Meet Your Wedding Planner: Trunk 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.
MEET THE TEAM | Tracy
Tracy is the owner and founder of Trunk Events. Having been in the fashion industry for almost 20 years, Tracy’s eye for styling has been a great asset to the company. The Trunk Events seed was planted 7 years ago and has flourished into a well-recognized and respected brand.
Tracy is hardworking and passionate when it comes to planning someone’s dream wedding. She is the director of all areas which includes planning, consultations with clients & coordination on the day – whatever it takes to keep moving forward.
Three words to describe yourself: Loyal, disciplined & lover of gin.
What is your spirit animal: A wild horse.
Dream Destination? My bed for longer than 6 hours a day.
Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry: None, not a lover of sweets at all! Would rather have more gin!
Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes, even dated someone famous, shhhhh “ I really can’t say more”.
Favourite part of a wedding? Chatting with the vendors and service staff and having a chuckle at the end of the successful event; oh and dancing in the kitchen with the service staff, best ever!
Rough budget for a Cape Town wedding: R250 000
What makes a wedding unique: Nice people who are grateful.
How long have you been with the Trunk Team: I started this amazing company 7 years ago, and it built up to a “really awesome company” only in the past 5 years, hard work alone for 2-3 years before anyone even recognized me! Ha ha….
Meet Your Wedding Planner
Watch the Video Above to see Tracy Discuss:
- How a Wedding Consultation Works
- What was her most challenging wedding
- What was her most memorable wedding
- Some of her recommended vendors & team members
MEET THE TEAM | Monique
Monique has been with Trunk Events for just over a year now. As a lover of organizing and planning, she truly enjoys what she does and loves being part of the Trunk team.
Monique focuses more on the décor and styling side of the company, ensuring that each couple’s vision comes to life on their special day.
Three words to describe yourself: Caring, organized & dramatic.
Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry? Chocolate with some more chocolate.
What is your spirit animal? A panther (with green eyes & a diamond collar).
Dream Destination? Greece.
If you could develop one talent overnight, what would it be? To either sing, or to be able to draw & paint.
What is the best advice you’ve ever heard? Always be kind, you never know what the other person is going through.
Where did you study event planning? The SA School of Weddings.
Favourite part of a wedding? I love when our couples have different traditions, cultures & faith. Learning, experiencing and being a part of these practices is so amazing and enjoyable, especially when you see the couple having the best time!
What advice would to your couples getting married? Enjoy the day! So often we see couples get stressed over minor details and something they cannot foresee. Your wedding day is only so long, so enjoy ever second and soak in all the special moments.
MEET THE TEAM | Kim
Three words to describe yourself: Enthusiastic, empathetic & adventurous.
Dog or cat person? Definitely a dog person!
Nicknames? Kimmy, Fifi or KimmyK
Two things you are afraid of? Needles and sleeping closest to the door.
Best advice you’ve ever heard? Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, literally 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something great will come of it.
Why choose Trunk Events? For someone who has interned at a few different wedding planning companies I have been exposed to a few different formulas in the planning industry. I can honestly say that after 2 years of working at Trunk, we offer a service like no other company in Cape Town. We have a personal, hands-on approach to the planning and coordination of the wedding, we go the extra mile for you and try our absolute best to make your day just the way you envisioned it to be.
Why is it important to have a wedding planner & coordinator?: Planning a wedding and having a full-time job and/or doing it abroad can become a very stressful equation if you don’t know what you are doing. Having a wedding planner do it for you opens doors to a lot more, as we have connections in the industry, we do it every day and coordinate weddings every weekend. We remove the stress completely for you and it allows you to relax and enjoy the show(the show being your wedding coming together hehe) The Coordination is basically like having a designated driver, the coordinator becomes the DD. We remove that responsibility from you or a family member and it allows you to enjoy your day without having to worry ‘is it time to do our first dance and when should we cut the cake’. The coordinator ensures that the day is smooth and enjoyable for everybody.
Testimony from a Bride:
“I started off my wedding planning journey thinking that I could do so from abroad while juggling all my other responsibilities and quickly found out that I was sadly mistaken. Working with Tracy was one of the best decisions I made during the entire process and she really went above and beyond from our first e-mail conversation right until *after* our wedding day.
The Trunk team helped to ensure that everything not only ran smoothly but looked absolutely stunning on the day! Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, all of our guests and other service providers all hold the Trunk team in the highest regard and all had glowing reviews. So much so that my Mom already has her booked for future hypothetical family weddings hahaha I truly believe that her help in putting together a team of vendors who are not only talented but kind people made all the difference in what can be a very stressful process.
Thank you so much, Tracy, for everything! I’m not sure I’m cured of my champagne-dream-beer-budget affliction, but your patience throughout helped immeasurably to achieve my vision. While Stephen and I are very glad to have all of the rest of the planning done, we’ll miss our chats with you and might end up having to hang around the Vineyard Hotel in the evenings until I head back to the US “