The highlight of my wedding was when my father walked me down the isle. It has always been a dream of mine to see my father walk me down the isle.
The most memorable part of my wedding was during the exchange of our vows. We said our own vows from the heart. Not only where the vows romantic, they were also heartfelt.
Unfortunately, we haven't been able to go on honeymoon yet because of financial constraints. But we are currently saving up and hoping to go on our 1st year anniversary - unless we win this competition, this will be a honeymoon dream come true. :)
My wedding look was simple and yet elegant. I always told my mom that I wanted a 2-in-1 dress and it was exactly what I got. I bought my dress at Euro Bride in Johannesburg and it was a mermaid dress. My hair was styled by a gentleman by the name of Tsholo in Mafikeng. I opted for a wig because it was going to be easier to style ;)
I got my facebeat from Lerato - also based in Mafikeng. She did a spectacular job and I was extremely happy with the final product.
I got the SURPRISE of my life when my mom bought me Jimmy Choo shoes. Funny enough, I saw the shoes on Pinterest and I even pinned them up on my profile at the beginning of the year. I knew the price would definitely not come cheap, but I just had hope that maybe my husband and I would win the lottery, and we would eventually buy the shoe. My aunt (Lebo Sephoti) then advised me to check various shoe outlets in Sandton (JHB). I went with my husband and I was a bit reluctant to enter Jimmy Choo because deep down I knew we would not afford it. So he said "Come Munchies, let's just see what they have, maybe you might find something you like." And I was like, "Did you see the prices of those shoes on their display?" So he walked in and I followed, not wanting to touch anything...And then...Moment of truth!! My shoe (that shoe that I had pinned on Pinterest,) was there, waiting for me in my perfect size - size 3. I tried it on and at that moment, I felt like Cinderella. I looked at the price and my heart was dismayed. I thought to myself, "We could NEVER afford that" :(
I called my mother who was in Northgate visiting my younger brother at the time and told her about this most beautiful shoe I had seen but could not afford. She then asked me to wait at the store, she was coming.
When she walked through the door I thought to myself, "there is no way my mom will agree to buy me that shoe". Next thing I knew, my mom was speaking to the consultant in the payment room and seconds later, I was given a bag with the shoe box inside - WITH MY JIMMY CHOO SHOES IN THEM!!
I cried my heart out and gave my mom a tight squeeze hug! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would get my dream shoe for my wedding :')
Just when I thought that was done, she went and bought me a Michel Herbelin watch. At that very moment, I knew that I was blessed beyond measure.
I am a Seventh Day Adventist, so we do not wear any jewellery, so the only piece of jewellery I had was my Michel Herbalin watch hehehehe(I just had to put that in there again).
The matrimonial session was held at Mmabatho Botanical Gardens and the reception was at Mmabatho Convention Centre.
Myself and the bridal team slept at Walmont Hotel at Mmabatho Palms.
Guests slept at various guest houses not far from Botanical Gardens.
Our marriage officer was Pastor Pandelani Mbedzi.
Our special moments were captured by Busang from Busang Photography.
My mom and mom-in-law where my wedding planners.
For our wedding transport, we used Mercedes Benz cars.
My mom and I came up with the food menu and we hired a chef to cook.
The wedding cake was made by Cups & Cakes and it was a 5 tier wedding cake.
For our wedding reception, we started practicing the dance step routines two months before the wedding. Our cousins from Botswana assisted us the moves and I chose the songs.
We danced to the following songs:
1. Mafikizolo - Love Potion
2. Lady Zamar - My Baby
3. Dr. Malinga - Patronella
Our sound was organised by Siphiwe Malindi from Mafikeng.