Meet Bridget and her husband. Although they have been married legally for five years they decided to have a traditional wedding to seal their vows. Bridget wore a stunning traditional hand-painted dress. The hand painting is called Umgwalo in Ndebele Culture and we love it.
How They Met
We first met at Church in 2005, there was no love interest from either of us. The years went by and we saw each other again in 2012 but there was something different. He then managed to find my BBM pin from a fellow church member and invited me on BBM. The more we had chats the more we developed a friendship and as much as we’re opposites, him being quiet and reserved and me being loud and outspoken, we were attracted to each other and a few months later we started dating. We got married in less than a year but didn’t have a wedding celebration until this year on our 5th Anniversary.
Planning was really a challenge because we didn’t agree on a lot of things, he wanted something small, I wanted something massive. We started to agree on the last week because that’s when it kicked in that we were doing this! But overall we had fun planning and got to know each other even better.
We used people we know and who are close to us.
The most memorable moment was seeing my husband crying because of joy and a grateful heart. And having to honour our parents by exchanging gifts.
I knew what type of design I wanted for a dress and went for it. I loved my dress it’s perfect.
We’re looking forward to love and forgiveness, more giving of each other, nursing our partnership and growing our family.
Photography: TWB video and photography 0721118036
Make-up: Beat by Gray 0604457700
Decor: Ghweni Decor and catering 0
Catering: Zikode catering 0835073763
Cake: Ninaz Gani 0786486037
Dress: Ndebele ladies from Midway Inn hotel and Mama Martha from KwaNdebele