The Forum Embassy Hill hosted the fourth annual TopVendor Wedding Awards (TWA) celebration. Guests were welcomed into the Octabar tent from Freefrom tents with live entertainment from Resound Music and sparkling wine from Steenberg Winery. Inside the tent Scape Events decorated the space with their beautiful furniture pieces, where guests could network and lounge in until the awards ceremony started.
The beautiful and charming MC for the evening was Andeline Wieland and we were excited to have Precious Thamaga from Precious Celebrations as well as Gaby Frescura from South Bound Bride as our guest speakers. They were also part of the judging panel for the 2017 award year. During the first session of the evening, both judges took to the stage to talk about their experiences and share some of their knowledge and ideas with our guests.
The other 2017 judges for the awards were, Lindi Bester (Owner of Kohl Make-up Academy & Professional Make-up Artists), Andre van Niekerk (Owner of Vivid Blue Photography), Jolindi van der Merwe (Creative Director of Chrystalace), Heike le Cordeur (Founder of Fleur le Cordeur) and Cindy Bam (Designer and founder of Cindy Bam Couture)
As guests moved into the venue, they were welcomed by Resound Music's harp player. Ice Art created two stunning ice sculptures for the entrance of the venue which framed the harpist beautifully. Inside the venue the awards ceremony took place and we announced the 2017 TopVendor winners.
To view the 2017 winners, follow this link.
A big thank you to WeddingFin who sponsored a cash prize this year to one of the participants. Yolandi Malherbe van Dyk was the winner of the R10 000 cash prize! She received the most votes out of all the business participants over all the categories.
HOST VENUE | THE FORUM EMBASSY HILL
EMCEE | ANDELINE WIELAND
FLOWERS & STYLING | YES FLOWERS
SOUND | CLUELESS ENTERTAINMENT
STAGE & LIGHTING | NEXT DIMENSION
DECOR & FURNITURE | SCAPE EVENTS
TENT | FREEFORM TENTS
PHOTOGRAPHER | UNTIL DUST PHOTOGRAPHY
VIDEO | BAREFEET VIDEOGRAPHY
ENTERTAINMENT | RESOUND MUSIC
ICE SCULPTURE | ICE ART
COFFEE | COFFEE RIGHT
SPARKLING WINE | STEENBERG WINE ESTATE
ANDELINE'S MAKEUP & HAIR | POLISHED ARTISTRY
STEPHNI'S DRESS | CINDY BAM
GUEST SPEAKERS | GABY FRESCURA & PRECIOUS THAMAGA
STEPHNI'S MAKEUP AND HAIR | POLISHED ARTISTRY