Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol recently tied the knot in what is being called Africa’s first traditional gay wedding.

Whether that’s the case is unknown, but images and video of the event are still striking and promising.

Tshepo and Thoba, both 27, will reportedly have a private ceremony later this year.

From the Huffington Post:

“The great step that we took in our relationship as a gay couple was introducing each other to our families,” Tshepo told Mamba Online in February. We are so blessed to have supportive families who care about us. Even though we are gay they still love us.”

The men say they also hope to have children through a surrogate.

“Family is important to us and that is the number one reason why we want to have children,” Thoba said. “We also want our children to grow up in an environment where they are loved greatly by both parents who appreciate them.”

Read more at HuffingtonPost.com

Check out footage from the ceremony below:


Congratulations and best of luck to the newlyweds!