My husband and I met when I was sixteen. We got married 16 years later on the 24th of September 2016 at Mpekweni Beach Resort near Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape. We got married by the beach and this has great symbolism for our love - never ending and constantly flowing. We have witnessed each other's triumphs, defeats and challenges but nothing as magical as the day was.
They weather complemented the mood of the day. A live band entertained the guests before the ceremony commenced. The first gift my husband gave me when we were dating was a small pot plant and he asked me to be patient with it as he would like me to be patient with him and he would water it with love. At 16 I didn't understand what he meant but as our relationship progressed I got to understand that love takes patience and constant work. We decided to give our guests engraved pot plants as wedding favors. They were witnesses to our union and we wanted to give them a piece of us.
My dad tragically died when I was 17 so he couldn't walk me down the isle but my two sisters walked beside me dressed in white representing the angel that he is above. I had his picture pinned on my bouquet. We have a 10 year old son and one of the highlights of our day was the three of us performing a dance routine to Hakuna Matata for our guests. We did things our way and couldn't be happier