It may be your job, but you truly made us feel as though we where the only couple in the world and that our day was the most important thing ever to you.
It already feels nostalgic typing your email address today. Something I've missed from day one of getting back to UK. No more fun updates in my inbox about a magical day that was being so perfectly created by you, meticulously and with so much care and precision that it turned out to be beyond anything our dreams could have ever imagined.
It may be your job, but you truly made us feel as though we where the only couple in the world and that our day was the most important thing ever to you. You where an absolute wedding angel and we will never be able to truly convey how special you have become to us through this experience. You played the biggest role in giving us the most wonderful day of our lives! For that we are eternally grateful and will never ever forget your kindness, hard work & most importantly, that you treated us as friends. We certainly count you as a dear one.
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"It is without a doubt, hiring the most phenomenal wedding planner in the Cape if not South Africa! I truly don’t know how we could have organised a day half as special without Cara of The Mosaic Wedding Company. She made what is normally quite a stressful process, totally effortless. Despite having countless weddings to plan simultaneously, she always made us feel so special, as though we were having a royal wedding. Cara managed to decipher all of my jumbled ideas and make the reality ten times better. She was so professional and got every aspect organised to perfection in record time whilst maintaining the calmest and friendliest of demeanours. We were lucky beyond words to have her with us on the wedding journey, and still today as a friend."
Despite having to work with 3 time zones between SA & USA you were always responsive and willing to Skype or get on a call whenever we felt the need.
When we met you for the first time in a coffee shop in Constantia, I was confident that you would be the one to make my daughter & son in-law's dream wedding a reality. Unlike the other wedding planner we had interviewed, you came armed & ready with your computer, asking tons of important questions which you directed at Tamsyn.
Despite having to work with 3 time zones between SA & USA you were always responsive and willing to Skype or get onto call whenever we felt the need. You removed the stress from our shoulders and really enjoyed the magic of our daughter's wedding!
Words can never say THANK YOU enough and THANK YOU does not come anywhere near expressing the gratitude we feel in our hearts.
We will always be happy to be a reference for you and we wish you every success as you continue to make more couples wedding days as special as you made it for Tamsyn & Darryn! Thanks a million!
We can truly say that we were absolutely blown away on the day!
I think we were sold from the moment we saw that you had experience working with many international clients. The fact that you were from the best city in the world and you were Italian really appealed to us too, you know how us Italians are... pure CRAZY! After a brief Skype call we knew we were in very capable hands.
Cara, working with you has been amazing! You took absolutely all the stress out of the planning for us, you knew what needed to be done and by when, even when we needed some pushing (as we were over hearing the word 'wedding' in some weeks). You totally understood our vibe and style that we wanted for the day even after confusing you with our elaborate inarticulate descriptions and continuous change of minds. You calmed all our fears when we used to send you millions of questions over the weekend and you even answered them within hours and sometimes minutes of sending them. You helped us prioritise what was important were always so professional, and your ability to multi-task on the day was very impressive.
What also made us really happy was knowing that you only worked with reliable & trustworthy vendors whom wouldn't drop us at the last minute.
We can truly say that we were blown away by everything on the day... from the moment we walked into the chapel, to the decor in the reception hall, the food, the candy table, the lawn games... ALL OF IT 🙂
To date, we are still receiving compliments on what a perfect wedding it was. My mom, whom was hesitant that we hired a wedding planner in the first place (being the typical Italian mother who always wants to be in control), was so impressed on the day she couldn't stop singing your praises! Our friends and family said it was the best wedding they have been to. Nothing went wrong (at least that we are aware of and, even if it did, you certainly never showed it or you just dealt with it so it never affected us). Our wedding day was just so pretty, elegant and for lack of better wording... it was just so 'us' & all around fabulous!!
It was the best money spent to use you as our wedding planner during this period of our lives! All that is left to say is, THANK YOU for helping us have the most incredible day with so many fabulous moments!
Everything we could have wanted and more.
We'd like to thank YOU for all your help with our wedding... it was everything we could have wanted and more.
We’ve had nothing but praise and positive comments from all our guests about every single aspect including what a fantastic job you did, especially all of your co-ordination on the day. It was perfect.
What can I say really, our brilliant day was down to your brilliance.
The wedding was absolutely everything we could have hoped for and this is largely down to your significant role. I remember the first time we spoke, in fact from the first email - I had a great sense of confidence that we had found the right person to help us plan our day. I'm sure you deal with very different brides and personalities along this process, but I think what was key for me was that you took charge and 'managed us' brilliantly. As we were in the middle of creating and then having Riley - I didn't have much head space to focus on the wedding, but still wanted it to be a really special day - so I'm really grateful that you were so patient and considerate of this.
In terms of the nuts and bolts of the day - the suppliers you recommended were all outstanding - I think a testament to your relationships with them and knowing what your clients need vs want. To us you have everything a really brilliant planner needs - an eye for the detail, a willingness to go out on a limb and a key set of suppliers you would happily recommend. What can I say really, our brilliant day was down to your brilliance.
A heartfelt thank you for everything.
When I was in distress you somehow calmed me and turned our day into a magical fairytale!
How to put this in words - we simply cannot thank you enough for all that you did in the preparation and planning of our wedding, not to mention the support you gave on the day, when I was in distress you somehow calmed me and turned our day into a magical fairytale!
Thank you for all your advice with the suppliers, I think we realized in the end why you spend a little more to get the quality. Your attention to detail in preparation and kicking our butts with getting suppliers booked (what can I say) I feel sorry for being the pain in your ass the entire time 🙂
I will definitely recommend you to others that seek assistance in wedding planning. Overall you did a fabulous job from the deepest of our hearts THANK YOU.
Truly the most amazing day thus far in my life
I didn't feel like waiting for my thank you cards before saying this. Last Saturday was truly the most amazing day thus far in my life. Everything far exceeded all my expectations, of which you know I had many hahaha. People kept asking me how I could be so calm and all I had to say was I have an awesome wedding planner!
Best of all Mike loved everything too! So thank you so much for your help over the past year, responding so quickly to my endless emails and in bringing my ideas to reality.
You literally made our wedding day a dream come true!
A huge, huge thank you. You were absolutely amazing and made the whole experience of wedding planning so easy for us, even though we were doing it from Dubai. It never, ever felt difficult with you guiding us along the way. We love your personality and you made us feel so at ease and on top of everything at all times, and you literally made our wedding day a dream come true.
There isn't one single thing we could fault and absolutely nothing negative to say. You were simply fantastic. Thank you again for everything. We wish we could do it again!
Our wedding day was PERFECTION!
Our wedding day was PERFECTION! You were amazing and I am ever so truly grateful to have had you as my wedding planner. From emails to meetings, to your amazing contacts, to my crazy ideas, to mock up's and finally to the big day, everything went so great. I wasn't stressed.
Thankfully, was just really enjoying the lead up to the wedding and then most importantly our wedding day! Couldn't have asked for better. Thank you so soooooo much.
If you were on Tripadvisor, we'd give you a 5-star rating!
You've done a fantastic job with our wedding and we can't thank you enough!
It was such a relief to find someone of your ilk and caliber to do the hard work and give us some respite amidst a very harrowing 6 months entree to our wedding with both of us relocating and Karin's job of 20 years with BP ending in early retirement just 7 days before the wedding!
It was not an easy wedding to orchestrate, but you did magnificently and we are so proud of our day and of what you accomplished on our behalf!
We could clearly see how much you loved your job and are totally convinced that no wedding should proceed without an excellent planner like yourself! If you were on Tripadvisor, we'd give you a 5-star rating *****!
Warmest regards and grateful thanks for all you did to make our day so special.
Every small detail was just perfect and came together so beautifully.
We just wanted to say thank you so very much for everything you did to make our special day perfect! We really loved every minute of it!
The cake, flowers, decor and the whole flow of the day was just perfect! Thank you for keeping my mom calm as well! 🙂 Every small detail was just perfect and came together so beautifully. I am just so sad that it’s all over so quickly.
Our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been too!
Still on that wedding buzz and amazed with how our wedding turned out! Thanks so much! We had so many compliments and everyone said it was the best wedding that they have ever been too. We could not have done this without you. It was really nice meeting you and thank you for all your hard work.
You made our wedding a huge success and a real fairytale, and for that we will eternally be grateful.
Herman and I really appreciate everything you did in making our wedding day so special. The decor was stunning and everything was perfect! You made our wedding a huge success and a real fairytale, and for that we will eternally be grateful.
Thank you for all the planning and organizing, you are an amazing wedding planner Cara and I will recommend you to everyone that I know. God bless you and may you continue succeeding in all your future endeavours.
We always new we were going to get married in Cape Town, South Africa, even though we lived overseas. After a brief Skype chat we knew we had the right person for the job.
We don't know where to begin... Lee and I started planning our wedding a year before the big day. We always new we were going to get married in Cape Town, South Africa, even though we lived overseas.
This was where Mosaic Weddings came in and thank goodness, after a brief Skype chat I new that we had the right person for the job. Cara was not only organised but made both of us feel involved in every decision that was made.
We wanted to plan every part of our wedding but once we started dealing with venues and having no communication for days on end (mostly due to internet connection overseas) I decided to contact The Mosaic Wedding Company. We were so impressed with Cara and the professional way in which she dealt with us even before we decided to work together.
Cara was available to answer every and all questions even on a Sunday evening. Our amazing day would not have been the same if it weren't for the help and watchful eye of Cara. Our friends and family have said that it's one of the best weddings they have been to too... And even when the wheels fell off Cara was there to pick up the pieces.
We feel like we have made a friend in Cara and we hope that one day her beautiful day is as stress free and enjoyable as ours was.
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you.
From our first meeting with Cara over skype, we knew right away that she was the one. My only regret is that we don’t live in Cape Town where we could hire her for more family events.
Kurt and I got engaged and decided to host our wedding in his hometown, Cape Town. For me not knowing too much about the city as we live abroad, it was overwhelming. We searched the web and came down to 3 well-rated wedding planners and contacted them all. From our first meeting with Cara over skype, we knew right away that she was the one.
We felt so comfortable around her, she was very professional and above all, completely on top of her game! Cara’s pricing was extremely competitive as compared to competitors and offered outstanding value for her fee.
I spoke to Cara as much as I did my family and frankly she became a new family member. It was such a pleasure to work with Cara and we really appreciated how quickly she would respond to our queries and attend to our requests.
On March 15, 2014, the big day arrived and I was an absolute stress pot! I could have been the poster child for Rescue Remedy (future brides take note – this stuff works!). Cara was an absolute pro!
Things always happen at weddings no matter how much you plan ahead. We had a couple "issues" that came up throughout the day. The best part of this? I did NOT know a single thing about any of these hiccups. Everything was handled behind the scenes so I could live my fairytale day – and I did! If there’s any reason to hire her, it is for that alone.
No amount of money could buy the stress free day I had! We had a beautiful and memorable wedding day that we will cherish forever.
Now, let’s talk vendors. Cara has worked in the industry for some time. She has exquisite taste and I am quite picky. She can direct you to the best vendors that offer the best value. This is an asset to couples from overseas that are missing this information. She knows who is trustworthy, has good service, is cost effective etc. She has greats instincts when it comes to design and will help realize your vision. She is also very mindful of your budget and she actually saved us money at our venue!
Overall, my husband and I could not have been more grateful for Cara’s expertise. Our wedding was beautiful and we just received the gorgeous photos and video to prove it! My only regret is that we don’t live in Cape Town where we could hire her for more family events.
Cara, thank you, thank you, thank you and we hope to see you again on our next visit to Cape Town.
You did an amazing job organising everything!
I just want to say I absolutely love your blog about our wedding. Thank you! You did an amazing job organising everything and recommending the service providers. We are really happy with their work. Shaun and I are getting a lot of compliments from our family and friends.
All the best for 2015, may it bring you good health, joy and happiness!!
Whenever you met with me I felt as if I was the only person you were dealing with... as if there were no other brides!
Cara! I only have amazing things to say about you. I have so many thank you's to give. It was better than I ever imagined. I will definitely recommend you to every single bride to be that I come across.
Thank you for your patience, co operation, time and effort. I know you are really busy, but whenever you met with me I felt as if I was the only person you were dealing with... as if there were nooooo other brides. I am REALLY looking forward to the photos.
All the best for the future, and may you bring many many woman the joys and happiness that you have brought me, on our special day 🙂
It was a truly fabulous day for us and we couldn’t have wished for more.
Steve and I would like to thank you very much for all you did on Saturday to help make our wedding go off without a single hitch. It was a truly fabulous day for us and we couldn’t have wished for more. Thank you, it was a perfect day.
Our deepest appreciation for all of your guidance, assistance and incredible efforts in making our day truly unforgettable.
We just want to say our deepest thanks and appreciation for all of your guidance, assistance and incredible efforts in making our day truly unforgettable. We really don’t know how we would have achieved it without you.
You were honestly a god send! Thank you so much again for everything! We wish you all the success for 2014!
Thanks so much for your super efficiency, wonderful communication, incredible organisation and making our wedding day so special!
We can now see why Cara's business is going from strength to strength! We had limited time to organise our wedding and after a simple breakfast meeting, Cara took control and played the major role in ensuring that our wedding was a success. She was able to recommend a suitable venue, make up artists, decor etc.
It all made it incredibly easy for us, and to be honest we don’t know why anybody would actually not enlist the services of a wedding planner! We were always kept updated on what needed to be paid when, when balances were due, reminded of what we still needed to arrange and ensure was in place to make the wedding a success. It all resulted in the wedding that we really wanted and Cara delivered!
It was fantastic to have Cara at the ceremony and reception, ensuring that everything was running on time and that everything was in place. On the day, we could both relax, safe in the knowledge that Cara was in control.
Cara thanks so much for your super efficiency, wonderful communication, incredible organisation and making our wedding day so special!
Her efficiency, dedication to detail and general passion for what she does made my wedding day the most perfect day I could've imagined.
I have known Cara for years, you can almost say she is part of my family. But it was over the last year that I really got to know about her passion.... Weddings!!!
There are not enough words in the world to say thank you too you Cara!!!
When I first met with her I had an idea of what I wanted but couldn’t really put it into words... Cara guided me through every step and stage and suggested who to go to and what I could do. Whenever I had a query or a concern Cara was on it immediately.
Her efficiency, dedication to detail and general passion for what she does made my wedding day the most perfect day I could've imagined.
Cara, you are definitely doing what you are supposed to be doing and you are absolutely amazing at it.
Thank you for all your hard work, patience and support. You really are a star!
A carefree day for us to enjoy, thanks to Cara, every little detail of what I’d asked was taken care of.
I met Cara at one of the first wedding expos that I went to, long before I thought I’d need a wedding planner. She caught my eye due to the beautiful table she’d set and the pretty stationery at her exhibition stall. Her business card was also so catchy that I still have it today (the 5 tips for a bride).
I started planning my wedding by myself, but then contacted her when I couldn’t find a stationer that I felt could make the invitations that I had in mind. So, instead of just getting someone to do my invites, I ended up with a planner - and what a blessing that was!
Because I only hired Cara halfway through planning my wedding, I had already sourced many of the service providers, but Cara was always very professional and treated all of them with respect and got the results I wanted. (This is worth noting as not all service providers appreciate working with a planner, so I learnt). As for the service providers that she sourced, I can truly say that she works with the best of the best – like Liesl who made all our stationery just the way I wanted it, and better!
Thanks to Cara, my wedding was a carefree day for us to enjoy without worrying about any of the arrangements.
Cara simply handled any hiccups that arose during the course of the day and saw to it that every little detail of what I’d asked for was taken care of.
Even weeks afterwards, she was still following up on outstanding deposits for us!
Cara, thank you for every bit of advice and help that you gave us! It wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Her comprehensive knowledge and experience in the wedding industry assured us that we were in great hands.
From the moment we met Cara, we knew that she was the perfect person to help us coordinate our wedding. Her friendly personality makes her wonderful to work with, while her comprehensive knowledge and experience in the wedding industry assured us that we were in great hands.
Cara organized everything from the decor and cupcakes to the set up and itinerary on the day, making sure that everything went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend her for your special day!
Having a wedding planner was not an expense we wanted, but my husband and I just couldn't manage with a new baby and work, Cara was completely worth it and more.
Cara started planning our wedding about 6 months prior to our wedding, so she had to pick up where we had left off. Cara did this with absolute ease, took over everything with such enthusiasm and without hesitation. She communicated with the venue who were not very easy to deal with as they took ages to respond and things were never right the first time so lots of back and forth with them.
If Cara was not able to give me answers to my questions immediately she would always respond to confirm she had received my email and would get back to me as soon as she had the answers which she did.
Cara is very organized and is always on top of everything and made me feel calm when thinking that things were not going to plan or that we were running behind. Our wedding day had bit of a drama with the weather being awful. We were suppose to get married on the beach but unfortunately the wind was so strong that it was just not possible. They had to move the ceremony inside the reception room and it looked amazing, Cara was there from the start to make sure that it was still a special occasion and it truly was, better than I imagined actually.
Cara was there throughout the reception and it all went to plan, when we decided to cut the cake a bit earlier and when we changed the first dance to a bit earlier she made it happen.
Our wedding reception was brought to a standstill due to a window blowing out from the strong winds, she made sure that it was cleared up quickly and reset the bridal table.
Not once did I feel stressed about anything. She had it all under control and I will recommend her to everyone.
I was absolutely happy with your assistance and would recommend you to everyone.
You felt like a guardian angel and an awesome friend
We would really like to say THANK YOU to you for all your assistance with our wedding.
Without you it would have never been as amazing as it was! We really cannot find the words to express our appreciation.
Throughout the planning you maintained your professionalism, however you felt like a guardian angel and an awesome friend. Once again, a HUGE thank you and we are grateful you were part of the most special day of the rest of our lives.
All I can saw is WOW, I really didn’t expect all the help you gave us
From the moment we met, I knew this was going to work, you were well prepared for our meeting and made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
I know I had basically planned most things, but I needed a planner to execute my plans the weeks before and on the day, as of course I couldn’t do anything on the day, and you really made my dreams come true, amidst a venue change and some chaos, you still held things together for me and was always that helpful, caring person on the phone, or via email.
You really helped us a lot, as first I thought I could do this without a planner but quickly realised that I needed somebody to make sure everything ran smoothly, service providers were on time, everything went where it was supposed to go, and all the little details that needed to be sorted out where done, and you did them well, more than I could have asked for. I was so appreciative of you being there the whole morning and evening, till the last person left.
Thank you so so much for making our day run smoothly, sorting out things I didn’t even know about and always looking so calm, which let us know things were okay.
I also liked the fact that you were a wedding photographer before, so your attention to timing was key and helpful for us with our pictures and our sunset shots.
Thank you again for running around with sparklers barefoot, trying to help us get our perfect night shots!
I was happy and thankful that you followed me on Pinterest, so you knew exactly the kind of wedding I wanted and what I was going for. When I gave you tasks for the day, for example, setting up the cake table with my little candles and words etc, you knew exactly how to place everything!
All I can saw is WOW, I really didn’t expect all the help you gave us, and you gave us so much more than we could have asked for, I could never repay you for what you did for us!! I can definitely recommend your services to my friends and family and anybody really, and not only for wedding planning, but all function planning in general, you are fantastic to work with!
To anybody else who might read this, I actually had a planner before Cara and tested out a few, and it just didn’t work at all, after a few weeks I had to make a serious and quick change and thank goodness I found Cara, she is really amazing, you can’t go wrong with her! Your wedding and planning is in the safest hands it could ever be!
Very professional and friendly
Before meeting up with the Mosaic Wedding Company we had met up with a few other wedding planners but upon meeting Cara we knew she would be the right person to plan our special day. Not knowing where to start with the planning of our wedding, Cara came out to meet us and from the start was very professional and friendly. We immediately saw she knew what she was doing and decided to hire her.
She took control from the start and guided us as to what service providers to use and what to deal with first as we had no idea what to handle first. She was present at every meeting we had with service providers and on our wedding day she made sure everything ran smoothly and was very enthusiastic about her job. Thanks for putting our special day together Cara, the outcome of all your hard work was amazing!
Balance between professionalism and a personal touch
I am a corporate Event Coordinator and so I am used to being the one who makes the arrangements and implements them. Cara was really understanding and respectful of that.
When we first met with Cara our wedding plans were quite complicated. My fiancé and I had gone from planning a small destination wedding in Mauritius with an informal celebration back home to planning a much larger, more traditional wedding at home in Cape Town. We had spent hours, days, weeks and months working on our original plans and felt somewhat despondent when they changed.
Cara’s assistance came at the perfect time, she helped to pick up the pieces and got us excited about our new plans. Slowly but surely everything fell into place and our dream wedding came together like a puzzle. Once Cara got involved we could see the bigger picture and work towards it. Cara worked according to our budget and personal preferences, which was extremely helpful.
Cara’s involvement was supportive but not invasive, we never felt pressured to use a specific service provider or to agree with her suggestions. She allowed us to explore opportunities with a variety of service providers and to make informed decisions. She negotiated pricing and represented Grant and I in a way which gave us peace of mind and built trust.
Somehow Cara found the balance between professionalism and a personal touch, we felt like we were building a friendship and not only a mutually beneficial business relationship while working with her. Her passion and commitment to her work is highlighted in the quality of service that is provided.
Knowledge, ideas and professionalism
Myself and Sascha were planning our wedding from the UK which in itself has its own difficulties. After a terrible experience with a wedding planning company in Cape Town we were left out of pocket and with alot of work still needing to be done.
Our friend put us in contact with Cara and from the offset she was just brilliant. We had never met her face to face but she knew the difficulties we were facing trying to plan a wedding from another country but her professional and leadership qualities shone through and she made us feel so at ease. She instantaneously put the magic back into planning our special day!
When we finally did get to meet Cara we were so blown away by her knowledge, ideas and professionalism. She made the whole process look so easy and made dealing with the venue, decor company and everyone else a dream. She knew exactly what we wanted, what would and wouldn’t work and delivered on every aspect!
Our Wedding day was the best we had ever been to and that sentiment was repeated to us over and over again by our guests.
Cara we could never thank you enough for what you did for us. You will always be our saving Angel and I know both myself and Sascha will never forget that. I will happily refer Cara to anyone planning on getting married – she really is just “brilliant” !!!
Cara was my guru, keeping me calm and focused
My wedding was more amazing than I could ever imagine. Not only was Cara my wedding planner but she was also my maid of honor. I was planning my Cape Town wedding from London which should have been the most stressful experience but thanks to Cara it was fun and easy.
With regular Skype meetings Cara helped me to make all the right decisions. She had all the right contacts and I ended up using every supplier that she recommended. DJ, Venue, photographer, Décor, cake and flower arrangements were all OUTSTANDING. I honestly can’t express how happy Mark and I were with every second of our day.
Cara attended meetings alongside my Mom with suppliers on my behalf. Always keeping my Mother involved as per my request. Which isn’t always an easy task when it comes to the mother of the bride! Cara wasn’t just a wedding planner; she was my guru, keeping me calm and focused. Just writing this overwhelms me with emotions and memories, I am so lucky to have such a talented and reliable friend who stood by my side every step of the way and more importantly at the alter.