2015 Prize Sponsors

Prizes make voting for our 2015 participants so much more rewarding! Not only do you help favourite vendors win but so do you! Thanks to all the generous sponsors and contributors! We appreciate your valuable support. We are sure that with your help the 2015 awards will be a resounding success.


Spree.co.za, part of Naspers' eCommerce division, is South Africa's first online shop to offer a "magazine-styled shopping experience". Items on Spree include ladies' and men's apparel, decor and gifts, kids' and babies' clothes, as well as beauty products from local designers, suppliers and international brands, which have all been carefully selected by a team of experts. Launched in April 2013, Spree inspires online shoppers through beautiful editorial-style lookbooks and images, digital shoppable magazines and Spree Stylists, making it a destination to do more than just shop. The site acts as a personal stylist, giving expert shopping advice through the "why buy" and "wear with" information available for each item. All of this is backed up by an easy-to-use, highly secure online shopping experience, quick delivery, and an unmatched 30-day free returns policy.

Spree is giving away a wonderful hamper worth R2000 for one of our voters.

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The Theatre @ the Rockwell

The Theatre @ The Rockwell presents Shiza iKapa. This vibrant South African dinner, song & dance experience features a feisty ensemble of larger-than-life locals entertaining the audience with soulful renditions of home-grown singalong classics. Expect an authentic 3-course taste of Cape Town, pulsating rhythms & foot-stomping fun!

The Theatre @ The Rockwell are giving away 4 Tickets to the Shiza iKapa show, including live show and 3-course meal! This wonderful prize is up for grabs during our voting period, for anyone who cast their vote favourite wedding vodor of 2015.

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The Online Wedding Shop

Online Wedding Shop is a virtual marketplace where brides from all around South Africa can find wedding related products and services, all on one website. In short, its like ebay but for wedding items only. Any item or product that the bridal couple might need before, during or after their wedding day may be sold in this shop.This includes products or services.

Here's some reasons why you as seller would want their own shop:

  • Receive your own e-shop that can be personalize with a banner and the shop’s details.
  • Sell your products or services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Set up your own delivery options and charges.
  • Set up your own terms and conditions.
  • Payments are guaranteed via Payfast (a secure online payment gateway)
  • Have the option to “close” your shop when you go on holiday using the “seller vacation”function.
  • Set up auctions on your products or services.
  • Sellers can contact you through the enquiry form on your e-shop.

If you wish to expand your market and selling your products online feel free to contact us! Your shop can be up and earning within an hour or two!

If you are a crafty and creative individual, this is the perfect prize for you! The winner will receive a 12 month subscription on the Online Wedding Shop to the value of R1000 to sell and promote their products.

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Villeria Wines

Villiera is a family run winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. We are a pioneering quality wine company committed to preserving the environment and have been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative. We specialise in Cap Classique and have a strong reputation for Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We also commit ourselves to ongoing education and upliftment of our staff and are WIETA accredited.

Each TopVendor winner will receive a beautiful bottle of Villiera Starlight Brut NV to take home and enjoy after the awards ceremony. This light "Methode Cap Classique" (bottle fermented sparkling wine) is a blend of red & white grapes displaying light, balanced yeasty complexity synonymous with a wine made in this style. The wine retains its fresh racy zestiness that is a result of crisp acidity and delicate fruit.


This year kiekie:kit is sponsoring a wonderful prize to be given away to one lucky photographer who votes during 2015 voting period. The prize is a stylish teal camera bag "Rose" (by JoTotes). This lovely vintage-inspired handbag features a rosette, pleated sides and front panel, and zippered pockets for your odds and ends. The vintage detail includes a durable and easy-to-pull metal zipper.

Rose is the perfect day bag for carrying your camera and an extra lens with your purse items while out and about.

Below the owner of kiekie:kit, tells us a bit about herself and her business:

"My name is Schantel van der Merwe, and I live in the Johannesburg South Africa. I've been married for 9 years. And I've been a photographer for more than 9 years."

Since I started shooting I’ve imagined the perfect bag that would carry all the necessities a photographer would want. Imagine my excitement when I discovered Kelly Moore bags and all the other fantastic bag brands we offer. I immediately ordered myself one from the U.S. Unfortunately the ordering process was a long and expensive process, so I decided to import these awesome bags and make it more accessible to the South African photography market.

I want to encourage the photographers out there and give them more variety than what the South African market has to offer. With the Kelly Moore bags photographers have the opportunity where they can change a lens at a moment's notice without feeling the pressure of having the client wait. Trust me...I've been there. With more options you have more freedom and with more freedom you have more time to focus on your photography.

I hope you enjoy the products that we have to offer and that they really make your job more fun!"

We look forward to giving away this fatastic prize! Thanks kiekie:kit

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That Little Shop

That Little Shop is an online events décor, gift and party supply shop providing convenient access to an extensive range of over 3000 products, a one-stop solution for brides, moms, party fundis and event planners. It's an eclectic mix of vintage, romantic chic, DIY & crafts. We support local businesses & crafters & aim to be eco-friendly in all our endeavours. We deliver countrywide through courier & post and offer 14 day free returns.

The main ranges of products offered by That Little Shop includes wedding favours, laser cut boards and stationery (including customised designs), accessories for brides and bridesmaids, party supplies - think paper straws, pretty bunting and all the pretty goodies you need to make your event extra memorable. They also offer an extensive range of items for photo booths, candy buffets, stickers, hessian & burlap items, glassware in all shapes and sizes as well as locally sourced vintage items. That Little Shop also aims to bring products not readily available in South Africa straight to your door. We hope to make every bride’s unique wishes come true.

That Little Shop is giving away a R750 shopping voucher for wedding and event decor from their online shop as well as a customised hamper to one of our lucky voters this year.

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Books.Love Album Design

(Pronounced Booksdotlove)

Books.Love Album Design was born purely from my love for photographs. I realized after my wedding that I couldn’t print every single photo, no matter how much I loved it and I hated those tacky slide-in albums with the cheesy words on the cover.

So with this in mind, I started design Coffee Table Albums for like-minded brides who simply did not have the talent, time or means to do it themselves. It’s been a slow but steady hill I’ve climbed but in January 2015 I had hit the 50-album mark!

I do album design mainly for weddings, but have also done albums for maternity, newborn, engagement shoots, holidays as well as lifetime and speciality albums.

I pride myself in doing work that is personalized, beautiful and of an incredibly high standard. I want my clients to have felt that it was my wedding album I was designing. Whatever you budget or your style – Books.Love Album Design strives to meet it. All the while, I get to “ooh and aahh” over beautiful images of you and your hubby on your best day!

Books.Love Album Design are giving away a fantastic prize during our 2015 voting period. Any bride that votes stands a chance to win a custom designed album of her wedding in a A4 Landscape 20 page Elite Litho book!

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The Ooh! Box

What is The Ooh! Box?

The Ooh! Box is a member’s only tasting group. Members subscribe – for a fixed monthly fee of R535 – and receive an Ooh! Box delivered to their door once a month. Filled with specially selected products, from sweets and treats to coffees & wines. Pop onto www.theoohbox.com for further details.

Monthly Contents of the box includes:

  • 4 x Wines (Retail between R85 – R140)
  • 1 x 250ml Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinegar or Other oil
  • 1 x Hot Drink ( Coffee, Tea, Chocolate)
  • 1 x Sweet (the really,really good stuff)
  • 1 x Taste Treat – Anything that makes you go Ooh!

The Ooh! Box is giving away one of their wonderful gift boxes to a lucky voter this year! Ooh!

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Yonder Hill Wines

About 15 kilometers from Stellenbosch, on the slow, meandering road that leads to Somerset West, lies a piece of land that is as peaceful and as tranquil as it is in unison with its surrounds. It nestles, in cozy comfort, against the lower slopes of the magnificent Helderberg and from the farmland’s threshold to its northernmost pinnacle, high against its towering heights, it embraces breathtaking views that stretch across the width of False Bay to the furthest-flung beacon that is Table Mountain. Yonder Hill covers some 13 hectares of rich Oakleaf and Clovelly soil. Vineyards are planted, predominantly, on the northern slopes of the farm and comprise two main cultivars: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot feature as well. Maritime breezes in the early afternoon greatly influence the ripening process and the grapes are harvested as long as three weeks later than they are in Stellenbosch, a short distance away.

Yonder Hill Wines will be sponsoring a lovely giftpack for one of voters this year.

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Pro Albums

Pro Albums is focused on the Album Printing needs for today's Professional Wedding Photographer. We offer a wide range of high quality products at competitive prices combined with excellent personal service.

Pro Albums is generously giving a beautiful album prize to each of our People's Choice Photography winners.

  • Albums Specs : Square Album or Landscape Album.
  • Size : 30x30cm / 30x40cm
  • Spreads : Min 15 - Max 25 Spreads
  • Cover : Acrylic Leatherette
  • Box : 3D Novalite Box
  • Free Delivery

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The Style Concept

In 2009 Jonine started her own business, Jonine Nel Consulting offering Fashion / Image Consulting to Men, Women and Companies, Bridal styling; Styling for photo shoots and fashion shows. She had an amazing opportunity to be the stylist for an advertising campaign of South Africa's leading Leather-craft Company, Cape Cobra. Also focusing on the 2010 Soccer World Cup (Sky Emirates inflight and hotel magazines).

In-between she made use of every opportunity doing hair and make up, whether it was for friends, models, brides, mother of the brides, bridesmaids, grannies - a passion that keeps on growing. Jonine Nel Consulting developed into The Style Concept as it is today - All glory to God! She absolutely loves working with people and to be able to make a contribution to their lives.

The Style Concept will be sponsoring a voucher for one lucky lady! It is worth R1250 and includes a Colour analysis (including style personality analysis), Face shape analysis & a personal make up lesson to top it off.

What the prize entails:

  • Style personality analysis - determine your individual style, how you express who you are through your style
  • Colour analysis - which colours (hair, clothing, make up & accessories) best suit your complexion
  • Face Shape analysis - which hairstyles, eyewear, necklines and jewellery compliments your face shape best
  • Make up - learn how to, from day to night
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Quench Jewellery

I'm Ryno Spence; a jewellery designer and maker from the beautiful west coast of South Africa. I specialize in creating unique pieces of jewellery ranging from high end wedding jewellery designs to unique personal art pieces. After 4 years of intensive study in jewellery design & manufacture at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, I continued on my journey to improve and to learn more about jewellery. I had the privilege to work with and learn from many skilled artisans after which I decided to make my own mark in the fascinating world of jewellery manufacture and design.

I draw allot of my inspiration from nature. I make use of elements like hummingbirds, spirals, leaves and petals refining these into beautiful pieces of wearable art. I have a fascination with ethnic jewellery and jewellery designs from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. My work has a unique aesthetic appeal and it would be an honor to create something special for you!

Quench Jewellery will be giving away a bespoke jewellery piece worth R3000 for one lucky voter this year!

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Rockwell All Suite

Located in Cape Town's trendy De Waterkant Village in Greenpoint, The Rockwell All Suite Hotel offers an enticing blend of contemporary urban style and inner-city excitement, surrounded by the natural beauty for which Cape Town is famous. Inspired by Downtown Manhattan's buildings of the early 1900s, the hotel's raw-brick facade sets a fascinating contrast to its ultra-modern interiors, replete with every mod-con to satisfy the demands of today's experienced traveller. This, coupled with the 4-star hotel's intuitively attentive service, ensures that every guest is able to experience Cape Town's warm and friendly hospitality right at their hotel doorstep.

The Rockwell All Suite Hotel are giving away a two night stay for four people, including breakfast, in one of their fantastic two bedroom suites. Be sure to vote to stand a chance of winning!

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DesignDotLove Album Design for professional photographers

After launching the Mother company (Books.Love Album Design) in 2013, shortly thereafter in 2014 I saw the need for album design for professional photographers. While the bride may decide a few months after her wedding that she wants an album, photographers often offer albums as part of their wedding package but when the season hits there isn’t always time to get everything done!

DesignDotLove offers album design services with incredible attention to detail and professional, efficient service. Allowing you, the photographer to do what you love, while still delivering on your product!

I do album design mainly for weddings, but have also done albums for maternity, newborn, engagement shoots, holidays as well as lifetime albums.

I offer design only services or design and printing services through two top-quality printing companies - one local and one international. Feel free to contact me if you need assistance in keeping ahead of the game this wedding season.

DesignDotLove will be waiving their designing fee (Worth R1000) to create one of their beautiful 40 page albums for one lucky photographer who votes during the 2015 voting period and for one lucky photographer who attends the 2015 awards ceremony.

Wonderful prizes to help create a showcase for your portfolio!

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Pre-wedding delicates, perfect for boudoir photoshoots & gifts for your bridesmaids or a beautiful gift for the bride at her bridal shower. But you don't have to be getting married to enjoy these unique robes, & they are great for birthday gifts too*

During the 2015 voting a bride can win 5 Tesi robes for herself and bridal party!

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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

Situated on one of the biggest wheat and sheep farms in the Western Cape and a 4000 hectare private nature reserve, offering guests the opportunity of experiencing gracious country living and the thrill of evening game viewing from an open landrover combined with the excitement of the daily operations of a large working farm.

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse are generously sponsoring a wonderful prize to be given away at our 2015 awards ceremony:

A Two night midweek or weekend stay in a luxury room for two guests full board and all activities valued at R13260

This fantastic prize includes accommodation for 2 nights, all meals (High tea, snacks and sundowners, 4 course dinner, early morning tea and coffee and mid morning brunch) two daily game drives and all activities. Thanks Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse!

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The Little Pink Chef

The Little Pink Chef specialises in cooking classes for all ages. Established in 2009 with just over 2000 clients per year booking classes.

Book a Cooking class with us for a Kitchen Tea, Kids Birthday Party, Corporate Team Building Event, a Birthday Party or a special event.

Choose from the following classes:

  • Mexican Cooking
  • Basic Sushi-making
  • Greek Cooking
  • Moroccan (Halaal)
  • French
  • Italian Feast
  • Chocoholic class
  • Kids cooking (Birthday parties)
  • Indian (Halaal)
  • Thai Cooking
  • Domestic Cooking classes
  • Just Salads
  • Cook-Off menu for team buildings
  • Spanish Tapas cooking

For Bookings Phone: 021 975 3702 or Email: info@tlpchef.co.za

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The Little Pink Chef is giving away two vouchers for one of their delicious cooking courses. This prize is up for grabs for any of our 2015 voters, so be sure to cast you vote for your favourite vendor in June/July 2015.

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Olyfberg South Africa

Awarded as the best blended extra virgin olive oil on earth, Olyfberg's roots are firmly grounded in the Klein Karoo. The olives are grown on the farm El Olivar in the Breede River Valley, bordering South Africa’s Klein Karoo region, near the town of Robertson. Olyfberg’s award-winning olive oil is a blend of three cultivars: Mission, Leccino and Frantoia. The unique combination of oils pressed from these three varieties (50% black, 50% green) is what give Olyfberg its characteristic qualities.

Olyfberg will be sponsoring a giftpack to be won by one of our lucky voters. Make sure you cast your vote to win!

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Hello Dolly Designs

"In a little studio situated in Cape Town, Hello Dolly brings to life creative wall decals and whimsical wedding stationery designs. Their mission is to create beautiful designs and gorgeous products that people will love and inspire their creative side.

They specialise in creating unique & removable wall decals for your lovely home or business.

Hello Dolly wall decals are designed on computer before being cut on a digital vinyl plotting machine on high quality vinyl.

For our 2015 Voting, Hello Dolly will give-away one gift set containing a tote bag, print and wall decal. Be sure to vote to stand a chance of winning this beautiful gift set!

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