Everything leading up to 21 and 23 December 2017 has been memorable from the day my husbands family came to my house to ask for my hand in marriage, to the finalizing of lobola negotiations and my family welcoming my Sdi as part of their own.
On the evening of 20 December was the most heart warming when our families battled in song as our families were nailing our marriage through tradition and on 21 December us uniting in front of God, family and friends committing to each other.
The moment that sealed it for me was when I was given a new name ‘Lulutho’ and I was made to eat ‘utsiki’ to sign that I am truly a Makoti to my husbands family ❤️
I got my gorgeous wedding gown from Bridal Bequest, I saw the dress on their Facebook page. I called the shop for a fitting, when I laid my eyes on it I knew it was the one, I could hear my mother hulilating even though she was no where near...
My make up was done by Zintle Kibido, she is just wonderful with her hands and you can see from the pics she turned me into a doll.
My hair was done by Nonono, she doesn’t get enough credit for the work she does.
Zintle and Nonono are both local girls, if you have an event anywhere close to Queenstown in the Eastern Cape I highly recommend them.
We got married at John Wesley Methodist Church, my family church where I was baptized and grew my Christian faith. The reception followed at Roydon Game Reserve. The traditional wedding took place at my husbands home in Cala on the 23 Dec.
My bridal beauty regime was the known one to every black child, applying egg solution a month before the wedding day and I must say it worked, it gave me the needed glow that was finished off by the make up.
Our marriage officer was Rev Bel from the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. He was God sent
Our memories were captured in video and pictures by Stellene & Eddie Human on the 21 Dec and on the 23 we had Sita Qwalela on videography and my tried and tested photographer Bonisile Kamana. Must say I cannot wait to view them.
I am quite a perfectionist and hands on person so all the planning for the 21st I did it on my own and on the 23 my husbands family did their own perfection for the traditional wedding.
Food came standard with the venue we used for the reception which is Roydon Game Reserve. Wedding cake was done by House of Cakery.
I believe in saving where one can, the wedding stationery was done by the gorgeous bride herself!