By Angela Ndagano
Imagine doing away with the hustle of planning your own wedding and just making sure you show up on D-day? Sounds like a dream, right? But some dreams do come true. Starting today at the Bride & Groom Expo, a lucky couple stands a chance to win afantasy wedding worth sh80m.
The winners will walk away with all the major items of any wedding catered for, from the gown to the décor, cake to drinks and even the honeymoon.
The Bride & Groom, which opened today at the Uganda Manufacturer’s Association new exhibition hall, is in its ninth year running.
“This year, to make the expo experience more exciting for the expo goers, Bride& Groom magazine in partnership with Sisters Bridal Boutique, Malachi, Suki Outfit Destination, Cake Studio, Pepsi, Muhammed Katende Photography, Prime Rides, Castle Lite, Forest Park, Marasa Africa, Princess of Beauty Salon and Silk Events, we shall give away a wedding worth sh80m,” says Hajara Batuuka, the Marketing Manager of Vision Group.
“The Bride & Groom Expo has been in existence for 9 years and we decided to give back to our loyal consumers by giving them an experience true to the nature of the expo – a full wedding,” Batuuka adds.
In the wedding industry, Sisters Bridal Boutique is famed for its wide collection of gowns. Even the most indecisive bride will be spoilt for choice with their wide selection.
“We are the biggest bridal shop in East Africa. The lucky bride will have the opportunity to choose from our selection. The bride will definitely make her choice but we shall be there to guide her,” says Leticia Babirye, the manager of Sisters Bridal Boutique.
The entourage will be chauffeured in the ultimate dream car- The Range Rover Sport – atimeless symbol of luxury.
“We are providing four Range Rovers Sport cars for the transport.We’ve selected these cars because they are the trending wedding cars and also because the Range Rover sport is many people’s dream car,” says Paul Miiro, the CEO of Prime Rides.
And, what is a wedding without cake? According to Henry Bukenya, proprietor of Cake Studio, the cake will be an embodiment of the couple’s dreams and current trends in the cake industry.
Décor creates and sets the stage for any event and Suki proprietor of Suki, The Outfit Destination has a vision for the winners. “We are looking at a very unique concept; a heavenly theme with a wow factor,” says Susan Mukiibi, the owner.
The lucky couple will also enjoy a 3-day stay at Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park.
“We will prepare the honeymoon suite and from the moment the newly-weds arrive at the lodge, they will be pampered and have an unforgettable experience. Nature Walks, private sunset dinners and a boat ride are some of the activities lined up for the couple,” says MakoMaradzika, the Head of Sales at Marasa, Uganda.
She adds that thechef will prepare a special menu just for the couples and to cap it off, the lodge will have a tree seedling the couple can plant at the lodge in remembrance of their stay.
To participate in the ‘Win a Fantasy wedding’ promotion, buy a raffle ticket at sh2,000to enter the draw. The winner will be announced at a draw during the grand finale of the Expo on Sunday, June 25, in the evening. Entrance to the Expo is sh10,000.
Important to note
• Only couples officially registered to wed by their church/mosque/civil office are eligible to enter
• Both parties of the couple should be above 18 years of age
• Wedding date must be between August 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017
• Grand draw on Sunday, June 25.
• The more tickets you buy, the higher your chances of winning