Event Styling recently walked away with a Gold Award at the NWJ Bridal Show and The Socialite caught up with owner Marge B to chat weddings, décor and everything bridal, check it out…
The annual NWJ Bridal Show recently took place which has become KZN’s largest wedding and function expo showcasing over 120 suppliers and hosting around 4000 visitors. The show is hosted at the Durban Exhibition Centre and includes a wide range of exhibitors catering for every taste and budget from photography and videography to décor and venues to cakes and wedding planners wedding wear. The expo helps to take the stress out of planning your celebration by showcasing various specialists on-hand to offer their expertise and guidance.
The Event Styling team went on to walk away with the prestigious Gold Award and Marge B and her team are truly delighted with the result. “At the end of 2015, I decided that our colours for 2016 would be candy-pink and duck-egg blue. With this vision in mind our theme translated to “My Candy-Coated Wedding”. To my amazement, Pantone announced their colours of the year 2016, and it turned out to be rose-quartz and serenity. This would be the first time that Pantone has ever combined 2 colours as a ‘colour of the year. “I figured this had to be a sign and this was going to be a year of change and flow.” says Marge looking back on how things unfolded.
“It’s a proud moment for Team ES seeing that it’s our very first NWJ show and second bridal showcase ever” says Marge. She went on to say that Event Styling actually decided on the decision to showcase ES officially as a wedding planning agency on the spur of the moment and just went with the flow. “I was amazed when we took home the Gold. This was our debut into this tight circle of wedding suppliers and we were welcomed with open arms for our unique approach” says Marge B.
The Event Styling stand showcased gorgeous décor and a branded floor decal, complete with crystal studded shoes presented in a candy jar, hanging crystals and even a Swarovski Wedding Bell together with a Swarovski pen for brides to write their details. The décor and styling was inspired by a gilded enchanted forest and the creative team used branches from trees and suspended a crystal chandelier within, to create a whimsical and truly welcoming feel to the stand. Visitors were offered a sweetie-bag filled with Jordan almonds, some of which were dipped in metallic silver candy. This encapsulated the glamour-sphere that is Event Styling.
“I wanted our exhibition showcase to have a very warm, cozy and magical appeal, so it needed to captivate the thoughts of my bride and transport her into a different world – a magical world. I think that we definitely made a positive statement at the show and we are truly proud of our achievements and accolades from our visitors, the organizers and NWJ” says Marge B.
Marge also presented a talk for guests on the Art of Sa’brage and what a bride should be looking for in a Wedding Planner which was met with an amazing response from all who attended and one lucky guest even walked away with a Moet et Chandon prize.
“As a Wedding Planner what I do for my brides is really – everything” Marge says with a smile and it is everything indeed. Marge B and her team at Event Styling are available to offer brides-to-be assistance with the design, planning and overall management of their special day. From assisting brides with the latest trends in cake designs and current service techniques, to choosing complementing colour palettes, and the unpinning of her hair and undoing of her bridal gown in her honeymoon suite, Marge has a hands-on approach and pays immaculate attention to detail. Just think of Marge B as your personal fairy-god mother whose sole purpose is to maintain enchantment and magic throughout your wedding day.
Event Styling bridal couples are also presented with a selection of cherry picked photographs by their in-house photographer Gareth Du Plessis to view just 24 hours after they say “I do”. Other special services include the bride’s own “Lady in Waiting” appointed by ES who takes care of her every need. There is also the option to have a beautiful bubble bath filled with exotic scents and petals run just before the couple enter the suite, where champagne on ice awaits the couple together with a piece of their wedding cake in a midnight snack basket personally packed by Marge B herself and specific to the bride and groom’s favourite treats.
Headed up by experienced Event Stylist and Wedding Planner Marge B, Event Styling strives to bring to life your vision and dreams for your special day. Whether you’re busy planning your wedding, a once-off event or even a big birthday, the team at Event Styling ensure that you are given the finest care , always ensuring your guests are comfortable, and all the while making you look good.
We at The Socialite adore all things whimsical, romantic and eclectic and with Marge B and Event Styling at the helm they will ensure that a unique, stress free and memorable experience of laughter and love is guaranteed for you and your guests.
Are you looking to host an event or celebrate your wedding anniversary in style, simply contact Marge B at Event Styling on [email protected] or contact her directly on 031 5727624 or 0722229188 today to transform your event. Here’s to celebrating the good life…