ByChenai Events is a boutique wedding and event design company based in London. Founded by charismatic head planner and stylist Chenai Bukutu, we specialise in bringing luxuriously personal weddings and events to life, using a signature blend of organisation, creativity and a deep love of joyful celebration.
We work with stylish couples across the UK and internationally, creating weddings and events that are opulent without being ostentatious, and that truly reflect the style and the story of each of our clients.
Chenai is the dynamic founder and lead planner of ByChenai Events. She started her eponymous boutique event business in 2017 to combine her love of hosting, celebrating and working closely with people. In this short time, Chenai has already been named one of the top wedding planners in the world by Harper’s Bazaar.
A creative mind with a professional background in retail supply chain management, she draws heavily on her skills and experience in logistics and managing supplier relationships to deliver weddings and parties that are executed seamlessly.
Chenai is a natural extrovert. A lover of good food, good music (she’s a big believer in the uplifting power of a 30 second dance break at any time of the day!), she is a creative city girl who understands the ingredients needed for an unforgettable party.
Chenai gave us confidence that our wedding was going to look incredible, run smoothly and go to the plan that we agreed together. She was a real delight to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed her company as well as her professionalism. Our trust in Chenai was absolute and she repaid our faith by making our wedding exactly what we dreamt it would be.
Matt & Bobbi Sioux
Chenai has the wonderfully rare combination of being able to communicate a creative vision, being able to deliver on it and executing it all with a smile. Everyone I spoke to who had worked with her over the course of the weekend remarked on how on it she was.
Laura & Mike
If I had to do the whole thing again on a fraction of the budget there are so many things I would cut from the day, but Chenai, (along with my make-up and husband) was utterly fundamental to the day and completely indispensable! An utter delight to work with, and me and my family look forward to working with Chenai again on Christenings, Birthdays… Wednesdays.
Sarah & Shane
We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Chenai over the years and are currently creating some beautiful dresses for her brides. Chenai is a breath of fresh air, full of positivity and professionalism! We know so many of our couples would adore working with Chenai.
My team and I had the pleasure of working with Chenai for our wedding showcase event at the London EDITION recently in April 2019). She was great to work with as she put in so much effort, time and care into planning each and every aspect. She also introduced us to a number of new suppliers who all reflected the top class level that Chenai operates at and who we will also continue to work with. I have no doubt that Chenai will dedicate herself to each and every couple whose wedding she helps plan and execute; they will not be disappointed if they make the right choice in picking her to make their big day as special as it should be.