Uchenna & Wolé
Where and how did you meet?
We met through work in Johannesburg. I actually interviewed him!
It was all business at first because I was strictly against relationships at work, but somehow he wooed me and talked me into going on a date with him. We were friends for a year before he asked to court me.
How did he propose?
It was a total surprise for me. I was in the States for a few weeks when he sent me a couple of calendar invites for dinner dates because he ‘missed me’. I casually got ready for date number one. Our car arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff. He made reservations at The View, one of our favourite restaurants. When we finished our mains and were on dessert, fireworks started going off randomly near Zoo Lake. It was beautiful and I was in awe. He then said, “I don’t want to be your boyfriend anymore.” When I looked towards him, he had a ring out and he knelt down!
Please provide a short description of your wedding day?
Our wedding day was full of showers, sunshine, spectacular speeches, salsa and sundowners. We sat down and had tea together the morning of our wedding day before we split up to prepare for the ceremony. Rain was forecasted for that day, but neither of us were worried. It rained all morning and afternoon, but at the strike of three o’clock, the rain stopped. I knew the rain was a blessing from above and that it cleared the way for a beautiful early evening wedding ceremony. At that moment I headed to the venue. I was ready to walk down the aisle.
If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be?
Nothing. It was a perfect day. On second thoughts… maybe we should have had a dress rehearsal for our first dance; ‘Wole kept stepping on my dress!
What was the highlight of your day?
Our first dance. The mood lighting was just right and it felt as if we were the only ones in the room. A close second would be us strutting into the reception with a brass band instrumental of Drake’s ‘Trophies’.
How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife?
It was surreal and amazing at the same time. I was finally married to my best friend.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
We went to the Seychelles – Mahe and Silhouette Islands. Stunning.
What advice would you give to a soon to be bride?
- Get a wedding planner! They focus on all the details while you focus on the concept.
- Practise your first dance in your wedding shoes and mock dress.