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A Tswana Inspired Traditinal Wedding

Hello Precious Ones! How is your day looking so far? If you are feeling the Monday blues let me brighten your day with this gorgeous Tswana inspired traditional wedding. I’ve had this wedding for quite a while. I just had to wait for the perfect time to share it. ENJOY

The Love Story
I don’t even remember how we met, we have known of each other for a very long time since childhood I think. He grew up in Mahikeng with his grandmother but he is from Jouberton (Klerksdorp) just like me and we go to the same church.

The first few times we spoke, I felt the spark and connection and it was mutual. Then one night, he requested my old childhood friend to invite me to where they were sitting and that is when he told me that he had liked me for a very long time. We became friends and after some time we became a couple.A Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingA Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingA Tswana Inspired Traditinal Wedding

The Proposal
The engagement was very sweet, romantic and intimate. I had told him that I would not appreciate any different kind of a surprise or it being done with a crowd. It was a candlelight dinner under the stars with a violinist playing gentle music for us at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Bontle Bride: Wowie romance is alive and kicking in the hearts of South African men. This is sweet lovely, you are blessed.A Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingA Tswana Inspired Traditinal Wedding

The Planning

The planning process was long, frustrating and kept me anxious until the last moment. I am very thankful to everyone who contributed and took time off their busy schedules to assist in making our the wedding a fairytale come true.A Tswana Inspired Traditinal Wedding

One Thing They’d Change
The song that the groomsmen and groom entered with was not the planned ones but no one realized as it was a brief 15 seconds each.A Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingA Tswana Inspired Traditinal Wedding

Firstly, we are both Lutherans by religion and thus we followed the norm of tying the knot at our church which made our parents very happy. We are also both Tswana, so the second day was Setswana inspired, from the deco, the food and to the songs that were used to praise us as I was welcomed by my in-laws. We ended the day perfectly with being dressed into the honorary Setswana traditional wear known as Lletoitsi, which symbolizes my status as a Motswana married woman.A Tswana Inspired Traditinal Wedding

If you were to describe your wedding in 7 words what would they be?

I would say it was “Out of this world, relevant and significant, pleasing and fulfilling, and magnificent”
My hubby says he would use: “Exquisite, Marvelous, Outstanding, and Exhilarating”.

A Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingFavourite Part Of The Day
It has to be when we exchanged our vows which we had to prepare ourselves, aahhh…his response at the reception was also very genuine and heartfelt.

The Dress
My dress was actually the last thing on the planning list and I am not sure how it happened. I wanted it to be simple, elegant and breathtaking. When I started looking for dresses one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted the mermaid or trumpet shape to show off my beautiful body. I had the 2nd white gown fittings at Pronovias Veil Bridal Couture Wedding Dresses Privonias and decided that Gert Johan Coetzee would be the perfect solution and he did not disappoint me. It was the best.

Actually went all out, we wanted everything to be beautiful and did not compromise on anything.

A Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingAdvice
Take time to know what their hearts desire, and ensure that they always put themselves first.

A Tswana Inspired Traditinal WeddingLooking Forward To
Unity and growth in all areas of our lives and a fulfilled life.

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DAY 1:
Photographer: Karen @Escada
Dress: Gert Johan Coetzee
Make-Up: Zakhithi @ LaGoddess
Suits: Cavalier Bespoke Ssuits
Bridesmaids dresses :dresses: Matome @ Antherline
Décor/Venue Styling: Lerato @ Divine Opulence
Flowers: [email protected] Rosepetals
Cake : ERW Klerksdorp
Music : Baleseng @ Moji Entertainment
DAY 2:
Photographer: Baleseng @ PhotodaBest
Dress: Matome @Antherline
Make-Up: Zakithi @ sLaGoddess
Suit: Matome @Antherline
Décor/Venue Styling: Nono events
Cake: ERW Klerksdorp
Music :Dj Redds @ Bionic Solutions

About Author

Hi! I'm Ika. Thank you for visiting Bontle Bride, a gorgeous space where I share exquisite weddings with a flava of culture.

(1) Comment

  1. Dorah says:

    Back part of that African Traditional

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