IT WAS all glitz and glamour at the Jesus the Answer Ministries in Cambridge Street when Vuyiswa Jennifer Maxengana launched her long-time dream.
Queens Bridal Elegance was beautifully received in the small town with a glamorous fundraising gala dinner where wedding gowns and accessories for hire were showcased.
Maxengana said growing up she loved playing dress-up and looking pretty.
She is of the opinion that being big does not mean you cannot dress your body well and still look fabulous while you’re at it.
“I also have a big body but I just know how to dress it and look presentable,” Maxengana said.
She plays image consultant to friends and family and because of her sense of style, she has put together a few weddings as well and has now made it official.
“Weddings are very special, especially to us women. The memories of our wedding day stay with us forever.
“I want to be that stamp of elegance and add that fairytale feel,” King Williams Town’s very own fairy godmother said.
The turnout was much more than she expected.
“The support my community showed me is overwhelming.”
The event was MC’d by TruFM’s Abongile Manka and the guests were entertained by the smooth sounds of Claude, Zimmy, Collin, Athi and Unathi.
Maxengana’s gowns are now on display at Graduation Outfitters in Cambridge Street while she is looking for her own premises.
“I am still looking for the right place. A place with a homey feel where my clients will take their coats off and get comfortable as we are planning the most important day in a girl’s life over a cup of tea,” Maxengana added.