Welcome to our love story. We are so happy to be here to share our love story with all of you beautiful people. We met in 2015 at a church bbq/braai. And we discovered we are a day apart, so @mr_ruwiza was born on the 25th of January 1995 and I @i_am_mrs_ruwiza was born on the 26th of January 1995. So we clicked automatically and God has been good to us since then. We love to have fun,I mean come on life is too short to be miserable and sad.Have fun,be crazy and live your best life..
At first we thought it was just one of those relationships you know but after a month things got heated.We just clicked and our relationship became very serious.Our goals and aspirations in life were similar so we decided to take it to the next level. @i_am_mrs_ruwiza was studying at the time and @mr_ruwiza wanted to get married asap but he had to wait for his queen to finish uni.You can imagine waiting for 3yrs 😂😂 shame man but it had to be done. Our relationship had ups and downs but mostly ups (thank God)!! And Mr Ruwiza decided to put a ring on it the night of Mrs Ruwiza’s first graduation (after 3yrs of dating)..
On the 18th of August 2018 in Harare,Zimbabwe the cows came home.The negotiations went on well and we had a lovely dowry party afterwards with family and close friends..Then the wedding planning began…..Blockbuster loading!!!
Surprise bridal shower in Gweru and Champagne brunch in Perth😍😍. Enjoyed every part of my journey from Miss to Mrs.My family and close friends supported me every step of the way and I am truly grateful.God is good.Ladies I just encourage you to make God your best friend,pray,fast about anything and EVERYTHING!!Trust me,the devil is always looking for ways to pull you down as a woman but don’t allow that to happen.Get on your knees daily and pray 🌸
THEEEE BLOCKBUSTER WEDDING!! Our wedding was on the 17th of August 2019 at Pabani Venue in Harare. It was such a beautiful day,so memorable and FUN. 📸: @pxelweddingsandfamily
We prayed for this day and God blessed us beyond our expectations.The day was absolutely amazing. Our wedding planner helped us every step of the way and we had service providers that went all out for us❤️ wedding planner: @kevinweddingplanner Bouquets: @lungiviphosting Dresses: @tuscanybridal @elarosesweetweddings Bridesmaids dresses: @tapfumaneimunenge Mother of the bride outfit: @cerrurafashion
This was the best day of my life.I can’t believe so many people that I care about were around me simultaneously ❤️ The groomsmen did it for me ! Everyone I picked was perfect for the position because none of them were normal😂😂❤️ Grooms 1st/2nd blazer: @mochee_kent Groomsmen suits: @camici
Our service providers surely did the things they went all out for us❤️ We totally appreciate everything they did for us.Special thanks to the wedding planner Kevin,he is just amazing.His work is out of this world and May God bless him for being part of our movie❤️ Wedding planner: @kevinweddingplanner Florals and deco: @lungiviphosting Cake: @faroweddingcakes Dj: @prosoundszimbabwe Photography: @pxelweddingsandfamily Videography: @katfilmszim Transport: @justweddingcarszim Bridal boxes and gifts: @betty_b_gifts_za Hair supplier: @this_is_rosette Hair stylist: @anesuev Make up: @themua_deliwe Nails: @nails_by_tendy Bridesmaids hair installation: @yok_by_uno
Remember to PRAY PRAY AND PRAY guys.Anything is possible with God.He will never leave you or forsake you. And remember there is life after the wedding,keep dating even in marriage and don’t change.In fact the love should grow more after the wedding.Love each other,love your families and everything will flow. We are young but I hope you learnt one or two things from us.Thank you for all the support and lovely messages in the dm.
After all is said and done,go for your honeymoon and enjoy,relax and unwind😊😊🌸
Josh and I have been together for 7 years this year in September, we met through a mutual friend. We were nothing but friends to start off with. Time went by and feelings for each other started developing. We decided to go on a weekend away and that’s when it all started best decision we ever made.
We had a long distance relationship for about 3 years as we both studied at different universities. Long distance relationship worked for us as we were commuted with each other but also wanted to have separate university experiences. What’s really worked for us is the trust and love we have for each other it’s an amazing feeling almost feels like a dream sometimes.We both graduated and soon after graduation we had an unplanned baby which was nerve wracking.
1 year later we had the roora. Our daughter is now 3 years old. Whilst I was pregnant Josh was doing his masters which was hard juggling work studying and a baby on the way but we pulled through. When our daughter was 6 months I then went to do my masters once again it was hard breastfeeding and also studying but we did it. We have such an amazing group of friends and family who have always supported us through everything. The rest is history we are newly weds and we Are so happy we have each other.
It was a small ceremony so we didn’t use many services but yeah that’s it.
WHEN IT ALL STARTED It was during my gap year in 2018 did I meet the love of my life. Then I was working at Eat n Lick and they had just opened a new branch in Kwekwe. I didn’t want to move from the Kadoma branch but the boss saw me doing my job well and insisted I move . ( I keep thinking if I had pushed to not leave Kadoma I would have blocked my blessing) Nevertheless the new branch opened, it was around May and my Mr was visiting his relatives around then . He had a few days before he left for Australia again and so he decided to drop by the new restaurant to buy his muzukuru some Pizza. You can imagine again I didn’t want to work on that day and actually wanted to move my afternoon shift to the night one but something again stopped me. For any one whose worked at a restaurant before and as a cashier you know that you will meet so many customers of different characters. And Your job really is to make them buy more than they imagine to. So with such a goal I honestly saw nothing more than just customers.
This one afternoon My Mr happened to drop by the shop and for the first time I just did not see a customer ????, before he even spoke my heart was racing more than usual but I decided to keep my cool.
I had no clue my now Hubby was feeling what I felt and so clear . After they had enjoyed their pizza he went on to ask his muzukuru to get my number so they could send me a tip through to my ecocash account (I thought goodness me this guy is clever the day he texted me ) . Fast forward a few weeks later I then resigned because it was around the time i had to start my applications for university . So I went back home .
(Ps: I had always longed to settle from as early as 16 but life took its own course and my now hubby had always been praying for his wife . )
This was in May when we met and he only then texted me later that year in December. But when he texted me he felt so familiar , like we had always spoken . So that’s when we began to find out more about each other but as friends. Then he was even in a relationship and I was single . I didn’t even know he stayed all the way in Australia because he had kept his Zim number on WhatsApp but If I had known then I would have blocked any feelings because I saw distance as a huge obstacle but he didn’t . ( the little things that can spoil a blessing)
(By the way he said the moment he met me he knew he would marry me but he wasn’t sure I saw it too…. ….
OUR SECOND MEETING Fast forward, Around February 2019 I was now in university at Monash South Africa and we kept in touch through to September . I was now in a relationship and he was single. So he happened to come through to South Africa and invited me for a friendly dinner . I thought so many things but I had a very strong gut feeling that kept saying : “just go And see “. So I listened to my gut feeling and went through .
As a friend I made it clear to him that I was with someone and he respected that . Guyssssssss….. Mmmmm some men are Heavenly sent . He didn’t touch me nor kiss me or flatter me but his conduct approved what I had always wanted since the age of 16. We had our dinner , we talked and the whole time I saw answered dreams . The last of his words I remember were : “I know how to treat a woman” and at the back of my mind I thought mmmmmm cocky (That then brought in an element of confusion for me but I didn’t realise he was just saying what it is )
So I returned to campus And the first thing I told my friend is that I like this guy but I don’t know and she was so curious to know more . On the other hand my hubby now had the confirmation that I’m the one .
WE NEVER DATED Fast forward again :I decided to end things with my boyfriend then. So this meant I was single. In November my hubby now said to me , I really like you and I’ve always liked you and i would like to be in a serious relationship with you . But he suggested we pray and fast for a week and if we both had confusion or uneasiness in our hearts we wouldn’t go ahead . I was just like, is this real Lord? A man who prays too. So we did so and for the first time in my heart I had peace and zero doubt about entering into a relationship. This also was the first guy I told my mum about and she was at ease about him . I expected her to say noooo you are too young but she shocked me and said follow your heart. On the 27th of November to be precise he made it official but in our distance . He always knew I’m a person who likes open things so he planned a vacation in South Africa towards my birthday. January came through and we had our vacation . I just thought we were having a simple dinner for two but I woke up to a make up artist and a hairstylist ready to dazzle me for the day . Along side with plenty gifts the night before Going back a little ➡️. Before we came to SA we had gotten t-shirts done that were written :WE DECIDED ON FOREVER ( shout out to e27branding_zim for those beautiful t-shirts). I honestly thought we were just doing a cute little thing but no it wasn’t just that . So on the day of my birthday we went for a shoot in the t-shirts and later changed for the birthday dinner and his muzukuru was present as she helped him plan the dinner . The dinner was beautiful . We ate, we laughed and took so many pictures
ENGAGEMENT DAY The next morning I was just tired and weird enough he had ample amount of energy . I was confused because we had been in the same place the night before . Anyways we went to the mall and got coffee and breakfast . He kept saying we need to go to Botanical gardens today for our last shoot and I’m like let’s move to Wednesday because we have the whole two weeks . Someone had his plans up his sleeve so he persuaded me and we went . The garden is gorgeous you guys . On the 27th of January 2020 we had our last shoot and just after I said I think we are done viewing the whole place I turned around and he was down on one knee ….. …..Bammmmmmmm
I was so shocked , filled with so much joy in my heart and his entire energy made so much sense. That’s when he said :WILL YOU MARRY ME and I said a big YES . ( I know you might be thinking , but you dated for less than two months) . True but we never dated , we went straight into courting because we intentionally decided to be in a relationship and he didn’t want to wait too long again to say the things he felt since 2018.
LOBOLA PLANS So now it was time to tell the parents and relatives . You can imagine the politics that awaited us because we had done things extraordinarily . But nevertheless we went on with our intentions to get married but we also decided to be engaged in prayers together every beginning of a new month for the whole year because we knew we couldn’t do this alone . My dad’s family was not for the idea because they thought ahhhh she’s only 22 but my mum ‘s family had no problem with it because they knew I had always wanted to settle earlier than usual . But that didn’t stop us from pushing although we understood were people were coming from but didn’t accept being changed for their thought. ( sometimes you got to be aggressive with what you want) Unfortunately in the talks delaying , COVID 19 hit and we were locked apart.
One thing we knew was that God blesses differently in everything . For some it’s sooner for some it’s later .
So my dad ‘s relatives told us to wait and we waited from February up until early June . He then sent them a letter asking to marry me . This time around they saw that we were not up for changing our plans and they agreed . We went on to plan even in our distance. Video calls became our new thing. As we planned From the theme of the outfits to the photographers as well as the cake . He called his friends and I called mine . The planning was smooth the first days and as we reached the event, family politics Arose again . But this time the politics took a toll on us . We began to fight about anything and everything. Things like :why one didn’t pick up the call at the usual time ( crazy right) but It was war. So like always we said no let’s go back to the prayer room .
DOWRY DAY At the end of it all the event happened and we saw nothing more than the Grace of the Lord. Age didn’t matter no more or how we decided to court from friendship and not date first. All that changed to be inspiration and our love united the families
ENCOURAGEMENT It’s been a journey and never did I think I could be in a long distance relationship but my now hubby showed me that true love makes extraordinary things normal . Ecclesiastes 3:11 kept us strong . There is no formula to love . It happens differently for us all But just like anything else you strive to excel in you need to have information about it and then comprehend the Information so you may apply it because love or passion alone will not save you . And again we had a verse that reminded us of this . Proverbs 24:3-4 ASV: “Through wisdom is a house builded; And by understanding it is established; And by knowledge are the chambers filled With all precious and pleasant riches.”