Meet the team

I am so proud to introduce to you the Events by design dream team!

Helmed by Durban’s premier wedding planner, Kavesh Manick, what makes our family owned business team unique and different, is our love for making your event an out-of-the-box experience!


Kavesh is the founder of Events by design. After completing his Bachelor in Commerce and MBA, he realized that his true passion came from making others happy, and this paired with his spark for creativity is what drives each event. Kavesh also enjoys travelling and exploring the city to find those hidden gem restaurants

His business sense and entrepreneurial spirit was recognized and praised when he was a runner up at the Sanlam Business hero’s week, South African breweries kick-start competition 2010 and most recently South African breweries kick-start boost competition in 2015. These initiatives by the South African breweries further tailored his business acumen and sharpened the talent of this creative through intense training programs hosted by the Gibbs school of London.


Chantal is a personable, passionate, and creative individual who is currently working towards a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration at UKZN. Chantal found her way into the wedding industry about a year ago as she realized that weddings are collective of all that she loves and adores. Today, she can’t be happier to say that she is a part of the Events by design team, and looks forward to help in metamorphosing every couple’s wedding vision into a reality!


Bunty offers a totally bespoke event catering solution with everything tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. To begin with, you will speak to Bunty, who will be responsible for your event from the start. She pays a great deal of attention to the planning and preparation of each dish, so that everything is perfect on the day.


Pooja is an enthusiastic, driven and passionate individual who completed her undergraduate in Commerce at UKZN but soon discovered her love for event planning after she completed her post graduate certification in Public Relations. A real people’s person and crowd pleaser to say the least. Her tasks on your special day are to ensure the comfort of each and every guest and bring smiles all around!

Ready to start your planning? Take a deep breath, tell us what your dream wedding looks like, and let’s turn your beginning into a designer one!