Nubian Bride Magazine
 Real Weddings Content

Enjoy four exciting real African wedding stories from different cultural backgrounds. Take a journey into a kaleidoscope of colour with Shaori and Himesh’s magical Hindu wedding and Dudu and Sabatal’s Zulu/Sotho wedding not to mention the joy and beauty of two other special weddings. And just because inspiration never wears out enjoy the previous weddings too.


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Thobile and Thami met four years ago at a party in Durban. Fate played a hand when Thobile met Thami just two days before he was due to fly back home to Johannesburg. Thami introduced himself and asked her out to lunch the following day, and the rest, as they say, is history. Thami proposed in October 2009 and the lobola negotiations were initiated in January 2010.
According to the bride, who still glows recalling the day, the wedding day was perfect. “Our reception was set up just a stone’s throw away from Verbara Forest Lodge under a transparent marquee. I arrived feeling like a princess in my wedding dress,” she says.
The highlight of the day was, however, seeing their dream come true and exchanging vows in front of God, their families and friends as well as their first dance as Mr and Mrs Buthelezi.
“We danced to I don’t know much by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt… we couldn’t believe we were finally married.” The only thing Thobile would have changed about her magical day was
having had to take off her wedding gown after the ceremony.

Photographer: Alice Swan
Florist: April Love
Contact: +27 31 202 2238

Event designer: Functions4All
Contact: +27 31 202 2238

Venue: Verbara Forest Lodge
Contact: +27 32 947 9010