Ayanda & Humbulani Mathabi Wedding

We met at work in May 2012, got engaged in October 2012, and got married in November 2013 in East London (Eastern Cape), followed by the welcoming of the bride in Venda (Limpopo) on 14 December 2013. Our wedding day was very windy but we enjoyed it so much. The make-up artist & hairdresser did not pitch on the wedding day hence such a simple hairstyle and make-up. We didn’t start our day well, but it ended so well. We are still very happy and blessed to have each other.

67 Comments

  1. This is very lovely makoti you a natural beuty you don’t need make-up and long hair.. the deco is gorgeous!

    Candra

    14 August 2014 • 8:47 am •
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    • Even without the make-up O montle ngwanana.

      Refilwe Molefi

      14 August 2014 • 10:55 am •
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    • Well said Candra, she really has it all. Beauty and style, no wonder the hubby could not wait to marry her after only Five months of courting, I can’t blame him, she is really going to bear him very beautiful children, Congrats on your wedding guys! Everything looks so lovely with this Wedding, I’m giving them 10/10!

      Adeline

      14 August 2014 • 11:47 am •
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    • It was such a beautiful blessed day, we enjoy ourselves with the family and friends:-)

      Chwayita Mda

      14 August 2014 • 4:06 pm •
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  2. Congratulations on your Unity
    Bride you looked beautiful without make up and your dresses suited you well
    your décor and cake looked alright… they suited your theme
    Your bridesmaid were just showing too much Thigh… with the dresses having different lengths they dress looked otherwise.

    Regardless of ur drama your wedding happened

    Miss O

    14 August 2014 • 9:10 am •
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  3. everything is so beautiful may God bless u guys

    hlohlo

    14 August 2014 • 9:18 am •
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  4. this is beautifu Koti,I like the deco so nice and simple and God Bless you.

    selaelo

    14 August 2014 • 9:50 am •
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  5. I love the decor but dirope tsadi bridesmaids why di tswetje ko ntle so.

    Divalicious

    14 August 2014 • 9:53 am •
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  6. Makoti this is lovely , u look so pretty umuhle. Decor is to die for. I dont like the short dresses kuma bridesmaid and the cake looks too long for me. This sweet pink is lovely and refreshing, Thank u. I give this 7 out of 10 , bridesmaid dresses took the 3 too short for my liking.

    Zalanjalo

    14 August 2014 • 10:02 am •
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    • I am with you on this one, everything is just perfect but the brides’ mate dresses di tlosa seriti.

      Ndo

      19 September 2014 • 8:35 am •
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  7. Kuhle kanjani koti , mara abakhaphi bakho those dresses are too short yooh. Long dresses are classy and elegant. Mara okunye kuhle. lovely .

    MHHHH

    14 August 2014 • 10:04 am •
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  8. Beautiful everything 🙂
    If only the groom could smile a bit…

    Ginababe

    14 August 2014 • 10:06 am •
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  9. Waze wamuhle ushado

    thandi

    14 August 2014 • 10:10 am •
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    • Waze wamuhle umshado

      thandi

      14 August 2014 • 10:11 am •
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  10. And pic no 6… Wallet ne e ya kae… lol

    Ginababe

    14 August 2014 • 10:17 am •
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  11. True Candra makoti u hot u dont need makeup , that simple make up you have is lovely. less is more. I love the traditional outfits as well. Umhle ntombazane. May you have a blessed marriage.

    Zalanjalo

    14 August 2014 • 10:20 am •
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  12. Well planned wedding. botse feela. Lililililili! o sa reng xate o a duma!!!!!!

    Craezy-Lin

    14 August 2014 • 10:42 am •
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  13. you are indeed a natural beauty makoti ey, ur wedding was beautiful sisi……

    MANDZ

    14 August 2014 • 10:50 am •
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  14. beautiful wedding, may the Lord bless your marriage

    Lou

    14 August 2014 • 11:13 am •
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  15. nice makoti. the deco is so beatiful. God bless you in your marriage and may you have many fruitful years ahead of you.

    setso

    14 August 2014 • 11:17 am •
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  16. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Mathabi. Makoti your dress is beautiful and nawe you’re a natural beauty! I absolutely love your cake, very classy! I like the fact that your choice of baby pink is not overpowering, you used it wisely in your decor and the bridal party look lovely as well. Mr Mathabi take care of your beautiful gem. May your union be blessed.

    Phophi

    14 August 2014 • 11:41 am •
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  17. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW CONGRATS

    yoyoz

    14 August 2014 • 11:56 am •
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  18. Its so lovely hle , i love the colours and makoti umuhle. Bridesmaids are cute mara they dont look comfortable with those dresses , too short we see the whole thigh that is not classy. Cake is beautiful mara its a Carlton Centre , too long. Overall kuhle your dress is beautiful, your traditional attire is lovely. I love the black beads on your shoulders with your red Xhosa dress very unique. U dont need a makeup artist dear u hot. Have a lovely marriage.

    Nolu

    14 August 2014 • 12:51 pm •
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  19. this is not fair on us makoti..u met ur partner and got married in less than 2 years, while some of us are still waiting in the 7th year of relationship *just pulling your leg*

    On a serious note your wedding was beautiful, I love ur dress and ur deco, pink accommodated everyone
    God bless ur marriage

    Trueteller

    14 August 2014 • 1:25 pm •
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  20. i love everything about this wedding God bless your union.

    Fifi

    14 August 2014 • 1:39 pm •
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  21. Lovely….benibahle without makeup, nibahle

    Nomsa

    14 August 2014 • 1:47 pm •
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  22. Wow!!! Beautiful Bride, this was the wedding of the year…… Congrats my frnd, you and your hubby are a perfect match…. The Decor was Elegant, actually the whole wedding was amazing

    sasa

    14 August 2014 • 2:16 pm •
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  23. This is very nice Makotion point hey…Ur hairdresser and makeup artist o go dissapointile but ur day was just superb.i love ur Xhosa beads and im so going to copy them!

    Congradulations ba ga Mathabi…

    Nnete ya baba!!

    14 August 2014 • 2:18 pm •
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  24. This is a lovely couple, the bride was just too beautiful.Ayanda has a natural beauty and their wedding day is unforgettable. The venue and decor was just out of this world completed by the menu . We definately had fun.

    Bandisiwe Mda

    14 August 2014 • 2:38 pm •
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  25. You did not need the makeup sisi wam you are amazingly beautiful the way you are.. I’m loving this bethunana.. God bless you guys in your marriage..#you know I look up to you guys

    Zondelela Solilo

    14 August 2014 • 2:58 pm •
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  26. beautiful decor makoti, you look amazing. wedding day inspiration, tipa and idea at http://www.purepearlsluxuryevents.co.uk

    Rea

    14 August 2014 • 3:20 pm •
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  27. Makoti its so lovely , mara bridesmaid amathanga angaka ngaphandle , hayi they ruined the classiness of your wedding. Even the ballon type of dresses are out of fashion. Mara that sweet pink and Decor is to die for.

    Future Brides longer dresses are classy and elegant hle. Show less and leave most for the imagination. Kotiza umuhle and u look like a humble person. I love this wedding.

    NgishoStraight

    15 August 2014 • 6:13 am •
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  28. beautiful indeed, i love the decor…you looked good on your “push back”….ni mufara zwavhudi munna wanu

    V-gal

    15 August 2014 • 7:10 am •
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  29. I love the pink and grey suite yamamazala

    Zalanjalo

    15 August 2014 • 8:34 am •
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  30. Congrats on a very elegant wedding and de decor is top notch,you looked great n I love the bridemaids dresses.
    They look elegant and unique,its about preference n I for 1 really loved them.Gase funeral afterall,U can look classy in a miniskirt and equally you can look crappy in a long dress.

    Mpho

    15 August 2014 • 9:16 am •
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  31. Thanks a lot, i appreciate your comments, both negative and positive. Our preferences are different and the bridemaids dresses were fine for me. They are my younger sisters, age and their bodies iyabavumela basebancinci.

    Ayanda

    15 August 2014 • 11:30 am •
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    • Thx for replying koti and i like ukuthi u dont take anything that is being said on this blog personal as wena no hubby u married and happy and whatever that u chose was your own preference.

      I hear u mawuthi bancinci but did u see the 3rd photo of the 2nd group of photos , amathanga angaphandle too much. Lo ohlezi ekuqaleni is worse. And where they sitting outside they look so uncomfortable as they busy blocking amathanga with their hands. So when people say they dont look classy they mean that. Mara your wedding looks wonderful , the Deco yooh iyababa nawe umuhle.

      Nobomu

      15 August 2014 • 12:48 pm •
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  32. @Ginababe, i didnt even notice the wallet until you mentioned it, hahaha!.@Zalanjalo, that’s my mother, she insisted that she doesnt want silver or pink shoes, she wants to wear her comfortable white shoes. God is so great! I thank Him for the family he gave me, as well as my new family! Aaa!

    Ayanda

    15 August 2014 • 11:34 am •
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    • Congaradulations Aya and may God bless your marriage…ur appreciation of our opinions is well appreciated.

      Nnete ya baba!!

      15 August 2014 • 12:49 pm •
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    • Ohh I see where u get your beauty from. Mhle umamakho ufana nawe. I love her outfit. *Go hot Mama Go*

      Zalanjalo

      15 August 2014 • 1:03 pm •
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  33. everything was on point.

    Miss Lee

    15 August 2014 • 12:18 pm •
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  34. That was a perfect wedding, everything was planned accordingly and God made His own final decisions about it all. You were very beautiful Ayanda and husband of your was handsome. The venue was to die for. The bridesmaids were awesome. The merger of the Xhosa and Venda cultures was amazing.Continue to humble yourself before the Lord and you will continue to reap His blessings

    Mvuyo

    15 August 2014 • 12:29 pm •
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  35. Is the lady who is standing with your brides maid with a brownish skirt your matron of honour ?? If the answer is yes , why isnt she matching or have similar colours like the other people in your bridal party ?

    Ntuthu

    15 August 2014 • 1:01 pm •
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  36. stunning
    congrats Koti…….

    Kuki

    15 August 2014 • 1:19 pm •
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  37. within few month le kopane already planning lenyalo Woow i’m so impressed
    Maybe that’s what us single ladies should look at if he doesn’t say anything after a year le kopane dump and let the hunting journey continue

    Loved everything about your wedding
    God Bless

    meh1

    15 August 2014 • 2:34 pm •
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  38. Make up or hairdresser issues – i dont see any of that, everything is so beautiful!!

    Diva!

    15 August 2014 • 3:02 pm •
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  39. Spectacular event and incredible imagery everywhere. The bride is looking gorgeous and so did the groom. Love the decor and arrangements.
    Congrats to them 🙂

    Leo Walker

    16 August 2014 • 12:33 pm •
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  40. @NgishoStraight, it is not balloon dresses. It is straight cut underneath, then organza frills on top. @Zalanjalo, yes that’s my maid of honour. That is pink not brownish, just a different shade of pink, then on top we added a black lace as i wanted her to be totally different from bridemaids.Otherwise, once again, thanks for your comments.

    Ayanda

    17 August 2014 • 8:13 am •
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    • Congrats on your special day and for standing by the decisions you made. I think everything was stunning. Pink is one of my favourite colours to have in a wedding which can get overwhelming and I love how you blended it with the white. Your sister are too beautiful!

      Refilwe Molefi

      18 August 2014 • 2:50 pm •
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  41. Beautiful wedding bagaMathabi. You still looked beautiful even without makeup dear and im in love with the decor. Nice

    Mrs K

    17 August 2014 • 11:03 am •
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  42. Very nice wedding,Humbulani mukhada mara?

    Boss

    18 August 2014 • 10:27 am •
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  43. Nice wedding,…. Can any1 tell me how to download the wedding pic here on Sowetanlive?

    Mr MS

    18 August 2014 • 12:50 pm •
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  44. Lol, But pic no3 in page2 is too much exposing and doesnt show privacy…but nice one ,i THINK MOST MEN WOULD LOVE TO LOOK AT IT

    Mr MS

    18 August 2014 • 12:55 pm •
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  45. Beautiful wedding…Luv the decor..it is on point..not too dramatic and too colourful..COngrats and God Bless your Union

    Vuvu

    19 August 2014 • 7:48 am •
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  46. I agree Decore is 20 out of 10 , it is out of this world. I love it. Its the best one on this blog. Bridesmaids yooh that Photo with thighs , its a No,no especially on a classy wedding like this. Men will drool over it non stop.

    Matome

    19 August 2014 • 10:24 am •
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  47. NiBahle Nje

    the vu

    20 August 2014 • 11:08 am •
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  48. People am out of words this wedding was perfectly organised it was 100% nothing is disorganised ……se o motle makoti

    EUNICE

    21 August 2014 • 6:29 am •
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  49. new wedding pls admin

    Trueteller

    27 August 2014 • 8:02 am •
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  50. another wedding please

    Kuki

    27 August 2014 • 10:34 am •
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  51. Hayi sowetan , we need another wedding please.

    Matome

    27 August 2014 • 4:00 pm •
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  52. Wow……beautiful wedding everything was very nice i really do not see whats wrong with the bridesmaids short dresses i think they luk stunning…….

    Zinhle

    28 August 2014 • 7:26 am •
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  53. wow beautiful wedding Makoti, God bless your marriage. Love your xhosa tradition, will be getting married to a xhosa guy very soon and I think I will steal some of your thoughts on the design.

    Sue

    29 August 2014 • 11:16 am •
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  54. new wedding pls admin pls

    hlohlo

    29 August 2014 • 12:22 pm •
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  55. Sowetan kindly put Malusi Gigaba’s wedding on the blog tu , we need something fresh manje , its Spring.

    Zalanjalo

    1 September 2014 • 9:44 am •
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  56. The dress is very pretty and fitting for her.Normally I dislike poofy and frilly dresses. The brides maid look lovely nothing with showing a bit of leg.

    Good luck please be a respectful bride to your husband and his family and avoid the Mukhada tag.

    MsTshifulanani

    2 September 2014 • 2:09 pm •
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  57. @AYANDA if you didn’t mention it I wouldn’t have noticed the hair & make up issue!!! U had a beautiful wedding dear qha qwaba!!! stunning stunning stunning!! Mna ndifuna le venue in EL both the garden and reception was it in one place??? for my own… THe pink is sooo on point usually people get it soo wrong! God Bless your union dear! nihlale nibambene

    Mtaxee

    12 September 2014 • 11:41 am •
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