We are a small family-run business with 20 years of wedding planning, event management, hospitality and venue experience.  Our work ethos is simple really, taken from the famous quote by Perry Paxton: Excellence is in the details.   When attention to detail is given, excellence will come.  This is what we live by.  Detail is everything to us, and we love to create a complete experience with our events – whether it’s a wedding, engagement, hen's or kitchen tea, birthday party, celebration, kid's birthday party, christening or baptism, a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, wedding anniversary, product launch or corporate event – attention to detail and being well organised are key. 

Each and every event is equally as important as the next and just like you, all events are different and unique.  

Looking for the perfect party planner? We would love to meet you and explore how we could help bring your event to life!  We are a small company and only take on a limited number of events at a time so please do get in touch as soon as possible.

We love what we do and take pride in the events we produce.  Please join us on our social pages to follow our progress and to view our full events galleries.  Instagram / Facebook / Pinterest

Chantelle van der Burgt 


Hi there!

I'm Chantelle, creator and event director at Silk & Cedar Events.  

I am South African born, living the Melburnian life with my Aussie hubby and two littles.   I’m a lover of a good coffee, laughter and shopping! I am also slightly meticulous (some like to say fussy!).  

My love affair with weddings and events started over twenty (eeekkk!) years ago and continued to grow ever since.  I cannot explain my #eventsloveaffair for weddings and events, except to say that I revel in the sheer joy I get when I see the excitement and appreciation in my clients when I deliver their event.   

My philosophy has always been to give 100%. I have never been able to do things in half measures so I enjoy creating the complete experience with my events.  This is exactly what Silk and Cedar Events is all about.  My absolute passion is the overall event design and creating detailed events that embody my clients.

— Chantelle x