Sophistication, elegance and bespoke weddings and events are the heart of Blue Olive Events. They offer their professional event planning services across South Africa, travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town to plan amazing weddings for their clients.
Your wedding is a day that you will always treasure, and Zenobia is here to make sure it is a memorable celebration. She strives to bring your vision to life and create an effortless experience for your wedding day.
Blue Olive Events is the Pink Book Gold Award Winner for Top Wedding Planners in South Africa 2019. They also won the Bronze prize in 2018.
Wedding Planning Services
Blue Olive Events is in the business of creating memories, that should be told for years to come. Hence, they place emphasis on building relationships with their couples.
Because of the high level of service that they strive to provide all their couples and OCD attention to detail, they only take on 24 weddings a year. And therefore, have limited their services to the following.
Full Wedding Planning/Management
This is Blue Olive Events full end to end planning service. Where they leave nothing to chance when it comes to your wedding day.
The Blue Olive Events full wedding planning package is structured for Couples with a demanding lifestyle that requires an effortless journey towards the aisle. All the time, effort, planning and efficiency that needs to go into wedding planning will be their responsibility, as they take your vision and create the real-life design. From the start of the process until on-the-day coordination, the full wedding planning service will embrace every stage along the way.
Design and Coordination
This service combines on-the-day coordination with wedding design service. Its aim is to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly whilst they transform your dream venue into a beautiful masterpiece, creating memorable elements as we focus on detail and precision. The design service is custom created according to your requirements, adding value to your package all the while creating an exceptional day. Blue Olive Events will take care of all design and décor factors, which will be discussed in their creative one to one coffee session.
How It Works:
A lot of planning and hard work goes into creating the perfect wedding or event. But it is essential to also create a memorable experience together. Enjoying the adventure and savouring these moments for a lifetime. Below is a short breakdown of their process and how they go to work. (Although they always keep in mind that each wedding is unique and will be managed differently)
They say Hi / The first coffee session. The initial meeting will be about getting to know each other, listening to what you have in mind and having a look at your inspirations.
Quoting and Costs. A few days after the first meeting, she will draw up a quotation of the services you will be needing and send it via email.
Confirmation. Once you had the chance to go through the quotation, a deposit is paid and your date is booked. If there are any questions you have at this point, they will also address that and make sure you are both on the same page.
The planning begins. Zenobia will start off by creating the budget for your event and get that approved by you. Thereafter she will focus on sourcing the perfect service providers, arranging venue viewings and find the ideal photographer to capture your big day. All appointments for dress fittings, hair trials, meetings and menu tastings will be set-up by her and communicated to you, all the while making sure it fits your schedule.
Finalising loose ends. A few weeks before your big day, she will contact all service providers and send them the timeline. This is to make sure everyone is on the same page. She will also make sure you know what happens when to tie up loose ends and make sure all preparation and set-up start the day before.
It’s your wedding day! While you relax and enjoy a peaceful morning with your family and bridesmaids, she will make sure all service providers arrive on time. That the venue is ready to be photographed and that every element is in place before you walk down the aisle. Once you’ve had the biggest celebration of your life and get whisked away on honeymoon, she will make sure the breakdown runs smoothly the following day.