Second time around

Lungi Ngaphi and Tasco Festile are the first entrants for The Herald Bride and Groom 2017 competition, having celebrated their wedding last month at Ukuphupha Wedding and Conference Centre in Port Elizabeth.

Ngaphi, 37, a court interpreter and Festile, 36, a radio presenter on Kingfisher FM, dated for two-and-a-half years before tying the knot on February 24.

Ngaphi said although she entered the competition for the obvious reason of showcasing one of their beautiful photographs captured by Earle Fortuin Photography, she also wanted to send the message that “we serve a God of second chances”.

“This is my second marriage and I would like to change the perception of society when it comes to marriage – having a prayerful life while preparing for marriage, will seal the deal. It’s God first, then the relationship follows,” Ngaphi said.

The Kabega Park couple, who each have a child from previous relationships, said the challenge and key focus for their relationship was to bring their two families together and possibly have a little girl of their own in the near future.

“We’re planning on bringing our family together through the very strong weapon of communication,” Ngaphi said.

The couple’s wedding was attended by 138 guests and the theme of the wedding was “African meets Western meets Eastern” with Ngaphi wearing a blue sari-inspired gown after the nuptials.

Entries are now open for weddings from 2017. So if you would like to feature send in your favourite wedding photograph to: with “The Herald Bride and Groom 2017” in the subject field.

Please include the bride and groom’s first and second names (including maiden surname), home address, day time contact phone numbers, date and venue of wedding, and name of photographer.

The Herald will carry a selection of entrants’ photographs as and when space permits in My HeraldLIVE every Wednesday, but all qualifying photographs will be posted to The Herald website A selection are also posted to the “My HeraldLIVE Facebook” page.

Send only one photo showing the faces of the bride and groom clearly, preferably a colour photograph which may be in print or digital format. Prints are not returned.

Please do not send files larger than 1Mb as they will be rejected. Entrants must marry any time between January 1 to December 31 2017, and live in The Herald circulation area. There is no age limit and it may be a second marriage. Entries are open until early next year. Further information: The Herald marketing coordinator Nazma Smith, (041) 504-7184, e-mail:

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