TopVendor 2017

Awards Ceremony

The Forum Embassy Hill - 16 August 2017

THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY

This year we were honoured to have The Forum Embassy Hill host the fourth annual TopVendor Wedding Awards (TWA) celebration. We had an overwhelmingly positive response for the ceremony this year and were excited to have participants from all over the country attend this year's event!

The awards ceremony celebrates our wedding industry. It celebrates their efforts and achievements from the past year, inspires and motivates them for the next wedding season and of course, announces the 2017 TopVendor winners.

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 three guest speakers for the evening. This year Precious Thamaga from Precious Celebrations was one of the judges, as well as Gaby Frescura from South Bound Bride. 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 next session of the evening took place inside the venue where the 2017 winners were announed. 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.

We are really proud of our participants who all submitted excellent work in this year’s awards! With our platform we want participants to be inspired by fellow participants. We want participants to see the potential and benefits of collaborations. And we want participants to be able to learn from each other and each other’s experiences.

Congratulations to all the WINNERS, it is a great achievement especially with so many wonderful participants this year.

Thank you to LiBella Photography for taking all the beautiful photos on the evening (we are excited to share some more pictures soon) and Barefeet Videography who will be sharing their video with us. Also a very big thank you to Next Dimension for lending their expertise in creating the stages at the event, setting up the lighting as well as sponsor their LED catwalk.

This year’s floral installations were designed by Yes Exclusive Flowers, also known as Yes Exclusive Weddings and Events. A big thank you to Art Lab for sponsoring and printing the stunning banners behind the floral work. Thank you to Clueless Entertainment for setting up all the sound for this year’s event and also helping with all award presentations on stage. Thank you to Coffee Right for sponsoring all the hot drinks - which helped a lot for the rainy Cape weather!

Thank you to Cindy Bam who dressed Stephni from TopVendor, and Polished Artistry for helping her as well as the emcee with hair & makeup. Wedding Album magazine will be featuring this year’s event in their upcoming edition. 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.

2017 TOPVENDOR WINNERS & FINALISTS

WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE 2017 FINALISTS AND WINNERS. It is a great achievement especially with so many wonderful participants this year.

We also congratulate all our participants in the 2017 awards! By taking the bold and courage step to enter your work and becoming part of our wedding community you are saying: "Here I am, this is my business, my talents and my creative work, what do you have to offer and what can I learn from you."

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.

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