SUNDAY TIMES GUMEDE WEDDING

“WHEN A BILLIONAIRE SAYS ‘I DO’”

THE INVITATION: Guests were invited via an exquisite 32-page portfolio in which they were given a unique user code to access a private wedding portal set-up for the event.

The wedding invite, filled with romantic poems, featured the Gumede crest on each sheet. The spectacular invite tells the story of how the couple met “under an African sky in the land of King Shaka”.

It details how Gumede proposed to Mkhize at a surprise engagement party on Valentine’s Day last year.

To pull off the cream, gold and vermillion” themed wedding, the couple had hired Gavin Rajah as their creative director. His brief was “to go quite big”. Rajah who spent a year planning the wedding said: Robert is a man of largesse. He doesn’t think in small measures.”