Getting married isn’t something to sneeze at. In fact, sneezing has ruined every wedding plan in SA for 2020. That doesn’t mean you can’t still take notes for your big day… even if it’s only arriving in 2021 thanks to COVID-19. In the meantime, Afrikaans lifestyle channel VIA (DStv 147) will be walking you up the aisle while you’re locked-down at home. They’ve given Canadian series Crazy, Beautiful Weddings some local flavour as the Afrikaans-dubbed Mal-Mooi Troues.
“A wedding is your chance to throw the party of your dreams. Love is awesome, and your wedding should be too!” says host Lynzie Kent. She’s not doing things by the books, instead she is sitting down with her couples to put together their dream day. Her goal? “My team and I are creating crazy, beautiful weddings,” says Lynzie on the show. And they’re doing it in the blink of an eye – each episode is a quick 22 minutes. How do they do it? Fabulosity, darlings!
Putting together the perfect day
Perish the thought of someone ruining your wedding by objecting to one of you swapping vows. That’s the one and only thing that Lynzie can’t plan for. What she can control is the loved-up couple being the centre of attention, and she knows what she’s doing. The Canadian wedding planner runs Love By Lynzie Events and Pop Up Chapel. While she’s good with over-the-top, dramatic ceremonies, it’s the littler ones with delicate touches that she’s best at. “With the chapel, each couple is paying $600. For that, they get an officiant, ceremony space, custom flowers, live musicians, champagne and up to 20 guests,” explains Lynzie. “And a photographer – can’t forget the photographer.”