Tswang & Mpume
Know what you want for your special day. Don’t wait to prepare at the last minute; ask friends and family for assistance. No matter what happens on your Big Day, you must enjoy it and have fun – it’s YOUR day!
Where and how did you meet?
We met in Johannesburg in 2006 when we both worked for the same company. The very first time we laid eyes on each other, we were conducting interviews. I was representing Human Resources and Tswang was a hiring manager at the laboratory. We became good friends at the time as our situations were very different. I relocated back to KZN and we lost contact, but managed to find each other again. We officially hit it off in April 2013 when we met for dinner when I came to back to Gauteng to visit my cousin.
How did he propose?
It wasn’t formal or anything like that, except for confirming what I already knew. And since our situations allowed us to give it a try, that’s what we did.
Please provide a short description of your wedding day?
It was a beautiful long Easter weekend (26 March 2016). We held our wedding over two days; Saturday was a formal wedding at a beautiful venue at Hartbeespoort Dam called Green Leaves Country Lodge. Sunday was a traditional wedding at the groom’s residence in Oukasie, Brits. The weather was beautiful, which made everything go according to plan, and the scenery was breathtaking. Our wedding was very intimate and the guests looked stunning as they were dressed according to the theme, which was elegant, hats and heels. The colours of the day were lemon and green. We had a garden ceremony and the reception was at Green Leaves, decorated beautifully in our wedding colours.
If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be?
Absolutely nothing, it was so perfect!
What was the highlight of your day?
When I arrived in the garden with a horse and carriage whilst guests were ululating. Another highlight was my husband’s wedding vows – they made me fall in love with him all over again!
How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife?
It was such a beautiful feeling, indescribable.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We haven’t been on our honeymoon yet. We’re planning to go to Zanzibar soon.