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Wedding planner extraordinaire, Otto De Jager Events Creativity is his passion, so you can rest assured that right from the inception Otto de Jager’s vision for your event will be a cut above the rest

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hat are the hottest wedding trends right now? People are finding there is a delicate balance between traditional and contemporary. That said, it is important to remember marriage is an age-old institution and we need to keep some sacred and traditional elements, but find fresh and new interpretations that work well for the modern bride. Some of the options currently being considered is casual lounge versus formal seating, and food stations versus smarter sit-down dinners. The most important piece of advice you can give someone who’s getting married is… Use a wedding planner who is organised and creative, understands the pitfalls, utilise creative and ingenious concepts, and who can organise and orchestrate the event to ensure the day is perfect in every way. The most common mistake couples make when planning their wedding is… Couples create unrealistic expectations when they look at social media sites such as Pinterest and magazine layouts showing great wedding concepts. And often couples have unrealistic budgets for large guest lists.

The biggest wedding wow factor you’ve seen was… A wedding on a Free State farm that was held under thorn trees, with exposed light bulbs, bustle back chairs and vintage décor. The biggest wedding you’ve done was for… 5,000 guests. It was interesting. What was the strangest thing you’ve seen at a wedding? An ex-girlfriend that was also a bridesmaid.

After 15 years in the business, we pride ourselves on still being a boutique-sized, signature event company specialising in creating functions with a difference. Our strengths lie in bespoke birthday bashes that keep guests talking, product launches and award evenings that inspire, unforgettable anniversary celebrations for those who know what is important, and fairytales come true for any wouldbe bride who walks through our doors. We’re diverse and experienced, so we can offer the complete package – be it for corporate events or private functions, Otto delivers impeccably, always. www.nubianbride.co.za |

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Nubian Bride Issue 9  

Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...

Nubian Bride Issue 9  

Nubian Bride is the only bridal publication in the industry that caters for African women. African brides, in all their diversity, celebrate...