The day after the white wedding, the couple had their traditional wedding with 200 guests in Gugulethu, where Andile grew up. The day started with “unyathelwa kwenkundla”, the Xhosa way of welcoming the bride to the groom’s home. From there the wedding party moved to the Gugulethu Sports Complex for the traditional reception. The procession was led by Xhosa traditional dancers and women in traditional blackand-white Xhosa attire. The menu included “amagwinya” (vetkoek) and chicken giblets served in little black pots, lamb stew and “umleqwa” (chicken stew). After the reception, Akhona went with the Mlindi family to Andile’s childhood home for “uMembeso”, the exchange of gifts between the families. She wore an orange dress with a blanket covering her shoulders. “Pulling off a stylish wedding and still sticking to tradition was a true highlight,” she says.