stark events


wedding planners in cape town

Intentional and authentic. This is how we envision your wedding day, or any other special event for that matter. As bespoke wedding planners in Cape Town, our core offering lies in creating memorable elopements and intimate weddings, as well as other celebrations.

We pride ourselves on meticulously planned and executed intimate weddings and events. From conceptualizing and supplier selection to budgeting, organisation of your special day and so much more.

Although based in Cape Town, we are available to travel to your destination of choice to create a truly spectacular and unique celebration of love. From being your strongest ally to your biggest cheerleader, your best (and most honest) advice giver to your efficient right hand girls – we’re here to do it all.

stark events

Hey There!

Who are we?

The brainchild of two best friends, Stark events was born out of sheer passion and love for beautifully executed weddings and events, specifically elopements and intimate celebrations. A chance for two people to express their love in a unique and meaningful way, we’re committed to walking this incredible journey with you and providing a truly personalised service.

We pride ourselves on our keen attention to detail, high quality service, exceptional work ethic and creative flair. With a combined and highly skilled background in event management, marketing, finance and law, we provide you with curated packages perfectly tailored to your needs.

We specialize in planning elopements and small weddings because, for us, they mean having more time to be really present with your loved ones, and having the freedom to make truly meaningful decisions.

We cannot wait to meet you and turn your vision into a reality!

Work with us

our services

our work



What our clients say about us

Our Clients


“We had the most wonderful opportunity to work alongside Stark Events on a styled shoot earlier this year and Bianca was nothing short of professional throughout the entire process. We loved her ideas and designs for the shoot which were clearly laid out and beautifully presented.

It’s very seldom that one gets to work on set where everything has been planned down to the last detail and where everyone knows exactly where they need to be and what they need to do as a result of an extremely efficient coordinator.

Rest assured that should you book Stark Events for your next event, you will certainly be taken care of and that Bianca and her team will go above and beyond to bring your visions to life.

We look forward to many more collaborations with Stark Events!”


A Dream Come True Events

“Stark Events is an incredible team who will create your dream wedding. Bianca is professional and has a great eye for detail. You can really trust them with all the details of your wedding day. This will be your best investment!“


Dune Kahlau Photography

“Bianca and Kelly of Stark Events are not only extremely knowledgeable and adept, but also such lovely people and are overall wonderful to work with. Wedding planning is notoriously stressful and overwhelming, but with the help of Stark Events, I could just relax and focus on the joys of getting married. My lockdown wedding could not have been more perfect, thanks to these ladies and the team of amazing vendors they arranged. I recommend them to anyone planning a wedding or an event of any kind!”

Love Jess & Jovan

Jessica & Jovan

Our Intimate/Elopement Wedding

In mid-August I was casually scrolling through Instagram and spotted an elopement wedding competition by Stark Events on Duane Smiths Photography Instagram page. Ruan and I were planning a small intimate wedding for 2020, but with Covid-19 and lockdown, our plans were on hold. We had discussed possibly eloping so when I saw this competition it intrigued me and I had a chat to Ruan about it. A few days later I saw the competition again and we both decided what’s the worst that can happen. Either we win or we elope anyway. So, I entered. All we had to do was answer a few questions and write a paragraph about our love story.

The day Stark Events announced the winner I was actually at a friend’s house celebrating her birthday and completely forgot what day it was. Ruan called me saying have you checked Instagram!? After a moment of shock and disbelief, the excitement and reality of this win kicked in – we were getting married!! And in no less than 3 weeks!!

Bianca the owner of Start Events got in touch with me that same day to Congratulate us and set up a meeting for that Sunday to meet, get to know each other and plan for the next 3 weeks. After meeting Bianca, we felt like we had known each other forever. Bianca is warm, down to earth and so welcoming. The competition was only supposed to be just the two of us, but after chatting to Bianca we requested If we could have a handful of our nearest and dearest with us and they happily allowed this.

During the next 3 weeks Bianca was in contact with us daily. The entire process of planning our special day seemed effortless with Bianca by our side and she was there to answer any question and give advice no matter if it was 5am in the morning or late at night. Based on meeting us and our likes and personalities she sent us samples on flowers, décor and food. All we had to do was decide on what we want and voila it was done! The week before our wedding day we got our timeline and had a skype check in call – all we had to do was relax and enjoy the time leading up to our day.

The day before the wedding Bianca seemed a little strange in her responses to my messages, but I soon forgot about it with pre wedding day prep. Later that day, my sister who was not supposed to be at the wedding showed up at my house!!! I was beyond happy and surprised, 1000 thoughts were running through my head – she needs a bridesmaid dress, make up, hair… a little bit of a panic mode kicked in. Little did I know that my future husband (incredible man that he is) had not been ok with the fact that my sidekick could not be by my side on our day. He secretly booked her a flight and organised everything with Bianca and my bridesmaid without me knowing a single thing. The entire time I was telling Bianca what I want for bridesmaid hair, make up, dress etc. She was organising this with me and then a second time with everyone else. She went above and beyond to help make Ruan’s surprise a reality for me and I am forever thankful for this.

The wedding was hosted at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin and I arrived the Friday evening with my girls for the evening. We met Bianca and her team and were told to simply relax and enjoy each moment, which we really did.

Waking up on the 19th of September I could not believe that this was my wedding day. Everything was so relaxed and peaceful. We arrived at our location to get ready and were treated to champagne and a full breakfast before getting our hair and make up done. Bianca and her team were there every step of the way to help us with anything we needed and to make sure everything ran smoothly. The ceremony was beautiful and the most precious moment of my life. Afterwards with our close group of family we took photos and had the most beautiful intimate wedding dinner.

It was the perfect day from start to finish and I get a little teary eyed every time I think back on it. Bianca, you are a superstar with the kindest heart and I left this experience with the fullest heart and a friend gained. I am forever thankful that the star’s aligned and we could walk this journey with you and your team.

If you are getting married be it big, intimate or an elopement and are looking for a team to help you plan your perfect day suited to you, look no further. The Stark Events team are solid gold!

Love, a very happily married lady xx


“They made our dream day, especially mine possible and so much more.
Bianca is a perfectionist and is about attention to detail – she knows exactly what you want.
Exceptional service and communication. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to take the stress off from planning their own wedding.
Thank you for everything and may your service which you do with passion be blessed.”

Sherri & Jason

“Gorgeous human beings and a pleasure to work with. Kelly & Bianca were amazing when we came to them in what felt like the nth hour on the back of a not great experience. They took it in their stride, gave us the much needed peace of mind we needed in the final stages and really let us concentrate on getting married. We felt seen and gotten. And given how important the coming together of our families and friends was, they delivered. Our only regret….we didn’t start with them. Stark Events you are part of our Family now.”

Jacqui & Sixolile

latest from our blog