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We hired Anneke to plan our elopement wedding in Kruger National Park, South Africa. She did an exceptional job! We had so many unique details that we wanted for the location, the ceremony, the unique photo shoots and the dinner. We couldn't believe that she didn't miss a single detail! She handled everything for us prior to our arrival...we didn't have to worry about a thing! Cannot recommend her services highly enough. She is a very talented wedding planner! Five stars!!!!
thank you again for all the planning and attention to detail you applies to planning our wedding. We are still just in awe of how beautiful it all was and how special that day was for us and our families.
Anneke (the sole operator at I Do, Me Too Weddings) was a delight to work with and we would recommend her to any couple.
Our wedding was difficult for us to organise as we are a pair of busy doctors from the UK who decided to get married with 55 guests in Marloth Park, South Africa (my now wife is South African by birth and had many happy childhood holidays in Marloth Park). With 35 of the guests travelling over to South Africa for the wedding we were going to need all the help we could get. Anneke provided this is abundance and was certainly worth every penny of the small sum she charged us. There are too many positive things to say about working with Anneke that i have decided simply to list my top 5 below (disclaimer: please bear in mind that my wife has not vetted this review and will probably have her own opinions, which of course i agree with, whilst fully acknowledging her right to disagree entirely with mine):
1- Anneke provided a lot of wedding stationery and 'extras' that she herself owns that made the day so much more special, which we didnt expect to have and certainly didnt pay for
2- she sends you emails in the build up to the wedding that contain more information than anything I've ever seen. I admit I never actually finished reading one but my wife did and tells me they were full of invaluable information
3- she gave us a lot of additional advice with our honeymoon in Mozambique and indeed our guests with their holidays in South Africa, which again is strictly outside her remit and generally she couldn't do enough to help us all
4- she is very organised and on top of everything in the lead up to the big day which i know saved us a great deal of stress. Instead of a 'Bridezilla' we had a 'Barrzilla'.
5- she knows the staff and management of the wedding venue (Grand Kruger Lodge) very well and is an excellent person to have in place for arranging things between you both and the venue that could otherwise be troublesome (pricings, special requests etc).
I hope my review has been helpful and if you do decide to use Anneke's company, I am sure you will have a wonderful wedding!
We had the pleasure of working with Anneke for the majority of 2017 for an August wedding at the Grand Kruger Lodge, Marloth Park.
As my husband and I live in the UK – we had our fears about the wedding being in a different country however these were soon alleviated by the efficiency, thoroughness and thoughtfulness from Anneke. She was never more than an email away and provided us with ample support, suggestions and regular updates.
She made the wedding so personal to us and took care of even the finest details to make the day perfect. We couldn’t have dreamed of a better wedding – it seemed that she knew us better than we knew ourselves! Her experience most definitely shows. My parents were also incredibly impressed with how professional and attentive Anneke was, not only in the months preceding the wedding but during their stay in Marloth Park. In total we had over 40 guests travelling from around the world to Marloth Park and due to the careful planning and advice from Anneke we had no problems and everyone enjoyed their stay massively. I would recommend Anneke to any couple getting married and my advice would be to trust her completely!!
From the moment myself and my husband Andrew decided we were going to have an elopement wedding, we knew straight away we wanted it to be in our favourite place that holds so many memories for us both, South Africa. Being from the UK, our first thought was how we were going to plan such an occasion and to make it the most amazing day ever? that's when our research began. It didn't take long to find Anneke's website. After browsing through, we contacted her almost immediately, to which she responded quickly. From the very first email exchanged with Anneke, we knew straight away we had found the perfect person to plan our big day. Her words were warm and kind and she made us feel so at ease. Anneke had so many amazing ideas that I felt totally relaxed and stress free about our big day. Before we knew it the day had arrived, we met Anneke finally in person the night before and we felt like we had known her for a very long time. We had the most perfect and stress free wedding day thanks to Anneke, every single detail was personal to me and Andrew and she put in the most amazing effort with every single thing. We will never forget our day, and we owe that to Anneke. She was amazing to work with and she made our day incredible.
" Anneke het vir ons die beste diens gelewer, sy was so professioneel en het baie ervaaring na die tafel gebring, die dag het so glad verloop en ons sit op die punte van ons stoele om nog amazing troues saam haar te doen. Haar attention to detail was incredible. Sy het aan alles laat dink, ons het nie eers een keer van die bruid inligting nodig gehad nie, sy het letterlik alles so deeglik aangeraak, dit was n voorreg om saam met haar te werk en ons sien baie uit om weer een van haar magical troues vas te vang. " - Anne Grace Photography TEAM.
Having destination weddings are always unique and different. Both Dan and Karen were amazingly cool, calm and collected on the wedding day, in part thanks to Karen's wise decision of hiring Anneke as the most 'ahhmazzzinggg' wedding designer ever. It's rare we see this much detail taken into every aspect, from the unique bonbonaires, to the chairs, centerpieces and even a just married bunting across the back of a safari vehicle.
Die grootste bekommernis vir die moeder van die bruid, glo ek, is of jou dogter se grootste droom , om 'n asemrowende troue te hê, vir haar te bewaarheid. Gelukkig het jy met jou knap hantering van blomme en tafelversierings, ervaring en vernuf 'n moederhart gelukkig gemaak deur al daardie reëlings te behartig en Karla en Sidney se reënboogdroom te vervolmaak! Dankie!
Ek dink jy skep n rustige atmosfeer met jou goed beplande program vir jou toeruste. Die dat hulle maklik en rustig is. Mense dink nooit aan hoe alles mooi gekom het nie. Beplanning is een ding, om alles seepglad voor te berei en tot uitvoer te bring is glad nie sonder ongelooflike werk nie en hare op jou tande he nie… Jy verdien n bederfie…. Well Done!
Ek wil maar net weereens dankie se aan Anneke Barr vir die pragtigste troue waarvoor Ek en Sidney Wyman ooit kon vra! JY het jouself absoluut oortref en ons drome waar gemaak!! Die blomme was asemrowend mooi, en presies wat Ek wou he, so Ook die tafels se uiteensetting, die fase, kerse... En ook die pragtige hartjies!!! Ons was mal Oor alles en kon nie vir beter gevra het nie!! Jy is awesome en fantasties, en ons sal jou ewig dankbaar wees!!
The whole day was beyond my expectations. We all had a fantastic day. The memories will stay with us forever. Happiest day of my life.
Ons moet net weer vir jou vreeslik baie dankie se vir n awesome troue! Jy is die beste wedding planner ooit ! Alles was nog mooier as wat ek my voorgestel het dit sou wees !!!! Jy’s die beste !!!! xxx
Thank you so much again for the fantastic job you did for us. Every guest has said it was the most beautiful venue and setup they have ever seen 🙂 You were really such a gem to work with and your staff did a sterling job on the night 🙂