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Fearless couple: A wedding in the ‘forbidden period’

By Vanessa Mwedzi

Most brides fear engagement, lobola negotiations, and weddings in November or late October because of the myths surrounding this particular time.

This is a different case for Mitchel Vimbai Jakaza and Mufudzi Shepherd Marufu, who got engaged in November 2019 and wed on the 24th of October 2020 at Makokero Hills.

The two lovebirds wanted to get married in July but ended up postponing because of the Covid 19 pandemic.

They didn’t let anything come in between them exchanging their vows in 2020.

Not even the myths.

“Nothing is as romantic as a proposal on your birthday”, Mitchel said

The groom outdid himself when he proposed in the middle of their safari tours at Bushman Rocks Safaris in Marondera around their family and friends just before her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marufu chose Makokero Hills as their venue, because of the beautiful scenery of nature, green grass, trees, mountains, and fountains.

This blended well with their theme colors which were blush pink and maroon, the bride’s favorite color.

Their wedding screamed elegance all the way.

The bride checked into Courtney Hotel in Harare CBD with her bridesmaids, make-up artist, and hairstylist.

“We had our dinner and I had a pre-wedding facial treatment to prepare my face for the heavy makeup and slept around 10 pm”, Mitchel said.

Her wedding was full of positive vibes, prayers from her bridal team at 2 am, and leaders from church came in the morning to pray for the wedding.

The most memorable moment was when she walked down the aisle with her brother and parents.

When she was asked if she would change anything, Mitchel said she wouldn’t change a thing because everything was perfect.

The only advice she had to give other brides is to do your hair and nails on Thursday and not Friday. 

“Friday you need to rest”.

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