For the white wedding ceremony, Zanele chose a mermaid-style lace dress that fitted her perfectly. She finished it with a veil. The dress had little cap sleeves and was elegant, yet comfortable. She later changed into a second dress for the reception – one that was similar in style, also with a mermaid skirt, but with long sleeves. “I loved the long sleeves. It looked more vintage and it was warmer for the evening,” she says. Her groom wore a tailor-made suit in burgundy. “I chose the colour to suit our theme, but he chose the fabric and style himself.” The couple’s youngest, Zanenhlanhla (3, right) and Nhlanhla’s young sister Zama (4), were cute flower girls.