Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
13 Jul 2015
10:54 am

Young Our Perfect Wedding a hit

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

South Africans remember last week's episode of Our Perfect Wedding for the couple who were never allowed to be in the presence of each other without a third person. Let's see what this week's episode had in store for us.

The newly wed Tshepiso and Lerato on their wedding day. Picture: OPW website

As usual, Our Perfect Wedding was trending on Sunday night. It trended for the same reason; however, the couple was much younger; the groom, Tshepiso, 23, and the bride, Lerato, 22. Like last week’s couple, Lerato and Tshepiso said they had never kissed before their wedding day.

However, their families made things easier for them, they ensured that the couple stopped meeting behind their backs, so they got them a place to stay….together…in separate rooms. From what the couple said, the families’ plan seems to have worked.

So what is going on here is that, last week’s couple (much older) could not be trusted to hang out together…..outside….during the day but Lerato and Tshepiso (much younger) could be trusted to stay together and sleep in separate rooms during the night, and no third person? I do not have a comment.

I respect Lerato; as young as she is, ready for such a commitment and could tolerate her boyfriend dating someone else while dating her? What is this young woman made of? I’m 24, definitely not ready for marriage and would never tolerate being the ‘other’ girl.

The groomsmen. Picture: OPW website

The groomsmen. Picture: OPW website

Moving on to the wedding day, the young couple have style. The groomsmen looked stylish in black and white, with a touch of royal blue to match with the bridesmaids’ dresses, and Chuck Taylors.

The bridesmaids. Picture: OPW website

The bridesmaids. Picture: OPW website


Let’s get to my favourite part – the you may kiss the bride. Well, it was nothing out of the ordinary as it was their special “first” kiss.

So the couple’s parents offered them nice rides for the day, an Audi and a Range Rover. The groom could not drive any of the cars as he does not have a driver’s licence. He will have a marriage certificate before he gets a driver’s licence? But, we know he’s not the first and probably won’t be the last.

The decor was amazing as the orange and brown colours complimented each other well. I’m usually not a fan of those big white chairs, but last night’s really worked for me, again, simplicity worked for them.

The wedding decor. Picture: OPW website

The wedding decor. Picture: OPW website

Pastors like making people feel uncomfortable at weddings. Could our dear pastor not find some other metaphor to use other than a banana? So, peeling it symbolised transparency, what about eating the banana? Perhaps you can help me out here.

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