August 12, 2022

The joys of Budapest

Budapest has it all. Fairytale castles, an admirable love of the red powder paprika, architecture that is jaw-dropping, fun entertainment ranging from Escape Rooms to Ruin Bars and, of course, the Thermal Baths, writes Marion Kate.

Who loves their daddy?

Where would we be without a loving dad to guide us through our childhood and those teenage years? Here’s a chance to say thanks this Father’s Day … or any other day, come to think […]

Mona Lisa Smile

The Mona Lisa Touch is a new vaginal laser therapy available for the first time in the Western Cape, and provides much anticipated relief for women everywhere, at all stages of life Women are finally […]

Wedding and Events Supremo Marina Nestel

Business-savvy Marina Nestel imparts her wisdom and advice on everything – from heading up her own successful company, to wedding planning and Bridezilla moments! Marina established The Little Black Book in 2007 and has since […]

What South African homeowners want in a better home

MAIN PHOTO: Festoon House Lighting A recent survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc has revealed some startling results in terms of what local homeowners are looking for in their homes. The survey by Saint-Gobain Gyproc was aimed […]

5-star honeymoon in Kruger

Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has been granted the opportunity to take exclusive mobile safari camps in 5-star style for bespoke groups into some of its most untouched areas within the Kruger’s 19,485 square kilometre border. […]

Easy Peasy Online Gift Registry

Introducing Wrapistry, an e-commerce retailer designed to make wedding & gift shopping simple & stress free from the comfort of your home. With over 150 brands & 3000 wedding gifts to choose from, it’s sheer […]

HANKY PANKY: The Perfect Bridal Accessory

Make that special day even more special with Hanky Panky garments. Their lingerie is so sexy and comfortable, it’s no wonder it was referenced as “Butter Lace” by Forbes USA magazine and trademarked as the ‘world’s most […]

What’s in Your Make-Up Kit?

Jeanine Jackson is a skilled make-up artist based in Gauteng, and defines Beauty as being comfortable in one’s own skin… “That, and a kickass red lipstick!” Question from a Bride-to-be: I am really worried about rain […]

Taking Wedding Photography to a Whole New Level

Adithi Rajkumar is a wedding photographer with a difference. Confetti Chicks spoke to this dynamic lady after she received her R250 000 “business makeover” prize from Retail Capital’s power-packed strategy and marketing team. Her company, […]

G&Tea Weekends Hosted by The Light House

Something very special is happening this winter! The Light House Boutique Suites has teamed up with Paarl’s award-winning distillery, Wilderer Gin, to stir things up with their special G&Tea Winter Weekends in May, August and September […]

Help! Wedding Planning SOS

With over 10 years of experience in the events and PR industry, owner and founder, Jules Illing opened the doors of Blue Bird Events in February 2017 after a life long dream of creating and […]

Our Guide to Discovering Your Body Type

What do we mean by Body Type? While us ladies might not enjoy being boxed into a certain category, it is helpful to know that a few categories have been defined by dressmakers, traditionally based […]

Wedding Stress Antidotes

Everybody loves a wedding … but are we living in a nation of stressed out brides? Words by Sandra Jacobs, MD of Magick Events While the ‘Runaway Bride’ with Julia Roberts story is not a […]

Wedding Planner VS Venue Coordinator

I’ve heard it SO many times, “Oh the venue coordinator will handle everything, I don’t need a wedding planner.” Words by Sandra Jacobs, MD of Magick Events What most brides don’t quite understand is that the venue […]

Do I Need a Wedding Planner?

It seems like you can’t read a book, magazine or even watch a wedding film without a ‘wedding planner’ appearing. In fact 26% of brides now hire a planner for their wedding, an amazing increase […]

Destination Weddings in KZN

Planning a destination wedding usually invokes visions of huge bills and stress! But … … the secret lies in the way you plan it; and at Brahman Hills, industry veteran Gill Bowmaker, together with the […]

Confetti Chicks Event Feedback

On Saturday, 3rd March, we brought together a group of dynamic women at Waterline in Noordhoek, to connect, network and discuss women’s issues. On the Agenda: Love, Marriage and Relationships Travel bucket lists What makes […]

Why The Light House is So Unique

What makes The Light House Boutique Suites in Paarl such a unique and splendid location, is that it’s run by a group of very special and dynamic people. Together with their dedicated team, Darrol and […]

Happy Anniversary Farah & Jarrod

Saturday, 11th March 2017 was a typically hot, clear Cape Town day. The setting was The Noon Gun on Signal Hill with spectacular views over the city. Guests gathered under pretty parasols to witness the […]

Modern Urban Elegance in Hyde Park

This wedding venue is for the modern couple who want an elegant, stylish wedding in the City of Gold, with its unique, vibrant backdrop making memorable photographs of the big day. The Park House of […]

The Meaning and Significance of Lobola

Known to many as a “bride-price” or bride-worth” and to some extent as a “down payment” or “dowry” but in the African culture, it is a ritual that brings two families together. Words: Unathi Nkanjeni […]

Lose your heart in Russia

After a lifetime dreaming of visiting Russia, Marion Kate reveals that her budget trip to the icy capital of communism was everything she expected… and much, much more. Why do we have bucket lists? Is […]

The Yungskin way to eat right and age gracefully

“To age gracefully (to use a cliché) is what we support, and by that we mean reflecting a well-maintained, ‘glowing’ presentation (skin, attitude etc), healthy lifestyle and positive mind-set!” said Dr Sherwin, inventor of Yungskin. […]

The Yungskin way to healthy living

Yungskin inventor Dr Philip Sherwin is a strong proponent of a healthy diet, active lifestyle and a positive mindset all playing a significant role in how the skin ages. Here are some of his tips […]


Yungskin advocate a 5-step skincare routine for a naturally glowing complexion Yungskin’s™ energy infused skin care product range – offers an exceptional solution to anti-aging and age management challenges. The product range is developed to […]

Yungskin Sun Care, R195 – 100ml      

Yungskin Suncare SPF40 This high factor sun protection CANSA- and EU-approved sunscreen product offers UVA & UVB protection and the following features: – non-greasy – non-sticky – lightweight – easy to apply, ie absorbs into […]

Yungskin Night Cream, R440 – 50ml

Confetti comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly. Direction for use Apply directly onto cleansed, toned skin, morning and evening by gently massaging cream into the face. Recommended, though not essential, to rest skin […]

Yungskin Toner, R110 – 100ml

Contains natural vitamins and extracts to enhance your skin. Infused with actives to help moisturise- and regenerate the skin. Also reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Application of Toner will leave the skin feeling softer, smoother […]

Yungskin Face Wash, R100 – 100ml

A mild gel cleanser, suitable for all skin types that cleanse the skin without drying it out. Gently fragranced with essential oils of geranium and grapefruit for a pleasant and refreshing cleansing experience. Contains lavender […]

Yungskin Food, R185 – 30ml

Yungskin food is a pH alkaline liquid which has been infused Homoeopathically with the energies to feed and rejuvenate the skin from within. For best results in skin rejuvenation and in obtaining youthful, glowing skin, […]

Yungskin Tissue Oil, R120 – 100ml

Contains Neroli Oil, known for its uplifting and toning properties. Yungskin Tissue Oil treats scars, stretch marks, ageing skin, dehydrated skin and uneven skin tone Confetti Comment Review from Confetti Chicks to follow shortly.   […]

Yungskin Day Cream, R425 – 50ml

Suitable for teens, females up to age 30 and all males. Women with mature but more sensitive skin may find Yungskin Light to be more appropriate for their skin type as it contains less natural […]

We’re wild about Yungskin

Confetti Chicks has been won over by Yungskin’s natural-based skin care range that has been designed to manage and maintain a healthy and vibrant-looking complexion. Unique to the skin care industry, Yungskin is the first […]

The eyewear Oscars

The 48TH MIDO (the leading international eyewear expo) breaks all its own records, closing with  4.9% increase to confirm its global leadership position and its role of excellence in the trade show universe. Milan, February 2018: The […]

Video inspiration from MIDO 2018

Here’s a selection of videos to give you an insight into the latest international trends in eyewear direct from the 48TH MIDO (the leading international eyewear expo) held in Milan in February 2018.

Summer Popsicles

Everyday Luxury with J.C. Le Roux’s drier VIBRAZIO Range Enjoying a glass of sparkling wine must be one of life’s sophisticated pleasures. With J.C. Le Roux’s latest drier Vibrazio range released, sipping a glass of […]

How to Blow Up a Small Living Room

Claire Gibson from La-Z-Boy offers some advice to Confetti Chicks on how to make a small living room look oh-so-much bigger. Many of us are more than familiar with the struggle of trying to cram […]

Happy Anniversary Nicole & Pieter!

One year ago today, Nicole and Pieter made their Forever vows at the beautiful Merwida Country Manor. Enjoy a look back at their special day: Videography: The Wedding Guys We salute you on your first […]

Sweet! Valentine Giveaways for YOU

How to Enter: Follow Confetti Chicks on Instagram and Like us on Facebook then send us an email and tell us which product you would like most. Here’s what you can win: Guaranteed adult fun with The […]

Introducing our Skin Care partner: YUNGSKIN

The world’s first energy-infused skincare line based on Acupuncture face-lift points. Confetti Chicks has tested, fallen in love, and is proud to be affiliated with this innovative beauty range, which is both kind to your […]

On the 7th day of Valentine’s…

… my True Love suggested a game of Kiss Kiss! As the name of this game suggests, it involves some intense tongue-twisting fun. Okay so we’re not in high school anymore, but the idea is […]

On the 8th day of Valentine’s …

… my True Love said to me “Let’s play Treasure Hunt.” Think of an Easter hunt, with a twist! Treasure hunts for adults involve some good clean (or dirty) fun and debauchery. Throw some wine […]

The Light House Boutique Suites

Words: Gill Lewis The middle of December is probably not the best of times to kick back for a leisurely three-day stay at a guesthouse in the Paarl winelands. Our son had just gone on […]

Zandile & Lungelo

A richly colourful wedding was the culmination of Zandile and Lungelo’s true love story, and the traditional Zulu ceremony took place at the groom’s home in Esidumbini, KZN. Explaining how they met, Zandile says “I had just […]

To Die For Darling! McQueens Pride & Groom

If you’ve been looking for something completely different, and are in need of a good ol’ pampering boost for your hair, skin and nails, McQueens Boutique Spa will definitely live up to all your expectations. […]

WEDDING PLANNING 101: Tips from the Experts

Confetti Chicks spoke to Madri and Niki of The Event Planners who shared with us their top tips for successful event planning: “While planning your wedding, stay focused on what you and your partner really […]

Destination: Croatia!

Petra and Matthew met in Mauritius six years ago and fell in love at first sight. “Because the we lived on two different continents, the internet played a big role in our relationship. We were […]

Beautiful Blooms in a Box

These amazing arrangements delicately tucked into square boxes really appeal to the perfectionist in me. There is just something so strikingly perfect about the symmetry and orderliness of these neat displays. The prettiness of the colourful fresh […]

Let’s Talk About Sex

Lubrimaxxx – For better, happier, healthier sex! 100% NATURAL WATER-BASED MEDICALLY TESTED RATED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST AND SAFEST LubrimaxxxTM is a personal lubricant, proudly developed and manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa, and […]

Finding Your Bliss

Picture yourself waking up after a perfect sleep – the early morning sun sneaking a peek through the curtains. You smile, reach out and pick up your smartphone, and the online onslaught begins… Or, you […]

Candied Orange Drizzle Cake

By The Caketonian Winter is definitely on its way in Ireland (which is taking some getting used to for this northern hemisphere dwelling Capetonian) – the days are decidedly shorter, and my boots and jackets […]

Special Offer on Mug Twinsets!

Spoil that special couple in your life (or spoil yourself) with an iconic set of His & Hers mugs and get a free greeting card valued at R35 with every Mug Set purchased FREE Greeting […]

14,000 km to Bliss!

Shari and Tendai chose what they believe is the most beautiful part of the world to tie the knot – the Paarl Valley in the Western Cape. Words by Elandi Coetzee of ZaraZoo The ZaraZoo […]

Yuppiechef Opens Its First Shop

Now you can shop online as before, or visit the first Yuppiechef store at Willowbridge Centre, in Cape Town   To view or download our full softmag, please click below:

Objects of Desire

Add these great gifts to your registry! View (or download) our full softmag below:

Confetti directory

Venues | Gauteng Casa Toscana Lodge | Indaba Hotel | The Forum Company | The Park On 7 |   Venues | Western Cape Het Vlock Casteel | Lalapanzi Lodge | Mount Nelson | Tintswalo […]

Jules & Louw

Jules and Louw met 15 years ago, while he was working at the Billabong Shop in St Francis Bay and Jules was there on holiday. He was 16 and she was 18. “The moment I […]

Impressions of a Bridal Couturier

We caught up with acclaimed South African designer Janita Toerien and came away even more impressed with her work than ever before. Confetti Chicks: How did you get into the wedding industry? Janita Toerien: I […]

A Mad Hatter’s (Kitchen) Tea Party

By The CakeTonian I won’t lie, I was a little daunted when I was asked to make the cake for one of my favourite people’s kitchen tea. But that was beautifully balanced with the excitement of […]

If the Shoe Fits, Wear it Beautifully

Wedding day comfort is paramont. Along with looking your best, you also need to keep your feet looking and feeling good – all day long! Put your best foot forward in crystals, satin or lace. With […]

Sue & Dwayne

When Mother Nature is the setting for a true life romance… Photos by Charlene Schreuder Photography Sue and Dwayne were married at the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Overberg and it’s easy to see why this […]

Let’s start your event journey here!

Personalised, bespoke event planning is a must-have! Specialising in corporate and private events such as end of year parties, conferences, workshops, weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, Blue Bird Events also organises brand launches […]

Colour Trend Alert

While we absolutely adore the romance of white and ivory wedding gowns (always have and always will), we invite you to consider this exciting colour trend which international brides are boldly experimenting with. Dive into a cotton candy […]

Confetti Chicks Softmag #3 – The Bliss Issue

An indulgent mix of content awaits you… Download our new Softmag to view on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Choose from our high-resolution version (55mb)… or the standard resolution (22mb). Or view the online version of Confetti […]

Anniversary Gifts – A Quick Guide

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Roman Empire, where husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary, and a gold wreath on the 50th. Fast forward to the twentieth […]

Get Your Face Summer-Ready!

The good news is, TEENLIFTING is here! This new beauty innovation has been developed by Dr Sanja Malbaša Gošović of Croatia, and it has recently been brought to South Africa by Petra Lilley who is […]

Candice & Bryan

The stunning and rustic setting of Lalapanzi Lodge in Somerset West was the chosen location for Candice and Bryan to celebrate the happiest day of their lives. The wedding party numbered 15 people in total, […]

Honeymoon Goals

It is the most beautiful feeling in the world. In fact, it’s one that cannot be made sweeter by words or melodies or things because it is already the greatest most extravagant feeling the world […]

Oysters & Bubbles

Join us at this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival on 14th and 15th October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and […]

Get Married at De Hoop Nature Reserve

A location like none other in Southern Africa Mother Nature is waiting to reconnect with you a mere 3 hours’ scenic drive from Cape Town. After visiting this slice of heaven, I can personally recommend […]

From ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’

Are you recently married, or planning your vow renewal? Confetti Chicks invites you to send us your Real Wedding for publication in our Softmag. We want to know your love story! How to submit: Email: What to submit: 1 – […]

Delicious Almond, Coconut & Vanilla Cake

By The Caketonian When Friday rolls around, it’s time to leave work behind and dive head first into some baking fun. And a relaxed evening braai (South Africanism for barbeque) with friends, and a whole […]

Connect and Touch

Be that couple. You know, the ones who can’t keep their hands off each other. Always holding hands, leaning in to each other, and not afraid to show affection in public. Even when they’ve been married […]

Choosing your Designer Wedding Bling

Janine Binneman has been in the business of jewellery design for 21 years, so she knows a thing or two about those glittery objects of desire! We thought we’d find out more about what makes […]

Sapphire Events – Blazing a trail

The dynamic women behind KZN-based party and events planning company Sapphire Events are blazing their own trail, as they aim to bring their clients’ fairytale dreams to life. “Four key principals govern how we set out to […]

Ruth & Jon start a lovely new tradition

Take a peek into the real wedding of our beautiful bride Ruth, and her new husband Jon, and see how they mixed up their bridal party in a unique and interesting way: See the full article in […]

Our new Softmag is out…

  Confetti Chicks #2 – The Rain Issue We hope you enjoy our new edition as much as we enjoyed creating it for you! Click below to open the page to view or to download the […]

Rosa Clará’s bridal fashion show

Internationally acclaimed bridalwear designer ROSA CLARÁ was given the task of creating the wedding gown in which Antonela Roccuzzo would say “I will” to FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The ceremony, which was attended by […]

Rain on Your Wedding Day

A Photographer’s Perspective:  Rain on Your Wedding Day… The days are counting down to your wedding, you’ve installed 10 different weather apps on your phone, and they all have that miserable dark grey icon hovering […]

Experience it! Deluxe Laser & Spa

Banish tired winter skin, and get your pre-wedding summer glow on now! by Gill Lewis I recently took myself off for a mid-week winter treat at Deluxe Laser’s Cavendish branch because my skin was looking […]

Your Honeymoon …as part of your Gift Registry!

Travel Moon is a luxury bespoke honeymoon registry. In a nutshell, Travel Moon offers a unique service which affords each wedding couple the chance to personalize their honeymoon. By adding additional wish list items, the […]

Your Wedding Timeline

Got twelve months till ‘I do’? Congratulations! To help you along, we’ve put together our guideline for perfect wedding planning: 12 Months to go ■ Set the date, and make your announcement to family and […]

The Cape Town Wedding Expo

Dream it! Plan it! Live it! Visit The Cape Town Wedding Expo to plan the perfect day you have always dreamed of and live happily ever after. You will find a world of rich inspiration […]

Date Night!

Wondering how to keep the Ooh-la-la of romance burning long after the wedding candles have burned down? Read on… We polled some happily married people, and here’s what these ladies had to say: If you […]

Nicole & Pieter

A fairytale beginning for Pieter and Nicole An international work project abroad brought Capetonian Nicole and Belgium-born Pieter together, and it was love at first sight. “We just clicked, and talked for hours and hours […]

The Flower King

Meet Daniel Ferreira, who is the co-owner and creative force behind Ecozest, located in the beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna. How did it all begin? It all started in my parents’ garden on our family […]

Confetti Chicks Softmag GOES LIVE!

A WARM WELCOME to the digital world of Confetti Chicks! We are very proud to introduce our launch issue of our Softmag (online digital magazine). Download it here FREE (it’s only 10mb) and open it in Acrobat Reader, […]

Sizzling HOT Seaside Venues

Dreaming of a beach wedding, or seaside honeymoon? These are our picks: The Oyster Box, Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, Tel (031) 514 5000 Majestically situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The […]

Meet Zola Nene – Chef & Food Stylist

When Chef Zola Nene is not whipping up delicious dishes on Expresso Morning Show, on SABC 3, she has her hands full as a food stylist, and is now also a celebrated cookbook author! Says Zola on […]

Win SW1 Beauty Treatments!

Skin needing some extra special TLC? If you live in Gauteng, you can win 2 fabulous beauty treatment vouchers valued at R500 each! Take your mom or a friend along to share the fun, and you […]

The cutest Bunny Mugs for Easter!

Sugar & Vice creates the most beautiful mugs and decorative ceramic gifts, perfect for your home or office. We at Confetti Chicks simply love their clean, honest and soulful designs. Check out these adorable bunny  mugs; from below they look […]

Honeymoon Road Trip

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a swanky five-star hotel just as much as the next girl! Luxury safari or seaside resort? Sign me up! But maybe, just maybe, let’s try on […]

Queen of Cakes

Who doesn’t love cake? Katelyn Williams knows all about our love affair with confectionery, and has taken her own love of baking to award-winning heights with her inspiring blogsite, The Kate Tin. If, like us, […]

Win with SW1 Hair Salon & Cafe

You can win 2 vouchers for you and a girlfriend to be treated like celebrities by SW1 boutique salon in Hyde Park! Take along your mom or your bestie for a treatment of your choice […]

Pendant Moon Give Away!

Pendant Moon lovingly handcrafts unique resin jewellery encapsulating nature’s gifts. We love that each piece is created with whatever is naturally available. We think these nature-inspired pendants and earrings are a great way to say […]

Lipidol Give Away!

A good sunscreen prevents the development of skin cancer, which is on the rise in South Africa, and it also helps prevent pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and slows down the development of wrinkled, prematurely ageing skin. With an […]

Dress shopping insights with Blissfully Bridal

Elmari Coetzee is the owner of the Blissfully Bridal boutique in Randburg, which opened in 2014. The boutique is owner-run and Elmari personally arranges all appointments and fittings. “I am very hands-on, and my goal […]

Beach To Bar Kikoi Roundies

Kikoi Cape Town Round beach towels and picnic blankets, or “roundies” as they are called, are our fave new summer must-have! Kikoi started with leather, hemp, canvas & a cotton weave. Azdebele is the inspiration […]

Lulubelle’s Bakes

SWEET TEMPTATIONS – WITH LULUBELLE’S BAKES Q&A with owner and industry expert, Lyndsay McEwan   CONFETTI CHICKS: Your work is astounding, yet you started Lulubelle’s Bakes a mere three years ago. Tell us about this […]

5 Ways With Confetti

1 · PAPER In its simplest form, shredded lightweight paper provides a traditional and well known type of confetti. Simple discs (known as chads) can be punched out of recycled paper. These fluttering discs in colours […]

Heads up! Confetti is on the way!

Confetti Chicks are about to launch their new website and, even more exciting, our first softmag! What’s a softmag? Only the most exciting, user-friendly digital magazine you could imagine. So keep your eye on Confetti […]