When Rudo Wuragu, a beautiful young vocalist in the Gweru based Joyful Praise Choir met Gamaliel Madindi during a Gospel Show in Gweru in 2012, she knew she had met a man like no other. Love blossomed soon afterwards and the two who met and fell in love publicly acknowledged that theirs was a love which was a reward from God through a unique Bush Themed Wedding at Victory Life Tabernacle church.
We managed to have a few minutes with the bride and here is what she had to say about her wedding:
The Proposal Story
Well my husband proposed on my birthday. It was a planned surprise between my husband and his sisters.In a few words, the surprise came at the right time.
The Planning Process
Basically, it was a bit difficult in terms of resources since we both were not employed formally, so we had to hustle up but God intervened. The church and both families also gave aid and it worked out in the end.
What would you change about your wedding?
Speaking of change, I doubt if there is anything I would need to change because every department was on point,everything we had planned to have was there.
In our shona culture we believe in dowry before marriage, then the bride’s father will allow the wedding to go on, so basically this culture made it easy for me to get my father’s blessing to wed.
The Bridal TeamMy bridal team consisted of mostly family and friends. Reason being I value them both equally and it had always been my wish and vow to make them part of my big day. It consisted of seven couples.
Above them was the bridal best girls, three of them and groom’s best boys three as well.
Cherished Wedding Moments
I Cherish the vow making moment…
The Wedding Style
Apparently I had planned my wedding to be an elegant bush wedding, not garden wedding. So we used VictoryLife Terbanacle Centre and it was the perfect site for the event.
I had two wedding dresses, one white and the other red (red is my favourite colour).
I wore the white one in the morning and the red one in the afternoon.I personally chose to hire my white dress then custom made the red one.
We Spent much on food.
Advice To Future Brides
When planning a wedding do it in time, engange people like relatives, church members, friends, family…find a way to boost up your pocket, you need to avoid debts though.
The Creative/ Vendors
Here is a list of the service providers that Rudo and GamalielI hired to make their wedding vision come true:
MAKEUP – Sasha Mcville chaderopa
HAIR STYLIST – Mai shilo
DECOR & FLOWERS – Mai Middy from Vic Falls(Victory Life Tabernacle church)
CATERING – The Ransburg Company
WEDDING PLANNER – Pastor Pakai(Victory Life Tabernacle Church)
ENTERTAINMENT – Joyfull Prise Choir
MC – Pasto Pakai
PA SYSTEM – Mike
CAKE – Mrs Gumbura (Hre)
DANCE COACH – Evans Tigere
Rudo and Gamaliels wedding in Pictures: