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Director Sophia Cohen has been involved in hospitality, events and weddings for over 15 years. Working in England, New Zealand and Australia. She brings her world experience back to the most beautiful place in the World – New Zealand and especially Waiheke.

Managing all aspects of  events from venues, to on the day management to styling, budgeting and creating an amazing day.

“I oversee every event planned guaranteeing your unique day will receive a professional  friendly first class service”. We arrange all kinds of events so feel free to give me a call anytime.class service. Me and my international Coco Lily Events team only work with the best in the industry. With their passion and enthusiasm you can be assured that your event will be in the best hands and that we are creating a day to remember.

Also don’t forget to check out NZ Wedding Fairs we put on, they are so much fun.

Sophia xo

Heres a few testimonial from some of our bride & grooms:

Hiring Sophia was the best decision Michael and I made all wedding! We chose Sophia to style our wedding as we are based in London and it was all a little bit too daunting to try and create a unique wedding in our style from overseas.  Our venue was also a blank canvas and everything needed to be brought onto the site, including marquees, tables, chairs etc.  The venue offered assistance with sorting all of this but pictures of previous weddings there were not to our taste and we wanted to source new everything. 

At the start, I did not have very clear ideas about how I wanted the wedding to look, but I did have clear ideas about how I didn’t want it to look. Sophia spent many many hours on Skype with me, getting to know exactly what I wanted and my taste. She did an amazing job finding all the items and bringing together the wedding into something beautiful that we loved. It was obvious that Sophia really cared about making our day special and ensuring that every little detail was perfect. She even stayed after her job was done to ensure that the wedding ceremony went smoothly and was even seen helping out behind the bar afterwards to get drinks out to our thirsty guests. 

It was the most perfect day and it couldn’t have gone any better. Thank you so much for everything you did to make this happen Sophia! 

“Angela and I would like to thank you for your help and great support in planning our wedding in such a short period of time.
Planning a wedding is an overwhelming task. However, you made it a fun and exciting experience for us. We are still amazed until now that we did it all in 2 months and ended up with a fantastic result. 

You calmed us down when we get frantic about planning and organising different parts of our wedding. “If she’s not worried, we should not be worried” . But we know deep inside that there was a million things in her head but she’s always kept calm and went through every single detail of our wedding planning rigorously. Thank you for spending the endless meet ups after work with me and Angela. And traveling out of your way just to discuss details and what we need to do next.

I think I’ve said thank you enough. But once again, thank you for all your help and for the time you spent in making our dream a reality.”