Themba & Phindile Nhlapo
We met at a photo shoot in Joburg. A few years later, we bumped into each other again, and after 3 months of dating, we knew we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives. We had a lot of things in common even though at first it seemed like we were from opposite worlds and then we were actually in opposite provinces to top it off! We’re both Christians and we didn’t want to date for long because we wanted to practice celibacy but also understood the reality and temptations of dating for long. This was extremely challenging because we both come from different sexual histories but not dating for long helped us to not fall and also courting from different provinces made things a whole lot easier. Our planning process started off quite smoothly with the lobola process being effortless, but became quite overwhelming towards the end, with dealing with all the various suppliers and everything else. We were so blessed to have our friends and family contributing a lot of the services for our big day, like make up, designing services, decor, entertainment, the list goes on… We wanted a small wedding because we both come from small families and didn’t want to over spend. We were more concerned about living a comfortable life after the nuptials. We ended up having 65 guests at our wedding. We were able to afford to go to beautiful resort in Zanzibar for our honeymoon as result of having a small wedding and we were quick to recover financially as well.