Aleesha Waistell

event planner, wedding planner

Aleesha Waistell
04 934 1415

My expertise combined with your special touch makes the process painless and your event the way you dreamed it would be – PERFECT.

Creativity is my passion!
I am a Wellington based multi-talented organiser and event planner with a strong emphasis on client focus.

What can I do for you?
My role is to help you organise events from a baby shower to the big day of your wedding and all those special events in-between. I have a broad range of qualifications which include a Graphic Design Degree and Professional training in Photography. This assists my creative eye, adds the individual touch to your event and assures you of a quality end product.

100% client focus – with your input we will create and craft your event, a true partnership working for the best outcome.

Event planning
Until recently an event planner was thought of as a luxury. Now however with more demands on our time, a professional event planner is an essential element of a successful event. I am constantly expanding my knowledge and skills to assist my customers in creating a unique professional event.

To Date I have assisted and contributed to a variety of both personal and professional events, amongst my achievements are:

2011 – Christmas work function
Sole charge of organising a poker night themed Christmas function for 60 employees and partners.

2011 – The Big Chip in for Christchurch
In February 2011 Christchurch went through a terrible tragedy, an earthquake that devastated most of the city. A nation wide event took place where anyone and everyone could contribute to supporting Christchurch. I organised a work fundraise wear we wore their colours of red and black and challenged our innovation in baking a morning tea themed to these colours.

2011 – Social workplace event
An event planned at a local bowling alley after work hours; where partners and co-workers got to mingle in a social manner, getting to know co-workers on personal level outside of the work environment.

2011 – Child’s Birthday party
I held a five year-olds princess and knight themed birthday party at my home. I prepared all the food and decorations.

Nine years experience both as a hobby and professional training.

My portfolio includes photos of family and friends, events and those memorable moments we all cherish.

2005 – Photography paper
Accomplished and completed papers in photography; at Massey University as part of my design degree.

2003 – Photography course
Specialising in tabletop photography, landscape, portraiture, experiment with shutter speed and aperture, composition and learning to understand your camera and how best to utilize its features.


Since completing my degree I broadened my skill set with practical training and hands on projects as a freelance designer.

2009 - Completed a bachelor of Visual Communication Degree at Massey University, majoring in Graphic Design.

2008 -2009 – Graphic Design contract with Lime-red Graphic Design company
Sole charge of individual projects; logos, business cards and stationery for select clientle.

2009 – Graphic Design contract for Kitomba.
Re-design of Kitomba logo, branding and stationery.


Whether you are getting married, celebrating a milestone or the birth of your first child I can help with every detail.
I specialise in those personal moments in everyone’s life we treasure and love to share:

- Baby showers,
- Birthdays,
- Anniversaries
- Cultural functions,
- Christmas functions,
- Reunions
- School balls,
- Fundraising events,
- New year parties,
- House warming parties,
- Halloween parties
- Engagement parties,
- Weddings and
- Funerals.

I will take the reigns of the event so you can be there to enjoy yourselves to the fullest.

- Project management,
- Collaboration on ideas and suggestions,
- Cost breakdown, effectively utilising your budget,
- Themed events,
- Venues and locations,
- Decorations and equipment,
- Graphic design, invitations, signage and
- Photography.

I offer my full commitment in making your event memorable.

Cost for services are tailored to your budget depending on your individual requirements, and discussed with you at every step of the process.

Contact me for your personal quote to make your ideas and event come to life.


Great Night Aleesha, thanks for arranging it. Will have to see how we go with the Go Carts?? (2011 Bowling social event)


Top effort Aleesha and the rest of the Andrews Ave folks – I’m sure the Christchurch people will be grateful. (2011 The Big Chip in for Christchruch)


Must say you all look pretty smart in our Canterbury colours, and your morning tea looked great too.( I should be eating more Sushi!). Your caring and extra efforts are really appreciated and quite “special”. (2011 The Big Chip in for Christchruch)


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