day without you because you went above and beyond to make our day perfect.
Working with Bells N Whistles made our wedding planning experience completely stress free and we were blown away by the end result, our vision of a relaxed picnic lunch was brought to life and it was more amazing than we expected.
Each and every guest has since made the effort to tell Christian or myself that our wedding day was the most wonderful and memorable wedding that they have ever been to, and we have Bells N Whistles to thank for that.
I could not recommend you enough (and I will be to everyone I know who is getting married). Thankyou for everything!
~ Brittney & Christian Fogliani, November 2014
Photo Credit: Ben Newman Photography