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Portia Manyesa

Married on Mar 16, 2019 in Gauteng


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How did your love story begin?


It began back in 2007 when we 1st laid eyes on each other and we knew it then that this was love. It was march Friday the 13th. We started off as friends and all grew into something beautiful.

Tell us all about the proposal.


We planned a week away with friends to go to Mozambique. It was about fun and a bit of break away little did I know that it was going to be the best holiday ever. Just before sunset we decided to go to the beach I was last to get there and I walked strait into a heart drawn on the sand it inside it was written "will you marry me" when I turned around he was on his knees with a ring starring at me and waiting for my YES I will marry you..

Magical Moments


The exchanging of vows was the best part of the wedding and the candle union as we were becoming one from then on.

The Honeymoon



Wedding Gallery


My Special Day

My wedding look was simple but elegant, something new earrings bought from truworths, something borrowed my Helen fountain dress, dress belt and veil rented out from Chiqwawa bridal couture, something blue my garter hand made by a friend reshia Jordan, something new my shoes from truworths and my my makeup done by Bk makeup studio. My hair was long curled up styled by my sister inlaw.

The Venue

I got married at Mon Sha-Mia weddings and functions, Cnr rose&John str, heatherdale

Wedding Elements

My decor color scheme was champagne and yellow. The wedding venue came with everything from red carpets to draiping tables and chairs, plates to forks and flowers.. Mon Sha-Mia owner Lorraine de Beer provided us with everything and she did the set up the cooking she did it all.

My Groom And His Groomsmen

The groom wore a brown suit with champagne tie and yellow socks with brown shoes all bought from truworths man

Beautiful Bridesmaids

My maid of honor was wearing a peach /champagne dress from yde. Champagne heels from Mr Price

Marriage Officer

Our marriage officer was Pastor Morne Olivier

The Wedding Planner

I was my own planner and on the day my sister inlaw Tsholo Tom made sure everything ran smoothly

Wedding Transport

My sister was our driver to the venue accompanied by the bikers, my husband friends

Wedding Stationery

Wedding stationary done by my friend a graphic designer Thato dinake. Food prepared by Lorraine de Beer from Mon Sha-Mia wedding venue

The Reception and Entertainment

No we did not take dancing lessons we just had fun on the dance floor. No live band. We did have a DJ. DJ matude Mr hit after hit