Lebo & Sbusiso
Where and how did you meet?
We both worked in the mining industry at a mine in Witbank. Nothing happened between us until I was transferred to the Vaal. After I’d been there for about five months, Sibusiso requested to follow me on Facebook and we started chatting. We exchanged numbers and were soon talking daily. That was in 2013.
How did he propose?
He proposed to me officially on 2 January 2015. We’d been together for about two years, and he had already met with my parents about lobola. I’d noticed he was a little strange on New Year’s Eve, but he later told me that he got cold feet. This particular morning when I arrived at his place at the Vaal, he kept on blinking, which I knew meant that he wanted to discuss something serious with me. Eventually, he took out the ring and told me that he wanted to marry me. I was so excited and overwhelmed that I literally needed to take a nap after calling family and friends with the news.
Tell us a short description of your wedding day?
The time leading up to the matrimonial ceremonywent by very quickly. I was both nervous and excited at the same time. Once we said our vows, I was able to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The vows were so beautiful that I cried at the realisation that we were finally married. The whole day was beautiful, filled with love, family and friends.
If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be?
The only thing I would change in retrospect is the day of the wedding. I wish we had arranged it for a Friday or Saturday, but it was on a Sunday, which meant that many of the guests left early as they had work the following day.
What was the highlight of your day?
There were so many highlights, but the ones that stand out for me include when my Dad walked me down the aisle, when I walked into the reception and saw the décor and realised that everything had come together as planned, and our first dance.
How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife?
It was an incredible feeling. After that, knowing I was finally married, nothing else mattered.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We went to Cape Town for a full week – it was incredible!
What advice would you give to a bride-to-be?
Don’t try and do everything yourself. Delegate to friends and family. I wanted to control every single detail, which was exhausting, and in hindsight, I’m sorry that I didn’t involve others in the planning too.