Brides Stories

Years of ongoing conversation between Zimbabwean-born sales engineer, Angela Chipaike and the Almighty had dabbled around her country’s uncertainty, her family’s prosperity and the bright hopes she held for her own future, but it was her consistent unspoken wish to wed her true soulmate, which dominated her heart and mind. The answer to her prayers showed up as cool, calm and collected Kudzai Makonyere, a successful IT test analyst, who over ten years ago recognised Angela as his heaven-sent ‘angel in the flesh’. Angela blushes, “He knew what he wanted and he got it!”

Carefully navigating the 1.2-metre train of her wedding gown as she made her way down the aisle. Doctor Akeela Hoosen was a vision in light ivory amidst a backdrop of pink florals and champagne hues. On this romantic evening in October, Akeela exchanged her sterile white coat for an angelic Tashreeqah Sadien original, custom-created especially for her.

Opposites attract, and this is especially true in the case of bride Xeniah Asia-Gorries, whose exuberance, blonde locks and creamy complexion drew in her contrasting yet complementary prince charming, Paul, like a moth to a flame. The pair said “I do” amidst the picturesque landscape...