We really enjoyed working with you for our wedding, you made the process so much easier. We really loved your ability to answer any question we had about the process, and your straight forward process to helping us plan our wedding made the whole thing a lot less daunting. We chose an island wedding for the carefree factor, and you made it memorable for everyone who attended, a day that neither of us will ever forget. Thank you for all your hard work!

Amy and Mark – Auckland / Wedding at The Pacific Resort, Rarotonga August 2019



We had such a lovely time in Rarotonga and our wedding was everything we could have hoped for, so nice and chilled.
The resort was fantastic and the wedding team were awesome! No hiccups and was an all round great holiday away for us and our family and friends.
Thanks so much for your service with our wedding, it was a seamless process with absolutely no stress!!! (for me) 🙂

Laura and Shem – Auckland / Wedding at The Pacific Resort, Rarotonga August 2019



Nick and I got engaged three years ago, due to his big family we decided to do a destination wedding, Rarotonga.
We had never been before and a family member got married in Rarotonga few years ago and used South Pacific Weddings in Otorohanga, so I thought I’ll try myself.
Carla there has been amazing since day dot.
Nick and I were living in Australia , Perth and have in the three years since being engaged, we have had a baby and moved back to nz and pregnant with number 2, Carla made our wedding plans so easy and stress free!
We worked on a template and communicated well via emails.
Sending me information to go out with our invites and to match our invites.
Even after the final payment was made we had from then to the day of wedding about ten people drop out and Carla helped communicate with Pacific and lucky to have got most of it put into credit on our room before arriving.
Totally recommend Carla and her team and South Pacific,
Even in our room she had organised a lovely letter and bottle of wine and when we got to aitutaki another letter wishing us a lovely honeymoon. Over and beyond with care!

Danielle and Nick – Perth / Wedding at The Pacific Resort Rarotonga June 2019



Our perfect wedding in Samoa was only accomplished due to the dedication of Carla as our wedding planner. Everything flowed smoothly from the legal guidance for marriage documentation requirements to finalising the smallest details of our wedding. Even the last minute hurdles experienced at every wedding were managed professionally and quickly, making the wedding stress free and fun to plan. The Taumeasina Island Resort was a fabulous setting to get married at and it was exactly what we needed for our small and intimate elopement with our children and closest friends. Thank you Carla, you made our wedding everything and more than we ever thought it could be.

Kathryn and Cameron – Fielding / Wedding at Taumeasina Island Resort, Samoa September 2018



We are very glad we stumbled upon Carla from SP Weddings. She made our wedding in Rarotonga stress free by not only organising a detailed plan in the build up to the wedding but also organising all the travel and accommodation for all our guests to attend our wedding. Made for a great week away with our closest family and friends in paradise.

Leah and Jamie – Auckland / Wedding at The Pacific Resort Rarotonga August 2017



We’re really happy with the service Carla provided throughout the planning of our wedding. So professional, patient with all my changes / questions and made some great recommendations. We’re glad we met Carla and the team at the Wedding Expo in Auckland, seriously changed our lives and I can say I got my ‘dream wedding’. Thank you so much for your hard work from helping to plan our wedding to booking in flights and accommodation and looking after our family who booked with you. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to anyone wanting to marry in Fiji / the islands. Thanks again, couldn’t have done it without you!!

Emilyn and Ross – Auckland / Wedding at The Shangri-La Fijian Resort Fiji July 2017



Planning our Rarotongan wedding was made so much easier by having Carla help us. She was informative and prompt in her communication she made the process easy and and not as stressful! I would recommend her services to anyone planning a wedding in the Cook Islands! Thank you Carla for everything you did our wedding is a day we will never forget!!!

Sarena and William – Auckland / Wedding at The Pacific Resort Rarotonga May 2017



The planning of our wedding at Plantation Island Resort in Fiji was a breeze thanks to South Pacific Weddings! I always had a million questions and Carla was always happy to help and respond to them, no matter how silly! We would highly recommend South Pacific Weddings to anyone who is looking at having a wedding in the Pacific Islands. Our wedding day could not have been anymore perfect and it is something we will remember forever.

Lizzie and Paul – Auckland / Wedding at Plantation Island Resort Fiji May 2017



First of all Seamas and I just want to say a massive thank you for all your help, organisation and booking of travel that you did for us! It was so great to be able to do it all through one place and you made it so easy 🙂 You have been so lovely to work with, friendly, happy and made the whole experience of planning a wedding enjoyable and smooth sailing.

We had the most amazing time in Rarotonga and Aitutaki and everything ran so smoothly from the flights, transfers and accommodation to the wedding. It was such a nice relaxing feeling to be able to hop off the plane and know that everything was planned.

The wedding planner document that we had worked on and that you had supplied the resort was awesome and Leilani constantly referred to this and made the whole wedding set up and organisation of the day run really well.
Thank you so much again Carla for everything! As I’ve said before I don’t think I could have done it without you. You made the whole wedding planning a breeze. We are extremely impressed with your professionalism and how organised and amazing you were and we will definitely be recommending you to other friends and family looking at getting married in the Pacific Islands. All the feedback from our guests was nothing short of amazing and everyone had a beautiful time. Thank you for making everything fun and easy and we also will be using you in the future for our future travel arrangements.

A wedding is one of the most important things in a couple’s life and you have helped us have the most perfect magical wedding and we will remember this always

Cassandra and Seamas – Auckland / Wedding at Pacific Resort Rarotonga September 2016



Carla, thank you so very much for completely organising our amazing Fiji Wedding.

Both ourselves & our guests all had the best time and we couldn’t have asked for a better day. From the initial planning right through to the day itself everything ran effortlessly, the venue and food were perfect and the welcome we had from the staff at Mana Resort was outstanding. We loved every minute of our time and would thoroughly recommend SP Weddings and also World Travellers to anyone looking for an romantic tropical wedding


Brenda and Brian – Christchurch / Wedding at Mana Island Resort September 2016




We used Carla Mangles from South Pacific Weddings as our wedding planner. And whilst based in NZ, did an amazing job setting everything in place in Rarotonga. We initially contacted her as she organises weddings all through the pacific, as when we were first looking we were looking at all islands. We found Carla readily available, and bar when the resort was working on island time (which by the way I can totally understand having embraced for a couple of weeks) very quick with replies. She produced pamphlets that went along with our invites as well as a full wedding day plan which had ALL the details in, was a huge help to both us and the resort from their comments. She also produced little packs for the people who had booked accommodation etc. through her, was awesome to not worry about these finer details. Would definitely recommend.

Erin and Phillip – Auckland / Wedding at Muri Beach Club Hotel August 2016



Highly recommend Carla from SP Weddings! I put off getting married for many years due the stress of planning a wedding, then i discovered Carla, who was recommended to me and it was the best thing i done. Not only was she very reasonably priced, she organised our big day beautifully and organised the flights and accommodation for all of our guest, so made their job a lot easier also! She took all the stress away and made it very simple! Again highly recommended!

Amber and Ricky – Auckland / Wedding at Mana Island Fiji June 2015



I am SO glad I decided to use South Pacific Weddings to help plan our special day. Carla made everything super easy, and it was so reassuring to have an experienced person on the other end of my emails. I have heard from so many other Fiji brides that the most stressful part of wedding planning was broken and confused communication with the resort wedding planners, but I’m pleased to say with Carla’s help, our wedding planning was not only stress free, it was fun! I couldn’t recommend this service enough! Not only was she an asset to us, but helped organised travel for our guests too.

Mr & Mrs Wigmore – Auckland / Wedding at Shangri-La Fijian Fiji March 2015



Everything was awesome! Thank you so much for all your help! We will be sure to rave about the fact you made the whole thing so easy for us and our family!! We really appreciate it. Your service is amazing and your brilliant to deal with!

Maria and Jesse – Wellington



Absolutely loved Rarotonga and would highly recommend to anyone getting married to go there. All our friends and relatives had a great holiday and loved their time at the Rarotongan. The kids loved their holiday. Thanks again for all your work in preparing us for our special day, and all the travel details. It was a day we will never forget

Christina and Jamie – Upper Hutt



Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help, its been amazing!
Just finishing the final bits and pieces and packing. I hope we have everything we need! I cant believe we will be in Samoa tomorrow!
We wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone else!
Thanks again & kind regards,

Katie and Hadyn



We couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day, even though it poured down with rain we still had the tropical wedding of our dreams. Your team working alongside the staff at Aggie Greys Lagoon resort were amazing.  30 minutes before our beach wedding was due to start the heavens opened with heavy rain. A new venue inside was set up for us and it was just if not more beautiful than the original option. From start to finish Denise and her team were brilliant, from booking flights to organising every detail, her professionalism and accuracy is outstanding.  Everything we had asked for plus more was waiting for us. Our guests had amazing time and we have memories to last us a life time, I want to do it all again 🙂

We can’t thank you enough and look forward to working with you in the future, maybe our 10 year anniversary.  We will be telling our friends and family what a great job you do.

Di and Jerome Kaino – Auckland



Mark and I were married at the Crown Beach Resort, in beautiful Rarotonga on 11 Jan 2011.  The South Pacific Weddings team were the main catalyst that drove our wedding, so in the end we were able to experience our dream day, shared with family, friends and a lot of love and laughter.  Denise was able to make direct contact with the right people, who gave you the right answers, the first time.  Denise organised travel, accommodation, wedding packages, reception menus…every last little detail, down to our hair & make-up.   Your staff were so supportive, thoughtful and highly professional throughout the entire process. Thank-you, for being an integral part of our special day… We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending yourself and/or a pacific wedding to any couple that want to create and experience a truly beautiful wedding.

Holly & Mark, Auckland.



We are writing to you to express our sincere thanks for all that you did to ensure that our special day was all that we had hoped for.

The Shangri-La Resort was truly amazing and we are so glad that you recommended that we have our wedding there.  We are extremely grateful for all the extra work you put in due to the change of venue.  We appreciate that you put in so many extra hours to ensure our plans went ahead and we can’t thank you enough. A number of our guests were so complimentary about your work, noting in particular you high levels of professionalism and your lovely manner. We echo these sentiments and add to them our sincere thanks.

Our wedding day was exactly what we had imagined an island wedding to be and will be a day we will cherish forever.  We are so happy and we want to acknowledge the part that you have played in our happiness.  Once again thank you so much and we will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone intending to get married in the Islands.

Jen and Alan Grant, Wellington.



Our wedding was the first for the newly built Aggie Grey’s Beach Resort & Spa in Samoa in July 2005. We were joined by 50 guests consisting of family and friends, our wedding day was perfect! The resort staff are wonderful and we will be back for sure! Special thanks to Denise for all her hard work, everything was just perfect …

Phillip & Debbie, Otorohanga 



The South Pacific Weddings team did a wonderful job creating our dream wedding and I can not thank her enough for her professionalism, dedication and hard work to make it come true. From the flights, accommodation, information requests, addressing my wishes to the resort and all her kind words, our wedding in Rarotonga was absolutely amazing. The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa where we held our entire wedding and where we stayed was just gorgeous.

Andrew & Cat, Dunedin



You’re amazing! Our special day could not have been better, a day we will cherish forever. We will have no hesitation in recommending an island wedding to others and of course the personal, professional and dedicated service you provide.

Shane & Adele, Taupo



I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help for our wedding and also all the travel and accommodation for us and all our guests.

We had the most amazing wedding, everything ran so smoothly, it was perfect, we wouldn’t change anything! The Pacific Resort was beautiful and the staff so cheery and helpful. All our guests also had a great time saying it was the best holiday ever!

So thank you, for being so helpful, organised and efficient!

Haylee & Shay, Australia



We would like to thank you for all the effort put into organising our special day – it was amazing!! Everything was so perfect, even the weather fined up just in time. We appreciated your help with sorting out our guests flights and accommodation and all of the other details that we would have missed. We had the best time of our lives and will definitely go back for another visit.

Cameron & Janelle, Auckland 



We would like to say a ‘massive’ thank you for all the organising you have done for us in the last 18 months for our wedding in Vanuatu. Denise was absolutely fantastic! Thank you for your professionalism and the ‘nothing is too much bother’ attitude, it has been awesome. We truly appreciate your time and effort in helping us plan our wedding.

Kristie & Tony, Morrinsville



The South Pacific Weddings team were an integral part of the success of our wedding. She planned our guests holiday as well as made sure our wedding details were planned and booked before we left New Zealand. The celebrant, reception venue, hair/make-up, flowers etc – this was all sorted before we arrived in Samoa. Talk to the team if you are wanting a relaxed but very well organised and personal wedding.

Ben & Monique, Te Kuiti


Thank you so much for assisting me and my family with our travel arrangements, you have been a great help. The Shangri-La Resort was amazing and the people are so beautiful and friendly….a lot of fond memories in Fiji. The wedding was so beautiful, the chapel was gorgeous and then the wedding on the beach WOW. It was fantastic. This will be one trip we will never forget.

Stacey, Australia