"Wonderful job on Ziera Catwalk event!"
Kim managed the launch of the Ziera Designer collection at iD Fashion week. Kim did a wonderful job. She came up with a great idea and executed it thoroughly, managing all aspects of the event including invites, attendance and catering.
Kim was able to do this all at a distance and with no fuss, ensuring we had a very successful launch for our new range.
Ziera Chief Customer Experience Officer
"Blue Tie fundraising expectations exceeded by far!"
When I decided to organise an event for Bowel Cancer Awareness month, Kim from Cosmos Events approached me and offered her services to help me pull this off.
After we met for coffee one day to discuss what direction we wanted to take the event I knew that I was on to a winner. Kim's enthusiasm over making this event as successful as possible was contagious and I quickly became very excited. Over the next couple of months we worked closely together and although Kim used her areas of expertise I never felt like anything was out of my control. Kim would run decisions past me right up to and including the night to ensure she met my needs perfectly, while still making me feel as though it was all effortless.
Organizing such a big night is incredibly hard work and would have been very stressful had I not had Kim there to relieve that pressure. In Kim's mission statement she states that she will 'take care of the tiniest details so that you don't have to, in order to provide an event that is memorable, enjoyable and stress-free' - for the Blue Tie Casino Fundraiser, Kim achieved all of this and so much more. She will definitely be my first port of call for any event I want to throw in the future.
Otago / Southland Bowel Cancer Ambassador
"Amazing woman, amazing talent, knows how to pull off an event in fabulous style!"
Kim at Cosmos Events played a key part in making our wedding a faultless day, and first showed her amazing talents when our caterer decided to cancel on us, only a few months out from the wedding. Within moments Kim had already arranged for us to meet with different caterers to see who would provide us with the next best option, and ironically the BEST option for our day.
Having Kim coordinate and MC, meant we were provided with the opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the day with everything we had put into it (something I would have sincerely struggled with, had Kim not been there). Kim relieved us of the stress to find a family member or friend to stay sober enough to carry out any MC’ing duties throughout the night; stepping in herself as a gracious MC, working the crowd in a humorous and sincere way perfect for our occasion.
Every aspect of the day ran smoothly, and to the timeline we had previously discussed, which was an important aspect for us, with more party goers arriving after our dinner and dessert. Kim was a magician on the day, managing to coordinate all the different staff members required to make the day work perfectly , including but not limited to our Venue Operators, Celebrant, Florist, Caterers, Bar staff, Band, Videographer/Photographer, (and of course the beloved parents,) in making sure all parties were where they needed to be at the right time.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Kim at Cosmos Events to any Bride who requires that extra hand, and someone to ensure their perfect day runs smoothly, in fact, I am still receiving raving reviews about how amazing and hardworking she was on the day (something of course I never doubted!)
"We can honestly say that it wouldn’t have happened without her being involved."
Many years ago we got engaged – we kept putting the wedding into the too hard basket to focus on other things.
Enter Kim. Kim worked with us throughout 2017 to organise our wedding and we can honestly say that it wouldn’t have happened without her being involved.
The support (and desperately needed direction) Kim provided in the lead up to the day was amazing. We had an open dialogue throughout the whole process to bounce ideas around and work towards something that was ‘us’.
When it came to the big day, everything went according to plan and Kim had the whole day well under control (despite our best efforts to stress her out). We’re so glad that we had Kim’s involvement and support for arguably the biggest day we’ve both had so far.
We would 100% recommend Kim and Cosmos Events if you’re looking for a Wedding Planner (or any sort of event planner for that matter).
Bryony & Hamish Cumming
Bride & Groom
"A consummate professional."
It’s a delight to write a testimonial for Kim and the work that she undertakes within her own Events Company - Cosmos Events, having experienced first-hand her range of wonderful skills and honed experience. Kim assisted me with pulling together a high impact, content rich ‘one-day event’ for a large number of high profile women in business: RISE 2017 Dunedin.
From the get-go, Kim understood the critical components of event organisation and management – knowing that even the smallest details can take a event from being ‘good’, to being ‘great’. She pulled together a wide range of key event components including preparation before and leading up to the event, and on the day itself, which was fast paced, intense and full.
Whilst I am adept to running my one-day regionalised annual events across the country, Kim brought an additional element to the mix through allowing me to focus on the guest speakers and MC’ing, whilst she flourished in her ability to manage everything ‘behind the scenes’. Her intrinsic attention to detail coupled with her meticulous organisational skills ensured that I was able to concentrate on ‘the job in hand’ as Kim constantly thought ahead to address issues before they even arose!
Her natural passion for events was evident at all times in all that she managed, and her work ethics and integrity stood out hugely to me, with her offering valuable insights to local issues that could have so easily affected my outcomes, through building contingencies around these. If my event was the swan gliding across the lake, Kim and Cosmos Events were the legs peddling frantically beneath water to ensure that we were gliding elegantly and smoothly! She went over and above to deliver – even when a number of factors were out of her control.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kim & Cosmos Events and would use her again in a heartbeat. A consummate professional.
Founder RISE Events