Morning Precious One! I hope your weekend was fun. It‘s getting colder every day here so I’m bracing myself for the dreaded British winter. You’d think after ten years of living here I’d be used to it by now. But every winter is terribly cold. I remember back in the years when we didn’t have children; I’d snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a good movie. Now that these little people are here, we have to go out and entertain them otherwise they’ll just tear the house down. This weekend, we took them to a play area in the middle of town. If I’m honest, I was bored while they were having fun but by the time we came back I started working on this Ndebele and Setswana wedding. It was like a welcomed ray of sunshine.
Lerato and Paul kept their day purely traditional. From custom made dresses, matchstick boxes used as napkin holders to using the Detselane Cultural Village as their backdrop, they inspired and represented their cultures well. ENJOY!
The Proposal Story
“It was the 29th of April 2016. Paul decided we should go away for the weekend and I should pack something nice to wear for dinner. When we met for the very first time we met at Brooklyn in 2006. And our very first date was at the spur in Brooklyn mall. He said he wants us to take a stroll down memory lane, but decided Spur was not perfect for this weekend. Soo he took me to Kream Restaurant where he had an amazingly delicious supper, followed by dessert. But before dessert was served one of the waiters came up to our table with a single red rose. As I was trying to figure out what the sparkly thing embedded in the rose was, there was Paul on one knee. I just couldn’t believe it. We had been married legally since 2010, and he is by no means a romantic person. He asked if I would marry him again and I told him I would marry him a hundred times over. “
The Planning Process
“Planning was a breeze for me, I am a natural at planning. So I had a lot of fun planning my wedding.”Ndebele And Setswana Wedding
The Creative’/ Supplier Selection
“My top supplier has to be Exquisite Moments Photography. I had seen the amazing work they did at a friend’s wedding the previous year and decided I would definitely use their services for my wedding. My Décor was done by Lerato from Metro Tents. And since this was a traditional wedding, the DJ was one of my nephew’s friends. The catering was done by my sisters, my sister’s friends and the community.”
One Thing We’d Change
“I am a Tswana woman and was marrying a Ndebele man. We tried to incorporate both cultures. The attires and décor was mostly Ndebele. The food was mostly Tswana. We also had a traditional dancers group from Katlehong to entertain the guests. We had our photos captured at Detselane Cultural Village in Vosloorus which added that rural look to our photos.”
The Wedding in 7 Words
The Wedding Style
“We spent the most on catering. You need to make sure people are well fed and can even take doggy bags if they want. We saved on the photography, Exquisite Moments Photography was running a winter special at the time of my wedding. So I got good quality pictures at a lower price.”
If you’ve loved this Ndebele And Setswana Wedding then you’ll like this one
Photographer: Exquisite Moments Photography – [email protected], 0840482076/ 0832750009
Venue: home, Vosloorus
Dress: Rabi traditional tailor – 0737215502
Suits: Rabi traditional tailor – 0737215502
Décor/Venue Styling: Lerato from Metro tents – 0782743674
Traditional Dancers: Jabu – 0614973796
And everyone else I might have left out.