The Aleit Group is South Africa’s premier wedding and events coordination consultancy which has expanded to become a multi-facetted enterprise. The company also includes The Aleit Academy, Aleit Travel, The Aleit Shop, Aleit Music and Entertainment, A-Design, A-Tek, Stir Food and Shake and Serve. This affords us the option to provide the very best service to each and every wedding and event we coordinate.
Each wedding and event is unique and personal. By paying attention to the finest detail, we create a definitive ambiance that is chic with understated elegance and unique styling – a look and feel tailored to your specific wishes. The Aleit Group fully encompasses the catering, bar, staffing, training, travel, venue management and graphic design disciplines. We bring together top service providers who are able to meet very high trend setting standards and deliver a personal and stress-free experience.
The founder - Aleit built his career in the hospitality industry where he worked in several up-market hotels in South Africa, managed a five-star restaurant in the Stellenbosch wine district and honed his organising abilities in the visitors’ division of South Africa’s largest wine company - Distell. Aleit also completed a business degree and became a member of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa. Driven by passion for innovation and intelligent creation, he established Aleit Wedding and Function Coordination in 2002.
Characteristics on which the foundation is based - with his combination of fresh thinking and industry experience, Aleit soon became sought after, earning a reputation for bespoke events that captured his clients’ individuality. “Aleit has always been service driven … to the extreme! He loves to work with people and is constantly charting new waters. His bubbly personality and calm demeanour helps clients relax as they create one-of-a-kind celebrations.” These qualities, together with Aleit’s respect for clients’ privacy soon established him as the top wedding / event planning service for celebrities as well as high profile corporations.
Beyond borders - Not only is Aleit an expert in his field, but he has instrumentally assisted in putting South Africa on the map as an international wedding destination. Admired for his boundless energy and enthusiasm, he’s become something of a local celebrity and has recently taken on the role as chairman of the Western Cape Wedding Coordinators Association where he keeps a consistent eye on the standards of the local wedding industry, provides support to other coordinators and inspiration to new emerging businesses. Aleit also provides pro-bono services to charitable organizations such as the Tembalitsha Foundation, the Jan Kriel Institute, Kayamandi Township, SmartSarmies at St. Joseph School and let’s not forget our furry friends at the Animal Welfare Society.
Furthermore, Aleit innovated the Top Billing Win-a-Wedding competition as well as the Renewal-of-Vows competition with the same organisation. He also sponsored a full coordination package for the KFM Christmas Wish Wedding Give-Away.
Philosophy - the philosophy of The Aleit Group is simple: “Success in everything we do”. In the busy marketplace of the South African wedding and event industry, it is crucial to have an experienced team strategizing, coordinating and implementing the necessary arrangements. After all, it takes well honed skills, careful tactics, tough negotiation, fixed direction and supreme confidence to excel in this field.
Looking inward - the Aleit Group provides an informal yet professional working environment that encourages and rewards creativity, insight, teamwork and enthusiasm. Their ultimate goal is to provide clients with an innovative, uncompromising service that always exceeds expectations. The Aleit Group fosters a real understanding of the client’s needs and has a genuine passion for what they do.
Achievement - all of The Aleit Group’s internationally recognized achievements are built on the foundation of innovative strategies, meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills. The company has been the recipient of several awards, the most recent being The 567 Cape Talk Softline Pastel Small Business of the Year Award 2010 and Winner of PMR Award, Diamond Arrow 2011, City of Cape Town, Leaders and Achievers.