By Maria Kandjungu
MANY of us know her by the name of Lucy K, a radio personality from NBC national radio who also graced our television screens as a sports presenter during the 2014 World Cup. But there is more to 31-year-old Luciana Kangombe than just her great voice and beauty. She has been an entrepreneur since age 23. Lucy K has been a wedding planner since her university years and five years later she finds herself at the centre of the one of its kind event – the Wedding Fair. Lucy K has been a radio presenter since 2007, while her love for weddings dates back to 2010, a passion that has now culminated in a Wedding Fair. The first Wedding Fair was hosted in Windhoek in 2017. The Wedding Fair is an annual event that consists of all types of exhibitors involved in the wedding business, from bridal boutiques, makeup artists’, deco-companies, venue providers to wine sellers. Calling it the one-stop shop for sellers and buyers, Lucy K told Confidente that the idea of hosting a wedding fair came from her wedding planning years where she realised that businesses and service providers for weddings do not really know each other. The Wedding Fair therefore presents an opportunity for all service providers to come together and showcase what they have to offer to those about to take the plunge, as well as to potential grooms and brides. “It is a one-stop-shop for clients to look at different pricings and sort out their budgets,” Lucy K stated, adding that the Wedding Fair aims to create network for supplies in wedding business, buyers and prospective brides and grooms to know and be able to find each other. I want us to create a network so that tomorrow Namibian businesses know where to go when they need certain services. You get a client who has no idea what they want and you as a planner have to connect this person to all those that could provide certain things for the wedding,” she explained. The Wedding Fair started last year as a one day event but this year it developed into a two-day exhibition. According to Lucy K this was because most people felt one day was not enough for an event of this magnitude, and more exhibiters signed up for the 2018 Wedding Fair.
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