Name: Chelsea Evans
Business: Plan My Wedding
City, Country: Cape Town, South Africa
Website URL: www.planmywedding.com
Plan My Wedding is South Africa’s first online wedding planning resource allowing couples anywhere in the world to plan their entire wedding in Southern Africa. Users can take advantage of smart diarised planning, practical guidance and inspiration, along with budgets, tools, checklists, their own personal dashboards and access to a wide selection of service providers.
Soft spoken, yet fun-loving and energetic, Chelsea is a humble and hard working individual. Originally from Zimbabwe, she launched Plan My Wedding after she learned coding (pretty cool, right?) and decided to combine her newly earned skills with her background in branding, events and wedding planning to create an online platform allowing couples to organise their own wedding. She teamed up with co-founder Jason Newmark to realise the unique platform.
Chelsea lives life completely, honestly and compassionately – with a healthy dose of reality and creative imagination. Her motto is “anything is possible if you set your mind to it.”
Chelsea’s advice to those starting up? “Have patience! What is meant to be will be. Don’t ever give up on what you believe in throughout your journey.”
This go-getter credits her success to three critical factors:
- a positive mental attitude – she is constantly pushing herself and learning from her mistakes;
- self-education and improvement – Chelsea attends lots of networking events and takes advantage of free courses and learning opportunities;
- securing investors in the Shark Tank TV series in 2016. The Plan My Wedding team raised $29K in funding aftering pitching on the show. They are very excited for what’s to come.