Sometimes, sliding into someone’s direct messages pays off.
Nyasha and Rumbi attended the same university, but it was a Twitter conversation that united them 10 years later.
After a couple of years of dating, everyone was predicting when Nyasha would propose. He decided that a friendly gathering would be the perfect moment. Nyasha reminisces, “After proposing a toast to friends who were leaving for a trip, I toasted her and our love and got on one knee.”
Their wedding was a gorgeous celebration of family and love. Rumbi shares, “Our wedding was inspired by who we are as a couple – insanely in love, uncomplicated, fun people. We wanted our day to be simple and enjoyable with as little pomp and ceremony as possible.” They decided to hold their nuptials in Cape Town South Africa at Cape Point Vineyards, the same venue where they had their first date. It was an elegant affair perfectly complemented by the natural beauty of South Africa.
See all of the details from their stunning Cape Town wedding, which was featured in our Winter 2021 magazine, below.
- Couple: Nyasha Mzezewa and Rumbizai Mzezewa
- Occupations: Rumbi – Management Consultant Nyasha – Senior Business Analyst
- Wedding date: April 30, 2018
- Wedding location: Cape Town, South Africa
- First dance song: a. Beyonce – “Formation”– because BeyHive! b. Jah Prayzah – “Chengetedza” – because it’s such a beautiful song that talks about us promising to preserve our love for each other.
Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? If yes, tell us more.
Yes, we have a cake ceremony, where in addition to the main cake, we have mini cakes that are presented as gifts to the parents on both sides.
What is your best memory from your wedding?
(Bride) There were two that really stand out – my first look at him at the altar. I was just so overwhelmed, like ‘that’s my man!’. The second is when he said vows to our daughter (mine biologically from a previous marriage). That was such a reflection of his love for her.
(Groom) When I saw her walking down towards me – I burst into an ugly cry.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
If there’s anything you do that’s worth spending money on, it should be to hire a professional wedding planner. Ours was a destination wedding, but we could not have pulled it off and remained in love without her. She was given a brief, and all we had to do was say yes and no, and pay on time. That was it. We had zero wedding-related disagreements in the year that we were planning our big day. She also ran such amazing interference that to this day, we are unaware of most of the things she pulled off in the background. We literally woke up and got married.
Secondly, have the wedding that you want. We were fortunate and persistent enough to do it all our way, so neither of us is looking back with regrets. We had exactly the wedding we wanted and a year later, are still smiling about it.
- Event planner: Blue Olive Events
- Bride’s dress: Zodwa Bridal
- Bride’s headpiece: Kathleen Barry
- Bride’s shoes: Mischka Badgley
- Bridesmaids dresses: Zodwa Bridal
- Cakes/desserts: That Little Tart
- Ceremony venue: Cape Point Vineyards
- Event design: Blue Olive Events
- Entertainment: Marimbas
- DJ: Morgan Stitch
- Florals: Kadou
- Groom’s attire: The Gentle Sir
- Groomsmen attire: The Gentle Sir
- Linens: Table Cloth Hiring
- Photography: Kobus Tollig Photography
- Reception venue: Cape Point Vineyards
- Rentals: Tables – Urban Tonic
- Chairs: Grand Room Design and Hout Huis
- Stationery: Joli Designs
- Videography: MVR