Mr & Mrs Xolane Chiloane

We met on the 26th of May 2005 at Soshanguve through a mutual friend. This was after I had been receiving messages through the friend for almost 6 months that he liked me and wanted to meet me, but I just never took it seriously. They eventually tricked me into meeting him on that day. Well let’s just say I did not like him even after meeting him and yet 2 weeks later I decided to go on a date with him and the rest is history.

 

We are blessed with a daughter Koketso and a son Aobakwe.

 

The proposal was just so like him, “ no candle lit dinner and engagement ring in the champagne glass”. He just woke up one morning and said “ke batla go ntsha magadi well I was shocked, then we took the step of telling both our mothers who then took the process further.

 

Lobola was paid on the 18th of January 2014 and the 13th and 14th of December 2014 were set as the dates for the big celebration. We wanted a venue wedding but our families would not have that,  since we are both first born children. After much arm twisting, and pleading, the elders from both families, agreed to at least give us our dream garden ceremony, with both our receptions being at our respective homes.

 

After almost 12 months of planning , our wedding day was fun filled which is in line with our characters. We had family, friends and colleagues from near and far which just added the cherry on top.

 

It has not been an easy journey getting to where we are today but through God, our families and most of all our love for each other we conquered all. Thank you to all those who came to witness our union and enjoy our wedding days with us, thank you to our families for being our pillars of strength and a big thank you to all our service providers for their great craftsmanship and reliability.

 

A special thanks to my wonderful groom for the bridesmaids first dresses(infinity) and the Tswana outfits for the bridesmaids and groomsmen (blue and white Shwe shwe attires), all those sleepless nights were all worth it…..

 

Watch out for our Episode of Our perfect Wedding to get the full scoop!!!

 

Service providers:

 

  • Keleketso  – Transport, sound and other logistics
  • LTD Events- Décor for White Wedding
  • Zaah Zaah party logistics- Décor for Traditional wedding
  • Cakes- Tebogo Lenkoe
  • Photographer and Videographer- Qpid Media
  • Flowers for both days- Nomashudula Florists and events planning
  • Wedding Gowns- God’s Grace Weddings (Saturday) and Bride and Co (Sunday)
  • Traditional shoes-  Delcons Art Graphics(Thami)
  • Suits- Monatic
  • Hair Accessories- Nelle hat designs
  • Catering – Menate Ya PreLous
  • Cars – Budget Car Hire
  • Hair & make-up – Busi’s Beauty Salon

70 Comments

  1. Beautiful wedding! Everything perfect…!

    Obakeng M

    29 January 2015 • 9:33 am •
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  2. Beautiful wedding bathong and I love the colours that were used. Everything was perfect. Modimo a le hlogonolofatse makoti le mokgonyana.

    Miss K

    29 January 2015 • 11:42 am •
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  3. Beautiful wedding, nice rich colours and perfect photos,may God richly bless you on this journey as huband and wife

    Cookie

    29 January 2015 • 12:00 pm •
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  4. I love I love!!

    Bobo

    29 January 2015 • 12:01 pm •
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  5. Talk about perfection…..WOW….and I love the colours…you are very brave by using them and they worked perfectly!!!

    When is your episode airing on our perfect wedding?

    Direre

    29 January 2015 • 12:37 pm •
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  6. Congrats bride and groom. OK your wedding was beautiful and overall you did a good job but I have few things that I did not like on the 2nd slideshow which I assume it was your second day
    – The white dress that you were wearing on the 1st pic, not ayoba for me
    – Your traditional attire for em gals they are just plain for me but the guys looked nice

    Divalicious

    29 January 2015 • 12:59 pm •
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  7. love the garden setup, where is the place? Suit ya mokgonyana very stylish n beautiful. Overall the wedding looks very beautiful. Congrats Mr and Mrs Chiloane.Alilililililili

    pp

    29 January 2015 • 1:06 pm •
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  8. #As i sit back and drink my lipton tea Kermit style….

    But its none of my business!!!!

    K-Fever!!

    29 January 2015 • 1:53 pm •
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    • Let me join you, should I bring sugar?

      Trueteller

      29 January 2015 • 2:22 pm •
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    • what is your comment wena lipton tea lady

      Bobo

      29 January 2015 • 3:43 pm •
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      • kwaaaa K-Fever, Truteller and Adeline ba go tsosetsa high blood neeh, gape o busy ka our comments

        Trueteller

        30 January 2015 • 8:18 am •
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      • now now snoopy behave urself run along now and fetch ur little bone….shuuuu shuu shuu!!!!

        K-Fever!!

        30 January 2015 • 9:27 am •
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    • wena k fever unomona nje qha. uyi pedi elibi elimuncu elingazi lutho.

      lady d!!!!

      16 February 2015 • 6:18 pm •
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  9. I like the intimacy of your wedding koti and everything looks fantastic except the all star shoes, second white dress and your traditional attire, it looks like you did not take much effort at all. Your hubby is also very handsome, I cannot understand why you took so long to respond to his advances, lol!

    Adeline

    29 January 2015 • 3:38 pm •
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  10. K-Fever and Trueteller lets not be bad today lol, the wedding was not bad. they had the money for nice things. just not sure of the bride’s dress. she doesn’t have the body for such a dress. I hope and pray people will learn that some dresses need you to have a pear shape bathong.

    Lady D

    30 January 2015 • 7:59 am •
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  11. nyc nyc net ur hairstyle makoti okare bamaba curls ga e ayoba mo tradition

    tsholo

    30 January 2015 • 9:00 am •
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  12. Kotiza, there was obviously enough money to plan, overall beautiful wedding but there were misses here and there, your 1st gown is beautiful but its not good on you, it needs hipsnyana so. hairstyle they did you wrong. traditional attire aowa man, le traditional attire ya di bridesmaid not ayoba. your 2nd white dress; eish not sure where you were going.

    handsome man you have there! God bless your marriage.

    Manthe

    30 January 2015 • 9:36 am •
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  13. I will reserve comment for when it airs on OPW. But i cannot stress how important it is to know your body type and do a little research on what kind of wedding dresses would be suitable. The Boob tube mermaid dress is not for us all.

    I loved your garden wedding set up.

    MsTshifulanani

    30 January 2015 • 10:01 am •
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    • Agree with u, the dress….. eish….

      Ntoks

      2 February 2015 • 8:08 am •
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  14. WOW. This wedding is spot on. It’s clear that everything was organised to the tee, no manga manga business. Congrats. God Bless

    Tete

    30 January 2015 • 10:53 am •
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  15. lady d o mpoleletse legato ka boob tube dilo ka moka was perfect ntle le boob tube ayway thats none of my business motho wa go ba le kgara e kgolo a a pare boobtupe akere

    reggie gal

    30 January 2015 • 11:21 am •
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  16. beautiful venue with a nice deco/setup.
    looks like the traditional wedding was beautiful, pity you didn’t post enough of them. congrats makoti

    kat

    30 January 2015 • 11:22 am •
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  17. Thats a beautiful wedding. can see the Matrimonial service was at Diep in die Berg…lovely. Congrats!!!! God bless you

    Bee

    30 January 2015 • 12:05 pm •
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  18. O looove evertything about this wedding Mrs Chilioane, be le le ba bantle ka nnete. both your dresses were fit for the 2 days, your traditional cake, love it, love it, love it. Everything just Wow makoti

    Mmalelapa

    30 January 2015 • 12:21 pm •
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  19. everything was well planned and organised, but boobtupe was not suitable for makoti because of your shape. Groom is yum yum and very handsome and makoti you look nice with your traditional outfit. please take care of each other and God bless your family

    mihloza

    30 January 2015 • 1:04 pm •
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  20. ooooh beautiful wedding Makoti and God bless your marriage

    but your hairstyle was not good hle maybe you should have tried something black…

    V gal

    30 January 2015 • 1:13 pm •
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  21. Owww makoti does your husband have a brother,please tell him about me

    Bobo

    30 January 2015 • 2:28 pm •
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  22. Very nice makoti , I love the navy blue colour its very elegant , the length of bridesmaid dresses is nice. The tradition is also nice. 1 miss though , your first white gown , I dont like the boob tube it doesnt look nice on you. Mara everything else looks nice even your garden venue. 8 out of 10

    Zalanjalo

    30 January 2015 • 3:34 pm •
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  23. everything looks beautiful wedding plan nicely executed. I loved the bridesmaids traditional dressed I need to have one kindly share who is the designer

    Makhosazane

    31 January 2015 • 12:10 pm •
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  24. Congrats beautiful wedding glad you took it to OPW this season is surely washing my eyes.God continue to bless your marriage

    Kay

    2 February 2015 • 10:01 am •
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  25. Blogger thank you, thank you, thank you for all your comments both negative and positive. Hoping that what you raised will help future brides.

    Just to address a few issues with regards to my 1st dress choice, guess i just got bitten by the bug and loved the dress and there was no turning back. My 2nd dress was my mother’s which i wore in her honour since she had kept it and hoped that i will wear it one day and the bolero accompanying it was worn simply because i could not arrive at my in laws bare shouldered.

    I chose all stars actually worn after my wedding ceremony to satisfy the pantsula in me, they were my something blue and i had them branded with my marital surname.I was actually supposed to wear sandals with my tradition but due to time i just did not take them off when i took off my gown. Eish hairstyle ne, ya well i was also a bit skeptical ka yona. The lady who did our hair was suppossed to change our hairtyles when we changed on Saturday but due to time we also could not do that.

    With regards to our traditional attire, we wanted something simple and yet different. We all wanted dresses and the wanted that even after the wedding we could still wear.I actually cut the length of my dress a week after the wedding.

    Our venue was Diep in die berg in Wapadrand pretoria. Makhosazane share your email and i will give you my hubbys contacts he did the traditional attires and the bridesmaids infinitys.

    Lol Bobo unfortuntely he only has sister’s and Adeline I dont know why but guess i was just feeling him.

    Kealeboga bloggers, le ka moso ankere!!!

    Mrs Chiloane

    4 February 2015 • 9:55 am •
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    • Your wedding was beautiful dearest, except for the dress and hairstyle but it was WOW! I think OPW just did not do you any justice by splashing your personality to the nation, they should have edited the tantrums part, maybe that is what you wanted everybody to see but yhoo it was too much hey. Ek is baie laastig soos hy but sjoee I think your insistsing on Mrev to get your many names right, worse your hubby who was supposed to have known all your names by then was pushed by panic/ anxiety/ excitement and nje it was so unnatural. The wedding has now passed, I wish you wll in your union. How you live with your hubby ever after is now your business and not to be dictated to you by any of us, he married you knowing the kind of person he’s marrying and he probably knew that your energy levels can sky-rocket given the opportunity and I pray with you that he sticks around with your energy and does not find fault all of a sudden from you. I

      Sibusisiwe

      25 February 2015 • 12:48 pm •
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    • hello dear I saw the wedding on OPW,and I couldn’t stop praising I want a dress,can we communicate via mail jacquelinem@tshwane.gov.za

      jacky

      27 February 2015 • 11:23 am •
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  26. Hmm tsal ane gole gontle… cant wait for OPW

    melita

    12 February 2015 • 9:47 am •
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  27. So we are seeing you this coming weekend on OPW, saw the previews and thought I saw this somewhere. Looking forward to it.

    Tshepiso

    16 February 2015 • 8:17 am •
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  28. Go tlo ba busy mo kajeko!!!

    K-Fever!!

    23 February 2015 • 6:40 am •
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    • hi K-Fever, you are very scarce these days, miss you lady!

      Adeline

      25 February 2015 • 12:41 pm •
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      • heh Adeline you see when a wedding is too close to you, you kip very quiet….

        I know the couple personally so hence my quiteness.Anyway i see people are having a fieled day with assumptions im one person who attacks weddings and not personal attacks. So you just let people be and turn themselves into idiots….

        Ba bue ba bue ba sebi ba sebe ba bue ba bue ga ratana ga ba ratana….Nna ditsala tsa me di nyalane ebile ba maratong!

        K-Fever!!

        26 February 2015 • 9:12 am •
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        • Just let them be K, I guess this is the only wedding that’s keeping them busy these days. It’s not that they have valid reasons to comment, the only reason is that it took them a ages to see such an organized wedding and Stylish wedding……

          Adeline

          2 March 2015 • 11:17 am •
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  29. The still say the wedding was perfect but was it necessary the names drama cause you should have told the Rev on time even your hubby cause shame he looked surprised and shocked Koketso Mphonyana ya Kefiloe Moeketsi now you are Koketso Mphonyana ya Kefiloe Nomathemba Chiloane hopefully you not doing the double barrel cause your ID will be too long.I see what you meant by pantsula,your dance moves#throwing hands#.All the best in your marriage Mrs Chiloane

    kay

    23 February 2015 • 7:16 am •
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  30. Your wedding was elegant Mr & Mrs Chilioane, loved everything about it, but I get a feeling that OPW did not do you justice, they seem to have edited a lot.

    Mmalelapa

    23 February 2015 • 10:19 am •
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  31. hei facebook ke a buzz ka taba ya mabitso le di dance moves makoti. blessed marriage

    kat

    23 February 2015 • 1:11 pm •
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  32. I am the worst critic, but will reserve my comment this time. Congrats makoti, as long as wena you are happy.

    Ndo

    23 February 2015 • 2:20 pm •
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  33. hawu shem you are bossy sisi, I felt like your wedding was about u and your family and the groom and his family were just side-lined shem and I am thinking is because your family seemed well off. I actually feel a bit sorry for your husband because you seem like a controlling wife.

    Lady D

    24 February 2015 • 6:50 am •
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  34. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Chiloane!

    Makoti I like how detailed and involved you were in the planning of your wedding, however your strong personality didn’t seem to sit well with your brides maids. Your hubby seems very quiet and you on the otherhand very outspoken, please respect him sisi. The decor at your wedding was beautifu, the white dress was lovey but did not suit your body shape. The blue traditional dress e ne le pila but would have looked better with pumps if you wanted flats not All Stars. From the way you were dancing it shows that you really had a good time. The bridal party looked on point, the maid of honour should have worn a strapless bra tho with the infinity dress.

    May God bless your union.

    Phophi

    24 February 2015 • 7:35 am •
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  35. Hayi shame, this couple loves ilimelight nakwi Sowetan pho? Me thinks the show is about the ex that got dumped. hihihihi

    Mpumie

    24 February 2015 • 8:20 am •
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  36. Makoti is very talkative and it seems like she does not have respect for the hubby and his family. but if makoti you don’t change your attitude Xolani will run away. But all in all the wedding was well roganised

    mihloza

    24 February 2015 • 9:13 am •
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    • ijo, wena Mihloza. you see a person briefly on tv and you conclude gore ga ana respect, wa makatsa ka nnete. Those people said they have been together for 9 years and for your information, in a relationship, men value respect more that anything else, its even in the bible Ephesians 5:22 so do you really think gore Xolane would have married Koketso if she did not respect him?

      Why when someone is vocal, people start assuming that ba ya phapha or they dont have respect?

      Mmalelapa

      4 June 2015 • 7:47 am •
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  37. Makoti the Decor and your colors were perfect. The groom was handsome and his suite. As for your attire and your hairstyle I will leave others to comment on that.

    Jujubi

    24 February 2015 • 10:08 am •
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  38. What an exceptional wedding, absolutely beautiful except of course for the bride. For me it’s not about asthetical beauty or her fashion sense (or lack thereof), beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t know Koketso personally but there were so many cringe-worthy moments, she comes across as a bully and a pompous show off. You are now replying to any negative feedback but I think you put yourself out there with your bad manners / etiquette / zero couth. Had her attitude been better she would receive 10/10 on a job well done. It was a stellar wedding. Attitude is everything, use it / don’t use it.

    Lilo

    24 February 2015 • 2:08 pm •
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    • Makoti o lastig but as long hubby understands his machine ukuthi iyabheda bazobasharp, bayafanelana abantu beNkosi. Ungaphinde uyenze leyo hairstyle makoti nakuphi na it is too busy for your face.

      Sibusisiwe

      25 February 2015 • 12:36 pm •
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  39. wooo makoti o jarse maan, but I must say your wedding was perfect except for your dress and hairstyle

    poonkie

    24 February 2015 • 2:21 pm •
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  40. Beautiful wedding, Royalty colors. May God bless you two.

    Brenda

    25 February 2015 • 9:56 am •
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  41. MRS CHILOANE WITH ALL RESPECT, CAN I HAVE THE NUMBERS FOR THE GROOMSMAN ON YOUR FAR RIGHT, THAT IS SOON TO BE MY HUSBAND TU……….. EVEN WE CAN GET MARRIED IN HOME AFFAIRS. TSALA PLEASE. CAN I HVE DETAILS FOR THE DRESSES TAILORED BY YOUR HUBBY

    sANELE

    25 February 2015 • 12:08 pm •
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    • Lol Sanele the dude is actually engaged, im sure this year re ja lenyalo la gage!!!

      K-Fever!!

      26 February 2015 • 9:19 am •
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      • nna ke mo Zulu, oyishayile akakayidli, will you live with yourself if he marries a wrong one……….. let him be the judge of that…….just a call

        sANELE

        27 February 2015 • 8:50 am •
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  42. Beautiful wedding, ubumhle sisi anginamona, nje everything was beautiful XEPT your lack of realisation of your own bodyshape. I am taken by the guys’ outfits but and beautiful dress makoti, however, you looked like a stuffed being in it. Cha ngekhe ayikufaneli sisi.

    Sibusisiwe

    25 February 2015 • 12:32 pm •
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  43. I feel that people are simply punishing my sister in law for things they do not know. We are talking about 2 people that have been together for 9 years going on 10. I give OPW a perfect 10 in succeeding to make Noma come across as someone that she is not. The sister’s and mother’s in laws interviews were done on Monday and they were strategically put at the beginning because they wanted to create a certain perception, hence it took them a whole 3 months to edit this wedding.It lacked drama with the preparation and execution hence they focused more on Noma.

    Nomathemba is very a humble person there only thing is that she is outspoken and there is huge difference between go controlla,go tella,go nyatsa le go phapha.It really hurts to see my cousin portrayed as some one that he is not because he is actually very talkative.They edited out a lot of scenes where he was talking,commenting and even asking comments. I find it utterly disturbing that people have a perception that she comes from a rich family and our family are poor walk overs which is totally wrong. This wedding was a joint effort from all families, planned for months on end,months and months of saving every cent they had, countless meetings and negotiations for us to have reached that point it was not an easy road.

    OPW failed to do justice to a perfect wedding but succeeded in turning ngwana wa batho into a total bridezilla.As someone who walked this road with them and also was part of the preparations the couple knew what they wanted and strived for it to be well executed. A wedding is a special occassion and i fail to understand why ngwana wa batho was suppossed to pretend to be something that she is not.If that is her persona what should she pretend to be somebody else on the most important day of her life? when grooms are too involved ppl call them gays then they give you a so called quiet groom and ppl talk crap about the bride. i mean media is very good in controlling ppls brains.

    Sowetan offered her a chance to “redeem” herself and give an interview regarding OPW. The first thing she did was to communicate it to Zulu and the families, in the end she declined it based on the fact that she owes no one an explanation. Noma and her family came into our lives and we welcomed them with open arms. Ke batho ba ba nang le botho and are very respectful towards every body. I mean personally i was shocked the first time ke ya ko gaabo because i did not expect to see what i saw. she came into our family and if re ja bogobe ka meleke she would it eat without even seeing anything wrong with it. She adapts herself to people and very respectful. If people ba re ke show off i dont know what they mean there was never a time she did that. The nerve ya batho to even call and ask what she does for a living while failing to acknowledge what her husband does for a living.Ppl can really be stupid.

    Even the issue with her names they edited out where the priest asked her first to say her names so that they can get it right. Statement sa gore papa gae o tlo kwata was a response to the crowd when they were pushing for another kiss. Why because they were requested that when kissing they must respect that within the audience their grandparents and other elders are there it must not be overdone hence she said that.

    Personally if it was me i would want everybody to see my wedding that what platforms like this are for. So those who say that this wedding ke show off then let it be. they had a beautiful wedding and nothing will ever change that.

    Theirs is a story of Love conquers all and what i know is that they have the backing of both families in their journey…

    Halala Xolane le Nomathemba.

    Relative of the groo

    26 February 2015 • 8:43 am •
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  44. Aowa relative of the groom why are you justifying on her behalf the fact that she declined an interview to redeem herself was for a reason.When you take your private life to the public you are deemed to be scrutinized,to receive positive and negative response.We do not care if OPW did justice or not cause you invited them so stomach everything that they have televised.

    kay

    26 February 2015 • 9:50 am •
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  45. Makoti wa phapha finish and klaar, o tjatjaraggggggggggggg mang. There’s no need for too much explanation.

    mihloza

    26 February 2015 • 9:53 am •
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    • so says another fool, ke sure gore Kay and Mihloza, share a blood line of fools.

      Mmalelapa

      4 June 2015 • 7:58 am •
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  46. The wedding was on point except for the dress, hair style, makoti reminding the rev. and the hubby about her long list of names and arriving in the morning khabo mkhwenyana and saying it is culture. Please makoti let us do things right.

    Tlaki Mokotso

    26 February 2015 • 2:13 pm •
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  47. Relative of the groom , nothing you say or do here will make us change our minds , we saw a wedding and commented on it and ends there. These are the pros and cons of taking your private life to the public, media and social networks can make or break you, they should have been warned before deciding to invite the OPW.

    Nunuberry

    27 February 2015 • 9:50 am •
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  48. Nunuberry you are right nothing we say or do will never change your minds and no amount of justification will ever do them any good….

    Bottom line bona ba nyetse and nothing and most of all no one will ever come between what they have…

    I still say halala….

    Relative of the groo

    2 March 2015 • 12:08 pm •
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  49. relative of the groom…do yourself a favour stop fighting your sister inlaw’s battles….dont personalise things everyone is entitled to their own opinion remember in life not everyone think what u do is the best..to the bride your wedding was beautiful all in all,dont worry about the negetive commend u cant change anything …what matters is u were happy and we live to please everyone unfortunately..GOD BLESS YOUR MARRIEGE.

    desia

    4 March 2015 • 5:15 am •
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  50. SORRY I MEANT TO SAY WE CANT LIVE TO PLEASE EVERYONE..BE YOURSELF

    desia

    4 March 2015 • 5:18 am •
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  51. Eish, this drama. OPW only showcased what was on display. no amount of edditing can change someone’s personality. The bride is not everyones’s cup of tea but her husband and his family accept her as she is.
    Just because she is tjatjarag and too much does not make her a bad person, it just makes her different.

    Back to the Wedding! The hair and the dress …a BIG NO NO! She looked like she was on a particularly bad episoded of ‘Ssay yes to the dress’ the one where the try to pass off an ill fitting dress on a bride just because it costs more and they wanna make budget and Makoti is so confused and stressed cos she has only been shown many ugly cheap dresses before.

    The wedding decor and cake was stunning and the wedding party was on point. God bless you and your union.

    MsTshifulanani

    6 March 2015 • 8:56 am •
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  52. Very nice mhh

    Noms

    9 March 2015 • 7:50 am •
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