Journeying forward the stress free way

The 2nd April saw The Marriage Meander Company Gauteng run its second renowned Journey in 2017. This is a unique concept, which sees brides to be and their retinue kicking back in luxury at various venues and attended to by specialist suppliers and venues in the wedding and events industry to help them make informed decisions when planning their big day.

Says partner of Gauteng Marriage Meander Nikki Tilley, `From extensive experience and research, we have realised over the years that the brides need guidance, long before they find a wedding planner or venue. The cyber space and endless searches on Google and massive exposure to so many suppliers at Expo’s don’t guarantee you a reliable supplier or stress free time, however with The Marriage Meander Company, we match the supplier to suit the bride via various methods – one of which is a Journey – short cutting the endless time consuming meetings that brides go through when planning. The Marriage Meander Company, now in its 15th year, works only with tried, tested and endorsed suppliers and venues helping brides to be make the right decisions.

The Marriage Meander Company serves both sides of the industry, and proves that personal relationships are the only way forward when planning your big day. One needs to trust a supplier – be they a photographer, wedding officer, florist or DJ or transport of choice – and the service you and your guests will get at a venue. We manage different profiles to suit all pockets. We are here to match make the right professional to the bride’s needs. And one of the ways we do this is through our exclusive Journeys, which is fully supported by our website, blogs, Facebook pages, Instagram and Pinterest platforms. We also partner up with media – in this particular case Bruidsgids and The Wedding Guide ran a competition for us to help spread the word. `It is imperative that we work together as an industry and not in isolated silos if we want to support the entrepreneurs and businesses in the events industry, and to help guide people’, says Tilley.

With over R15 000 worth of prizes for the 30 plus elite guests, everyone went home beyond spoilt and less stressed about how to take their wedding plans forward. The added bonus was the photographer on board – Snapdragon Pictures who provide all the brides with photos of the day, as well as bags full of goodies and vouchers.  Matsimela once again came to the fore with hugely generous spa and pamper products in addition to the many vouchers and prizes offered by other sponsors.

A follow up selfie comp from the day, run on their Facebook page will see a lucky winner win a case of Journey’s End wine valued at over R1000, this in addition to the R12 000 plus prizes won on the day of the Journey.

The Marriage Meander Company CSI wing has partnered with PinkDrive, a natural fit and spreading the word about health. After all, if you don’t have your health, your family will suffer.  A huge thanks to Aranza Transport and Avianto for the gorgeous air-con busses and delightful (and patient) drivers Thomas and Tommy.  Check out the Facebook page for photos of the day. Maybe it’s time you considered some help with your wedding – for just the cost of a bus ticket, you will end up rich and wise beyond words. And stress free.

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With sincere thanks to:


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Event Inspirations
Kelly Jayne Cake Boutique
Blast Entertainment (DJ and Audio-visual)
Playground Productions
Bridal Love Couture
Exclusive Bridal Hair
Lyn Reece Make up

Everwood Country Weddings: 

Matsimela –
Horse and Carriage
Helen Dodge Linens
Makeup by Taryn
Sammy Joes oysters
WM Studios Photo
Starry Nights DJ
So much fun – Amanda (Your MC of the day)
Makombo Stretch tents

 Toadbury Hall – in addition to all their open day suppliers, these are our wonderful people too:

The Wedding Nanny – Rhoda –
Mark Hoinkes Couples Counselling –
To contact Toadbury for more information,  please email Bronwen on

About The Marriage Meander Company – Say goodbye to stressful wedding planning

Welcome to the Marriage Meander, a specialist marketing and PR Company here to assist you with wedding planning, wedding suppliers, venues, special events, bridal shows and romantic destination getaways and honeymoons. Here you will find all the contacts you need for this happy union, invaluable ideas and advice, updated events, with features and promotions in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). We believe that match-making is essential when planning your big day – we’ll help connect you with like-minded suppliers and specialists in a personal and reliably sourced manner ~ with integrity, passion and experience.

The Marriage Meander Website

Recently revamped to meet the ever changing needs of brides and people’s lifestyles, the website is chic, contemporary, and upmarket, with stunning imagery, innovative text & links to relevant webpages and contact details. New features include shopping cart, ticket sales, events calendar, venue filters, google translator and offers tons of highly relevant, interesting and useful blogs, promotions and competitions.

 The Marriage Meander Apps

The GAUTENG BRIDE App has replaced the printed version of the Gauteng Marriage Meander collection of Books. The latest edition includes numerous tailored features such as location mapping, real-time events and promotions. Downloadable for free on all devices. Please also download Weddings KZN should you getting married there or looking for a special getaway.

 Social Media – Please follow us on Facebook plus Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, ideas, tips, contacts, competitions and fun.

Exhibitions and Events – We actively exhibit at many of the leading Bridal Expos in both Gauteng and KZN offering useful tips and supplier recommendations.

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 At The Marriage Meander Company we believe that match-making is essential when planning your big day. Let us connect you with like-minded suppliers and specialists in a personal and reliably sourced manner ~ with integrity, passion and experience.

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