SwiitchBeauty celebrates with super fans

Creating memorable experiences is what we live for. I’m honoured to design, plan and execute the first-ever #SwiitchHangout. SwiitchBeauty founder, Rabia Ghoor an incredible visionary, started this brand when she was 14! Fast-forward six years, she owns one of the most influential online makeup brands in South Africa.  Rabia wanted a young, fresh and exciting atmosphere…

Hot Mama Wellness Summit with Aisha Baker

The Hot Mama Wellness Summit, hosted by Aisha Baker, was an intimate gathering for women to reflect on their inner and outer wellbeing. This wellness day was a time for mothers to focus on themselves, even if just for a morning. Mama’s were pumped after a functional fitness session by master trainer Aneeka Buys, Aisha’s…

My most memorable wedding experience

This wedding was precious to me because Danielle was one of my first brides. She put all her trust in me and we spent months planning her memorable experience. She loves attention to detail and was a part of every decision. It taught me so much about caring for my clients. My job is so…

A dream wedding at home

Lauren’s a true romantic and always dreamed of a home wedding. For her fairytale day, we converted the groom’s family home into the venue of her dreams. We wanted the event to feel homely but we didn’t want it to feel too familiar either. Guests were welcomed with a drink of their choice while the…

Baked10 with Aisha Baker | Kelly Kreates

Aisha Baker celebrates 10 years of success | Baked10

Working with the influencer legend, Aisha Baker, is an honour. She pushes me creatively and is an incredible team player. She’s accomplished much over the past 10 years and in December 2019 she wanted an intimate event for her family and close industry friends. We only had two weeks, during the busiest season, to design,…

Alexander Forbes ends the year with Hip Hop

This finance company wanted to end the year with a fun event that was easy and relaxed – a different type of corporate event. They chose a hip hop theme and hosted the event at Allee Bleue in Franschhoek. To emphasis, the theme we had a hip hop themed bar with graffiti and cool quotes…

Checkers Constantia Emporium’s emotional opening

The opening of the Constantia Emporium was a lifelong dream for the Solomon family, who worked with Checkers to win back their land after apartheid. This is one of the most successful land claim outcomes in South Africa’s history and what a privilege to be a small part of this story. In November 2019 Checkers…

Millennial Mama hosted by Aisha Baker planned by Kelly Kreates

Millennial Mama with Aisha Baker at The Bay Hotel

Millennial Mama, hosted by Aisha Baker, is a creative knowledge-sharing conversation with young mothers and can be considered the luxury event in this category. When I was approached to work on the Cape Town event I could not contain my excitement. Aisha and I had the same vision for the Cape Town event and wanted…

Shoprite Supplier Awards 2019 at Hazendal Wine Estate

I spent two years working in the CSI department for the Shoprite Group and when I left to start Kelly Kreates I thought my journey with them had come to an end. To my surprise, they asked me to plan and design their 2019 Supplier Awards – what an honour it was to be part…

Birthday planning for the inspiring Lunga Schoeman

Lunga Schoeman is the CSI Manager for The Shoprite Group and he isn’t even 30 yet. He is an inspirational man and when he asked me to plan his rooftop birthday celebration, I was too excited. I love birthday planning. We planned a young, festive event that was a reflection of him, his friends and…

Mellissa and Garth wed at Ashanti Estate

This memorable experience was a highlight on our business journey. It was the first time we designed, planned and executed a wedding at the beautiful Ashanti Estate. It is a Cape Town wedding planner’s dream. The groom inspired this colour scheme, he wanted a formal event with a strong black influence. While the gorgeous bride…

Corporate events for Alexander Forbes in Cape Town

Far too often staff have to attend dull and unimaginative corporate events. However, when Alexander Forbes approached Kelly Kreates to design their internal corporate events I told them to be prepared for fun.  We incorporated bold colours and brighten up their space with linens from Tablecloth Hiring Co.  The first event, held at their new…