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South African Wedding | Zola & Rovina
Just like any other couple in 2020, Zola & Rovina had to face the biggest wedding challenge ever. They already had everything planned out for the wedding. They originally planned to have their wedding at Sodo Park, but were forced to scrap their wedding due to COVID-19. This was a huge bummer for them because they had family and friends in South Africa who could no longer attend.
Nevertheless, the pandemic didn’t stop them from going ahead with their wedding. They just had to come up with a Plan B.
Zola and Rovina attend the Christian Faith Church in Federal Way every weekend, and their best friend Tasha said, “Well, since the plan was scratched, why don’t you just have your wedding at the Church?” (Brilliant idea! Isn’t this what best friends are for?) Zola and Rovina went ahead and started putting together their new plan for the wedding.
On the day of the wedding, I could just feel the excitement bubbling everywhere. Rovina was especially looking forward to the professional hair and makeup, since she’s never done anything like it before. When she was done, she looked in the mirror and screamed, “Damn, I look good!” We were off to a great start!
In the other room, Zola was Zooming with his friends from South Africa as he got ready with his groomsmen.
I also loved that they incorporated lots of DIY elements for the new venue. (Like the photo wall they made for the guests!) It was a nice personal touch to their special day! Zola and Rovina’s wedding ceremony was streaming live so that their friends and family could tune in from all over the world. (Many streamed from South Africa.)
We all know that weddings can be unpredictable at times, but no one saw the type of unpredictability that 2020 will bring to all the brides and grooms out there. But Zola and Rovina pulled through and knocked it out of the park! Scroll down below to see snippets of Zola and Rovina’s wedding!
Are you planning on having a pandemic wedding? What was the biggest pivot you had to make?