meet the lovely girls of

The Perfect Proposal

Pippa - The Perfect Proposal

Tell us a little bit about yourself? Founder of The Perfect Proposal, I am extremely passionate about the event industry and seeing the event through from beginning to end. My enthusiasm and creativity make for a real flair of putting together unique and special events. Dreaming up wedding ideas and proposal stories has been something I have been doing since I was a young girl.

What did you study? I obtained a BA degree in Psychology at Stellenbosch University and furthered my studies in London with a Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management.

Any advice for brides to be? Create an evening that you and your partner sit down and discuss the wedding, create a task list and make decisions. On the other days try not to speak about it and you will avoid unnecessary arguments. Be organised and your wedding will be a happy occasion, especially if you hire a wedding planner.

What is your idea of a "Perfect Proposal"? When I hear a YES!!! We love happy clients and try to keep every proposal we plan unique and personal.

Something we didn't know? Yellow is my favourite colour, as it brightens up anyone's day.

Toni - The Perfect Proposal

Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am a lover of travel and all things creative, and am always on the search for new trends and creative outlets! On a Saturday evening you will find me sharing my love of food and wine with my closest friends, whilst we plan our next adventure!

What did you study? B Com Honours in Marketing & Communications.

Any advice for brides to be? My biggest word of advice for any bride would be to not sweat the small things, enjoy each minute of the planning process and your big day as it all goes by so quickly.

What is your idea of a "Perfect Proposal"? My idea of the perfect proposal is something that has a personal element. The idea can be simple but coupled with something special to the couple, for example incorporating photos or a favourite colour or food, makes for a very sincere and romantic proposal. And I love the idea of having a photographer there to capture the moment.

Something we didn't know? My favourite romantic movie is "The Vow".

Suzi - The Perfect Proposal

Tell us a little bit about yourself? My real name is Suzanne although no one ever calls me that. I am an ex-physiotherapist who then became passionate about event planning and pulling off the perfect special occasion. My favourite hobby is a weird obsession with all things to do with gift wrapping and gift tags. I really enjoy working with people, creating something personalised for them and seeing just how happy true love can make people.

What did you study? I studied a BSc in Physiotherapy at UCT & did a post-graduate course in Sports Physiotherapy.

Any advice for brides to be? Choosing the bridal party is sometimes the hardest part - my advice would be to choose the people that you know will still be in your life in 20 years' time and those that you can picture your children playing together with.

What is your idea of a "Perfect Proposal"? Knowing that thought has been put into every part of the proposal makes it truly special - it taking place at a venue that means something to both parties, their favourite food or champagne, involving their family if they are close, their favourite flowers or chocolate. It all shows that every last detail has been though about and envisioned.

Something we didn't know? Romantic at heart? Absolutely! I only read and watch romantic comedies and I tear up at every wedding and at every airport arrival terminal.