Your Dream Wedding at River Ridge Retreat with Adele Dawkins
New Zealand's Most Trusted Wedding Planner
Hi there and thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about me.
Wedding planning has always been my childhood dream. I guess this is because the two most important values to me are Family and Love.
I am exceptionally passionate about helping to ensure your special day is exactly what you and your fiancé have dreamed it to be.
A little about my past:
I grew up in the country on a farm in Southland with a younger brother and two very supportive parents. I went to high school in Gore and then moved on to live in Dunedin.
I met the love of my life, who is now my husband, while in Dunedin. We were married in September 2010. We now have a beautiful little baby girl called Khloe.
Ironically, we were married at RiverRidge Retreat (then called Catlins Woodstock Lodge and Function Centre) long before we knew we would one day own the venue.
My parents farm is across the river from RiverRidge Retreat. Gary and I would often sit up on the hill and look down at the retreat. It was our dream to one day own this (although this did seem like a very unrealistic dream). After a lot of very hard work and relentless persistence, we took over Wood Stock Lodge and Function Centre in October 2011. It was renamed to RiverRidge Retreat – nature's paradise not long after this.
My wedding day, without a doubt in my mind, was the most special day of my life. On the Saturday morning I woke up at the retreat to a foot of snow – the sun was shinning and all I could hear was snow melting and falling off the native bush and into the river, as I lay in bed. This was to be the majestic start to what was an absolute amazing day for me.
It was this amazing experience that gave me the final 'push' to begin wedding planning and in particular, wedding planning for weddings at RiverRidge Retreat.
I want to help make certain you have the wedding that you deserve – the wedding of your dreams! And I want to help make sure the build up to your very special day is fun, exciting and easy for you!
I am looking forward to chatting with you soon.
Why Is Adele Dawkins The Best Choice?
Adele has successfully planned over 110 weddings. She is the best choice for your dream wedding. She can do as little or as much as you want.
What Do The Brides Think? Look Below!
The brides below are only a few examples of the hundreds of ecstatic brides and grooms who have had their wedding planned with Adele.
This was going to be the most memorable day of my life. I wanted a wedding planner who listened to me and who I could trust.
As soon as I met Adele, when she drove all the way to Christchurch to meet me, I knew she was the perfect wedding planner for me. So genuine, yet so professional. You took all the planning stress away and made it easy and fun.
Thanks so much Adele. Looking forward to our next coffee catch up.
Ann – Marie Flannery, Christchurch, NZ
All of our planning was done with Adele over Skype. This was because we lived in Australia and desperately wanted to get married at the sought after RiverRidge Retreat destination wedding venue in the South Island of NZ.
Adele and I would Skype on a weekly basis for a solid 4 months. I always looked forward to these Skype calls because Adele would update me on progress.
Our wedding was planned to precision, even down to getting all our guests over from Australia.
Lesley Thomas, Melbourne, Australia
100% NO RISK GUARANTEE! To make your decision even easier, Adele has come up with a guarantee for you that takes away any of the unforeseen events that may pop up.
Adele with a bride to be having a no obligation chat over a coffee
Another wedding planned to perfection
Perfect wedding - Mission successful!