RECOGNISING, REWARDING AND SHOWCASING EXCELLENT WORK
In this year's awards TWA had over 200 entries from across the country participating in their various categories. Participants could either enter their business portfolio (favourites voted for by the public) or a specific aspect of their work which was scored by an esteemed panel of wedding experts. TWA’s main aim is for the public and industry to see their participants creative work, receive recognition for it, meet other industry members and provide a platform which becomes a great resource for couples to use when planning their weddings.
Together with Celeste Styled Events, Afresh Event & Design, Sonic State Productions and Stage and Company, the The Tin Factory was created into a luxurious contemporary space. This year’s awards theme was inspired by the venue's beautiful copper bar and industrial look. Stunning wood, metal and dark furniture pieces was used throughout the venue and an art gallery was created to showcase the finalists work. Green floral designs and soft candle light, created an elegant atmosphere for guests to enjoy.
Guests were greeted and entertained by the gypsy jazz band, Sea of Green upon arrival. The wonderful live entertainment and beautiful gallery display set the stage for guests to mingle and meet new industry friends.
During the evening guests were surprised with a bridal fashion show which showcased six talented designers new wedding gowns for the upcoming wedding season. Designers included Cindy Bam, Alana van Heerden, Zanne Couture, Stephen van Eeden, Silver Swallow and Casey Jeanne. The dresses captured each designer’s personality and signature brand. Thank you to NOW Model Management, Kohl Makeup Academy and Lorean Jewellery for helping us create our first fashion show! Voice over artist, actress and local radio presenter on Good Hope Fm, Taryn Louch was this year’s charming emcee. At the ceremony TWA also welcomed Miss Earth 2014, Ilse Saunders as one of the guests who recently got engaged, as well as celebrity floral stylist and wedding planner on Via Channel, Zavion Kotze.
It has been a very exciting year, and we look forward for what is to come in the 2017 awards. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS, and thank you to all the sponsors involved.