Warn­ing bells for wed­dings

Cri­tiques all in the name of good fun

The Sunday Independent - - UP'N ABOUT - CON­STANCE GAANAKGOMO

WALK­ING down the aisle isn’t al­ways as sim­ple and glam­orous as it looks. There is a whole lot of plan­ning that goes into it be­hind the scenes.

But guests will al­ways keep a sharp eye and cri­tique ev­ery­thing from the decor, to the food and the bridal wear, but be­hind the wed­ding cou­ple’s back, of course. And that’s what M-Net’s new show,

The Wed­ding Bash­ers, air­ing later to­day (5pm), is all about.

I at­tended the screen­ing of the show at The Saxon Ho­tel on Thurs­day and, oh

boy, it re­sem­bled a wed­ding cer­e­mony.

We were greeted with a flower stall where we had our own cus­tom-made hair­band with fresh flow­ers cour­tesy of wed­ding plan­ner ex­traor­di­naire Zavion Kotze.

But it has to be the flower wall that got my at­ten­tion – it had a beach wed­ding feel.

We were en­ter­tained by a multi-in­stru­men­tal band called Ur­ban Strings and across the foyer were wed­ding pic­tures of the cou­ples that fea­tured on the show, paired with their wed­ding gowns and suits.

They gave us a glimpse of the cou­ples who are go­ing to be fea­tured on the show.

The bash­ers are celebrity chef Siba Mton­gana, who is go­ing to keep her eye closely on the food. Siba looked el­e­gant as al­ways and it was clear she had shed some of her weight.

Her se­cret? Eat­ing the right food, and ex­er­cise.

For­mer Miss SA and busi­ness­woman Cindy Nell, the sec­ond basher, will be the fash­ion and make-up po­lice lady, while ever-bub­bly ac­tress Denise Zimba will be talk­ing about the en­ter­tain­ment side of the wed­ding.

Decor plan­ning and ex­e­cu­tion, which makes or breaks a wed­ding, will fall on the lap of Zavion Kotze.

They at­tended 22 wed­dings across the coun­try, and by the end of the sea­son one cou­ple will walk away with the ti­tle of Cou­ple of the Sea­son.

BASH­ERS: Zavion Kotze, Siba Mton­gana, Cindy Nell and Denise Zimba.

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