One lucky South African couple wins the wedding of their dreams

Posted on 7 February 2024 By Savanna Douglas

Wedding bells are ringing for two young ladies, Ankia and Tilana, who recently won the wedding of their dreams, valued at a whopping R464 600. 

Ankia and Tilana’s story celebrates love through life’s simplest but most special moments – dancing on a gravel road, sitting on the kitchen floor, and simply using every given moment to celebrate their love for each other.

Love brought Ankia and Tilana together not through grand gestures or expensive gifts, but through finding joy by doing the smaller things together. Holding hands, sharing a laugh, or just being with each other was enough to set the butterflies off.

Once they had taken flight, the couple’s love blossomed into a deep connection that transcended words. As time went by, their love only grew stronger. They continued to dance on gravel roads, sit on kitchen floors, and celebrate every moment they had together. And even though they faced many obstacles along the way, they never lost sight of what was truly important: their love for each other.

Ultimately, their love story is not one of grand gestures or dramatic moments. It’s a story of two young people who found each other and knew they were meant to be together. A story of a love that is simple, yet philosophical. A story of a love that’s grounded on the small things in life, but that is powerful enough to last a lifetime.

Ankia and Tilana decided to dream big when they entered our WIN A WEDDING giveaway, which ran across Habari titles including Woman&Home, Rooi Rose, Getaway and Bona in 2023.

Ankia and Tilana – along with two other couples who made it through the judges’ rigorous selection process – were interviewed by the competition’s judging panel and in the end, the young couple’s love conquered all and landed them the wedding of their dreams!

This incredible prize worth over R464 600 includes:


Rhone Homestead Venue with canapés and three-course meal for 40 guests valued at R88 280 (gratuity included, beverages excluded).


An 18k yellow-gold ring from Murdocks with enamel detailing valued at R152 990

Jock Safari Lodge

Honeymoon by Jock Safari Lodge A two-night stay for two adults at Main Jock Lodge valued at R 48 980 (includes two daily game drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals, a selection of house beverages, on-drive beverages, VAT and tourism levy)

Blanco Bridal Couture

A dress as a rental for a bride up to the value of R45 000 (Blanco Bridal Ts and Cs apply). Zorgvliet Wine Estate Wedding night accommodation. A one-night stay for two people in a luxurious superior double room (including breakfast and a free wine tasting valued at R3 800. (Ts and Cs apply and subject to availability)

Weddings by Marius

Full luxury wedding planning services valued at R60 607.50

Summerheart Photography

Professional services valued at R50 000.

Classic Rides

Two vintage cars, one for the bride and one for the groom, valued at R8 000

Cards by Nadia

R5 000 voucher towards design and supply of stationery

Amy Cottle’s Events

Flowers, including bridal bouquet, corsages and buttonholes for the wedding party valued at R2 000

Here’s to celebrating a gorgeous wedding and a beautiful future together. Congratulations, Ankia and Tilana! 


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