Akinseye & Itumeleng

by Feb 14, 20191 comment

A marriage made in heaven…

Itumeleng and Akinseye met at a party in December 2013, to which they were both invited by mutual friends…

Akinseye planned the proposal well – they were on vacation at a resort on the south-west coast of Ghana and he had set up a heart-shaped enclosure made out of candles and rose petals. After dinner, they walked back to their villa and Itumeleng walked straight into the middle of the beautiful setting. That is when Akinseye cued the hotel staff to start playing a particular song that they both liked. He held her hand, and says about himself,  “I started mumbling – the words just tumbled out hurly-burly, I was so nervous – and then I got on one knee… she had no inkling until then – she thought it was just a super romantic gesture.” 

 Their wedding day was a truly magical day. “It’s hard to describe it in a just a few sentences, but it was a full day of experiencing love in its most intense, purest form – from each other, from family and friends, from above – and the memory of it will stay with us forever.” 

If the couple could have changed one thing about their day, they would have wanted the day to last longer than 24 hours. “We simply didn’t want it to end and, in true form, the wedding lasted until 4.30am.” 

 For Akinseye, the highlight of his day was seeing his wife for the first time walking down the aisle in dazzling white looking like a peerless vision of beauty. Itumeleng says that for her the highlights were, “The exchanging of our vows – it was a special moment where we got to make eternal promises to each other in front of people who are very dear to us: our God, family and friends. The ‘alone’ time we got to spend while doing the couple shoot, walking hand in hand and finally getting to talk about everything that had happened before the church service at our respective getting ready venues, how we felt leading up to the ceremony and how we felt after ceremony, in a perfect silence while the guests had gone to the reception venue. Lastly, our first dance… aaah, an indescribable moment that made a room full of 250+ guests feel like only the two of us in that moment. Sorry, did you only ask for one highlight? I may have gotten out of hand a bit *wink *.”  

How did it feel to finally stand next to each other as husband and wife? Dope. The picture says it all… 

Their honeymoon is still in the works! But they did decide to go to Mauritius for few days just to decompress from all the months and months of planning. 

What advice would the couple give to a soon-to-be bride? “When you wake up on the day of your wedding, that is the second you stop worrying, planning and stressing. You’ve done enough of that in the preceding months. It’s now time to queen, have fun and be present in every single moment. This is the one time that time truly flies when you’re having fun – savour it.” 

List of suppliers 

Photography VividBlue | 

Videography Verve | 

Wedding coordinator Splendid Wedding Company | 

Venue The Rand Club |  

Cake Kelly Jaynes Cake Boutique | 

Hair Kudatot Hair | 084 921 5931 

In your comments, please refrain from using offensive language and unnecessary criticism. If you have to be critical, remember – it must be constructive.

1 Comment

  1. Leteasha Basson

    Hi Akinseye.

    You are one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen. If I may ask, where did you purchase your wedding gown. It is absolutely gorgeous.

    Kind Regards


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