Well, I think after much absence, this blog post is well overdue! So, what’s been happening in the life of Functions for Africa and the eventing world.
We have been a bit busy with many events and projects.
The most magical event, and one that is still on the lips of many, was the unforgettable wedding of Brigitte and Kyle Hartley!! Many months of planning and concept development led to one of the most special and magical days! I think what makes weddings like these even more memorable, is the personal connection that we developed with the entire family. From meeting the Bride and Groom, and getting to know the rest of the family, we took this journey with them, and that is truly special.
Despite the weathers’ best attempts, the day could not have gone off any better. Everything fell into place, and working with the best of the best in terms of Durban’s suppliers, it was no surprise. The ever popular culinary master Andrew Draper was at the helm of feeding the guests, and once again didn’t fail to blow everyone away. Both ceremony and reception were held at The Venue Fontana, a simply incredible family owned venue in the heart of Umkomaas. The family are truly an incredible team, who made everyone feel more than at home at their venue. And not forgetting the photographic genius that is Jacki Bruniquel!!!!! We of course expected world class photography from Jacki, but she has outdone herself with this event! Jacki your professionalism, mastery and sheer genius behind the lens leaves us breathless once again!
And we could never forget the special couple! It was an honour to be a part of their special day and be the team that helped create such a happy memory for you both. No matter the hours or stress, kilometers walked and structures installed, the end result and seeing their dream wedding come true, is the reason we do what we do!
But of course, we have to stand back, smile……and jump into the next project…..
We have now started manufacturing certain items in house, and first on the cards is our new 10 seater rectangular tables. These stunning tables will be launched in a gloss white and are perfect for wedding or corporate events. We will have pictures of these up on our Facebook page and website very soon…..so please check them out!!
Functions for Africa have also been busy on the media and marketing front, hosting a client appreciation evening on the 28th July, as well as having a style shoot along with a “tips and tricks of florals” article which was published in the Ridge Magazine. Please check us out and see how these words of advice can assist you!
We have also been kept busy on the concept front, and we are in the planning phase of what promises to be two of Durban’s most spectacular events…..so watch this space!!! Exciting events, new concepts and mind blowing themes will prevail!
Please be sure to check out all our social media platforms. Our Facebook and Instagram feeds are always a buzz with our happenings, latest pics and events and references to our work.
We hope to be a part of your next event…so never hesitate to contact us or pop into our showroom for coffee and a chinwag!!