Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sowetan Weddings - Love Is how you relate and respect each other

Boitumelo and Loeto Moremi

My lovely,fun loving wife Boitumelo Moremi is deaf.  Many people thought I was really insane to marry a deaf woman but they didn't know that deep inside she is such a wonderful, loving and caring person. It’s been a year now since our marriage and we are blessed with a beautiful baby girl Gabrielle Moremi who was born healthy and with full use of her ears to our surprise.If iv'e learned anything its that, Love is not about judgement but its about how you relate and how you show respect to each other along with faith and communication, those are absolutely key.



Monday, 17 September 2012

President Zuma's Daughter Married in Style!

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Mr Presidents Daughter Duduzile with husband Lonwabo Sambudla

An army of security guards the police and presidential protection unit watched over the in style.The venue,held at the Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve near East London in the Eastern Cape, where the ceremony was held in a giant white marquee that had been erected.
The Duduzile, 28, wore a beautiful white off-the-shoulder wedding gown covered with Swarovski crystals, and a stunning pair of silver Christian Louboutin heels.
She was accompanied by her father and four bridesmaids dressed in red gowns.
 Around her neck a custom-made diamond necklace worth R1,5 million hung. She and her bridesmaids were both decked out in more than 1,000 diamonds worth at over R4,5 million.
Members of the SA Police Service were on hand to make sure Duduzile's diamond jewellery didn't go missing on loan from a top jewellery store and delivered to her shortly before midday.
Near the entrance of the tent a framed photograph of Duduzile's late mother, Kate Mantsho, stood proudly on a stand in front of a burning candle.
Mantsho unfortunately committed suicide in 2000.
Sambudla,the husband 31, wore a stylish cream suit and matching bow tie. Elephants roamed the grounds in the background as the couple exchanged vows.
The couple met three years ago when Duduzile was on the board of Gupta-owned Sahara Computers.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

wedding venues gauteng

Below you will find a list of wedding venues in the Gauteng province.

Genesis Suites & Conferencing

offers the best of all worlds. Set in the heart of Johannesburg, Genesis is ideally located with easy access to OR Tambo International Airport, the resurgentJohannesburg Central Business District and the cosmopolitan business and leisure suburb ofSandton. Experience the luxury of this unique business-boutique hotel.


Genesis offers a choice of one and two bedroom luxury suites, or executive suites with two bedrooms and a study. All are elegantly furnished and finished, with cotton percale linen on the beds, granite counter tops and high-end appliances. All have en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas.

Other standard features include DSTV channels, LCD TV, Mini Hi-Fi , private laptops safes and high speed Wi-Fi Internet access.


Our contemporary restaurants offer a relaxed eating experience with a tasty variety of meals for those on the go. The Fairmount Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 80 guests. Dinners are spoilt with a choice of appetizing dishes including salads, shwarmas and grills.

You can also enjoy unique cocktails and the freshest range of sushi at our trendy BarSushi, where patrons are encouraged to take a break from the rat race in our informal atmosphere for a quick lunch or have a drink and spend quality time with friends and work associates.


Genesis caters for both the smaller and more exclusive meetings for up to 120 conference delegates. A boardroom and two adaptable conference rooms allow you the flexibility to tailor the conference according to your needs in a comfortable and technically advanced environment. All standard equipment and stationery is included in our conference packages, created to suit a variety of conferencing concepts.

special functions & weddings

Our chic and stylish room, The International, offers the perfect venue for any function, presentation or special occasion. We cater to a large range of functions, from business meetings, celebratory brunches to all-day conferences and weddings. The exclusive venue comfortably accommodates up to 120 guests. The modern styling and contemporary appeal create a warm atmosphere in which to hold your social occasion.

DEAL DIRECT AND SAVE: Genesis Suites & Conferencing, 10 Sandler Road, Fairmount, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Contact: Hayley Beylefeld, Tel: +27 (0)11 274-5300, Fax: +27 (0)86 754-5381

Ferndale Manor Guest House 

And Self Catering Apartments, situated in Ferndale Ridge, Randburg is one of the most conveniently situated guest houses in Johannesburg.


We have 9 very spacious and luxurious, individually decorated en-suite bedrooms. (rooms average 20sqm). Bedrooms have private entrances and French doors lead onto the garden. The bathrooms are very spacious and have showers and or baths. Rooms are decorated in a French-Provincial Style. 

Guests will experience total comfort and a good night’s rest, sleeping on Cloud 9 mattresses, with our 100% cotton bed sheets and angora blankets. We offer a choice of duck down and or synthetic pillows. All our beds and pillows are protected by hygienic linen protectors, which gives peace of mind to our discerning guests. 

We have 3 Self Catering Apartments, consisting of bedroom with double bed or 2 single beds, open lounge and dining area with single bed, DSTV, fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, all cooking utensils, private garden, braai and secure parking. 


Guests can relax, watch television, listen to music or socialize, in any of the entertainment areas. The swimming pool is an ideal place to relax during the summer months. Our well maintained garden offers a peaceful retreat for the weary traveler or businessman. We offer free internet access. The veranda outside is a designated smoking area. 

conferences & weddings

At Ferndale Manor Wedding, Function Venue & Guesthouse, each function is seen as a big occasion. We hold nothing back in making sure that your event is unforgettable. Our specialists ensure that the food is delicious, the d├ęcor breathtaking and the atmosphere magical, for you and your guests to enjoy. 

We specialize in both small and big weddings and events, from a cosy birthday party for 8, to a spectacular wedding for 60 guests. Our conference room can accommodate a group of 25 people and bigger conference groups are accommodated in a marquee in our award winning garden.

location & attractions

We are within walking distance from:
• M-Net / Multichoice Head Office
• Sandton Medi Clinic
• The Wanderers Cricket Stadium 
• Sasol 
• The Brightwater Commons 
• Randburg CBD
• 10min from: Hyde Park
• 5min from Cresta Shopping Centre
• 10 min from The Randburg Magistrate Court
• 15min from Sandton 
• 40min from The Oliver Thambo Int. Airport
• 20min from the Liberty Wanderers Cricket Stadium
• 20min from Ellis Park Sport Stadium
• 2min from Christ Embassy and The Healing School 
• Within close proximity of Bryanston, St. Stithians College, Hyde Park, RosebankNorthcliff and The Northgate Dome

we offer

• Group accommodation
• Catered Accommodation: breakfasts, lunches, lunch packs & dinners
• Self Catering Accommodation: Fully furnished townhouse units
• Long Stay Options
• A Shuttle Service
• Day Tours

DEAL DIRECT AND SAVE: Ferndale Manor Guest House, 231 Kent Avenue, Ferndale Ridge, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa 
Contact: Suzette Cloete, Tel: +27 (0)11 787-3923, Fax: +27 (0)86 503-5565, Mobile: +27 (0)83 600-9454

The Bridge is one of Muldersdrifts hidden treasures An old converted farmhouse set in tranquil gardens beside the banks of the Wilgespruit. The river runs over the low level bridge that takes you to indigenous gardens where willow and large stinkwood trees, amongst others, surround fountains, well maintained lawns and beautiful flower beds.

The Bridge in Muldersdrift is the ideal setting for celebrations of all kinds and is conveniently situated only 20 minutes from Randburg and Fourways and approximately 35 minutes from Pretoria. 

Our well-planned and appetizing menus are prepared and presented by our very talented and highly trained chef, who working alongside our dedicated team has made The Bridge famous for its high quality food and professional service. We offer both plated and buffet menu options.

You only pay for food and drinks and we offer exclusivity at The Bridge for the duration of your function.

There are no hidden charges or hidden costs for the venue. Should you wish, we can assist you with your floristry, musical and wedding cake requirements. All of these are optional

1 Abraham van Wyk Road, Muldersdrift, 1747
PO Box 184, Muldersdrift, 1747
Contact Numbers: 082 855 8155 - E-mail: thebridge@Lantic.Net
GPS co-ordinates S 26o 02.219‘   E 27o 51.017’
(To avoid dirt road, travel via Muldersdrift R114 crossing Abraham Van Wyk rd.)

We are regularly adding wedding venues gauteng,so please check back soon! 

Sowetan Weddings Mr & Mrs Nhlapo

Now (Mr & Mrs Nhlapo)
Myself and uBusi wami met a few years ago and have been deeply in love ever since:
·         2007 they were blessed with a beautiful daughter.
·         Mr Nhlapo decided to pay Lobola in 2008 Dec and the couple moved in together.
·         2010 early we started planning our wedding (greatest moments ever).
·         06th November 2010 – The first traditional ceremony “Umembeso” at the brides place (photos not included).
·         13th November 2010 – The second traditional ceremony “Ukwamukela Umakoti” (at the Groom’s place (photos not included)
·         27th November 2010 – The big day, White wedding and Umabo at the grooms place Emndeni South (Soweto).
May the lord give us strength and courage to sail through until death do us apart.

Mr and Mrs Nhlapo