“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!”
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.