We always appreciate receiving feedback from our clients and have pleasure sharing some of the many messages received ...
We take great care to communicate with our clients to ensure all courier deliveries run smoothly, therefore messages often include reference to the safe arrival of the candle/s.
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Dear Brigitte ...
Thank you so much, this has been my 5th candle bought from you and I'm always really happy with the product.
Will recommend you to my friends and families.
The candle arrived ok
thank-you and is exactly what we were looking for and more. Thank-you for
your help on this.
It is a privilege to be involved with such
Art as yours, Brigitte.
With appreciation and Blessings,
Thank you so much for the beautiful candle you have done for Ben. It is stunning! It arrived safely last week. :)
Thank you Brigitte, I have just received the candle and it is absolutely stunning! I am beyond happy with it, thank you very much.
Wow that was quick!! Awesome stuff. I'm so grateful I found
your website and for making it so easy for me.
I will definitely be a returning customer in future and look forward to the next order. Thank you again!
The candle arrived yesterday and
in one piece.
Brigitte I am very pleased and very impressed by the quality of the candles and your customer service was extremely professional.
I only got the candles this morning as I was off sick.
I love them, great job!!! Thank you so much, they’re exactly what I envisioned.
P.S I have showed them to my colleagues who are very impressed with your creativity, even handed out biz card – hopefully they make use of it.
Thank you again and all the best.
Thank you so much - the candle arrived at 8.30am this
It's beautiful, just perfect. Will definitely recommend you to friends.
... will certainly recommend you. Your service as been outstanding and
your product beautiful. Thanks for the kind wishes.
candle has arrived safe and sound thank you.
Barbara and I are absolutely delighted with it. Is actually bigger than I thought but no worries.
You have done a great job on the snowflake.
Thank you again very much.
I never forgot to do this, however only thought about it when away from the computer! ...
(this note was received two years after the memorial candle was first lit):
This is a special testimonial for Candles by Design because it tells of the wonderful gift a candle continues to offer years after it was created. We lit Margaret's candle for the first time as we said goodbye to her at her funeral. We lit it again at our first Christmas without her in body and remembered how she is still with us in spirit. Then at her first anniversary, her birthday and whenever we feel we want to because it brings us peace and comfort. Thank you Brigitte for your deep understanding, thoughtfulness and generosity in your gift to our family and the years of ongoing comfort it brings.
I have the candle! It’s beautiful! Thank you so much!
Yes, not a problem about passing on an extra business card! Thank you so much for everything.
Thank you so much for the candles Brigitte – I have yet to see Josefs but Amelia’s is lovely.
Candles received today safe and sound thank you. They look just gorgeous!
Many thanks for your attention to detail, we are thrilled with them.
Thank you so much for the beautiful candles, they arrived safely today and we are very pleased with them.
Thank you for your service.
We received the candles today, they look fantastic thanks so much.
Thanks Brigitte, we got the candles yesterday. Very nice.
Thanks alot - the Candle is beautiful - just perfect. Will be sure to remember you if we are blessed enough to have any more Christenings! Thanks. Sami
Hi Brigitte it has just arrived and is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much!
With kindest regards
We received the candle Saturday – thankyou, it is beautiful!
I will be sure to recommend you, we are very happy with the design, quality and service.
Ps Candle was left on front porch, so no signature given. Not a problem at all, but thought you would like to know.
I LOVE the candles. Very very nice.
Thank you for the amazing job you did with them.
Gary and I loved all of the candles that Brigitte did for our wedding day. Our ceremony candle was gorgeous and the other two side candles were just as stunning and made for treasured gifts for my parents and Gary's mother. We can't thank Brigitte enough for all the hard work that she put into our candles.
Candles By Design is the place you want, to remember whatever your special occasion may be.
Karlene & Gary
Thank you Brigitte, the candle was gorgeous and all arrived safely last week. Thank you for turning it around so quickly. We had a lovely day.
Best regards, Bonnie
The candles arrived yesterday and they are absolutely beautiful. Thank you very much.
Arrived all safe and sound. Fr Robert was present for the 'unveiling' - it is magnificent, and we are very pleased, thank you.
I'm tempted to get it insured..
[Two years ago the Paschal Candle was stolen from this church!]
PS I liked the ribbon :)
Hi Brigitte – wow - it looks fantastic!! It is stunning – the client is going to love it!!!
Speak to you later on
Great news! Our paschal candle arrived this afternoon and our Prioress Sr Jane showed me and she is very pleased with it and so is our extern sister who looks after the chapel and of course I am very happy with it too! So thank you again and God bless you for such a wonderful job.
With my love and prayers for a blessed Holy Week and Easter.
The candle arrived yesterday thanks, it was in perfect condition and we love it.
Beautiful, stunning, perfect.
Really thrilled with it.
Thanks so much! Always such a pleasure dealing with you.
Sorry I wasn't here for the delivery of the candle. I just wanted to tell you it is stunning! I have never seen a more lovely one. Thank you and Happy Easter.
I recieved your parcel yesterday, thank you very much!! The candle is gorgeous.
Thanks for the logo! I will send you a copy of anything I use with it.
[Yes, another Brigitte! Candles by Design supported a fundraising evening]
I have received Loimata's candle this morning - It is Beautiful.
Thank you so much and I am certain we will cross paths again in future. Best wishes for your professional career and good luck for the future of your business.
Will spread the word!!
The candles arrived today. They are very nice. Thankyou so much for this. The kids will truly adore them and now the have a special momento.
Candles have arrived Brigitte, beautiful, they will be delighted
Thanks Brigitte, I was so happy with the candles. Thank you for going out of your way to create the double happiness symbol. I'll send through some photos from the day so you can put them on your site.
Many thanks again.
(Red wedding candle with Chinese symbols 'Double Happiness')
Just wanted you to know the candle is GORGEOUS. Thank you very much! x
I would also like to thank you for the fantastic service you provided. You were so prompt to reply to my queries and very friendly and helpful. It was a pleasure to do business with you. We will definitely recommend you to others and use you again in the future.
Georgia's baptism went really well last weekend. I have attached a couple of photos of her with her special candle. It is absolutely beautiful!!
Lisa and Keith
We just got home and the candle is here. Thank you so much. It is beautiful ;o)
Will try to get a good photo for ya on the big day!
Thanks for the great service.
The candle has arrived just now and it is in perfect condition and just beautiful. As you said, the lettering has worked very well and the proportions of the roses etc are just right. I can't wait to light it to see how it looks with the flame and glow. Thank you. It will make his memorial gathering very special and something we can light and enjoy on significant anniversaries.
Just wanted to say thank you for the candle, and that my partner and I were very pleased with it. A beautiful keepsake. The baptism went beautifully yesterday, with everyone admiring it.
Thank you again,
I am so sorry I forgot about this !... The candle by the way, is absolutely beautiful!Lots of people asked where it was from and I had great pleasure in giving them your details.
Candle came today looks great thanks very much Anna.
Just wanted to let you know that the candles arrived safely last week and they are just beautiful! I really appreciate all the work that went in to them and I'm looking forward to having them play a significant part in our day.
I will certainly recommend you to others!
the candles arrived this morning. I am very pleased with them, they are just what I wanted.
Thank you so much. The bride has just seen them and is thrilled.
I will let you have a photo of them lit at some stage.
Once again thank you for the great candles, and great service.
Hab heute deine Kerze bekommen - sie ist wunderschoen. Vielen Dank!
Sorry, meant to reply earlier. The candles turned up super fast and they are even more lovely than their picture. My son and niece think they're amazing and are really enjoying lighting a new one each week. Thank you for your wonderful service and Christmas wishes.
Warmest wishes for a joyous Christmas and a relaxing break.
Thank you so so much for the beautiful candles that you made for us, they are simply stunning! Even more beautiful than you could have imagined. You have been so incredibly helpful, efficient, fast, professional and wonderful throughout the entire process. We are so grateful that you could also accommodate for our very specific requirements! We will be sure to send you a picture from the big day, with the candles featured, of course!
Once again, thank you so very much. We will be to sure to you use you again for any future baptisms :-) and we will of course recommend you to everyone!
Kind regards and a merry christmas to you
Michael & Rebecca
Thank-you and have a wonderful Christmas.
I just would like to say thank you for Corbyns Baptism Candle, it looked wonderful.
And everyone was asking where we got it from. So thank you very much ...
I would also like you to prepare for me a Remembrance Candle ...
I thought you might like to see these photos of your beautiful candles in action. Kate is looking at hers with such intense concentration during the ceremony (She was so afraid of dropping it) and Tom looked like he really enjoyed the novelty of holding his (not usually allowed to play with fire for obvious reasons!). The baptism went beautifully and I noticed that almost every family seemed to have used you for their candles; how fantastic for you.
We all loved the wonderful works of art that you produced, not least the children who were very proud to show them off to anyone who would care to look.
Keep up the good work. Thank you so much.
Emma, Paul, Kate and Tom
Thank you Brigitte
Everyone was very impressed with the candle – it was lovely. Many thanks. It was a pleasure giving the family such a lovely reminder of their child’s baptism.
I will keep you in mind for our next special occasion.
Waiuku and Districts Combined Churches
Thank you so much, they are going to be stunning at the service and will take pride of place at our wedding table.
Thank you once again for making what will be an amazing day even more special.
Thank you so much for the beautiful candles for my twin grandsons Baptism, we had a lovely day and are delighted to have such a special keepsake. Despite the short notice on my part your excellent service was most impressive, again many thanks.
Yes, it would be lovely to share a photo of Naomi's candle.
Thanks so much for the quick processing and delivery of the candle. It was absolutely beautiful, and helped make the day that bit more special.
... just to let you know I have the candles, Thank you! ... They look fantastic.
Thank you so much
I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of not only my husband and I but also my sister, to thank you for the beautiful candle that you designed and made for my niece's birthday and baptism.
The final product was more than we expected and we were so proud of it. My husband and I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. A lot of people commented on the candle and a lot were saying they've not seen any candle like it before. We have passed on your details to friends and family who attended and asked about the candle and will continue to do so for anyone else who is looking for anything "candle".
We can't thank you enough, especially for taking our request on at the last minute and getting it to us well before the day (we received it on Thursday afternoon). My sister was still showing it off to friends and family last night who didn't get to see it up close on the day.
Thank you for making my niece's special day even more beautiful.
We look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Kindest regards and with lots of gratitude,
Akuila and Johanna
P.S: I will send some photos when I have time to upload them.
We have received the candle and it is PERFECT!!!! Thank you so much for being able to do it at such short notice... we hope you stay in the business for a long time as we look forward to you doing more beautiful candles for us over the coming years (hopefully as our family expands!).
Many thanks for your hard work. I am really pleased with the candles. Look good on your website.
... Once again thanks for your help.
All the best
Thank you so much for your hard work on our school candles. Yes, our teachers love them. We will be using one of them in our upcoming school Feast Day Mass.
(Mary MacKillop Primary School)
The candles looked amazing at the confirmation service today. The young people being confirmed were handed their candle by their sponsor and when they stood facing the congregation we all saw the wonderful art work.
The Christ candle also had its first airing this morning and there have been many comments – great comments. So Brigitte thank you for your help, suggestion and product.
St Heliers Presbyterian Church
Just to let you know that Jayden's candle arrived safely today. It looks really great, thanks so much for everything.Megan
They're stunning aren't they - am rapt with them - and the candles are perfect! - not too big, just lovely! :)
Thank you again!
Yes of course, will be back! :)
Thanks so much
All received. They are fantastic, thank you! ...
We had a lovely day in Arrowtown for the Baptism of our granddaugter, Edie Francine Spary and the highlight was Edie clapping right at the finish!.
Lots of lovely comments on the candle. I hope it will generate more business in the future.
* To view a collage of Edie's special day please click here.
All went well at Alina's christening and everybody admired the candle you made
As promised, I have attached a photo of it while lightening.
The candles arrived today, and they are lovely. Thanks very much, I will make sure I recommend you to anyone else looking for something similar.
All the best
Just letting you know that the candle arrived today and it is lovely. We are really happy with it. Thank you for organising something in our price range for us, we really appreciate it. I can see that having a photo on the candle would have been really lovely, maybe next time!
Candles are beautiful
I do apologise that I did not e-mail you but it was pretty hectic here when the candles arrived. The candle was beautiful and Sally & Grant were thrilled with it. I will make sure that we get a photo to you if it is at all possible.
Thank you so much for such a lovely candle. It will be treasured.
Sorry this is so late, but wanted to let you know the candle is here and just perfect. We are using it every night and the kids just love it ...
Hope you had a great christmas
p.s will write a recommendation for you to use if you like. These family candles could be an untapped market for you!!! All my friends love it!
Thank you so much.
As promised please find attached a couple of photos from our Wedding with the beautiful candles you created in us.
I just wanted to let you know absolutely happy we were with the candles. We didn't really know what we wanted to start with, but with your help created a concept that absolutely reflected the theme of our wedding and the essence of us. The candles are devine and totally exceeded our expectations. They looked amazing on the day and are a tangible piece of the day that we can keep forever. I would highly reccommend your services to anyone. Thank you so much!
Just a very quick email to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy 2010. It’s been a pretty busy couple of weeks, but I wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for all your help in the planning of our wedding on 12 and 19 December. It was a perfect day(s) for us both, and we were so lucky to have had a ‘dream team’ behind us. I’ve attached a link to some of our professional photos courtesy of Rob Driessen.
Thanks again and have a great summer break!
* To view Lisa & Antonio's candle and photos, please see our Gallery.
Sorry for the late reply I had to leave early yesterday but when I arrived at work the candle was at my desk. It's absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for the beautiful workmanship to it. The whanau will love it.
Have a fabulous Xmas & New Year and hope to do business again real soon.
We just wanted to say thank you for the most beautiful candle! We loved it! Just beautiful.
We also got asked by heaps of people where we got it from so I have passed on your details to 3 different people now!
Thank you again.
Pablo, Holly and Isabella
Thank you so much. They are so beautiful!!!
We will always keep you in mind for the future now. ...
Thank you so much for the beautiful candle received today. Also for your gift of lovely matching taper. Very much appreciated. ... Once again, thanks for your excellent attention to my order, and for the lovely design. I will show your leaflet to our members and anyone else who may be interested in designer candles.
The candle arrived this morning. It looks great. Thank you so much.
Many thanks the candle arrived today and looks beautiful. Thank you for the prompt service.
The candle has just been delivered and is STUNNING! Thank you so much
- the quick turnaround and end product are both most impressive. I'll
spread your name when I can.
My candle has arrived today and can I just say that it is beautiful!
I am so impressed with what you have done, the colour, the flourishes that match my invitations, all of it is so amazing!
I have been showing off to all my work colleagues and they are all impressed also!
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you, dealing with so many different vendors during this whole wedding process has sometimes been quite stressful, but you have been great at keeping me informed and up to date, and most importantly, deliver on your promises and far exceeded my expectations - which are pretty high to begin with!
I don't think I can gush enough about how happy I am - thank you.
Just wanted to let you know that our candle arrived this morning. It is absolutely beautiful! You have made a fantastic job and i can't wait for everyone at the ceremony to see it. Thankyou so much. ... Again, thankyou so very much for your clever work. I know Erin-Renee will think it is a very special keepsake when she is older. And I, of course, will spread the word of your beautiful candles!
And after the ceremony, Melany sent us this message with photos ...
Hope these two photos are ok*. It was rather breezy on Sunday so lighting the candle was a little bit of a mission but we got there! I thought the candle looked just great and my sister proudly held it through the ceremony. We had lots of wonderful comments on how beautiful it was and where had we got it?!! Everything went really well and we all had a great day.
Thankyou again for making the occasion extra special. We have carefully wrapped the candle up again and stored it away to show Erin-Renee one day.
Hopefully we'll be in touch in the future, needing another candle!
Until then, all the best.
* To view photos, please see our 'Gallery' section.
I would like to say thank you for the candle. It was just what I wanted.
You did a great job. The family loved it so once again thank you so much.
Thanks Brigitte. It was a lovely day and your beautiful candle was such a hit :)
Just wanted to let you know that our candle arrived this morning. It is absolutely beautiful! You have made a fantastic job and i can't wait for everyone at the ceremony to see it. Thankyou so much. ...
Again, thankyou so very much for your clever work. I know Erin-Renee will think it is a very special keepsake when she is older. And i, of course, will spread the word of your beautiful candles!
Thank you Brigitte...the candles were beautiful and everyone admired them ... the boys were delighted... Kind Regards Margaret
(College, First Communion Group)
Thank you so much again and yes they have arrived safetly
and they are just beautiful..... totally amazing .... we
will be recommending you to everyone we know and hope to
deal with you again.
Kelly and Stu
Thank you sincerely for the candles. Hayley is so happy with the candles and I admit they are more beautiful than the internet photos depict. They arrived safe and sound - great packaging. Thank you once again Brigitte and we will certainly recommend your company in the future.
Will send you a couple of photographs later of Hayley and Cameron lighting the candle.
** Hi Brigitte, I have received the candle. I love it. It was so divine. Thanks a lot.
I have just received the baptism candle and its beautiful, thank you so much for designing a special candle for luka, we look forward to the ceremony.
The candles arrived safely this morning. The boys said "Those are the most beautiful candles we have ever seen!!" They are gorgeous, and thank you so much for doing them so quickly ...
Hi Brigitte, wow it has just arrived- we are very impressed with the fast service! It looks great too.
Thanks so much. I will definitely keep you in mind for other occasions.
Kind regards, Andrea.
They’ve arrived the other day, and in good condition, v.pleased with the final result.
Thank you so much, the candle arrived this morning and is beautiful - I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family, as I am so pleased that we ordered it from you!
Thanks again for the fantastic and efficient job!
The candle looks great. Thanks so much for your help with this.
I'll definately be recommending your services to friends. One day if I have a wedding I may be coming to you again.
Have a great weekend.
Thank you for your email. The candle has arrived and it is absolutely beautiful, thank you so very much.
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Mum loved the candle - as did everyone else at her lunch. They thought it was gorgeous.
Thanks for all the work on it ...
I can not say THANK YOU enough.
Received graduation candle for Fiona this morning - safe and sound.
Wow - what a beautiful work of art you have created.
Best of all - no fuss and everything we discussed carried out to perfection.
I will most certainly be highly recommending you, Brigitte.
Sincere thanks and warmest regards
Sorry for the late email (only now just had 2mins quiet time). Went and collected the candle this afternoon from Glenfield, it is really beautiful thanks! And thanks so much for all your help and assistance considering how short notice our request was, most appreciated.
Kind regards, Janine & Patrick J
The expectation was exceeded in all avenues. From the outstanding packaging (I am a packaging geek!!!) to the big reveal.
We love those pre drilled holes and lovely wax nails, and the candle itself is simply fantastic - a thing of very distinct beauty!! WOW.
St Francis Parish
Thanks for the candles. They are absolutely exquisite. I looked at many candles available and none compare with yours.
I pray that your business continues to grow. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who needs candles.
Many thanks for the candles. They are great.
Have sent you a fast cheque.
The boxes and packaging were great to ensure no mishaps and they are in
I will be sure to pass on your details to anyone who asks as I'm sure the
candles will be much admired on Sunday.
Take care and thanks again,
Candle has arrived safely and is lovely, thank you.
I am sure Sally and Wayne will be thrilled.
Hi There, We received the candles this afternoon, they are beautiful, thanks very much.
My candles are absolutely gorgeous. I love them. Im sorry I haven’t managed to email you yet! Im still working.
Again thank you for your efforts the candles will be cherished for years to come
Many thanks for the candles. They have arrived safe and sound and look great.
Many Thanks – it look fabulous!
St Joseph’s School
I just wanted to say thanks again for the beautiful candles, it was a pleasure to deal with your friendly and helpful service, I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family.
WOW that is really awesome. Even better than I imagined. It is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. You are a very talented lady!!
The beautiful candles have arrived. I am absolutely thrilled with them.
Thanks so much.
Cheryl Giles, Wellington
YAY Thanks we got them today they look great
THANKS FOR THE LOVELY PIECE OF ART
... Thanks so much - [the candles] are wonderful and you have made a great job - just perfect - will be recommending you to people in Blenheim.
Thank you for this information. I have forwarded it on to our chaplain. Lucia’s candle was so special. Thank you doing this at such short notice.
Thanks Brigitte – the candle looks lovely and is perfect for our Blessing Ceremony for our new Administration Block on Thursday.
Thank-you Brigitte...and the candles look great and are a work of art.
Thank you so much for the candles for the baptism. They were a great hit – they were absolutely thrilled to pieces
Thank you for the use of some of your beautiful pieces at The Wedding Show. They were constantly admired and went a long way to making our stand very beautiful.
Nicky, Celebration Studio
Thank u so much 4 doing Dior's candle on such short notice. It was beautiful. Justine
The Candles were amazing, the girls loved them & so did we. Thank you for all your help. Sharon
Oh Brigitte – the weekend was fantastic – and the candles were even better. Everyone loved them and we were really rapt to be able to give the girls something special – I’ll send you a photo when we have them.
I really appreciate everything you did and they looked fantastic.
… Again Brigitte – thank you for all your help on this – I know our brownies and guides will be delighted to get something like this which is special to them and to celebrate their success in achieving their special awards. I also appreciate that you have put a lot of work into fitting in with our budget and I am really grateful for what you have done.
Girl Guides Association
Received the naming candle, thank you very much, it looks fantastic! Very pleased with it. No doubt will be in touch in another couple of years for another one!
... really appreciated being able to get the candle so quickly.
Thank you so much
the candles are lovely!
I just wanted to say thank you for the candle, it's absolutely perfect! Thank you – and yes if there is a good shot of the candle alight I will forward it on.
Thanks for all that info Brigitte! They look really beautiful. Your work is quite exquisite! The Unity option would be just perfect! Your recommendations sound really good ...
Hi Brigitte....just thought you'd like to know that everyone loved the candles today. Sister Mary has asked me for your details so she can pass them on to people in her Baptism and RCIA groups etc.
She said they were the best she had ever seen!!! So you are fulfilling a need and doing a wonderful job!
Brigitte, thank you for your work on the candles. They were beautiful and the staff who received them were very appreciative. The added touch of wrapping them in the black tissue just finished them off ... Thanks again for your prompt cheerful service. Have a blessed Christmas. Cathrine
Sorry to have missed you. Thanks for the good work – they look great.
Thank you very much for the photo. I absolutely love it! ... Thank you once again for the beautiful work you have done with our wedding candle set. I'm sure I can speak for Jason as well that he would love the design as well.
It was lovely to meet you last evening. Thank you again for all your trouble in getting the extra candle to us. Everything went very well today and everyone commented on how lovely the candles were. You are a blessing.
Have a restful time over Christmas and thanks again.
... I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know everyone loved our
wedding candles! I will send a picture of the candles through, as soon as we
get them back from our photographer. Till then, take care
Wanted to let you know the candles have just been delivered and I am delighted with them. Thank you so very much for all your help and if you ever need a recommendation
I would be only to pleased to do so.
Kind Regards Eileen