Start your ‘I do!’ experience today!

2018-02-28 06:00
André Cloete Designs is sponsoring a magnificent designer wedding gown valued at R10 000 for the lucky bride who wins the I Do! Win a Wedding Competition.Photo: PRO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHERS

André Cloete Designs is sponsoring a magnificent designer wedding gown valued at R10 000 for the lucky bride who wins the I Do! Win a Wedding Competition.Photo: PRO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHERS

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THE I Do! Bridal Expo offers a one-stop solution to every element of your wedding – from the invite to the honeymoon destination...But – top of the pops is the wedding dress.

André Cloete Designs is sponsoring a magnificent designer wedding gown valued at R10 000 for the lucky bride who wins the I Do! Win a Wedding Competition.

“Your wedding dress is more than just a fitting, it’s a process of making memories,” said popular bridal designer, André Cloete.

“Enjoy the process with your designer and make the best memories with your husband.”

At I Do! visitors will be spoilt with two different daily bridal fashion shows. The established designers will showcase their signature styles at 12:00 followed by the exciting new Mandela Bay Fashion Week (NMBFW) show at 14:00. The NMBFW show will offer a unique opportunity for visitors to take in young and funky influences, including some local cultural influences.

Brides can now enter the richest wedding competition in South Africa and stand the chance of winning their wedding at Africonos Country Estate to the value of R270 000!

To win this dream-come-true prize, visit the I Do! Bridal Expo on Saturday and Sunday March 24 and 25. Download the entry form from, or and hand deliver to the competition box at the Africanos stand at the Bridal Expo in the Boardwalk Exhibition Centre. You could soon be planning the most important day of your life!

Tickets can be bought pre-event for R50 per day at Westway Café, Newton Park or at the expo entrance. Expo door entrance is R60 for adults and R40 for learners or R100 for a full two-day weekend pass. Doors open on Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 until 17:00.

Included in the I Do! want to win a wedding prize:

•From Africanos Country Estate, value R100 000: Complimentary bridal suite for the bride and bridesmaids the evening before the wedding; use of the bridal suite on the day of the wedding for dressing, hair and make-up; use of the bridal suite on the wedding night for the bride and groom, including sparkling wine and a continental breakfast the following morning

•Complimentary use of chapel area and orchard with photography hotspots.

•Venue (including sound and lighting equipment, tables and chairs, table linen, cutlery, crockery, glassware, tables and chairs).

•Wedding co-ordinator service, waiters and bar staff, set up and clean up after wedding.

•Shuttle service for the bridal couple to and from Spa and wedding photography hotspots.

•Two managers in attendance on day of wedding; waiting and bar staff.

•Set menu catering for 100 guests made by the renowned Africanos executive chef and courtesy of Kudu Land Cape Meats, Noorsveld Chicken Meat, Fishermans Fresh, Dagbreek Spar, Unick Foods, Rice Bowl, The Rocket Seed and Greenshields Bakery, D’Fonte water and Henties fruit juice.

•Wine from Meridian Wine Merchants valued at R2 000.

•Pro Image two-tier wedding cake, valued at R1 500.

•Mantis Collection Ultimate Honeymoon Experience: Two nights at the Royal St Andrews Hotel in a heritage wing suite, including breakfast daily, one evening’s dinner in the Thistle Fine Dining Restaurant and one evening’s dinner in the Highlander Pub; two nights at Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve outside Port Alfred in an Ocean Suite, including all meals, game drives and selected beverages; five nights at Nungwi Dreams by Mantis in Zanzibar in a Seaview Room, including breakfast and dinner daily and transfers to and from the airport (flights excluded), prize valued at R50 000.

•Party Design will provide stretch tent, mixture of cocktail and lounging furniture and tent fairy lights, valued at R18 000.

•Woolworths Walmer Park, bridal makeovers on the day for the bride, mother of the bride and five bridesmaids, value R8 000. This includes pre-wedding trial makeover; one year of complimentary makeovers for the bride (one per month) valued at R6 000; his and hers pamper hampers, valued at R4 000, total prize valued at R18 000.

•Impact Photography Platinum wedding photographic package, valued at R16 900.

•Hair care for the bridal party by Images 1: A wash, cut and blow-dry every month for a year for the bridal couple, and the bridal party package for bride and three members of her bridal party, total prize valued at R10 959.

•Handmade wedding dress by André Cloete, valued at R10 000.

•Cathy Kruger Décor, value R10 000.

•Jenni Gault Jewellery prizes: Gift bag for bride, mother of the bride, mother of groom, two bridesmaids, groom, best man, value R7 650.

•Reception DJ and lighting voucher by Music that Moves You, valued at R2 000.

•Photo booth plus on-site printing and props from Amuse Booth, valued at R4 000.

•Greyvensteins Antenuptial Contract for the bridal couple, including consultation, drafting of document, notarisation and deeds offices fees and registration, valued at R3 000.

•Bridal make-up and handmade bridal head piece by Mishka Amod, valued at R2 560.

•Words with Wings Wedding Invitation voucher, valued at R2 500.

•Dance floor by MTE Tents, valued at R2 400

•Wedding Coffee station by Ciro Coffee, valued at R2 000.

•Kristin Steyn Entertainment live music during canapes, value R1 650.

•Casa Mia Health Spa Voucher, valued at R1 650.

•Groom’s wedding band from Vena Amoris, valued at R1 200.

•Groom’s suit from Heinz In Style Menswear, valued at R995.

•Carrol Boyes - a set of stunning salad servers and matching key ring set, valued at R970.

Interested exhibitors to contact Event Director, Linda Harwood of Harwood Promotions for more info on or 083 310 0750 or

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