Meet our team of creatives

A team of hopeless romantics, living for those moments that make you want to hug a little harder, that make your heart beat a little faster, and that make you watch the stars a little longer.

With more than a decade of experience planning weddings and events, we’re experts in perfecting the details and creating the extraordinary. Our team of creatives harness the power of emotion to make your most important day less stressful and more beautiful. At our core, we are a culture of action and imagination.

Jana Goodman

OWNER, WEDDING PLANNER & STYLIST

With a BA in Fashion Design & Marketing and a Diploma in Events Management, Jana started Conféti Events with her late husband, Freddy, in 2011 in their home garage with only 100 Tiffany chairs.

Now, over a decade later, Conféti Events is the Top Wedding & Events Specialists in the Garden Route! This success can only be attributed to Jana’s eye for detail, passion, and her commitment to quality.

Jana’s reputation for being passionate about uniqueness and creativity, about connecting with people, and about telling stories in a way that is aesthetically beautiful and deeply human, is exactly the reason that she is one of the Top wedding planners in South Africa.

Jana is a leading authority in today’s world of luxury wedding and event planning, as her bold, can-do attitude is behind bringing a client’s vision to life, making it not only possible but paramount.

“I believe that success is measured by how you make people around you FEEL. I believe in the power of being generous with smiles and meaning every single one.”

Erin Shattock

MARKETING, WEDDING PLANNER & PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

After rounding out a full chapter within the tourism industry, Erin joined the Conféti team at the end of 2021. Having worked with many of our previous brides, numerous MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) groups and international tour operators, she brings a great deal of enthusiasm, honesty, dedication and professionalism to each and every event or wedding. 

Being a professional wedding & lifestyle photographer, as well as a self-confessed perfectionist, Erin pays special attention to the little things, making your wedding “Picture Perfect”!  

With creativity running through her veins, each event or wedding is planned an executed with love and passion.

“I look at every wedding and event through my camera lens, knowing that at the end of the day you will look back at your photos and smile .”

Michelle Solomon

FLORAL & Décor STYLIST

Michelle joined the Conféti team in 2020 bringing with her a vast wealth of knowledge and rich experience. Having worked alongside her husband in the landscaping industry for the last 20 years, Michelle is known for creating magic by mixing unbound, textured floral selections with touches of earth-inspired tones.

Striving to create artistic displays for your wedding or event that reflects who you are, Michelle’s down-to-earth artisanal approach allows for elegant, free-flowing designs with a touch of artistic flair.

“It’s what lights me up and excites me every day. It all comes together the week of your wedding or event – when I get my hands on stems and let the creativity flow. My heart beats for authenticity and beautiful flowers!”

Keith Fox

WEDDING PLANNER & PRODUCTION MANAGER

With years of diverse experience in the wedding and events industry for the last 13 years, Keith believes in honest, open relationships and getting to know our clients personally, allowing him to ensure their wedding or event is breathtakingly perfect.

Keith is known to put his heart into these moments and makes sure that everything is done with as much passion and commitment that he can give. He will be there to guide, protect, and suggest anything and everything that he feels suits you best.

As Production Manager, Keith is responsible for implementing creative, technical, and logistical elements of each wedding or event including venue assessment, vendor agreements, staff management, rental orders and the development of timelines and budgets.

“It’s always a complete honour to share in my client’s special days and I look forward to being a part of yours.”

Murray Pienaar

Professional Chef & WEDDING CAKE extraordinaire 

Famous for his salted caramel cheesecake & salmon pâté, Murray is the glue that holds everything together! 

Whipping up culinary delights for low key gatherings, intimate private functions and elegant weddings, he will work with you every step of the way to ensure your dream becomes reality! A true fusion of magic and taste.

Murray’s passion for food and the people he cooks for can be found in the beautifully bespoke menus he creates to perfectly suit your needs and desires. 

“I am of the firm belief that no one should be exempt from the taste experience of truly great food – paired with amazing wine!”