We are a driven Husband & Wife duo specialising in CREATIVE STYLING, DECOR &  FURNITURE HIRING as well as DECORATIVE LIGHTING since 2013.  Our passion for creating beautiful and memorable events has only grown over the years. 

Lené has a remarkable talent for making events look beautiful with her keen eye for styling. On the other hand, Chris is the numbers guy with a love for operational elements and planning. Together, along with our incredible team of loyal employees, we offer beautifully put together memorable events.

Our operations are based in Cape Town and we are proud to boast a proven track record in delivering premium quality products which are complimented by an emphasis on exceptional service experience throughout all our interactions. 


Don’t take our word for it – Take a look at what our wonderful clients have to say about working with us.

“Lené went above and beyond to make sure our day was magical. She was incredible, leading up to and on our day. We appreciated all the assistance, patience, advice and impeccable hospitality. Also a shout out to her passionate and dedicated team who did an outstanding job at the venue.Lené brought my dream and vision to reality and it was absolutely breath-taking and perfect. She exceeded all my expectations. We loved everything about our décor, flowers and wedding, it was absolute perfection in every way. We had 100% confidence in her and the team and we couldn’t have asked for more.You will not be disappointed when you book Authentic Planning to bring your vision to reality.”

Bernadette Poulton

“Thank you so much Lene and the team for all the time and effort in helping us put together such a spectacular wedding on 4 Jan. Having Lene be a quick email or phone call away for advice on the smallest detail was invaluable in the months leading up to our day. We were so thrilled when we saw everything come together on the day just like we hoped and prayed for Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Zena America

“What an amazing team! I’ve worked with Lene, Chris and the Authentic Planning team numerous times and they always go above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect!! Lene thinks ahead, comes prepared and makes sure that your event is everything you ever wanted AND MORE – even the details you might not have thought of. They simply have you covered on every front. In addition to providing an amazing service, they are an absolute pleasure to deal with. For sure my supplier of choice for events, décor, and even home moves. Thank you Lene, Chris and team”

Anika Theron

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