WEDDING PLANNER + LOGISTICS GURU
Originally from Malawi, I moved to New Zealand 15 years ago and now call it my home.
I have a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, and after spending just under two years working in marketing, I decided I wanted to venture on a new path. I’ve always been curious about planning weddings and would spend hours watching highlights videos online.
This led me to joining the incredible team at O!SS, and under Danielle’s mentorship, I have learned a lot. Working on a wedding with a couple (and sometimes their families too), is such a rewarding experience and my favourite part is always at the end of the night when all the formalities are over and the dancefloor opens - you get to see everyone just have fun and enjoy the event!
Since I started working in weddings in 2019, I have been so happy to be a part of so many couple’s wedding planning journey and I look forward to the wedding seasons to come!
WEDDING PLANNER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
When I started in the wedding industry I was 22 and I had no idea what I wanted to achieve. I knew that weddings made me happy and being surrounded by love and beautiful things was definitely something I could make a career out of.
14 years later, I'm still utterly blown away by the feelings I experience just being in someone's presence on their wedding day, and if I thought I was in love with love at 22, I didn't know anything.
Born and raised in Durban, South Africa, I now live in Auckland with my two gorgeous sons Joshua and Aron. My everyday life is full of love and family and the crazy antics that go with them. I am constantly inspired by my surroundings and am thankful that I have been able to take my love of all things pretty and create the incredible career that I have. I feel so very blessed to have been given the opportunity to be involved with couples starting such an exciting time in their lives and create lifelong relationships with each of them.
Over the years, with lots of trial and error, I’ve grown to know myself as a woman and as a wedding planner and stylist and I hope that I get to know you on this amazing journey you are on.
DIPLOMA - BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
HIGHER DIPLOMA - WEDDING PLANNING
CERTIFICATE - EVENT EXPERIENCE + DESIGN
CERTIFICATE - EVENT PLANNING ETIQUETTE + IMPLEMENTATION
NEW ZEALAND WEDDINGS
BRIDE AND GROOM MAGAZINE
TVNZ BREAKFAST SHOW
STYLE ME PRETTY
MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS
CAKE + LACE
GREY LIKES WEDDINGS
HARPERS BAZAAR UK
MY WEDDING MAGAZINE
AS SEEN IN
TRULY + MADLY
PAPER + LACE
POLKA DOT BRIDE
PRESS + PRAISE
2017 - 2020
BRIDE + GROOM MAGAZINE
DREAM WEDDING PLANNER
2015 - 2017
NEW ZEALAND VENUES
2020 - 2021
NEW ZEALAND WEDDINGS MAGAZINE
2017 - 2020
BRIDE + GROOM MAGAZINE
2014 - 2020
SOUTH AFRICAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY AWARDS
BEST WEDDING PLANNER
2008 - 2010
WEDDING INDUSTRY EXPERTS
BEST EVENT DESIGNER (NZ)
2011 - 2017
BEST EVENT DESIGNER (INTERNATIONAL)
2015 - 6th PLACE - 2016 6th PLACE - 2017 - 5th PLACE
HONOR ROLL (SERVICE PROVIDER WHO INSPIRES THEIR PEERS)
2014 - CURRENT
CREATIVE TALENT AWARD
2017 - 2019
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD
CREATIVE TALENT AWARD
2017 - 2018
WHAT THEY SAY
(WELL, SOME OF THEM ANYWAY! )
'I initially sort out a wedding planner/stylist because I really had no idea what I was doing or where to start. I didn’t want to spend the entire time stressed or have my family and friends running around for me on the big day. Danielle and her team truly made the entire process easy and stress free (even in the middle of a pandemic). I trusted her completely with her vision/planning and WOW it looked incredible and went without any hitch (if there was I had no clue).
Could not recommend enough!!!
- Kris and Tayla
Danielle quickly impressed us with the command she has over the planning timeline and how quickly organized she was. We swiftly worked through priority items together and found ourselves with plenty of time to contemplate smaller details we wanted to add.
The wedding design concepts Danielle generated based on our preferences were exceptional. Her knowledge of seasonal flowers, local florist capabilities, and creative utilization of those flowers in her designs was outstanding.
We had an incredible wedding! We feel extremely grateful to Danielle and the oh! Such Style Team for preparing such an amazing day for us and have no hesitation in recommending Danielle as a wedding planner.'
- Richard and Julie
Danielle was FANTASTIC!! She came in at a late stage in our planning but picked up everything like she had been there from the beginning. I am so happy I contacted her when I did and that she was available to help us. She is an asset to any bride and I highly recommend her.
- Michaela Lopez
Where do we begin? Thank you just seems so inadequate.
Your consistent availability, suggestions and ideas, professionalism, hard work and dedication created a wedding for us that even we had not dreamed of. Being a creative bride was great for me but having you to turn my creativity into exceptionalism was outstanding.
Thank you also for your guidance and firm insistence with convincing our parents that our day must be done our way. We really came to value having you liaise with the service providers and following up on the details we did not want to deal with.
Your presence on our special day meant that we could let go and know that everything was taken care of. It allowed us to feel joyous, relaxed and celebrate with our families, friends and guests, and left us feeling like guests ourselves. We truly loved our wedding day when in all honesty we hadn’t expected to!
We are so grateful for having had you there along the way and cannot recommend your services enough. You shared in the most important event in our life and we now consider you one of our dearest friends.
- Kirsten Wallis
'We were so grateful that Danielle picked us up in her whirlwind and got us over the line! She is a very safe pair of hands, with a tonne of terrific ideas, contacts and recommendations, and she understood exactly what we were after.
Danielle was so beautifully assertive when we needed it (our plans got turned on their heads four days out) and she managed the big day as all the best event planners do - made to look effortless when it is very far from that!
We had the best day EVER, it was exactly what we wanted and we had soooo many guests tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. 11/10 for this wedding angel.'
- Anne-Marie and Stephen
"I just wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything!!! You were a serious lifesaver - the whole day went so smoothly and the venue, decor... everything looked amazing!!
We could not have asked for a better day, literally was our dream wedding and captured us as a couple completely.
We had such a blast (so much fun that everyone boo'ed the 11pm and 12am shuttle and they all took the 1am!)
You are so completely amazing at what you do and I appreciate everything you've done to create the most magical day for us.'
- Amanda and Julian
Oh thank you so much Danielle. I was blown away when i walked in and saw how beautiful the venue looked and it was all thanks to you. I cant thank you enough… You’ve been so great and I’d recommend you to everyone. Thank you once again xoxo
- Jwan Liddell
Danielle, what can more can I say than, thank you! My parents keep getting comments on how beautiful everything was and how it was the best wedding the guests have been to in a long time. You did an incredible job from dream to execution!
- Soraiya and AlKaif
Thank you for all your hard work with our wedding. It was beautiful and we were both just so happy with it! I’m going to miss our texts, emails, and calls and there will be such a big hole in my life now :) You are so damn good at your job and I would recommend you to anybody. Thanks so much again!!
- Kelsey and Asher