Surfer-chic newlyweds Megan and Jason left nothing to chance when they arranged their wedding. Every last detail was attended to with loving care, and they were richly rewarded in tonight’s season finale of M-Net’s popular original production The Wedding Bashers, when they grabbed top honours for the season!
The coastal lovers – they hail from the Eastern Cape – walked off with a spectacular wedding gift from the show: prizes to the value of over R400 000, while the runners-up each received prizes to the value of over R30 000 from Jack Friedman Jewellers.
Megan and Jason’s seaside DIY-surfer-style nuptial celebration had all the thrills and frills, including beach yoga, surfing, photo booths, beer pong, entertaining speeches and every catering station you can think of. It not only won over the Bashers, but also the hearts and votes of the viewers, who determined the overall winners.
They had clinched a place in the Bashers top 5 with the highest overall score of the season (39.5 out of 40), after impressing celebrity wedding guests Bernelee Daniell, Denise Zimba, Zavion Kotze and Zola Nene with their food, fashion, décor and entertainment. The other contenders of the season were Heather and Rafal with their Polish festivities which posted an overall score of 36.3; Danielle and Mario with their Brazilian Carnival celebration 34.6; Sue and Wesley with their traditional Christian nuptials 32.6; and Janine and Xander with their princess rose gold styled I do’s 30.2.
Former Miss SA, Bernelee Daniell was blown away when Megan walked down the aisle, “Oh my goodness, this is perfection. She looks incredible,” she said. Wedding planner extraordinaire Zavion did his happy dance and likewise described this wedding as perfect: “If you’re going to do it yourself, this is how you should do it yourself. I love it!”. Entertainment expert Denise gave this wedding full marks. “These guys caught all the waves. Games, drinks, fun, laughter, good music, great speeches. Not a single a dull moment!” Celebrity chef and food stylist Zola was impressed with the catering. “I loved all the extra touches at this wedding. The coffee and brandy truck, the cheesecake… all very well executed.”
Megan and Jason take home a whopping R250 000 cash prize from M-Net, R100 000 worth of Jewellery from Jack Friedman Jewellers, and a five-night second honeymoon from Seychelles Tourism, courtesy of Constance Ephelia Seychelles and Air Seychelles, valued at R 80 000.
Viewers can also visit www.mnet.tv/weddingbashers 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 the official M-Net Facebook page.
The Wedding Bashers is created by Gavin Wratten and is produced by [SIC] Entertainment.
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