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Event Stylists and Planners - The Complete Guide
by Raashka Mannie | 06 Sep 2021
Where would our events be without fabled event planners and stylists? Usually coming hand in hand, these industry experts have all the know-how and can-do to organise, plan and stage fabulous functions of every kind. From intimate meetings that need the very best in comfort and audiovisual supplies to themed cocktail nights and gala dinners for hundreds, event planners and stylists are chock full of resources, passion and, best of all, chutzpah. You’ve got to admire it. With all of that in mind, it’s reassuring to know that, across New Zealand, we’re fortunate to have quite a number of talented event planners and stylists that can make something incredible at the drop of a hat. Here’s our ever-growing list of the best event planners and stylists around, armed with everything they need to make that magic happen.
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New Zealand’s premier event management company, Events Direct, is well-known for their out-of-the-box thinking and ideas. They want to bring ingenuity to your event - something different can always mean something wonderful, which guarantees your function standing out from the crowd. They combine their fresh ideas with exceptional logistical and management expertise to deliver maximum impact and significant results. Specialising in event planning in Auckland, Events Direct has been in the industry for over two decades, managing events such as the Umbrellar Connect Launch, Hancocks Swing Installation, Microsoft Surface Evolve Launch, HP Esports Armageddon Auckland 2019, Land Rover, Range Rover Fieldays and more.
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Your event will undoubtedly incite the right kind of envy thanks to Envy Events. Event styling, planning and floral experts, they are the full package when it comes to handling functions. A small, boutique specialist, they have a team that offers personalised and attentive service from start to finish, focusing on your event alone throughout the process. “Cookie cutter” events are the enemy to them; it’s all about unique, fabulous functions that embrace individuality and speak for your brand. When it comes to corporate events, Envy Events offers diligent planning and attention to detail, able to take care of everything, including the nitty-gritty details such. A fun treat that they love to offer to all clients is their much-loved doughnut wall, adding a little something special for all your guests with a sweet tooth.
PS I Love You Events
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For event planning, styling, design and florals in Auckland, there’s PS I Love You Events. From enormous parties to small gatherings, they’re here to make it memorable with their unique and personalised approach. Bringing together their outstanding in-house floral team, decadent hire inventory and wealth of fabulous suppliers, your event will be one to remember. Their team lovingly design, prep, set up and pack down, sorting each and every detail from beginning to end. PS I Love You Events is more than happy to fully coordinate suppliers, create detailed on-day run sheets and more - anything to ensure that your function runs as smoothly as possible.
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Balloons float alongside creativity, design and, most of all, whimsy. What could be a better trio? Lunar Balloons has embraced this, true lovers of all things beautiful and fanciful, creating customised installations for your function. Event stylists with an extraordinary take on venues and spaces, this company actually began as a weekend hobby for friends and families. Since its conception in 2017, it has, quite literally, blown up into something of epic proportions, bringing style and a good time to events across Auckland. On top of personalised event styling and installations, Lunar Balloons practices sustainable methods, only using latex balloons which are made from natural rubber and is a renewable resource as well as biodegradable.
Rock and Honey
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Understanding that every event wants to do something different, Rock and Honey is here to bring you event planning and styling that does just that. Reflecting our ever-changing world, and with a strong ethos of authenticity, they’ll design your day the way it should be with passion and creativity. Rock and Honey strongly believe that event styling and planning is a collaboration - an understanding between you, the client, and their team to work together to achieve the best possible results. They want to get to know you, your brand and your ideas, building your event into something amazing through hard work and paying attention to the little things. They’re also thrilled to offer another part of event styling: florals. From installations to stylish boutonnieres, they’re here to make your floral dreams come true.
Two Foxes Styling
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It began with a dream, a wish and just the right amount of daring. Two Foxes Styling is run by a couple that doubles as a dream team for personal events - everything from wedding planning to event styling is right up their alley. They can work with months or days when it comes to planning your event, bringing together all ideas for your brand - no matter how far out they may be - and working them into something awe-inspiring. Whether it’s a private celebration or a corporate event, Two Foxes Styling offers you customised event planning and styling. They’ll design with you, set-up with your supervision and pack-down so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. The beauty of event styling and planning is creating something authentic and unforgettable, which is what they do best.
Event Styling Co.
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Event styling and hire at your fingertips, Event Styling Co. brings elegance to Auckland. They offer one of the largest ranges of quality event hire items - but they believe that an event is more than just that. The seasoned team at Event Styling Co. will help you to meticulously plan and execute a perfectly styled event that reflects your brand. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, they know what event styling is all about, customising their services to your requirements to ensure that you’re satisfied. Event Styling Co. offers a site inspection to make sure everything is up to snuff, as well as a free measurement of the venue so they can better ascertain your event styling needs. If you’re looking for something entirely unique, they create custom centrepieces, backdrops and archways for events, able to work your company’s logo or into the design upon request.
Lime & Soda
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For something bubbly fresh, there’s Lime & Soda. With an adaptable, forward-thinking approach to event planning and styling, they give it their all when it comes to customised functions with pizzazz. Not only does Lime & Soda offer event planning and styling, but they also dabble in festivals, creative events, team building and event concepts, with a varied and talented team behind the scenes. Over the years, they’ve worked with brands such as Chevron, New Zealand Education, Hawkins, Suncorp, Rinnai, ANZ, Mitsubishi Electric, Ray White and more. They strongly believe in the difference in creative thinking and taking paths untravelled, which has what has led them to their wide range of event services. It’s all about taking the vision for your event and turning it into a reality.
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It’s dazzling with Red Creative, basing their bold philosophy on people’s eight-second attention span. With mere moments to grab your interest, it’s their goal to make sure they make an impact on your behalf. In their words, they join with their clients to leverage the innate response to beauty, creating thoughtfully-designed experiences that evoke emotion, shape perception and inspire action. Red Creative has several services, including event planning and styling. Their work stems from their curiosity, adventure, dedication and desire to achieve excellence, putting in hard work to bring about maximum results through their committed and creative team. From visual merchandising to exhibitions, they’ve done it all, working with brands such as Lost Garden, Schweppes, ANZ, Les Mills and more. They’re not your typical event planners and stylists, and your stunning function will show that.
Make Your Day Events
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Event stylings, marquee hire specialists and hand-picked décor - Make Your Day Events endeavours to do exactly as their name suggests. Based in the serene Thames Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, they bring event styling, marquee packages and hire items to a vast portion of the North Island. For their incredible work, they have also become an award-winning brand in the industry. Make Your Day Events has a particular knack for styling outstanding outdoor weddings and other events, from product launches to expansive luncheons, with marquee packages that cater to up to 150 guests. Their event styling includes dressing up the marquee space to reflect your brand’s vision, and, if needed, they’re happy to coordinate the ins and outs of the function, too.
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Gather around for something exceptional with Flock Events. Offering event planning, styling and furniture hire in Auckland and Hawke’s Bay, you’ll be spoiled for choice with this lot. Flock Events focuses on three services: hire, styling and coordination. They span all types of events, both large and small. They’re renowned for creating luxe lounging areas for brand launches, corporate events and weddings, priding themselves on styling areas that complement your function. Their ever-expanding inventory of hire spans over 300 items, bringing you elegant and gorgeous furniture that will give your brand the sumptuous edge you’re looking for. Be it a cocktail party or a team dinner, Flock Events knows how to plan and style your upcoming event perfectly.
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Inspired by the Russian word, meaning ‘story’ or ‘history,’ ISTORIA Events is centred on event styling and design. You have once chance to make an impression, and they want to help you make one that leaves your guests breathless. Working with brands such as Auckland’s Business Chamber, Westfield, New Zealand Fashion Week, Augustine, La Zeppa Kitchen and Bar and more, ISTORIA Events is known for their on-trend work and refreshing team. All their pieces are handmade from modern and sustainable materials, putting together props and statement installations that will make your brand sing. Be it backdrops, art installations, displays or more, their inventive team is ready to dive into styling and designing every detail of your event with single-minded passion and dedication to your project.
Liberty Event Styling
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Bespoke event styling and floral design for your corporate or personal event, Liberty Event Styling began over a decade ago and has been thrilling the industry ever since. They love to push the boundaries of event styling and design, helping their clients to reach new heights with their functions. Liberty Event Styling loves both the large, ‘wow’ factors of events and the tiny details that stitch everything together, serving as creative and logistical masterminds alike. Additionally, they provide the added bonus of floral artistry to ensure that your event is a blooming success. From budget planning to list-making, their team is all about dedication and responsibility, balancing out their zest for brand new ideas and taking events to the next level through sheer love for their work.
One Lovely Day
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One Lovely Day creates moments, creates memories and creates the most fun you’ll have at your event. They adore adventures, trying new things and being in the moment, which is why they’re such exceptional event stylists. With humble beginnings 8 years ago, One Lovely Day was founded by a lover of functions and designing spaces, growing into an events styling company featured in Denizen, Viva, Urbis, Canvas, Homestyle, Your Home and Garden, Together Journal, Bride & Groom, Hello May and a myriad of other New Zealand publications. Whether you’ve got a specific theme in mind for your event or you’re looking for the help of seasoned experts, they’ve got you covered. They can sort out just about everything, from menu planning to lighting hire, or add touches of something extra special where requested.
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A fledging event stylist and planner, Gia Creative began only 2 years ago - but has quickly made a name for itself in the industry with an eye for detail, innovative thinking and impeccable work. Offering event styling, event planning, hire items, balloon installations, flower walls and floral numbers, the range Gia Creative is equipped with is more than enough to plan and style your event from head to toe. It’s all about hassle-free events with the team, bringing unique ideas to the table while keeping the stress at bay. Their hire collection includes plates, linen, tableware, neons and backdrops. Gia Creative also features Aesthetic, a Collaborative Beauty Studio based in central Christchurch to allow self-employed beauty artists to have a lovely space to work from.
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Thriving in Christchurch is Kim Chan, an innovative event planner, stylist and florist for all things corporate and personal. They want you not only to enjoy the end product of all your event planning, styling and more but to revel in the process itself. Unique decorations, bespoke florals and stunning surroundings are what Kim Chan seeks to bring you, specialising in bringing your vision to life and celebrating your brand. With over 25 years of experience in the events industry, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. When it comes to corporate events, they manage the planning, design, setup and takedown, so that you can get back to managing your business. Impressive visual displays, floral artistry, feature pieces and comprehensive event styling is just the beginning with Kim Chan. Their past clients include Anna Sui, Anthony Harper, Beauty at the Tannery, the Hilton, Harcourts, Miele and many more.
Hayley & Co.
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Based in New Zealand’s sublime South Island, Hayley & Co. offers styling services for any event, anywhere. Capturing the mood and tone of a function is the all-essential part of event styling, which their team has gotten down to a fine art. After all, how can you create something unique without knowing its essence? From celebrations to stately functions, it’s their goal to breathe life into the details and make your vision glimmer into reality. Your unique story deserves to be told in a unique way, whether it’s a themed dinner or an important conference, with event styling that reflects that. Hayley & Co. also offers a collection of hire furniture to complete your event’s look, including tables, seating, furniture, lighting, decoration and props. They have been featured in a range of publications, including Hello May, Together Journal, Magnolia Rouge, NZ Weddings and more.
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OMGNESS Styling is a small event stylist located in Auckland, growing with each passing day and offering boutique styling services for your upcoming function. Driven by passion, love and creativity, this one-woman show is all about propelling the dream forward and bringing something marvellous to your event. Not only does she offer event styling services, but a curated collection of hire items, as well as balloon styling that can be totally bespoke upon request. From garlands to more innovative installations, OMGNESS Styling takes her event styling to a new level with each client she connects with. Her personalised service, attentiveness and genuine care for your function will give you everything you need and more.
The Event Boutique
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Corporate events should bring something brilliant to the table, something rarely done before, and The Event Boutique wants to fulfil that wish. For them, remarkable events are just the start. They are expert event planners and stylists, catering to weddings, celebrations and corporate events of every kind, on top of floral design and hire items. All you have to do is let them know what you need, and they’ll get to work. From Christchurch throughout the South Island, Queenstown and beyond, The Event Boutique plans, styles and executes events that your guests will rave about. They work from your ideas as well as their own, collaborating with you to create something that aligns with your vision and brand. In the end, it’s all about celebrating life’s most important moments in style - and that’s right up their alley.