TopVendor 2015

Jozi Cocktail Event

Black Olive Lounge - 20 August 2015


We were so excited to have our first styled shoot and cocktail event on the 20th of August at the Black Olive Lounge in Johannesburg. The entire theme was styled and planned by the owner of the Black Olive Lounge, Leandré and Kari from Lovilee.

Leandré was phenomenal and sponsored the use of The Olive Lounge, a lovilee wedding and small functions venue in Quellerina, Johannesburg with the most spectacular views of the city. The venue caters for small weddings, conferences, birthday parties and more. Styling, flowers and decor can be provided by the venue and will not disappoint.

Together Leandré and Karen decided on a pastel colour palette in blush pink and duck egg blue. They added pops of rose gold to add that GLAM factor.

In addition they decided to set up the two tables differently, one very formal and the other slightly more rustic to show how you can use the colour palette in a variety of ways.

Colleen from Lieflingkind Design was responsible for the stationary and nailed it! Leandré and Karen wanted a leafy, but clean feel and decided to make use of olive branches on the stationary. They opted for round menus that were put inside the glass underplates on the one table and under glass table mats on the other. Lieflingkind was awarded both the Peer and People’s choice in the Pro wedding stationery category.

Craft Cut, a bespoke laser cutting company in the South of Johannesburg came to the party sponsoring brooches for the event. They also manufacture other wedding items that can be seen on their website here. Nadine from Pippa and Polly cakery did her magic with a magical cake in the entrance hall of the venue. A big thank you to SA Event decor for use of their chairs and cocktail tables. Chairs as part of decor are sometimes overlooked for events, but it can contribute in a huge way to the decor. Karen and Leandré opted for white Phoenix chairs for the event and they were gorgeous!!

Maryke Albertyn Photography captured the decor perfectly and we really enjoyed working with this Pretoria based wedding and lifestyle photographer. Speaker at the event was Joggie Meyburgh from Dragonfly Marketing who shared more on on-line marketing and social media.

It was such a wonderful evening where I met fantastic wedding vendors and of course some of our participants that have been with TopVendor from the beginning! We are definitely going to make more of an effort to come up to Gauteng more often!

Our event was also published on Lovilee.

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