Lourens and I got engaged in December 2010 and decided to get married close to Stellenbosch, which is where we had met as students a few years prior.
Living in Johannesburg, I was always a little anxious about the challenges of organising our big day from another city and with limited time to meet with service providers. I thought that a bit of help and guidance from someone in the industry would go a long way.
My sister had told me about a wedding co-ordinator she had randomly met a few weeks prior, and by chance after a long day of venue searching, I found myself in “I do” and met Izandi- the wedding co-ordinator my sister had told me about! Small world!I immediately felt at ease with the manner Izandi attentively listened to my ideas and went about assisting me. Her network of service providers in the industry was astonishing, and more specifically, the urgency she displayed in providing me with different options to meet my specific needs, was admirable. Within two days of our first meeting, I had my wedding date and the most beautiful venue booked. A week later the majority of my service providers were locked in- a photographer, decor and flowers, hair and makeup, catering and the church.
I left Cape Town for Johannesburg, knowing that Izandi was only a phone call or email away, and that she would attend to any of my other requests as if it were her own wedding she was planning.
Izandi’s energy, creativity and passion is inspiring. No request on my behalf was ever frowned upon or deemed impossible. She was able to visualize what I had in my mind and provide critical insights and ideas into shaping the perfect end product.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Izandi, and her inputs made the wedding planning experience a far less stressful one, and contributed to making our wedding day the most unforgettable day ever.
Photography: Nastassja Harvey
Flowers & Decor: Nico Laubscher
Hair & Make-up: Alicia Buckle
Venue: Kleine Valleij
Live Band: Karlien vd Walt
Videography: Jonathan Misnuner