Happily Ever After – The Wedding Bashers Are Here

The Wedding Bashers kick off with a bang… and some tequilas!

In tonight’s premiere episode of M-Net’s brand new original format The Wedding Bashers, two South African couples went head-to-head, vying for the ultimate prize package: over R800 000 worth of prizes. Included in the spectacular prize are R250 000 cash from M-Net, designer appliances from Gorenje worth R200 000, a seven night second honeymoon courtesy of The Moorings and Air Seychelles, R100 000 worth of jewellery from Jack Friedman and R100 000 of make-up and cosmetics from Essence, Caribbean Tan, Lov and Catrice cosmetics.

Each week, four celebrity Wedding Bashers – Cindy Nell, Siba Mtongana, Denise Zimba and Zavion Kotze – will make their way to nuptial celebrations across the country where they will join in the festivities and then discreetly rate the Big Day.  As the show’s resident fashion expert, Cindy has been tasked to share her thoughts about the wedding gown, garments and accessories while Siba will dish out remarks on the culinary experience. Zavion will evaluate everything  that brings ‘fabulosity’ to the event, or not – from the overall décor to the theme, flower arrangements and visual impact. To impress Denise, there should be proof that the guests had an amazing time, with on-point entertainment of course.

This week’s couples were DIY-ers Riandi and Dewald, whose industrial wedding took place in an abandoned flour mill factory in Potchefstroom, and a Lebanese / Portuguese mash up, courtesy of Johannesburg-based Taryn and Franco, who relied on some serious family ties to bring their event together at the trendy Jo’burg inner city rooftop venue of The Living Room in Maboneng . While the basher squad clearly enjoyed themselves at each wedding – especially party girl Denise – at the end, their individual ratings about the food, the décor, fashion and entertainment went into a secret ballot that will only be revealed at the end of the season.

Despite the celebrity squad’s feedback, however, viewers can have their say too by rating the weddings on At the end of the season, the winning couple of the viewers’ ratings will win a five night second honeymoon on a group yacht from The Moorings and Air Seychelles, along with R50 000 worth of jewellery from Jack Friedman jewellers. Viewers can rate each wedding only once to make their opinion heard at the end of the series. Fans have until 22:00 every Tuesday to rate each set of nuptials.

The 22 weddings featured in the show may vary in budget, opulence and theme and whether its set on a beach, in a vineyard, an industrial chic area or a five-star train, the Wedding Bashers’ comments and criticism will always be outweighed by an important golden thread: the love that inspired the occasion.

The Wedding Bashers is produced by [sic] Entertainment and will be broadcast on M-Net channel 101 every Sunday night at 17:00. Viewers can also visit to watch exclusive interviews with the bashers and bridal couples, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @MNet / #WeddingBashers or on the official M-Net Facebook page.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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