Phindi & Thokozani
Where and how did you meet?
We met in September 2013 at mutual friend’s wedding in Pietermaritzburg; I was a bridesmaid and he was one of the guests
How did he propose?
He proposed at our home after we had been dating for six months. It was romantic and very special. He put candles and red roses all over the bedroom. I got home and he was standing there with the ring! Of course, I said ‘yes’
Please provide a short description of your wedding day
Romantic, magical, elegantly intimate. Exquisite. Every girl’s dream.
If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be?
Absolutely nothing – everything was perfect.
What was the highlight of your day?
My wedding dress, the garden ceremony, walking down the aisle and seeing my husband to-be waiting. Hearing our family and friends cheering as I walked down the aisle. Also, seeing family and friends having fun, and everything else associated with a precious celebration. We loved the décor setup for the ceremony, the lounge and cocktail setup for the pre-reception and the highlight, of course, our romantic reception venue. Basically the entire day was my highlight.
How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife?
Thokozani: Overwhelmingly happy and excited as well as relaxed. Emotional when I saw my wife walking down the aisle.
Phindi: Nervously excited, happy, emotional. Overcome with love. Grateful.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
Due to work commitments and schedules, we are taking a mini-pre honeymoon to Knysna before we plan our dream honeymoon.
What advice would you give to a bride-to-be?
Know your budget and expect additional costs. Get yourself a wedding planner like I did; it’s the best decision one can make. Remain calm and avoid stress. Have fun. The energy you give as a couple determines how your guests will feel.