Angela & Bongani

by Mar 11, 20193 comments

An intimate wedding in the country with a touch of traditional Ndebele made this couple’s perfect day

Bongani’s gentle perseverance finally persuaded Angela to accept a date. The couple met on Facebook, and after two years of direct messaging, she eventually agreed to meet him. Bongani says: “I finally built up the courage to ask for her number and she gave it to me. And the rest, as they say, is history. She was well worth the wait!”

Bongani proposed on the way to their favourite restaurant. Angela says that she had to process this for a few seconds as it was totally unexpected. “After what seemed like forever, she finally said that she would love to be my wife,” Bongani says. “The joy I felt on that day can only be compared to the joy I felt on the day she finally said ‘I do’.”

The couple decided on an afternoon wedding as they wanted their day to be bright and sunny. There were a 100 guests – made up of people who they love dearly. “It was everything we had hoped it would be and more. It was filled with laughter, dancing and love.”

The venue was at the gorgeous Hertford Country Hotel in Johannesburg –  the natural lighting and the white walls and floor fitted perfectly with their ‘white with the touch of gold’ theme which they chose for a clean and classy effect.

Angela’s dress was inspired by a design she saw on Pinterest. After careful consideration she chose LA Art Neviole Emporium as she wanted the dress custom-made using her inspiration. “Neville blew my mind with the finished product,” she said. “My dress was a two-in-one gown with a detachable tulle skirt and sleeves. I couldn’t have asked for a better result.”

Right before cutting the cake, the couple changed into Ndebele outfits, both observing and paying respect to their heritage.

When asked what they would change about their wedding day, the response is a resounding “Absolutely nothing!” Both agree the highlight was exchanging vows. “Standing next to each other as husband and wife felt amazing. At that moment, everything was as it should be. Just perfect.”

Angela gives us some valuable advice: “Enjoy your wedding day. You’ve paid a lot of money, and had a lot of sleepless nights, so relax and enjoy it. Dance, laugh and have fun. It’s your day!”

PhotographySam Phiri Photography |

Wedding coordinator, Décor &  FlowersExtravaganza Weddings |

VenueThe Hertford Country Hotel |

Wedding Gown  La Art Neviole Emporium || +27 72 432 5895

Ndebele DressTN Collectiv |

Suit and Ndebele JacketLungstar Creation || +27 78 485 8739

CakeDivine Delights Cake Boutique |

StationeryKaliente Events, Dance & Design |

Make-up ArtistStephy Kwanaite |

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  1. Kagiso Ngobeni

    The day was very beautiful, it’s still feels like yesterday. Seeing the couple enjoying themselves made me wanna propose to my wife once again. I wish them eternal joy and more beautiful memories in their marriage.

  2. Wendy

    Breath taking.

  3. Mien Farrell

    Dear Angela and Bongani, thank you for your support. It was such a pleasure to bake your wedding cake. You looked like royalty on your wedding day. What a lovely couple. Compliments to the photographer. Regard
    Mien and Jenna
    Divine Delights Cake Boutique


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