Our 2016 awards year was very exciting as it was the first year wedding vendors could enter specific work for our judges to review. The judges included; Gunther Schubert (Founder of Mooi Troues & Vivacious Wedding Blog), Zavion Kotze (Floral Designer, Owner of Zavion Events), Susan Smit (Owner & Publishing Editor of My Wedding Day Magazine), Susanne Schumann (Editor & Creative Director of Hochzeitsguide), Eve Poplett (Multi-talented owner of Splendid Wedding Company), Rensche Mari (International Portrait Film Photographer) and Alicia Buckle (Celebrated Professional make-up artist & Hair stylist).
August 30th marked the third annual TopVendor Wedding Awards (TWA) celebration. For the first time the awards ceremony was planned in Gauteng and there was a lot of excitement to have The Tin Factory in Kramerville host the event.
Together with Celeste Styled Events, Afresh Event & Design, Sonic State Productions and Stage and Company, the Tin Factory was created into a luxurious contemporary space. The 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.
Voice over artist, actress and local radio presenter on Good Hope Fm, Taryn Louch was the charming emcee. At the ceremony TWA also welcomed Miss Earth 2014, as well as celebrity floral stylist and wedding planner on Via Channel, Zavion Kotze.
Visit this link to see the 2016 winners.
HOST VENUE | THE TIN FACTORY
EVENT COORDINATOR | CELESTE STYLED EVENTS
EMCEE | TARYN LOUCH
FLOWERS, DECOR & STYLING | AFRESH EVENT DESIGN
AV & SOUND | SONIC STATE PRODUCTIONS
STAGE | STAGE AND COMPANY
FURNITURE | AFRESH EVENT AND DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHER | GENEVIEVE FUNDARO PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEO | WHITE MOTION FILMS
ENTERTAINMENT | SEA OF GREEN
MODELS | NOW MODELS
JEWELLERY | LOREAN
HAIR & MAKEUP | KOHL MAKEUP ACADEMY
STEPHNI'S DRESS | BLACKEYED SUSAN