Port Alfred couple wins hearts, prizes in TV wedding contest
Port Alfred couple, Megan and Jason Sharrock blew M-Net's Wedding Bashers away with their festive Chintsa wedding but Sunday night's finale revealed they also won the hearts and votes of South African viewers.
Walking into The Wedding Bashers season two finale with a score of 39.5 out of a possible 40, Megan and Jason were in the number one spot out of the bashers' top five weddings.
But it was SA that voted the Sharrocks' special day as the best wedding of the season and the lucky couple walked away with over R400,000 in prizes.
“We still can't believe it. It hasn't really sunk in yet,” an overwhelmed Megan said.
“It's so surreal. We're really excited and there's so much to look forward to," Jason said.
Taking place at the vibrant yet laid-back C Club, the Sharrock's wedding was a true reflection of the couple – chilled but with so much fun between them.
With an elegant dress, breathtaking decor and mouthwatering food by the C Club, the couple agreed that without the work of local wedding vendors they wouldn't have been able to pull off the wedding of the season.
"I was really keen on a destination wedding, but we wanted something near the beach. I Googled Chintsa and the C Club just stood out to us. We loved everything about it," Megan said.
The couple had an outdoor winter wedding filled with fairy lights, an old VW kombi as a photo booth, burgundy floral bouquets, a live musician and even a game of beer pong or two, which definitely played a role in basher Denise's scores for the night's entertainment.
“It reflected exactly what we wanted and the whole C Club team was so accommodating. They made our vision come to life," Jason said.
“My mom, Sheila Walwyn, did most of the flowers and it was just so beautiful," Megan said.
Megan's dress was a long lace sleeved gown with a lengthy train and veil made by East London's Caileigh Lutge of CAN Couture. The dress was basher Bernelee's second favourite pick of the season.
“My dressmaker just did exactly what I wanted. It was perfect and looking back there is absolutely nothing we would change about our wedding,” said Megan.
The Sharrock's prizes included a five-night second honeymoon in the Seychelles, a R100,000 jewellery voucher from Jack Friedman Jewellers and R250,000 from M-Net.
“I'm just so excited to have him to myself for a whole five days," said Megan whose honeymoon was more of a 'buddymoon' and involved a week-long getaway in the Transkei with friends and their children.
“Most of the money is going to be used to pay back the wedding and hopefully put a small deposit on a house. The rest is Jason's because I get the jewellery," she laughed...