Phakalane Golf Estate Resort over the weekend hosted a Wedding Expo that attracted over 20 exhibitors ranging from designers, caterers, makeup artists, professional wedding photographers, jewelers and wine distributors. The Expo saw the hotel transformed into an ideal wedding venue with industry professionals from both Botswana and South African showcasing their offerings and talents.
This was not the first time that the Golf Estate hosted a wedding expo and as it is norm, the place was packed with brides-to-be perusing the services on offer. “This Expo came at the right time, I am getting married on the 5th of July and as you can imagine, we are running around trying to find the perfect dress, deco, photographer and catering company so events like these come in handy because now you have all these services under one roof,” said bride-to-be Tumo Moeletsi.
The stalls had different draping and offered diverse themes, which depended on the specifications of the bride and groom.
“Our company is called Novello Designs and we are based in Sandton, Four Ways in South Africa. We offer a variety of services; flowers and deco, cake, dress, photography and music. We provide everything depending on what the bride and groom want. Although based in South Africa, we have done several weddings here in Botswana and in the region; infact we recently did the wedding of Charles Tibone’s daughter where close to 600 people were in attendance,” revealed Louis Kruger.
The other exhibitors who were in attendance included White Ribbon Events, Poise Bridal and Evening Wear, Kez Trendy Events, Sego Events, Cake World, Ian Cooper Photography, African Lace and diamond jewellery company, Shrenuj.
“The reason why we saw it necessary to have a stall here is that, we wanted to showcase Botswana diamonds and explain to Batswana that it is not that expensive to buy a real diamond on your wedding day. We custom-make rings for our clients who wish to have something unique,” said Shrenuj Botswana marketing and sales person, Tsaone Macheng.
The Expo, which had started at 9a.m, stretched out throughout the day.