Our Journeys promise that finding the perfect supplier to come to your party will be an easy task. We would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of the brides who joined us on The Marriage Meander Journey in Gauteng.
On the 12th February, The Marriage Meander Company Gauteng re-introduced its renowned Journeys. A unique concept originating from the founder of the company, Nici Bailes, these luxury busses and mini-expos have been continued over the years by both Gauteng and KZN Marriage Meander owners.
Says new owner of Gauteng Nikki Tilley, ’It is such a privilege to have taken over this company. Its reputation speaks for itself and wedding and event suppliers and brides themselves are so pleased to see the Journey’s back in action after a year of rebranding and strategizing, given new trends and the economy. We have been inundated with requests and 2nd bookings – it just goes to show that the personal touch is what is still needed in this industry. 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. Tried, tested and endorsed the whole way through, so one is always in safe hands.’
Despite the smartphone, the Journey’s and PR that The Marriage Meander Company provides to both sides of the industry, 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, your honeymoon or transport of choice – and right down to the service you and your guests will get at a venue. We manage different profiles to suit all pockets and are not an event planning company – 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 for leisure looking and decision making.
We were lucky enough to partner with the Guvon Group of Hotels and Spa’s on our first 2017 Journey in February this year’. Christa Badenhorst. Marketing GM for the Group comments `It is such a professionally run Journey – a day to remember and what works for the brides is seeing first hand where and how their wedding can take place, visualise their photos and experience the ambience without the stress of personalised visits taking hours out of each brides day during their planning. The presentations and relaxed atmosphere of the day really assist the brides in choosing their venue and gives them so much inspiration going forward, never mind their full tummies after dining and wining at every venue’.
With over R25 000 worth of prizes for the 36 elite guests on the bus, 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 provided all the brides with photos of the day, as well as bags full of goodies and vouchers. The next Journey is set for the 2nd April in the Muldersdrift area.
And The Marriage Meander Company has chosen a charity of choice – a natural fit with the Pink Drive. They raised just under a R1000 through a raffle thanks to Annah’s Fudge Gourmet with her generous 60 strong cupcake auction towards this very worthy cause.
This is just a sample list of the exhibitors and sponsors who took part of the Journey.
|· The Guvon Group of Hotels and Spas||· Anro Flower Farm & Pretty Bunches|
|· Snapdragon Pictures||· Heavenly Harpist|
|· Matsimela||· Kyna Konsili Dresses|
|· Poetry Weddings||· Ambrosia Events and Décor|
|· Vibrant Photo Booths||· Sweet Expressions Décor and Cakes|
|· Annah Fudge Gourmet||· Salad Etc|
|· Growild||· Andrew Christie Minister|
|· Graham Beck Champagne & the Papillon Range||· Mark Hoinkes Relationship counselling& Boudoir photography|
|· WM Studios||· Hire Classic Cars|
|· The Wedding Nanny||· Café Fleur|
|· Event Inspiration||· Teelee Stationery|
|· Starry Night DJ||· FF Décor|
|· Event Inspirations||· Ruth Du Toit Photography|
|· Chillipix||· So much fun – lingerie and fun…|
|· Decorange Display||· Hair Innovations by Michelle|
|· Eating plans||· The Pink Drive|
Selfie comps and spot prizes were all part of the fun, and huge thanks to Aranza Transport for the gorgeous air-con bus and delightful driver Neels. Check out our Facebook page for photos of the day. Maybe its 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.
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.
Established over 15 years ago, The Marriage Meander Company were the first to produce personalised publications – The first to run Marriage Meander Journey’s – The first to develop APP‘s for the industry – Highly reputable and showcasing only the best in the industry – Dynamic web, App and social media presence with over10 000 followers – Personally endorsed, tried and tested suppliers – Cutting edge trend setters with both Gauteng and KZN branches.
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.
The Marriage Meander Journeys
Exhibitions and Events – We actively exhibit at many of the leading Bridal Expos in both Gauteng and KZN offering useful tips and supplier recommendations.