“There is an immense satisfaction and an indescribable feeling of joy and happiness in bringing couples’ wedding dreams to life! Quite simply, I love what I do and I give my all to each and every couple I have the honour of working for. Being the “Honorary Bridesmaid”, the “Safe Pair of Hands” that brings it all together so that couples get to enjoy the biggest and best day of their lives, is by far the best “job” anyone could ask for. As the saying goes… “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Your wedding day is meant to be as you envisioned it in your mind or better, and that’s what I strive to do. I love being able to work with couples that dare to be different. Those brides who are bold and want to wear a red dress, takkies for wedding shoes, grooms who want a wooden bowtie, batman cufflinks, couples who want a unique theme that brings with it memories of having fun as a kid, you name it, I’m up for the challenge.
Whilst we specialise in weddings, we do loads of other events and literally get to be a part so many occasions. We’re blessed beyond measure because we get to do what we love and we get to do it with people who feel the exact same way! What more could you possibly ask for?”
Meet Simone Hasselbach, Owner and Head Planner for A Dream Come True Events.
Simone has always wanted to be an event planner, and opening her own company has literally been a dream of hers for many years. She finally got a chance to set this dream in motion and bring it to life when she decided to give up her career as a business analyst and study full-time for a Certificate in Advanced Wedding Management at The SA School of Weddings. She worked in the corporate sector for over 10 years and brings with her an in-depth knowledge of working on all the aspects of projects ranging in size from very small to large scale.
Being a creative person and having experience as a business analyst for 13 years under her belt gives our company the edge over other event planning businesses when it comes to analysis, planning, budgeting, working according to deadlines, working under pressure and delivering work of a high standard.
Before starting the company, she has, over the years, also been responsible for planning a range of events from weddings, birthday celebrations, baby showers, bachelorette parties, year-end functions and corporate team-building days.
She has done corporate and personal gifting for many years and during her studies at ‘The SA School of Weddings’ she also assisted on numerous weddings and corporate events.
Simone has a National Diploma in Financial Information Systems and a Diploma in Business Analysis.
She has also completed her Certificate in Advanced Wedding Management at The SA School of Weddings and graduated at the top of her class!
She’s always on the lookout for new courses to keep her knowledge up to date and her creative juices flowing! This is just an added guarantee that you’re getting the best possible person for the job!
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
I have actually been meaning to email you earlier, but just did not have the time.
Thank you so much for the most pleasant experience. You were extremely helpful and the product you delivered was great value for money. I am really pleased and will certainly recommend you to other potential clients.
I have to add: everyone was ooh-ing and aah-ing over the flowers – it was absolutely beautiful and fit perfectly with the stationery.
Just a quick note to say a massive THANK YOU for everything you did for us leading up to and on our special day. It looked exactly how I pictured it and was incredibly beautiful, could not of asked for a better job to be done, honestly!
It was absolutely magical and everything we could of hoped for.
Lots of love, The Smids
Good afternoon Simone
Thank you so much, the flowers were stunning. And I thought I would end up with a few vases myself but I was lucky to just get one, the ladies fought over them!
Thanks so much! I absolutely loved my flowers and the way you guys nailed my white wedding vision! Thanks again! x
Thank you once again for everything, I loved my flowers, you did an amazing job.
Hi Simone, I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful work you did! Our guests were amazed by everything!
You made our dreams come to life and then some! Thank you for your hours upon hours of hard work to make it all happen for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to plan our special day. Thank you a million times over ♥🥂
Thank you so much for being a part of making our wedding day so so special. The decor was absolutely perfect and exactly what we had hoped for.
Thanks again, Katie
Simone from A Dream Come True totally got my brief, came within budget and always put my preference first. Thank you Simone, I loved my decor and flowers. You were outstanding!