Reviews
just married couple kiss and celebrate on mountain top in Queenstown New Zealand at sunset

Charlotte and Kellie = dream team! They are fantastic to work with and made our epic wedding happen. From the first email correspondence to the moment Kellie dropped us off at our Airbnb after we got married, we felt special and well taken care of. Despite the last minute changes due to Omicron, Charlotte and Kellie delivered and made sure our day went without a glitch.

Charlotte wrote the most heartwarming ceremony, and made sure it was “us”. Kellie made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, the whole experience was so much fun! The gorgeous photos speak more than words and can attest to this. The concept of “pick and mix your own ingredient” is very easy and convenient – it made planning process a breeze. We had the most amazing and magical day – thank you to these two legends!

James & Kristhea

newlywed picnic for bride and groom on their wedding day in Queenstown at The Remarkables

Kellie and Charlotte are THE BEST duo!!! Going with Shaken & Stirred was the best decision we made, and we can’t imagine planning our day without these two ❤️

They are both so fun, patient, and genuinely care about giving you the most amazing wedding day – which they personalise to the dot for each couple! We would 1000% recommend them. The wedding planning was made so easy, the companies they partner up with are top-notch, Kellie is an amazing photographer that captures true emotions, and Charlotte wrote such touching words for our ceremony.

We loved every single detail! Thanks team for giving us our dream day xx 

Athena & Dennis

queenstown helicopter wedding at The Remarkables with lake and mountain views and helicopter flying in the background

Kellie and Charlotte were an absolute dream to work with for our big day. From start to finish they made our day stress free, working hard in the background organizing every little detail. They made our special day so magical we can’t thank them enough.” – Melissa

Absolutely the best crew to have planned our wedding. Couldn’t even picture having a wedding any other way. The whole team are just so good at what they do. 100% recommend Shaken & Stirred” – Cayleb

Melissa & Cayleb

bride and groom pose for wedding photos at Bayonet Peaks in Queenstown New Zealand in the rain

“Kellie and Charlotte were absolutely lovely to work with. Our wedding experience was well understood and delivered with intuitive care and communication.

From the first moment of contact their people skills demonstrated passion and enthusiasm.

Great work team and you truly help people to build their dreams together. Thank you!

Rocky & Kate

bride and groom kiss in the rain after wedding ceremony in Queenstown New Zealand

Highly recommend this absolutely incredible team!!

We can not thank Charlotte & Kellie enough for providing us with such an easy and stress free wedding day! From planning through to the day itself everything was taken care of.

We had a vacation wedding so we weren’t able to do any prep or practice runs for makeup/hair/cakes or set up etc! Everything was organised by Kellie & Charlotte and we are beyond impressed!

The weather on the day was a little wet but absolutely nothing was too much trouble! (Including them getting wet in the process! 😅😇) Not to mention we ended up using clear umbrellas (also supplied) making for some very unique and beautiful pictures!!

Thank you thank you thank you! We loved our wedding 😍🥰😘

Lisa & Grayson

bride and groom at The Ledge, Cecil Peak, Queenstown, New Zealand with Lake Wakatipu

“Words can noy even begin to describe how grateful and thankful we are for both Charlotte and Kellie. Not only did they deliver the best possible service in their individual jobs as celebrant and photographer, but they came together as wedding planners to organise the whole thing and ensured we had the MOST PERFECT wedding day.

They. Did. Everything. And all in just 9 weeks! As a bride, all you can hope and pray for is the most stress free and easy planning for your big day, these ladies made that happen. They booked everything I asked for, liaised with all of our suppliers, picked up flowers, dropped off signage, seriously… Everything. All I had to do was show up on the day, they absolutely nailed it!

Charlotte and Kellie don’t just see this as a job, these ladies have a PASSION. They don’t just deliver a regular package, they go above and beyond to give you everything you could possibly want and need. They made it fun, enjoyable and I can assure you that if you put your trust in them your biggest worry will be what colour you want your nails!”

Ashleigh & Wian

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“Both Kellie and Charlotte are excellent in their fields. They listen, advise and work their magic to make your day everything you imagined it to be. On our wedding day they were a great partnership from start to finish, everything went perfectly!

Charlotte really listened to us, captured our story and made our guests feel at ease and welcome. Kellie was an awesome photographer, she made us feel so comfortable, working away in the background capturing the best moments, ones we didn’t even realise she was getting, that’s how non-intrusive she was.

Kellie and Charlotte really helped make our day a success. They were instrumental in creating and capturing special memories. If you don’t work with them, then you’re just ridiculous!”

Francis & Eamon

Bride and groom cuddle on a mountain top in Queenstown New Zeland

“If we were to do our day over again there is absolutely nothing we would change. Kellie and Charlotte planned our perfect day. It’s was exactly us. They were incredible.

There was no generic “this is what’s popular and what we think you should do” type scenario. They got to know us and found out what was important to us so they could make the day what we wanted. And they definitely did.

They took care of everything. How many people can say they had the perfect wedding and all they had to do for it was to show up? It was completely stress free.

They are true professionals. They are locals. They know the industry. They are experts. They have back up plans on back up plans. There probably isn’t anyone who knows more about anything to do with getting married in Queenstown or Wanaka than them. I would recommend them a million times over. Thank you both for everything you did for us.

Reach out to them and you will soon find their worth is so much more than you pay for. 

Maura & Tom

bride and groom cuddle and kiss on mountain top in Queenstown New Zealand in portrait

“Shaken & Stirred arranged our entire wedding exactly as we envisioned it.

They absolutely went the extra mile to bring it all together and ensure everything went without a hitch with professional communication and creative flair. The photography, videography, and ceremony could not have been any better! Mix in the hair, makeup, picnic, cake, and helicopter flights which were also all arranged and the value for money was beyond what we expected (or could have done by ourselves).

Our day was unforgettable and the photos and videos are breathtaking. Honestly, we couldn’t recommend this team enough!”

Judy & Mark

Two grooms cuddle after their Queenstown elopement ceremony

“Fully recommend. Both Charlotte & Kellie were highly professional and despite a time difference of 12 hours, both were very responsive and helpful in getting our day planned in and amongst our very busy jobs.

Waking up to torrential rain and low cloud on our wedding day, they both worked hard to ease our concerns (and stress), helping us find a suitable window and location, that also worked for a disabled relative to allow us to enjoy our big day together. They were also exceedingly helpful in finding a fantastic venue post the event to celebrate with our family.

These girls will bend over backwards to help; we asked lots of questions, even meeting for coffee on our arrival to discuss the event and it certainly helped make our day far relaxing and enjoyable.

 

Greg & Steve

Bride and groom in wedding outfits on a mountain top in the snow celebrating their wedding with confetti and punching the air with bouquet

“Every part of our wedding was just AMAZING!!!!!

Charlotte and Kellie are such wonderful, funny and nice people. They were so professional, cool and fun at the same time.

Charlotte listened carefully to every single details and made a lovely, sublime and delightful ceremony for us. Kellie is a marvelous, skillful photographer. She knows how to make you confortable and she captured the best moments without being intrusive.

Our big day was so perfect and magical, thank you so much! Plus, popping bubble wine on top of the mountain with the sunset was the cherry on top of the cake.

Best team ever for your big day.”

Hilda & Harald

Bride and groom celebrating their wedding by spraying champagne on mountain top in Queenstown

“Highly recommend Shaken and Stirred for your special day!!

Kellie & Charlotte helped us to organise our wedding in just under 4 weeks. We honestly didn’t think anyone would be able to help us with such short notice but they pulled it off and it was better than we could have ever imagined!

They got to know us and what we wanted and from start to finish it was tailored to us. They are so experienced and knew exactly where to go for our last minute flower order and dress shopping – we genuinely wouldn’t have been able to do it without them!

Thank you both – we can’t recommend you guys enough. We’ll definitely be back to renew our vows!”

Maura & Tom

bride and groom cuddle and kiss beside Lochnagar in Queenstown

“Charlotte & Kellie are the best!

They made our dream wedding come true. We had an intimate, memorable and special wedding because they tailored our day exactly how we wanted it to be. Their online planning menu was very helpful to make it personalised.

They’re very approachable, fun to work with and give you their best!”

Sundae & Jason

bride and groom at coronet peak in Queenstown New Zealand

“I can’t thank Kellie & Charlotte enough for all their hard work planning our wedding!

We had a small elopement in Queenstown with just 2 guests; so we were keen to make sure it was a special day with an element of fun & they absolutely nailed the brief! Charlotte took a lot of time and care to ensure she could marry us in a personal way and Kellie took incredible photos which we will treasure forever.

Thank you so much for an unforgettable day!”

Charlotte & Ivan

“John and I loved every part of our wedding day with Kellie and Charlotte. They were amazing from the moment we met with them.

Kellie has a calming but adventurous energy, perfectly paired with Charlotte’s outgoing and bubbly nature. Charlotte carefully walked us through step by step everything we needed before the day so that we could relax and enjoy every moment. Kellie had a ‘barely there’ feel to her photography style. She captured beautiful private moments from afar of both John and I and our guests.

When we look back at our photos, it is incredible the detail of which our entire day was captured and that fun-loving party energy can be felt from start to finish.

Kellie and Charlotte were both so relaxed in the lead-up and during our day, their persona definitely put us at ease too, meaning we could plan less and enjoy more.

Let Charlotte and Kellie guide you, take their advice, and let them do their thing… they’re the experts!”

Claire and John

What was the favourite part of your wedding day?

It’s hard to pin point a favourite part, but it really was the best day of our life! There is something so special about celebrating your love for one another with your closest family and friends – all whilst having a whole lot of fun!

Why would you recommend working with Kellie and Charlotte?

I couldn’t recommend both Kellie & Charlotte highly enough! Firstly, they are both so incredibly organised – they both talked us through how the day would look for us with what we are after, and discussed different options to suit our style of wedding, as well as really getting to know each other before the big day. On the day of the wedding, we all just felt like friends and it just made everything so comfortable, fun and natural.

How did Kellie and Charlotte exceed your expectations?

Most people go into a wedding, never experiencing it before – and it is really daunting as you don’t know where to start. Both Kellie & Charlotte made sure they everything we needed was covered off, even things that you don’t think of – they have!! Charlotte put together such a fun and vibrant ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted – and our guests all asked if Charlotte was a friend of ours because it was so natural and she got to know us. Kellie made us both at ease throughout the day getting our photos done and captured the most EPIC wedding photos I have ever seen, we were blown away!

Any words of advice for couples currently planning their wedding?

Make it your own! This is your day, not anyone else’s – so don’t let any one else influence what is the most special day of your lives. Most importantly, take in the day and don’t let it get away from you, and have fun!

Any other comments or testimonial you would like to leave about working with Kellie and Charlotte.

Kellie & Charlotte know what they’re doing, and boy – they do it well! If you want to have a fun and loving ceremony, and beautiful images to capture every moment, then you are in the best hands with these two – the dream duo.

If you have any concerns about us using any of the photos from your day please let me know.

Not a problem at all!

Phil and Holly