Mr and Mrs Phakwago’s Extravagant Love Celebration

Bride’s name: Tshego Tlaka

Husband’s name: Ike Phakwago

We met…

“We met Nine years ago when Ike walked into the Anglo offices where we were both about to start our job training. I already knew him from our days at University of Johannesburg (UJ). He was however one of those guys I didn’t like from a distance. I thought he was just too forward for my liking. That morning when he walked through those Center doors my heart started beating very fast and skipped a beat.”

“When I  look back to that day, I think I was  falling fast and deep in love with the man I once disliked because I didn’t know him. As we continued with our training he would teach me all about the mining world. It didn’t stop at the mining lessons, he offered me a lift to work and back. He even started writing me long sweet messages and love letters which I would just shove under my pillow to read them when I couldn’t sleep.”

Tell us about the Proposal

“He proposed in 2014 when we were on a romantic getaway in Cape Town. We took a cable car to the top of the mountain. We were walking together up the cliffs to overlook the entire Cape Town scenery and ocean view. As I was taking a picture of the breathtaking view, Ike was behind me. He was quiet  and all of a sudden I looked down to see his shadow kneeling down and  at that moment he grabbed my hand and said baby  with a nervous quiver in his voice. I turned around to see him down one knee with a box in his hand and I immediately burst into tears. It was in that moment he asked if I would marry him, of course I said YES!

“I said because he brings out the best in me. I am myself when I am with him. He loves my never ending crazy stories. I said because he supports my every venture and watches with pride as I achieve my goals. I said yes because he is family oriented and I have no doubt that he will be a good husband and father. I said Yes because I love him to infinity and beyond.”

Our wedding theme was pretty Posh “oh my Gosh”

My best moment… was walking down the aisle with my dad to the man of my dreams.

 My Advice to newly engaged couples…

Communicate,  have common vision,  check your service providers time and again.



Place Glen Cowie

Makeup-stephy the makeup artists

Deco-Deco by Lola

Cake-Makoena Phahlana-home of cakes

Shoes bride Steve maden &Madiša on a

Groom Jimmy choo

Photographer-sam phiri


Day 2 

Ga Nchabeleng

Deco -@Nogana Events

stephy the make up artist

Cake -same as above

Photographer-exquisite M Photography.


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