About Us

Jewel Weddings was co-founded by Soso Dekeda, a qualified Dental Technician who decided to follow her passion

We started out in December 2012 as Jewel Weddings and Events. Whilst the focus has always been wedding planning, at the time we also provided event management services.

Our name changed to Jewel Weddings when a decision was taken to focus on our core business of wedding planning. This move enabled us to be single-minded and grow our expertise in wedding planning. Our clients now benefit from a specialist wedding planning service.

The numerous weddings that we have planned over the years throughout South Africa have enabled us to grow an extensive network of exceptional service providers countrywide. Our experience has also positioned us as experts in the industry, all to the benefit of our clients.
  • Our vision is to become The Standard In Wedding Planning.

  • Our values are – excellence, integrity, partnerships & passion.

We are all about delivering unique experiences for our clients

Our Team

Soso Dekeda
Founder & COO

Soso is a certified wedding planner who studied Wedding Planning through Penn Foster College, USA. She has extensive experience in wedding planning. She is our Chief Operations Officer and Lead Wedding Planner responsible for providing creative direction. Her technical acumen, as a former Dental Technician, enables her to provide a precision driven service.

Lwazi Dekeda
Group executive

Lwazi is an admitted attorney, notary & conveyancer by profession, with over 14 years’ experience in corporate law and business management. He is our Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for administration and communication. He co-founded the business.

Zizo Jela
Senior Project Manager

Zizo holds a BCom degree from Wits University and has over the years applied her business knowledge at various entities. It is this experience that makes her a valuable member of our team, as she ensures that we operate on sound and proven business principles. She functions as our Senior Project Manager.

Bantu Bungane

Bantu holds a BA from Rhodes University. She has extensive experience in communication and as a radio personality. This places her in good stead to head up public relations within the company and thus functions as our Public Relations Officer.

Ine Madangatye
Media Officer

Ine is currently studying for a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree at the University of Cape Town. The knowledge she is gaining, as she studies human society and social relationships, adds much value to our media department within which she is currently assisting.

Benefits of Choosing Us


Single point of contact and responsibility, making things easier for the couple

Family Liaison

We understand that dynamics differ for different cultures and remain sensitised to the differing subtleties

Not Fly by Night

We take pride in our reputation and brand awareness formed over time

Excellent Relationship with Venues and Suppliers

Strong Team Component

Take Pride in Proactive Conduct

Our Track Record Speaks Volumes

We Do Destination Weddings

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Happy Ever After

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