'...we both think you did a wonderful job. You combined brilliant ideas, great knowledge and huge experience with very hard work and fantastic attention to detail. You achieved everything we wanted- and much more.'
‘Meeting you has been one of the best things ever to happen in my life! The decision to give a party should never be taken lightly and should never be taken at all if you are not around… The room looked fantastic, the food was excellent. The drink flowed. The flowers were incredible.’ Sir James and Lady Harvey-Watt.
'Well you have completely surpassed yourself this time! I honestly think it was the best wedding ever! There was no stone unturned, no flaps or hitches – it all ran like clockwork and it looked AMAZING!’ Georgie Fry: for her daughter’s wedding.
‘Just a quick note to thank you for organising the most amazing party! I had the most incredible time and everybody has said how much fun it was. We would never have been able to do it without you……..You are the best and sure do know how to put on a damn good party!! Thank you thank you thank you.’ Persephone Rose: Joint 18th, 21st and 50th birthday party.
‘Many thanks for organising such a wonderful party. Everything worked out perfectly, even the weather. Many, many people have been very complimentary with lots of “wow’s”; “best party ever” etc. I think everyone had a really fantastic time and we all really enjoyed it as well.’ Paddy Dear, Joint 18th,21st and Silver wedding celebration.
‘Thank you so much Wonkie for everything, even for dealing with rather drunk Freddie at 3am. You really made the party one of the best evenings of my life and all my friends have said similar!’ Freddie Dear, Joint 18th,21st and Silver wedding celebration.
‘From our very first conversation over a year ago, I knew that you would be the most perfect person to help me with this special day – and you have done so much more than I ever could imagine. Your calm, encouraging, thoughtful, clever organization has been just brilliant. Your generosity, kindness and tremendous support has been an extra bonus – I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done and for being the most amazingly generous friend.’ Joya Logan.
‘Dear Wonkie, we knew we had to come back to Zest for George’s party. How right we were! The devil was in the detail (and the weather). The party goddess pulled I of. Thank you very much indeed. Love Celia, Charlie and George Randall.
‘It was such fun working with you, I looked forward to our meetings and many conversations. Zest is a great company and your efficiency coupled with your creativity and sense of fun is immensely effective and very,very impressive. A huge thank you to Zest.’ The Honourable Mrs Mark Vestey: private party.
‘You really did us proud. Thank you for making it happen which such style, for organising it and us so efficiently with the minimum of fuss. Somehow you made the whole process not just painless but great fun! A million miles from the headache it would have been without you and Zest. Really it was a triumph. I can’t wipe the smile from my face. Great memories indeed. Thank you and the team so much.’ Philip Whalley: following a joint 50th birthday party with Julian Mayo and Tim Jefferies.
‘I just wanted to say thank you again for such an incredible weekend. Without exception everyone told me it was the best party and the best wedding they had ever been to (including their own). The passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail that you brought, not just to the event, but also to the months of planning was amazing. I believe it was down to you both that ‘BrideZilla’ never appeared. Throughout the whole process I knew that you “got it” – you knew what I would like before I even said anything. Everything was just perfect and this comes from a girl with slight OCD over the detail. Thank you again for creating the wedding and weekend of our dreams.’ Julie Feasey: wedding and weekend in St Tropez.
‘Thank you so much for all your hard work on The Crystal Ball. It was a fantastic evening and it made all the difference to me knowing that Zest Events staff were in complete control and totally reliable to ensure the event ran smoothly and perfectly. You went the extra mile to make it all work out so well. Thank you for making it such a brilliant party and helping us to raise a proper sum.’ Ed & Harriet Parker: Walking with the Wounded charity event ‘The Crystal Ball’, attended by Patron HRH Prince Harry, with performances by The Stereophonics and Ellie Goulding.
'Firstly, a huge thank you for all your amazing hard work and brilliant organisation in making our wedding so perfect. It was a huge relief to know…all I had to do was call you and you could worry for me! And then on the day you were both in your element and I wonder how anything would have happened without you! I really would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the day more special and magical than anything I could have possibly dreamt.’ The wedding of Jules Jay and Henry Buxton.
‘Thank you for helping me to mastermind and execute the party of the 2nd millennium and for being such an enchanting co-conspirator.’ Celia Atkin: following a party in the South of France.
‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you …. whether it has been a lunch for six or party for six hundred. Your professionalism, your creativity and your sense of calm has made staging events and parties at Asprey seem effortless and enjoyable.’ Georgina Williams, Marketing Manager, Asprey Garrard.
‘Thank you for organizing the most magical party…all your hard work and attention to detail definitely paid off. It all looked stunning – utter perfection’. Edward and Hilary Belcher: private dinner in a marquee.
‘What can I say! It really was the party of the year. Thank you very much for everything. We all had the most fantastic time and it was a real pleasure working with you.’ Georgie Fry: Joint 21st and 50th at home.
‘This is just a short note to say how very impressed I was by your organisation, your attention to detail and your cool and effective management style.’ Barry Houghton following his daughter’s wedding.
‘Now that we have had time to recover and have started to receive the most complimentary letters I have ever seen, I must tell you how delighted I was with the two parties you organised for us.’ Celia Atkin, Cannon Avent Plc.
‘A big thank you for such a wonderful dinner on Tuesday. As always it was perfectly organised and thank you for keeping me so calm ……’ The Ritz Carlton Hotel Group.
‘The marquee, facilities, staff and organisation were truly superb and a testament to your creative planning skills. What a set-up!’ Tom Crawford: private party
'It is almost too trite to say that we couldn’t have done it without you …… it was indeed a colossal success..’ David Tatham, private party.
‘Never have I enjoyed a party so much – let alone my own. Thank you so much for all the effort you put in to get every detail right both before and during the party. Several seasoned party-goers have commented on its absolute perfection and it being the best party they have ever been to.’ Celia Randall, private party.
‘We cannot thank you enough for the impeccable organisation, imagination, zest (ho ho) you lent to our party. We were absolutely thrilled, and it seems our guests were too. We were hoping, even expecting a great party, but it exceeded our expectations.’ Private party at The Temperate House, Kew Gardens.
‘I enjoyed planning everything with you and greatly valued your calm professionalism, enthusiasm, advice and good humour..It was unforgettable and beautifully done.’ Morwenna Craston, private party.
‘Just had to write and express my respect for one of the finest logistical nightmares I have seen since the Gulf War! You are the most professional and accomplished person ……..I cannot express in words what a fantastic experience that was and one that shall stay with me forever.’ Peter Ashby, guest at a private party for 80 on a remote island in Scotland. When the boat broke down, the marquee and contents, generators etc had to be helicoptered back and forth.
‘Brian and I cannot thank you enough for all your help with our party on Friday. With everything that has been going on in our lives, your wonderfully calming influence and support was tremendous. We were absolutely delighted with the way it went and are very grateful to you for all your good suggestions..’ Gina McDonough.
‘Wonkie, a superb job on last night’s Best of British party. Everything was perfect, the venue, lighting, phone box, bar, the cheese and the DJ. Thank you!” David Hicks.