Fabulous fashions and fine foods as married couples renew their wedding vows

FABULOUS fashion, fine food and forever faithful – those were the ingredients for a weekend during which love reigned supreme and was definitely in the ether.
Your Skinnerbek could even smell the aroma in a-romance!
Well, not surprising considering that The Plantation was the venue for a day of sharing the love – married couples were invited to do it all over again and celebrate their wedding day afresh in a mass renewal of vows.
Wow! Skinnerbek is hesitant about the complications of one wedding day – goodness knows how your giddy gossip girl would cope with having to go through it all a second time!
But jokes aside, peeps, it was quite exquisite.
Not surprising though given that a former Methodist bishop, the charming Mvume Dandala, was officiating and super hunky actor and TV presenter Tumisho Masha was the programme director.
Eish sistas! That Tumisho is one sexy hotbod. His wife Zozi, who is also super gorgeous,  is one lucky gal!
The dress code was “dress to kill” in whatever garb you liked and these lovebirds embraced the concept like you can’t believe – dressing as though it was their first time round. What a pleasure!
Mthatha general practitioner Dr Pinky Bala-Mbambisa and her gynaecologist husband Dr Zweli Mbambisa – who shared their views of married life – looked particularly elegant, decked out tip to toe in classic shades of cream, ivory and gold.
For those with a taste for somewhat funkier fashion, though, it was to be found at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Collective Fashion Show and Design exhibition on Friday.
Local design lovers rubbed shoulders with a who’s who of South African fashion like Elle magazine editor Jackie Burger, Marie Claire editor Sharon Becker and designer and columnist Craig Jacobs who came together to support Nelson Mandela Bay talent.
The event was sponsored by Mohair SA who pulled out all stops to make everyone feel like VIPs and, of course, the VIPs even more so.
The designers, photographers and graphic artists showcasing their work did not disappoint which is not surprising as NMMU design graduates are known for making their mark in the fashion world.
Take for example VIP guests Elle Young Designer of the Year Kelly Esterhuyze and International Society of Dyers and Colourists winner Laduma Ngxokolo.
Finally, a Chef’s Table at the Walmer Park Shopping Centre on Saturday was a chance for the Radisson Blu folk to show off what their revamped Tabu grill, bar and lounge can offer.
The concept entailed the hosting of a three-course lunch in the entertainment court of the centre – decked out to recreate exactly the Tabu experience – for 12 VIP guests.
The Tabu food professors – executive chef Malcolm Bendrau and Unilever Junior Chef of the Year Peter Ye – did the live demo.
This consisted of a calamari tube starter followed by a springbok loin main and a Tabu pavlova dessert – all to be found on the restaurant menu. Yummy!

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