Warning bells for weddings
Critiques all in the name of good fun
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.