A huge congratulations to all our couples who have tied the knot and a massive thank you and hug for those of you who have written, emailed, called or texted your messages of thanks and gratitude. We have not yet been able to scan or put all messages up on our site, however please know that each and everyone of those messages means a lot to us. Quite simply, we cherish them!
Below are a few of your kind messages we have so far updated on our new site (stay tuned for more!)
– Anya & Anthony (September 2012)
– Elise & Alex (September 2012)
– Kara & Damien (October 2012)
Thank you Jen and Rosie 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 and Rosie 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 Rosie and we loved the weekly update emails!).
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 and Rosie who 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!
(I miss our emailing)
– Alison & Dominic Tan
We had a lot going against us. Our wedding date was less than two months away, half our guests were flying in from around the world and we had no less than three days worth of wedding related celebrations to organise between Christmas and New Years. To top it all off we are based in HK so were unable to be on site to organise anything. Jen saved the day. She is amazing. She picked up all the plans we had made and with perfect foresight arranged what we could only describe as our perfect wedding. Jen showed an attention to detail that put us at ease and removed all unnecessary uncertainties, she was responsive to our personalised needs, creative with suggestions, and very importantly she made herself constantly available to communicate with us and made us feel we were always in focus. This review of Jens talent and professionalism is genuine and we will continue to personally recommend Jen to anyone looking to stage a top class wedding in and around the city of Sydney.
– Pari & Rowan Parchi
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, Claudia and 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. (Did you know they offer a free sideline counseling option?)
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
“I contacted Bells N Whistles Events for their ‘On the Day Co-ordination package”. I had done all the planning for my wedding but I needed the confidence to make sure it all came together on the day without a hitch. The team at Bells N Whistles ensured that this happened and more. I knew I had nothing to worry about and that reassurance made my day. Thank you Bells N Whistles!”
– Jessica & Matthew
Thank you so so so much for everything you have done for us over the past couple of weeks! Saturday was absolutely amazing, so much more than what I was expecting! The night would not have been the same without you guys, my only regret is not having you on board from the very beginning! I know my mum and dad were able to enjoy the evening knowing you had everything under control, and for that we couldn’t be more grateful. I’ll be recommending your services to everyone I know, you guys were just fantastic!
– Laura & Mitch
Dear Jen, Claudia, Rosie and Emma,
Thank you all for your help with our day yesterday, with our wedding. It was so easy to enjoy the day knowing that the setup was under control. I have no idea if anything didn’t go to plan, but I do know that if it did you all managed it superbly.
I would highly recommend to anyone I know getting married, wanting to do it my way to contact Bells N Whistles. The vendors that you helped me find were amazing and so wonderful to work with, your assistance with opinions on anything from the right chocolate stand to the placement of the flowers on the tables was invaluable. In fact I would recommend that they just give it all up to you and sit back and relax as they could not be in better hands with more wonderful people.
Dean and I had a grand vision and a grand plan! We wanted the most beautiful, magical winter wonderland wedding possible. Newly engaged and full of enthusiasm we set of on our quest to make our wedding different and unique. After a month of searching for a venue and trying to negotiate with a few vendors, Dean and I were already looking like we would be heading to divorce court before we had even started! Completely overwhelmed and lacking any knowledge of how to start even planning this special event, I was completely out of my depth, so I decided drastic action was required. Despite Dean’s protests, I made some enquiries with some friends regarding wedding planners and Bells N Whistles came highly recommended. So a secret meeting was arranged with Jen and the moment I meet her, I feel in love with her excitement! She made it sound all so easy and that she really could get it to snow in Sydney for me! I signed up immediately with Jen and her team, filled with relief my dream wedding was going to happen, but with dread of how I was going to break the news to Dean that I was spending more money on the wedding for something that he did not think we a necessity.
Lucky for me, Dean quickly feel in love with Jen and the team just as much as I did! Enthusiasm and creativity just oozed out of every single member of the team and their support was amazing. Nothing was too much to ask and everything was just so easy. Even though I had to spend a little more on something that was unplanned, they were definitely worth every cent. It was a relief to know that on my special day I had a team of professionals working behind the scenes the make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it and that all the stress had been taken out of it. On my wedding day, nearly every single guest commented on how I was beaming with happiness and that was largely due to the terrific job Bells N Whistles did. The work they did on my styling was breathtaking and the quality of the vendors was outstanding. It was truly an event to be remember by all and no words could really do justice to just how amazing the Bells N Whistle team is!
– Sandra & Dean Caldwell
Jennifer’s advice and suggestions over the past nine months have been invaluable! Your introductions to suppliers, thorough feedback and general support were such a huge part of the day being such a success, and being so very ‘us’. You took the time to understand exactly what we wanted and really helped to bring our ideas and plans to life.
Knowing I had you on board meant that I could truly enjoy the planning process. After our initial meeting there were plenty of regular check-ins and prompt responses to all of my emails, which made me feel as though I had a passionate and invested support team. On the day your understated and confident approach put my at ease and meant I could relax and enjoy every moment, everything ran like clockwork and all of the guests have let me know how much they enjoyed themselves.
You truly made our day one we will never forget, so we couldn’t be happier.
– Hedy Stuelcken
Jen & Vanessa,
I just wanted to thank you again for ensuring everything went smoothly on our wedding day. As I am pretty organised and it was a small wedding of 25, I wasn’t sure initially if I should engage an event planner – but I am glad I did! I would definitely advise anyone who is getting married to hire you. There were so many things on the day that you handled invisibly behind the scenes so that I didn’t have to worry, and I am especially grateful to Vanessa for using her initiative to take video of the wedding dance on her iphone when there was a camera failure.
I highly recommend Bells N Whistles Events!
– Pauline Ross
Nigil and I came to Bells N Whistles five months out from our wedding with plenty to do. Originally we were just looking at the wedding day coordination, but after talking to Jen & Vanessa decided to go for the full package. From day one I felt much more confident the day would be a success with them on board.
They took the time and genuine interest in understanding what we wanted from our big day, and came up with some fantastic ideas that really added to the atmosphere and theme (Bambino cones!!! Genius!!!). I never would have thought I would ever have used a wedding planner, mainly as I thought they were only for Hollywood weddings! However I can’t recommend it enough. Having never planned a wedding before, like a lot of people, it can be an incredibly daunting task. Vanessa & Jen made it manageable and answered all my seemingly stupid questions! Whatever your budget, Bells N Whistles had options for every price range.
Vanessa and I kept in pretty much daily contact (sorry for my never ending emails, especially when I thought of something at 11.30 at night!) and I always felt I could contact them and ask those stupid questions, and Vanessa always got back to me very quickly.
The big day ran perfectly thanks largely to the planning and preparation put in by Vanessa & the team, and meant I could sit back and enjoy the champers with my guests knowing everything was in hand. We could not have had a more perfect day, and thank Bells N Whistles for all their hard work and genuine care that they had to make our day special. Thank you!!!
– Amy & Nigil Singh
When I met Jen I was a romantic with a dream. I’d met with a few planners, each ‘special’ in their own way, but none of them had the soul… that spark we were desperately seeking and needing. We needed someone who would just ‘get it’ someone who had vision, energy and a passion for creating beauty in an event that surpassed the ‘usual’ and far surpassed the expected. I needed someone I could work with, vibe with and adore, and well, in one letter, I just knew that Jen was my woman.
Jen just ‘got it’. She had vision, energy and an attitude that meant literally ANYTHING was possible. She was my ‘franc’ with WAY more personality. I never thought I’d ever be able to have a wedding planner, I’m not your typical rich bitch where cost is no problem, and I’m a creative unpredictable being, so I needed someone to reign me in and make it happen, all wondrously fulfilled by the vivacious Jen…who rocked it on the wedding day I might add, a great hit with guests and on the dance floor
In one sparkly fairy-god mother swoop Jen had us meeting deadlines, making decisions, involving the boys and making magic. She not only was the most organised and genuinely fantastic planner, but she has, I hope, become a lifelong friend; someone I was so lucky and happy to meet in the months leading up to the wedding, and let me tell you, on the day when suddenly you feel nervous about walking down the aisle, Jen is there, confident and instructive to calm you down and help you ‘glide’ or ‘kick and flick’ I think her words were, down the aisle.
There is for me, no other planner, than Jen and her team – oh my goodness don’t get me STARTED on her amazing team *Vanessa I love you *
Bells N Whistles made the night of our dreams better than we ever could have imagined, thank you wondrous ladies for making the dream come to life.
– Anthea Krook
We instantly fell in love with Jennifer from Bells N Whistles, she was so friendly and full of energy. We knew from the start that we wanted her to be the one that helped plan our wedding. We hired Bells N Whistles for on the day co – ordination. We completed most of the planning overseas however we felt completely overwhelmed when we arrived back to Sydney 2 weeks prior to our wedding date. The Bells N Whistle team stepped in and tied all our loose ends and planned our wedding with more care, and detail than anyone could have ever done. Not only did they listen to all our plans and visions, but they executed and managed our vendors with an unprecedented efficiency. Jennifer and Vanessa also recommended a list of great vendors, though they never pushed any vendors on us. They only recommend people they know and are honest about all of them.
The day of the wedding finally came, Vanessa and her crew never missed a step. Vanessa has amazing style and helped us style the wedding on the day which turned out to be absolutely magical. During the whole event Vanessa and the team from Bells N Whistles worked hard to make sure that we had what we needed and that everything was going smoothly. They are one of the best wedding planners we could have ever imagined!
– Julie Lee & Anthony Tan
From day one to wedding day, my fiance and I found the entire process similar to an emotional rollercoaster and we were relieved that someone was there to take away that emotional burden from us and allow us to focus on our busy lives. When times were tense, I was glad that Bells N Whistles(BnW) remained professional. From hindsight, I think being able to remain professional during difficult times is an important quality to look for when choosing a wedding planner because planning a wedding and the wedding itself can be an emotional wreck, especially when your personal time is a limited resource, and BnW has that quality. Jennifer was very engaging and her enthusiasm towards planning our wedding was one of the deciding factors that made me choose BnW amongst others. Vanessa, who I dealt with, was amazing. She was in control and handled everything with poise, and her manners and people skills are impeccable.
– Felix Leung
We were so happy to find Bells n Whistles to plan our wedding. Jennifer really did a wonderful job; it is amazing that she can plan a whole wedding very well in just five weeks. Jen worked hard to minimise costs to meet our wedding budget, but still associated with premium quality. Honestly, we felt very nervous at the beginning, because we knew that time is rushing, but Jen told us everything would be ok, it would be a wonderful wedding. And finally she did it! Jen is professional, she knew which style we like, and we really trusted her. It is not surprising that we had a beautiful wedding.
Many many thanks, Jen!
– Yasong & Yi Yang
Wedding planners really show their worth when they can organise the same quality wedding in a few weeks as if they had 12 months.
This was the case when Bells n Whistles asked me to act as MC for a very intimate wedding that they had pulled together in just five weeks.
The short lead-time was not evident as it had all the trimmings. Jennifer and her team know it takes a team of great vendors to make a great event, and this wedding was no exception.
Jennifer is easy to work with and performs her role with a ton of passion and humour. I look forward to our next event.
– Pete Miller, WeddingMC.com.au
You did a super job. As I told you, “it was easy!” because you made it look so easy. It was a small wedding but you made it grand. Chris and I are very thankful that we stumbled upon you and that you did not once hesitate to put together our wedding for us.
That second rainbow in the sky was for you, Jen.
Lots of love,
Karen and Chris
– Karen & Christopher Dooley
Working with Jennifer to plan my wedding was amazing, she made the whole process of getting married as stress free as possible.
She 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 ceremony and reception.
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.
I highly recommend Bells n Whistles!
– Kharishma D’Souza
I really enjoyed working with you and cannot fault any part of your service. You’re full of enthusiasm for what you do and clearly have a passion for it. I love your personalised styling (something which lacks in a lot of weddings I see) and your ability to keep everyone in high spirits.
– Jay Valabjee, Photographer