Lesley Munday's story
Founder and CEO of Serene Bride Weddings, Lesley Munday, is an award winning, internationally recognised South African wedding planner.
Lesley first realised her passion for organising weddings in 1997 when she enthusiastically and with great excitement offered to design her eldest daughter’s wedding. As busy professionals, Karen and Ian had little time to devote to such details and they were happy to hand over the arrangements to a budding wedding planner who would leave no stone unturned.
Following that success, Lesley decided to launch her own company that she had already named in her head – Serene Bride Weddings. She spent almost two years meeting service providers and suppliers in the industry; examining portfolios, checking out venues, testing out products and assessing customer service.
Lesley passed all relevant qualifications before she described herself as a professional Wedding Consultant.
Lesley has built up strong ties with a talented and passionate team of wedding experts such as floral designers, marriage officers, musicians, DJ’s, photographers, videographers, hair and makeup artists, lighting and décor experts, wedding stationery designers, honeymoon and guests’ travel and accommodation experts and more.
Lesley has been quoted in newspapers and magazines and appeared on television in her capacity as a wedding expert.
Lesley has a keen eye for detail, a hands on approach, top notch organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise and negotiate. Perhaps Lesley's key skill is the ability to listen. Remaining in touch with many of her clients long after the wedding, Lesley has enjoyed working with bridal couples from South Africa, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, New Zealand, Australia, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Mozambique to list a few.