Planning a wedding is exciting, but the expenses — and stress — can quickly add up. With our fantastic competition, you stand the chance to win a dream wedding package, worth over R180000, so you and your partner don’t have to worry about a thing and can just enjoy your special day.
*To enter this competition, you MUST buy the September issue of Essentials by Sunday 17 September.*
To set the tone for the occasion, hand-crafted invitations and various wedding stationery, worth R3000, will be designed by Lee’s Wedding Stationery. To make sure that you look beautiful on your big day, Rene H Couture will create a bespoke wedding gown, worth R20000, while the groom and his best man will be fitted with suits from Mr Suit Hire, worth R1400.
Seal your vows with wedding bands from Preez Designs, who have designed a 9 ct white-gold band with 11 x 0.01 ct diamonds, worth R5000, for the bride, and a 9 ct white-gold band, worth R6500, for the groom.
The wedding reception will be hosted at Moyo at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, providing an Afro-chic setting in breathtaking natural scenery. Catering for 30 of your guests is included in the prize, worth just over R80000, while Tracy Ann Branford of Trunk Events will ensure the day goes to plan with a wedding co-ordination service, worth R6500.
Capturing each moment will be Mish Pratt Photography, who will professionally photograph and edit all the photos from the big day, worth R15500, and do a pre-wedding shoot, worth R1380.
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Guests can enjoy four cases of craft Buchu Gin and Tonics from Drifter Brewing Company, worth R1600, and toast to the married couple with some bubbly, worth R3500, from Graham Beck. The wedding cake will be taken care of thanks to Taylored Treats, who’ll bake a stunning cake for you and your 30 guests, worth R3000.
You will spend the first night as newly-weds at the Glen Avon Lodge in Constantia in a luxury B&B suite, worth R3500, before heading off to the Garden Route on a four-night Big 5 safari honeymoon at Gondwana Game Reserve, worth R33000, which includes accomodation at Kwena Lodge in the honeymoon suite, as well as two game drives and three gourmet meals daily, and a couple’s head and back massage.
Two runners-up will each win a two-night stay for two people at Tsogo Sun’s new SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel, worth R4000 each.
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How to enter to win a wedding:
Just fill in the form below! All entrants must submit a recent photo of themselves and their fiancé; tell us in less than 100 words about their love story and why they should win; and enter the unique code (found in the September 2017 issue of Essentials magazine which is on sale 21 August 2017) in the required field on the online entry form.
Terms and conditions apply.
This competition closes on 30 September 2017.
Additional Terms & Conditions:
By entering the competition, you give Caxton the right to market other Caxton Magazine offers to you. Transfers and/or transport for the winners and their guests to all venues that are part of the prizes are not included; all drinks (excluding the Drifter Brewing Company Buchu Gin and Tonics and Graham Beck wine that are part of the prize) at Moyo will be for the winner’s own account, and any people over the 30 guest limit will be charged for; prizes must be redeemed within one year. Actual prizes may differ from those images used as promotional material for the competition.