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Brides (actual or hopeful) shouldn’t miss The Wedding Expo

A coastal escape. A designer wedding band. And 20 more amazing prizes up for grabs. Here’s how!

It’ll certainly be wedded bliss if you kick off your married life together with one of our fabulous prizes. We’ve got 22 of them … ranging from a superb two night stay at The Canelands Beach Club and Spa to a Jack Friedman wedding band to an engagement shoot. Count us in! To stand in line to win, all you have to do is pop over to our Get It Joburg North Magazine Facebook page every day between February 24 and March 5, where you’ll find our WEDDING EXPO competition. Follow the (first dance) steps and, if you’re selected as one of our winners, you’ll get tickets for The Wedding Expo on Saturday, March 14 – where’ll you get one of the 22 prizes we’re giving away. Trust us, you’ll want to be there anyway … it’s the must-visit expo for all brides, so take along your groom, mom, maid-of-honour or whoever else is involved in making your big day super-special. See you there.

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Plenty to look forward to

In partnership with Old Mutual, The Wedding Expo is all about bringing the magic of weddings to life and getting rid of dreaded stress. This year’s exciting show features fabulous added value for brides and grooms, and offers real inspiration for your big day planning. It’s set to deliver everything from the best of the best in the bridal industry. There’ll be an advice platform, DIY workshops, fashion shows, table décor inspiration, cake tasting, competitions and so much more.

Here are just a few gems to look foward to at The Wedding Expo:

  • In celebration of all seasons, industry experts will create a 40m long table to showcase a wedding in each season. How does that sound for wedding inspo?
  • Old Mutual will host talks at which guests can look forward to interactive workshops on how to budget for your wedding, the legalities required, planning your big day effortlessly and planning for the future. Oh yes … sign us up!
  • Tuck into yummy cake at a tasting with SA’s finest cake designers. Find out which flavours go best together and decide on the perfect cake for your special day.
  • The SA Guild of Cake Decorators will host a workshop to decorate wedding favour cookies. You’ll receive a kit with decorating tools, royal icing, piping bag, fondant and accessories to decorate your cookies.  Tickets are limited so book your space early.  R240 a person (which includes your entrance to The Wedding Expo).
  • Win the wedding of your dreams sponsored by the Hilton Hotel, Sandton to the value of R250 000.

Remember to download the Old Mutual 22Seven app and sign up to increase your chances of winning … PLUS you’ll learn how to budget better for your big day.

The Wedding Expo will take place from March 14 to 15 from 10am to 5pm daily at the Sandton Convention Centre. Tickets cost R145 for adults and R30 for kids 10 years old and younger. Tickets from wedding-expo.co.za, quicket.co.za or at the door. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page to enter our not-to-be-missed competitions posted daily.

A few tantalising prizes you could win:

This incredible getaway for two is the perfect trip (honeymoon) to the Oceanside you’ve been dreaming of. KZN’s gorgeous Dolphin Coast not only boasts fantastic weather all year round, but offers breathtaking accommodation too. With 180 degree views over the ocean and the sound of waves crashing just metres away, you will enter a world of utter tranquillity during your escape to Canelands Beach Club and Spa. You’d seriously want to spend hours at the hotel’s gorgeous pool deck that runs the length of the hotel overlooking the sea and beach while sipping on cocktails and soaking up the sun! Psst! This didn’t come from us … but their wedding facilities are absolutely stunning too … the perfect ocean-side wedding venue you say? We think so! Details: thecanelands.co.za

What an amazing honeymoon win! A wonderful stay for the two of you at Safari Plains within the serene Mabula Private Game Reserve beckons. This bushveld destination is located only two hours from Gauteng and is home to the Big Five. The sought-after reserve also offers a host of activities from guided walks, quad bike trails to horseback safaris and hot air balloon safaris. Sign us up please! Details: [email protected]

What better way to announce your engagement then with a professional shoot. Thanks to Profitea Wedding Photography you can have just that! Think 90-minutes posing up a storm at an upmarket venue, with a gorgeous dress hired just for you … magical! So, if you’re newly engaged or wanting to take the ‘leap’ soon (yes ladies, we’re talking to you) make sure you enter this one. Details: 083 271 6623

We have the perfect wedding band for gents up for grabs. Jack Friedman is the wonderful sponsor of this super-sentimental piece. Known for designing distinctive jewellery … Jack Friedman and his team did not disappoint with this gorg ring … it’s engraved with the fingerprint of your significant other… how precious! Details: jackfriedman.co.za

One oh-so lucky bride to be could win a gorgeous heart-shaped Topaz ring from RG Jewellery. Set in 9ct white gold, the ring comes with elaborate engraving on the band … this screams unique! Details: rg-jewellery.com

Your perfect day just won’t be complete without stunning photo’s to capture those magical moments. LunaMakes is giving one of our lucky winners a chance to win a grand package to ensure your wedding day story is told beautifully. Think … nine hours of full-day coverage, two photographers, two-minute cinematic highlight film and so much more!
*Travelling costs will need to be paid by prize-winner if the wedding takes place outside of Johannesburg*

C’mon brides to-be … make sure your visit our Facebook page, find THE WEDDING EXPO posts and enter. Competition closes 5 March.

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