Author: NikiSteenkamp

Greek Wedding in Cape Town

Greek Wedding in Cape Town

 

Couple

Nicolette and Demetri

Venue

Greek Orthodox Church, Woodstock & Hellenic Club, Mouille Point, Cape Town

About the day

What a pleasure it was to transform the Greek Club in Mouille Point into an unforgettable Greek Village for this beautiful couple – Demetri Catrakilis (yes, the Harlequins fly-half) and Nicolette Tomazos.  The expertise, dedication and creativity of Nico from N Concepts and Designs, combined with the delicious food of the Greek Club and food styling of Johnny Hamman from Slippery Spoon Kitchen made this wedding a feast for the eyes and taste buds.  We will always remember this lovely celebration!

From the couple

“Thanks so much for the professional way you handled the planning of Nicolette and Demetri’s wedding. You were the epitome of efficiency and always there when we needed you. Celeste was so competent and pleasant on the night and it was reassuring to have her there. It was a pleasure to deal with you.”  Helen Tomazos, mother of the bride

Watch their video here!

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Persian Wedding at Val de Vie Part II

Persian Wedding at Val de Vie Part II

 

Couple

Alhan and Adib

Venue

Val de Vie Polo Estate, Paarl

See Part I here.

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Persian Wedding at Val de Vie Part I

Persian Wedding at Val de Vie Part I

 

Couple

Alhan and Adib

Venue

Val de Vie Polo Estate, Paarl

About the day

What a wedding! Alhan and Adib stole our hearts right from the start and it was just wonderful to work with a couple who trusted us to bring the look they envisioned for their wedding day to life. White white and more white abundant flowers combined with the luxury of hundreds of candles and the sparkle of crystal chandeliers worked so well for this mid winter wedding. What’s more, they were blessed with the most beautiful, sunny day with blue skies right in the middle of winter.  We are publishing this wedding in two parts because there are just so many stunning images to share and oh my… the camera loves Alhan!

From the couple

“I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put towards our day. It was absolutely everything and more than what I imagined. Thank you times a million.”

See Part II here.

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To be continued…

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Planning a Year End Function

Planning a Year End Function

 

As we approach the end of the year you might want to start planning a year end function.  This is an opportunity to really spoil your team.  By getting an early start, you can begin to get them excited for a fabulous function that will make the year’s hard work all worthwhile.

When planning a year end function it does not have to be another boring corporate event. This is really an opportunity to break the mould, surprise and entertain!  It can also include an awards ceremony, lucky draw prizes and so much more. Opt for a themed event and you will have your company bonding over discussions about outfits and accessories. 

Planning a year end function should not be left to the last minute, so start sooner rather than later.

Here are some things to consider when planning a year end function:

  • Budget – Set this early to avoid a headache later in the year.
  • Who will you invite – Staff, Clients, plus ones….?
  • Pick a date – The normal time for a company year end party is in the first two weeks of December, but this is not a set rule. Choose a few dates to present to prospective venues.
  • Invitations – These should be sent out earlier and include all the details about date, venue and dress code.
  • Venue – There are so many venue options to choose from and your event planner can help with your final selection.  The venue you choose will inevitably be determined by the size of event and budget.

Contact us for an initial discussion about your ideas and budget and let us come up with some great concepts.  The Event Planners will handle all event management on your behalf, from conceptualisation to execution.

Contact Niki on +27 (0)79 183 5006 or niki@theeventplanners.co.za

 

Nal’iBali Story Bosso

Nal’iBali Story Bosso

 

Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading.

Aimed at reawakening a love of stories and reading among all South Africans, Story Bosso is Nal’ibali’s annual multilingual storytelling talent search, where all South Africans – young and old – are invited to tell a story about their hero.  Not only to educate their children, but to pass on some of the values they stood for too. Younger storytellers are invited to share a story of their own hero, or a fictional hero.

It was our pleasure and privilege to assist the Nal’iBali team to plan and coordinate the Story Bosso events for the second year in a row.  This year the events were held in Gauteng (Soweto), Kwa-Zulu Natal (Newcastle), Eastern Cape (Stutterheim) and Limpopo (Polokwane).

Local school children, community leaders and storytellers are invited to join in an inspirational fun morning of storytelling, singing and dancing.  There are no rules as long as you feel inspired to tell a original story and perhaps win a prize!

Well known and inspirational story tellers such as Marc Lottering and Yvonne Chaka Chaka support and attend the Story Bosso events each year to entertain young and old with stories, rhymes and songs!

Nal’iBali has crept very deep into our hearts.  Through them we have been to many places we have never seen before and met the most kind and generous individuals who will go very far for this worthy cause.

 

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Photographer:  Alan Eason

Summer Wedding at Landtscap

Summer Wedding at Landtscap

 

Couple

Kirsti and Justin

Venue

Landtscap, Stellenbosch

About the day

Kirsti and Justin flew from the UK to celebrate their dream summer wedding with friends and family in the Stellenbosch Winelands. We were delighted to have had the opportunity again to plan a wedding at Landtscap – it’s always a pleasure to work with the professional and friendly team there. The highlight of this wedding for us was the floral design by Leipzig which perfectly mirrored the landscape outside. The hanging “gardens” above each table and bunches of in season plants and flowers enveloped the room in the most exquisite scents and colours!

Thank you Kirsti and Justin, for trusting us with planning your wedding. You met us and saw the venue for the first time in the week before the wedding! That’s trust! I think we just clicked from the start and understood your vision – an intimate celebration of you love in a beautiful place with a view that sums up the beauty of the Cape.

From the couple

Thank you so much!! I must admit it was a huge decision to have our big day in The Cape knowing that we were handing over the control… but oh WOW! We couldn’t have asked for anything more… it was the most stress free wedding ever… everything went so so smoothly and we just had the most beautiful day, it really was just perfect! The setting, the venue, the food, the flowers, the decor, the make up and photos are stunning! Thank you so much to everyone who made it so special for us. Madri, you are a superstar.

 

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Indian Wedding at Arabella Country Estate

Indian Wedding at Arabella Country Estate

 

Couple

Kizal and Shalin

Venue

Arabella Country Estate, Kleinmond

About the day

How does one describe or even capture the intricacies of a three day Indian wedding celebration?  The complex festivities and rich ceremonies demand that you engage all your senses.  It is impossible to leave untouched.  We were privileged to coordinate Kizal and Shalin’s wedding at Arabella and are very excited to share the highlights here with you which Nelis Engelbrecht captured so expertly! Unfortunately we can’t share all 4000 images… Scroll down to the bottom to see the list of expert (no better word to describe them) event service providers that helped us make the planning of this wedding an unforgettable experience.

Watch the Wedding Film

(A beautiful piece of cinematography by White Motion Films which captures the three days beautifully!  A ‘must see’.)

From the couple

“We’d like to thank you and the team for all the hard work you put in for our wedding.  We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you guys!  All of our guests were very complimentary about how smoothly it all went. Also, Werner and Paolo were a huge success, they added a special touch to the events. We wish you the very best of luck for the future, and if any of you are ever in London, please give us a shout!”

 

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Vintage Travel Theme Wedding

Vintage Travel Theme Wedding

 

Couple

Anicia and Nikola

Venue

Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

About the day

When an adventurous South African girl and a Serbian guy decide to get married (and you are lucky to get invited!), be assured it will be one of the most incredible celebrations you will experience. Anicia and Nikola both work as cabin crew for Emirates and met on a flight to Cape Town in 2015. It was not long before Nikola proposed in the Maldives on Anicia’s birthday in the most romantic way (a private candle lit dinner followed by a treasure hunt on the beach…). We are privileged to plan weddings for the best people and seeing how much love and pure happiness there are between couples such as Anicia and Nikola makes us smile for days. We hope you continue your journey and stay in love just the way you are!

From the couple

“For years and years to come our hearts will still smile at how perfect our wedding day was. What an absolute blessing it was to work with you, Madri and Niki. Your professionalism, kind heartedness and passion for the work you do really showed from day one till the very last minute of our wedding day. It was such a pleasure to have you on this journey with us, and not mention the amount of “bridal stress” you just lifted off our shoulders. Thank you cannot express enough the gratitude and gratefulness we have for the work you’ve done for us. Many many many thanks!“

 

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Best Places to Propose in Cape Town

Best places to propose in Cape Town

 

Cape Town is not just renowned for world class weddings, it is also a very popular choice for those ready to pop the big question.  Whether your dream proposal includes a helicopter flip or a quiet picnic in one of Cape Town’s beautiful gardens or forests, we can help you plan all the details.

The first thing to do is pick the perfect spot, so we have compiled a short list to help you get started.

Propose on a winefarm

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a wine farm for your proposal.  You could choose to follow your tastebuds and pick a farm that produces your favourite wine or choose an area and narrow it down from there.  With wineries in both the Southern and Northern Suburbs and stretching out towards Stellenbosch and Franshhoek, you are sure to find the right location.  We recently planned a proposal that took place at Lothian House in the Elgin Valley, which included a helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront.  See more here.

Propose at the beach

To stand on a stretch of beach with Table Mountain as your backdrop is pretty spectacular!  It’s a timeless image that captures the beauty and romance of the city.

Propose with a picnic in the park

Take a stroll through Tokai Forest or Kirstenbosch Gardens and arrive at your pre-planned picnic spot where you drop on one knee.  A gourmet picnic basket has been prepared along with a bottle of bubbly and a photographer waiting to capture the moment.

Propose on Table Mountain

What can be more perfect than a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain to ask the ‘big question’.

Propose at a 5 star restaurant

Cape Town boasts a number of restaurants with insanely romantic views of beaches, mountains or vineyards.  Let us help you choose the best spot.  See the proposal we planned for a very special couple at Twelve Apostles here.

Images:  Forever September Photography

 

Birthday Celebration at Zeitz MOCAA

Birthday Celebration at Zeitz MOCAA

 

Client

Mooketsi Mogoe

Venue

The venue at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

About the event

It was an honour to coordinate this 40th birthday celebration at Zeitz MOCAA for Mooketsi Mogoe.  A true gentleman and proud family man.  Majority of the guests flew into Cape Town for the event and it was obvious that he is well loved and respected by his family and peers.
The 6th floor restaurant at the Zeitz MOCAA was a perfect fit for this glamorous affair and is all you could ask for and more when it comes to showing off the best of Cape Town, with it’s edgy decor, spectacular view and world class menu.  Combine this with the sounds of the Ike Moriz jazz band over dinner and the funky DJ sounds of DJ Rene for the afterparty, it was a night to remember!

From the client

“A night full of nothing but beauty and love.  The Mogoe family would like to thank you for every tiny detail and impeccable efforts.  You made the entire process fun and everything was just perfect.  The event went off without even a flaw.  Gratitude is all we have for one enchanting night, that we will remember forever.”  Mooketsi
Thank you for trusting us from afar to help you host the celebration of this milestone in your life.  May your life continue to be blessed.

 

 

Birthday Celebration at Zeitz MOCAA

Birthday Celebration at Zeitz MOCAA

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Zeitz MOCAA 40th Birthday

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