We love to share our wonderful reviews we’ve received from our many couples.
Have a look to see what they had to say about us and our work.
Diana Forrester – Andy & Andrea
I highly recommend Leann, she organized my son, Andrew and Andrea’s recent wedding in a most efficient and professional manner. Andrea was living in Dubai at the time so everything was planned from far away via emails, etc. It was a beautiful wedding at a lovely venue at Natte Valleij wine estate. Despite rain and even snow predicted, Leann managed to get the flowers, decor, catering and everything else done in time and it was an amazing event! There were 50 overseas visitors who all said how much they enjoyed the wedding and were so impressed with the wedding planner. Well done, Leann, you are a star! Thank you so much, it would not have been such a success without your dedication and hard work. It was a stunning wedding, all credit to you and Bells & Whistles.
(Whatsapp Message +) Hi Leann, this is a belated huge thank you for everything you did to make Andy and Andrea’s wedding so beautiful. Everything went so well and everyone said how stunning the place looked. It was all credit to you and your hard work. The flowers, the decor, the reception room and the chapel all looked amazing. The priest was great, the food delicious, the DJ excellent, and the marimba band which the overseas guests loved (!) – in fact it was an awesome wedding, and the rain held off for the photos to be taken (thank you, Lord). And the ones I have seen so far are beautiful! Thank you, Leann, I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for a wedding planner! Thank you, again, so much. Love Di xx
Andy & Andrea
Leann was a lifesaver for us, as we had the added complication of trying to organise a wedding from abroad. She really does go above and beyond and we could never have done it without her. In the build up to the wedding we both had maxed out stress levels but she was so calm and patient with us and our wedding turned out to be the perfect day. All the millions of custom things we asked for were organised efficiently and in a cost effective manner. It’s obviously such a big day in your life and Leann almost single-handedly helped us create the perfect memories of a day we’ll never forget. I would recommend Leann to absolutely anyone planning a wedding.
Anri & Ockert
Now that the dust has settled I would like to thank you for providing an amazing service and making our day just a little bit less stressful and perfect. Please keep providing the excellent level of service that you have done for me, for all your future brides, and I know you will make a lot of dreams come true.
Keith & Ian
I just want to say thank you to Leanne, Myself and my Partner Ian got married on the 23rd of December, we were planning from the beginning of the year, can’t say thank you enough, Bells & Whistles went over and above what we had planned.
On the day we did not have to worry about a thing, everything was well taken care of all the.
Really really professional, I would highly recommend Bells & Whistles
Lyle & Melissa
Leann goes above and beyond to make sure the day runs smoothly, and makes sure all the details you wanted are in place. For me her real value was the planning meetings before the big day. I would be a complete stressball/nervous wreck going into our meetings (especially the closer it got to my big day) and would come out of the meetings feeling we were on top of everything, completely calm and in control, so that on my wedding day everything went very smoothly (lots of the vendors were surprised how everything was on time and flowed so well). Thanks Leann for your professionalism, smiling face, all your advice wrt vendors, and for being the fairy that added the magic touches on my big day! Outstanding service that comes highly recommended!
Neil & Michelle
We hired Leann earlier this year to be our wedding planner and apart from the choice of my wife, it was the best decision I made in 2017. While arranging a wedding seems stressful enough, Leann was always on top of everything that was going on. We could call or email her with any questions and she always responded in a timely fashion. Her research and choice of suppliers was excellent, often saving us lots of money. We were given great advice on suppliers, not to mention the many meetings and petrol required driving around Cape Town, to pull the big day together. No detail was too small or overlooked by Bells and Whistles and as a first time couple getting married, we were never made to feel silly for questions that must seem like run-of-the-mill or business-as-usual for a wedding planner.
As the big day approached, our levels of anxiety didn’t increase because we knew Leann had everything under control, even when the odd thing went wrong, which it 100% always does leading up to a wedding, we knew we were in good hands.
To put this into perspective, we got married at Daylight Studios in Bree street, which is an absolutely stunning venue, but it is on the third floor, with no lift and requires an outdoor pulley system to get anything large up to the venue. This was handled with military precision, all thanks to the studios owners and Leann.
It’s not often that the vision you have in your minds eye, is what really appears in front of your eyes when you enter a venue but in our case it was exactly what we had envisaged and that takes something special.
Leann was the first person there on the day of the wedding, she did her job with a smile of her face, making everyone around her feel welcome, including guests when they started to arrive. They were the last to leave on the night and the break down crew the following day, made our lives easy, which is what you’re after on your first day married.
Thank you for everything Bells and Whistles, you made our dream day come alive with a professional smile on your face!
Billy & Nadine
You have been our saving grace! I dont know how to express in words the gratitude I have for you and what you have meant to me and Billy and our big day! I can with all honesty say that it would not have been possible without you! You made us feel rest assured that all was under control and on the day – you made it all come together so beautifully and we will always be so very grateful. Thank you for your amazing service and open door policy – you are a gem! Bells & Whistles ambassador for life THANK YOU and thank you times 1000!
Floris & Maricia
Leann, wow, thank you for ensuring that my day was such a huge success yesterday. The decor were absolutely beautiful. The venue looked like one fit for a princess. That’s how I felt yesterday, like a princess having a fairy tale wedding. You are an amazing person, with such a warm soul. I knew, from the first interaction I had with you, that we will work well together. You were the first person to arrive yesterday and the last to leave. By ensuring that everything goes smoothly, you took so much stress away from me and ensured that I enjoy my day. All the driving around to get everything sorted. Having to wait till 10pm for my cake , taking your family time away. I would have been a stress ball if I had to wait so long. From the bottom of my heart, thank you much. (Please note this couple wished to not have photos of themselves on the internet)
Kabi & Erin
If I could give advice to any bride it would be to hire a wedding planner as soon as you get engaged! This was one of the mistakes I made as I did much of the planning myself until about a month before the wedding where I contacted Leann from Bells & Whistles to be my on-the-day coordinator. Words cannot express the amount of worry and relief that was avoided by having Leann part of my special day. On the day of the wedding I was completely relaxed, was pampered by my bridesmaids and did not step foot at the venue until I walked down the aisle. When I arrived, there was everything setup for me just as I had planned and discussed with Leann – this was wonderful as I could enjoy my day with guests and not be concerned about minor details. There were some hiccups that occurred like decor items not being delivered etc. but Leann availed herself the morning of the wedding to sort out and collect – it was great not having to be concerned about this either. My wedding cake was also somewhat of a disaster however Leann took it upon herself to contact the pastry chef at the venue to fix – I was only made aware of the initial disastrous cake by my bridesmaid in the reception which was great – no one ran to me with any emergencies as this was sorted out beforehand. I had a wonderful day, everything was beautifully setup and I thank Leann for being extremely professional and helpful throughout. I would definitely recommend her services.
Willie & Samantha
Huge thank you to Lee-Anne from Bells&Whistles for everything you did not just Saturday but the last year. You helped make our wedding day super special and we couldn’t have done it without you. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU it was awesome
Chereen & Dean
Thank you so much for all you contributed to making our day magical. In a short period of knowing you I felt so grateful for having you help coordinate our wedding. You were a life saver even before the big day and took time to give me some much needed tips to calm the chaos. Such an awesome person and definitely a definition of “dynamite comes in small packages”
Kieron & Aninka
THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have been so helpful in every request, so professional and were never far away when something spilt on my dress hahahha.
Thank you for always being on point with what needed to be done & when and taking such a massive load off our shoulders in the build up to the day. I couldn’t have asked for a better person.
The day ran so smooth, everyone (including the guest and venue staff) said that this was the most relaxed anyone has ever been at a wedding function and that is all thanks to you. You made it possible for everyone to just sit back and enjoy the day.
We had such a fantasic time and everyone called it the event of the year 🙂 Also thanks to Mable for the amazing flowers! I would HIGHLY recommend you and your team for any function.
Adam & Kayleigh
We just wanted to say thank you so much for being such an amazing Wedding Planner for our special day! You were so professional and thorough and made our lives so much easier.
Leading up to the wedding and especially on the day, you made sure everything was in place and there were no glitches whatsoever. It was all so wonderfully orchestrated! Our guests have also commented on how smooth the day and evening ran, and how beautiful the set up was. Thank you for adding the extra special touches.
It was a pleasure working with you and we wish you much success in the years to come!
Thank you for everything!
Christian & Linda
Bells & Whistles were there for us on our wedding day. The collaboration with Mabel M Florals was magical! We also took the wedding day coordinating package and we got more than we expected.
Leanne was on top of everything and even took off her shoes to run when she felt the shoes would slow her down, just to make sure that everything went according to plan. We are very happy with how it all worked out and would recommend this team any day.
If we ever do a vow renewal we will definitely work with them again!
Matthew & Megan (Jacobsbaai)
You were two shining stars on our wedding day! You set up our venue perfectly with such attention to detail and perfection. You went above and beyond in everything that you did and I will highly recommend both ‘Bells & Whistles’ and ‘My wedding Box’ to all that I know.
When the wheels started falling off in the flower department, you both rushed in to sort out the problem even though it wasn’t in your project description. You are two amazing ladies that certainly aren’t phased by pressure – it just makes you shine even more! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day as special as it could possibly be! <3"
Guy & Melissa
Thank you once again for all your help leading up to the wedding, on the day and after. You and Mabel are absolute stars and really I can’t thank you enough!
Dylan & Daniel
I just wanted to take the time and send you a massive thank you for everything that you did for us for our wedding. From planning, to organising, selecting…re-selecting, liaising with suppliers and the venue, the set up…just everything. Our day would not have been possible without you. You made getting married one of the most stress-free times in my life, just when i thought that it would be the most stressful thing that my husband and I would have to do. Everything went of without a hitch and we could not have been happier with how things turned out on the day.
Your hard work, extreme eye for detail, and your dedication to ensuring our day was the best of our lives showed through everything you did and…it was honestly the best day of our lives. Thank you once again for making our day so extremely special. It would not have been possible without you. (Please note this couple wished to not have photos of themselves put online)
Shantelle Visser Photography
THANK YOU Leann & Mabel for pulling off a brilliant Backsberg wedding on Saturday for D&D. What a treat to have such a stress free environment to work in and all down to your fantastic planning and lovely handiwork! Much obliged!
It was lovely to work with you Leann and such a treat crossing paths once again Mabel!
Hope you both had a happy Valentines Day, and all the best for a fantastic week further!
Robyn & Thando
Thank you so much Leann for the magic you performed on our wedding day. It was such a comfort knowing that you were around and probably sweating behind the scenes to ensure we felt no stress and could absolutely relax and enjoy the day.
Our wedding was one of the best experiences of our lives largely due to your contribution, and we cannot thank you enough!
Megan & Matthew (Yzerfontein)
To Leann and team, thank you so much for all your hard work and help with planning my wedding! I would have been lost without you. Thank you for making so many last minute arrangements which made the day so special. Also, the photo booth was so much fun. Thanks again.
Joanne & Marcel
Marcel and I are back from honeymoon and we’re finally getting a chance to sit down and do our thank you’s, and of course you are right up there on the list! You took a lot of pressure off me on the day and I really appreciate it. And, of course, thank you for the gift – it was so lovely of you, and they will go down well with a glass of Franschhoek wine!
Chantal & Christo
Chezlan & Rochelle
I want to thank Leann from Bells & Whistled Wedding & Events Planner for the amazing job done leading up to and on our Wedding day. From the day I met Leann I knew she was going to ensure our day was special and a good memorable one. We had already booked the venue, which came with nothing, not a table, chair nor a fork, a blank canvas as it is called. I had an idea of what needed to be done for the wedding but needed someone with the experience to put it all together.
We agreed that Leann would do our on the day coordination and setup, but she went way over and above the call of duty. During our meetings she seemed to know exactly what I was envisioning. She has this calmness about her that puts your mind at ease and allows you to trust her completely. She met me at times that were convenient, working around my busy work schedule.
Leann ran down a checklist to ensure that we hadn’t overlooked anything and made suggestions on decisions we still needed to make. She met me at the various vendors that would supply us on the day. She tested different décor setups, understood my vision and exhibited the patience to understand my constantly changing ideas J
We worked within our limited budget, and she made sure I would get the best quality items at the price suited to our pockets.
Before the wedding, I sent her all the details of our vendors, of which she followed up with all of them that all is in order for the day.
Our venue had a few limitations but Leann handled it with poise and in the calm manner that makes her suited to be the best wedding coordinator.
She also has a vast knowledge of which vendors are the best and we decided to go with her recommendation of Mabel from My Wedding box to do our flowers for on the day. The flowers were amazing! Mabel understood what I was looking for in the flowers immediately. I wanted a lush, elegant, classic beautiful look for the flowers which matched the elegance of the décor. She got it right more than I could ever have imagined. It was the finishing touch needed to give the venue the complete feel of true sophistication and elegance.
Mabel has this vibrant personality that is like sunshine on a cloudy day. She puts this enthusiasm in her flower coordination and this result in truly beautiful masterpieces. Her unique style and vision is beautiful to see in her creations. I still have guests asking me about the flowers and how stunning it was.
Leann and Mabel work well together, they are like yin and yang, putting the pieces together to create a spectacular day.
Leann also has a photo booth service, Oh Snap! Photography. This provided the entertainment for the guests while they waited. The setup was professional and guests were given their photos instantly after taking them. The photo booth didn’t take up lots of space, and that allowed for free movement in the foyer of the venue. The picture quality is amazing and the props used create that feel of quirkiness and fun. Our guests loved it!
I know that it is because of Leann that my wedding ran smoothly on the day, she made sure that everything fell into place. Even after the wedding, she was there for us, she ensured the items were returned to the vendors, finding out how we felt, how our honeymoon was, being the support we needed.
Leann and her team made our dream wedding a fairy tale reality, and I am forever thankful to her and Mabel. I feel that Leann and Mabel are more than my wedding coordinator and florist, they have become a part of my life and I am thankful for meeting them and making beautiful friendships.
My recommendation to any bride is, to get a wedding coordinator that understands you and your needs. Someone that will be there for you, that you can trust, putting your mind at ease and who will be professional and provide quality service. This you will find in Leann from Bells & Whistles Wedding and Event coordination and Mabel from My Wedding Box.