Meet Your Wedding Planner: Authentic Planning
Planning your wedding is one of the most daunting and overwhelming things you will need to do in your lifetime. All of the details, the vendors, the guests and the budget. Trying to keep track of everything can be way too stressful. Luckily there are a host of professional wedding planners and coordinators in South Africa that can help you. We have some of the TOP wedding coordinators in the world! Pink Book has teamed up with a few of them to help you find the perfect wedding planner for you. In our new “Meet Your Wedding Planner” video series, we sit down with a few of SA’s renowned planners for a brief interview and learn about their work. Lene Price, of Authentic Planning, chats to us about how their business got started and what services they offer to their couples.
Authentic Planning, Styling and Decor in Cape Town
Authentic Planning was started five years ago by husband and wife duo, Lene & Chris. They started out by just buying a few tiffany chairs and renting them out to venues for weddings and events. Over the years, they have grown – now offering a large catalogue of decor and furniture, as planning services. They are both fully involved in the business and completely happy with what they’ve achieved. Authentic Planning has become one of the well-known names in the wedding industry in Cape Town.
Services They Offer:
- Wedding Styling & Setup
- Decor Hiring
- Furniture & Structures
A one-stop-shop wedding service
At Authentic Planning, they like to offer their clients a one-stop-shop. They take care of everything you need. At the end of the day, it is easier for couples to just deal with one person who is in charge of everything else. You can rest assured that you have one person to contact who will make sure everything is ready on your big day. They have a large collection of decor, furniture and lighting options in-house, for you to choose from.
And another great benefit of working with Authentic Planning is their relationships that they have built up with a variety of other wedding vendors. They have good relationships with people who offer a large variety of services and products for weddings. When you book these vendors you get peace of mind knowing that these are trustworthy, reliable service providers. And if you are looking for something specific for your wedding; Authentic Planning knows where to source it for you at a competitive price. A great way to get everything you want at the best prices.
Planning an Elaborate Wedding in Franschhoek
Lene recalls one of their recent elaborate weddings was a stunning celebration held at Vrede & Lust in Franschhoek. The couple travelled through from Port Elizabeth to tie the knot in the beautiful Cape Winelands. During the planning process, they came down to meet the planners and discuss exactly what they wanted. The wedding theme was basic, white and green, but the couple put complete trust in Authentic Planning to create the wedding they’ve dreamed of. The end result was perfect. The decor included extravagant lights, crystals and chandeliers. For the florals, they stuck to luxury flowers like white roses and orchids. But what made the day extra special was the couple themselves. They really loved each other and for them, the most important thing was getting married to each other.