TopVendor 2016

Awards Ceremony

The Tin Factory - 30 August 2016

COLLECTIVE CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE

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 this year's event. Guests who attended the event looked spectacular in their evening dresses and tuxedos! The evening celebrated the wedding industry and this year’s TWA participants, finalists and winners. It was a fantastic event for attendees to network with their industry friends and share their passion for the industry.

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.

Thank you to Genevieve Fundaro for taking all the beautiful photos on the evening and White Motion Films for the video. Also a very big thank you to Black Eyed Susan for sponsoring her evening dresses for us to wear at the event!

2016 TOPVENDOR WINNERS & FINALISTS

WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE 2016 FINALISTS AND WINNERS. It is a truly wonderful achievement to be selected as the top of your profession by your fans and peers.

We also congratulate all our participants in the 2016 awards! We are always amazed by the exceptionally high calibre of participants and their passion for our wedding industry and their excellence in service! We are so grateful for all your wonderful support, excitement and participation in this years awards. Without YOU the TopVendor Wedding Awards would not be possible.

TOP WEDDING BLOG

2016 Winner

Troukoors
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Finalists

2016 BEAUTY WINNERS

2016 BEAUTY WINNERS

Upcoming Wedding Makeup Artist

Hairport Beauty
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Best Bridal Makeup

Finalists

2016 BEAUTY WINNERS

Best Styled Look

Adri Hugo
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Finalists

2016 CONFECTIONARY WINNERS

Best Wedding Cake Design

Sweetly Detailed
2016 Winner

Finalists

2016 COUTURE WINNERS

2016 COUTURE WINNERS

Best Wedding Dress

Alana van Heerden
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Finalists

2016 FLORAL DESIGN WINNERS

Top Wedding Floral Designer

Finalists

Unique Floral Creation

Ninirichi
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Finalists

2016 FLORAL DESIGN WINNERS

Best Wedding Bouquet

Finalists

TOP WEDDING MAGAZINE

2016 Winner

Fairlady Bride
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2016 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

2016 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

2016 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

2016 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

Best Wedding Album

Estilo
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Finalists

Best Scenic Photo

Finalists

2016 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

2016 WEDDING PLANNER WINNERS

Top Wedding Planning

Finalists

Elite Wedding Planning

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2016 STATIONERY DESIGN WINNERS

Best Wedding Invitation

Finalists

Elite Wedding Stationery Designer

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2016 WEDDING STATIONERY WINNERS

Unique Wedding Stationery

2016 WEDDING VENUE WINNERS

Upcoming Wedding Venue

Finalists

Top Wine Farm Wedding Venue

Eureka Estate
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2016 WEDDING VENUE WINNERS

Top Seaside Wedding Venue

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2016 WEDDING VENUE WINNERS

2016 WEDDING VENUE WINNERS

Best Wedding View

Unique Reception Venue

Explore the 2017 categories HERE