Meet Your Wedding Planner: Just Jack Weddings & Events

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! And 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. Today we chat to Jaco van Loggerenberg and Leana Nienaber of Just Jack Weddings and Events.


Just Jack Weddings and Events

As an events and wedding coordinating company, Just Jack started out approximately 8 years ago. The creative business name sparked up between Jaco and Aleit after a couple of glasses of wine. Inspired by some bubbly fun, it was decided that the Will and Grace reference would become the name of Jaco’s new business! That same evening they bought the web domain and set in motion the business registration. Just Jack Weddings & Events was born.

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Labelled as a boutique wedding coordination company; the focus of Just Jack Weddings and Events is to give a completely custom experience. They offer very personalized services, with each wedding being planned completely different. Because of this alternative approach, they don’t even have set packages or proposals. Clients receive a questionnaire to get the specific details of what they need. From there the team will sit together and work out a completely bespoke wedding planning service that best suits the client’s needs.

Whether the clients are locally based or have lots of guests travelling in from abroad, the coordination packages will individually cover all of this. They make sure the client gets exactly what they need and want.

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Testimony from a Bride:

Here is the feedback that Just Jack Weddings received from one of their international clients;

Leana Nienaber, our wedding planner from Just Jack Weddings and Events was a godsend! She truly understood what we had in mind and executed that with such meticulous planning resulting in an absolutely beautiful and stress-free wedding for us. Planning a foreign destination wedding from India, as one would imagine, can be a huge challenge.

Leana helped navigate these hurdles allowing Jai and I the much-needed peace of mind ahead of a momentous occasion; she was literally our ears and eyes on the ground. She took out time to understand even the smallest of details that were important for the ceremonies and events, and in the process delivered beyond our expectations. Leana weaved together the best aspects of traditional Hindu and western weddings (read DREAM wedding).

Decor, lighting, floral themes, food, logistics, entertainment, vendor coordination, gift hampers..phew that’s quite a list. Leana aka Wonder Woman managed these and more! Words aren’t enough to explain how amazing she is and we both highly recommend her to couples who are considering South Africa for a destination wedding.

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One of the Top Bespoke Wedding Planners in South Africa

One of the top weddings covered by Just Jack was a stunning local affair. The grand ceremony was held at Molenvliet Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The project even included building a custom glass marquee reception hall for the event. Having to work on the project for 6 days beforehand to get everything set up was definitely a big build up to the day.

This was the wedding of South Africa’s most fashional couple, so everything had to be perfect. On the day itself, there were many challenges because the celebration took place over 4 different locations on the estate. Each setting had to be immaculate and luxurious.

The entire celebration culminated in the dashing groom and the striking bride in her marsala red dress, hand-made in Turkey. This wedding was definitely one of a kind.

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For more information contact the amazing team at Just Jack Weddings. Thanks to ZaraZoo Cine for the professional videography.

Featured Photos by Div MaritzAndi&SzerdiShanna Jones Photography, dotdusk 

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