Nearest and Dearest Event Planners


Nearest and Dearest Events, founded by Jenny Nicholls and Tessa Talmage, strives to conceptualize and implement bespoke experiences tailor-made to their client’s needs.

The founders are two like-minded professionals, who are passionate about curating and implementing the most authentic and engaging experiences that their clients will never forget. 

Specializing in weddings & elopements, corporate events, marriage proposals and honeymoon planning, no event is too big or small for our team’s capabilities. 

Each one of our events is tackled with a hands-on and detail-oriented approach and we pride ourselves in bringing a personalized touch to every occasion. This is evident in the quality of our weddings and events, of which we have extensive exposure in the industry. 

Every wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion and needs to be nothing short of perfect. The memories shared with those nearest and dearest to the bride and groom are there to last forever. Nearest & Dearest Events’ professional and experienced team is there to ensure that our clients have the wedding they have always dreamed of and that everything runs smoothly. 

We believe in building a relationship with our bridal couple’s and would love to get to know you over a cup of tea and start planning your special day!

Tessa and Jenny are the MOST incredible team, and they were such a pleasure to work with!! Honestly exceeded all expectations and went over and above at every turn to make sure that our wedding was relaxed, fun and absolutely gorgeous. We had the best day, and that is in no small part down to their excellent organisation, their attention to detail and their dedication. I recommend them to anyone planning any event! If I could give 100 stars I would! – Kathrine McLean 
You made our wedding day the most beautiful we could’ve ever imagined. We had peace of mind the whole way through as we gave you a blank canvas and you created something so unbelievably beautiful.. Tessa and Jenny you are amazing at what you do Adriaan and myself couldn’t have been more pleased. – Kim Roché Mostert

I think that Nearest and Dearest are fantastic! Their ability to put together a beautiful event under a pressured time frame is amazing to witness, they are clever to create something special and beautiful with any budget. They really go the extra mile for their clients, ensuring that the clients need only enjoy the experience! – Megan Gant

I had the privilege of working closely with the ladies from Nearest and Dearest Events for a couple of weeks and needless to say I couldn’t have put a more excellent duo of event planners together! They each bring their own unique touch of beauty and skillset to their business and to the events they co-ordinate. They bring a level of strength, encouragement and lightness to the planning process and approach every detail with professionalism and confidence. If you’re planning something special and memorable, definitely get in touch with them! – Kate Campbell

Contact Person: Tessa Talmage
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: +27 73 531 3112
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