Traditional Weddings

A Wonderful Love Filled Blessing

I know it seems as if I’ve gone M.I. A (missing in action) on you but I promise I haven’t. Like I said in my last post I’m working my socks off to bring you the mother of all inspirations and I hope you’ll love it as much as I loved working on it.


For today though, I’m sharing this wonderful blessing. I’ve had this story and pictures for quite some time now but haven’t had time to blog. I honestly think there should be more hours in a day. URG!


This is the first blessing on the blog and I hope to receive more to share. From the images, it looks rather beautiful and although some things didn’t work out as planned, the Maja’s had a love-filled, memorable, family-centric and beautifully blessed day.


After the DJ disappeared, Mogaleadi’s brother had to step in and rescue the day. This is why it’s important to have a contract with your suppliers, just in case something like this happens. You can legally challenge them in the court of law and get your money back.

The Proposal
“The proposal came as a surprise because he had said he won’t propose. The lobola processes had been completed. We went to our favourite restaurant and while waiting for dessert, the waitress brought my plate all up in some foggy thing. They opened the plate, I saw the ring, he came around to my side of the table, got down on one knee and asked me to make him the happiest man in the world. I said yes, obviously.”


The Planning And Suppliers
“The decor and catering lady I had used a year prior to the ceremony so I didn’t have to look far for those. For the dress, my sister in law picked the design and I loved it. I saw this lady on Instagram, I gave her call and she was super excited to make the dress for me. We had the ceremony at my home church and the reception at my parent’s house so we didn’t have to look for a venue. The photographer was a guy I go to church with. He approached me and I gave him a shot.”

One Thing I’d Change

“The music at the “reception”, we got someone to play music. He brought the equipment but disappeared. My brother had to play, I made the mistake of not creating a playlist so he just played random songs that I didn’t want. So next time I’m getting a live band, I’m going to give them a list of songs that are a definite must.”

Favourite Part Of The Day
“Our vows, they were beautiful and prophetic.”


The Wedding Style
“It was simple, I think. We went for simple but elegant and that served us well.”


The Dress
“I was a bit confused so my sister in law saw it on Instagram and showed it to me. It was love at first sight. I loved it all the more when I tried it on for the first time. I didn’t cry, I wanted to, but my tears are generally very far͵ . 10.”


“Because my husband is Venda. They had to welcome me, their way. It was the most beautiful part of the reception. (see pictures) I don’t know how to explain what we were doing, but basically, I had to change into a Venda attire, my friends had to accompany me (the unmarried ones are in white vests I
am the one wearing the yellow piece with the rest of my married friends).”

Spend And Saves
“I don’t know if it can be referred to investment but we spent the most on decor and catering. Saves were the venue and photography.”


Advice To Future Brides And Grooms
“Have fun. Don’t fuss over little things on the day, it will show on your pictures. Delegate so you don’t have to worry about things. Enjoy every single minute of your day.”

Looking Forward To
“I’m looking forward to waking up next to my best friend every morning.”

Photographer: Morema Moloisi
+27 78 591 7744
Dress: Ladybird Designs
+27 61 968 8074
Make-Up: Tebatso
074 739 1355
Suits: Sartoria Milano
011 074 7160

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.

(2) Comments

  1. Their photos are beautiful.


    1. Ika says:

      For sure!

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