It was love at first sight for Steve and Lucy. Steve met Lucy and knew she would be the only person that would make her happy. Steve, co-chairperson of the South African National Aids Council, and Lucy had a traditional wedding as well as a "white wedding" although their same-gender marriage isn't completely traditional.
32-year-old Steve met 35-year-old Lucy in 2012 and was immediately drawn to her.
At first, Lucy was actually encouraging Steve to take her ex back after they had a nasty break up. However, feelings soon developed between them and they grew closer.
They went out a couple of times and Steve just knew Lucy was the woman she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.
Soon, they started officially dating and in 2016 Steve proposed. She bought Lucy's ring in Malta. according to a report by The Sowetan..
Steve recalls that when she took Lucy to the Intercontinental Hotel's signature restaurant and went down on her knees and proposed, Lucy cried. She said yes.
The couple celebrated the official ceremonies over Easter Weekend of this year. It also coincides with Steve's birthday that falls on 29 March. The affair went on until 1 April.
They had their traditional ceremony in Mpumalanga. Steve says her family slaughtered a cow and a sheep.
Lucy's aunts and uncles, who were part of the lobola negotiations, came and slept over at my home. That was their way of agreeing for their daughter to be part of the Letsike family.
The couple's families insisted on doing things the traditional way to please the ancestors, even if their union is same-gender.
Lucy shared this adorable photo on social media:
On the last day they had a reception and Western wedding. The community made Lucy's Ndebele tradition-style dress and her western dress came from overseas.
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