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Mrs Universe Farewell Function

999561_612308092134780_244508395_n *Lynne in her National Costume with designer Michael Bezuidenhout and Ronel C (who made the gorgeous head piece)

Lynne and I met when we both auditioned for Musical Theatre at TUT in Pretoria in 2002. We became pen pals after that, but as life went on, we lost contact after a while. We reconnected at Karlien and Derick’s wedding were I learnt that she was crowned Mrs South Africa in 2011. Lynne has always been beautiful (I’m talking off the charts gorgeous here), but her inner beauty is what makes her sparkle and shine.


She planned on going to the Mrs World pageant in China at the end of August, but was then asked to take part in the Mrs Universe pageant in Aruba earlier in the month and jumped at the chance. We were asked to help her plan her farewell function at Emperor’s Palace in JHB on 27 July 2013. The brief was simple elegance and the evening was to be relaxed and informal. We wanted to do something a little bit different with the decor, so we rested the chandeliers on the coffee tables instead of hanging them from the ceiling.

1005654_612301855468737_2006502098_n  coffee table chandelier (own)  coffee table chandelier2 (own)

She showed us her National costume and her crowning dress and the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Minister Toko Xasa (in pink), wished her good luck with a heart-warming speech.


A-list guests and government officials spent the evening networking and mingling to the sounds of The Muses and the evening was a great success.


Author: Sunelle van den Berg


Planning and co-ordinating: Blank Canvas Event Design

Venue: Emperor’s Palace, JHB

Sound, AV and stage: RocketAV

White furniture, coffee table plinths and chandeliers: SA Event Decor

Draping: SA Draping

Red Carpet: Old Master Vintage Car and Red Carpet Hiring

Candles: Candle Factory Randburg

Photography: Deon van Wyk


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