KIA JOHNSON WEDDING DAY (PHOTO: Denzil Jacobs Photography)
Cape Town - Known for gracing the national radio airwaves daily on the popular SABC station, Radio 2000, radio and TV presenter Kia Johnson recently walked down the aisle.
The vivacious and fun-loving media personality, and mom of two kids, tied the knot with her boyfriend of three years, Branny Draai, in an intimate, yet exquisite ceremony - held in a private location in Langebaan a few weeks ago.
Branny is a popular Cape Town DJ and has showcased at some of Cape Town's popular nightclub hotspots including Shimmy Beach Club, 40/40 Cape Town and The Bank.
Kia says the wedding was very intimate with only very close family and friends in attendance. "We wanted those who are very close to us be it family or friends to share our blessed day with us. Those who were a part of our life and love journey and have been with us through it all," says the mother of two children.
The dashing bride opted for a bridal gown from Urban Bride, a wedding designer boutique based in Brackenfell, Cape Town. "The dress was designed with a lot of attention to detail and had a 'princess like' feel. When I finally fit it on I knew it was the right dress for me," says Kia.
How did Kia plan this intimate wedding celebration? "I worked with a strict budget as one of my mantras in life is not to have bad debt. I heard so many nightmare stories of couples who get themselves into debt starting their new lives together and I said to myself that's not the way I want to go. Working with that strict budget was the best thing I could have done as we have no expenses left to pay. Anyone can achieve it, you just have be focused, compare quotes and never settle until you know you've exhausted all your options on pricing."
For Kia, despite the typical bridal stress and anxiety that comes naturally with planning a wedding, her day was "magical."