Meet Natalie

Planner and Stylist, Natalie Gouveia begins her planning with an organised and minimalistic styled approach. She has a love for blooming peonies and pays attention to detail, inspiration, and her passion to plan, which is where the name Planning and Peonies comes from.

I aspire to create an inimitable journey for the couples I work with. Starting from the initial consultation up until guests leave the wedding venue! I offer couples getting married, a stylish and simplistic wedding journey, working within your budget and conceptualising your ideas.

Focusing on inspirations, passion and trends is where my planning begins with a cup of coffee and a chat about fresh peonies!

Where it all started

What started out as a little thought became my reality.”

My passion and styling skills blossomed when I interned at the inspiring Zavion Kotze Events Company in 2016. I decided to then further my knowledge by studying at The SA School of Weddings in 2017, where I gained 600 hours of practical work experience, as well as established relationships with suppliers in the industry. During this year I was presented with the Top Student award in Stationery, Flowers & Décor and in Catering. Being honoured with the Top Student award for the year is where my brand and business ideas grew and developed.

And today I am the proud owner and stylist of Planning and Peonies. I get so much satisfaction from coordinating, styling tables and conceptualizing ideas, which made me realize that the wedding industry was a natural fit for me.

Mission Statement

“Being a stylist, my mission is not merely to plan and survive but to thrive and do so with passion, compassion, organization and some style!”