Arendsvlei wedding

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Celebration of love: ‘Arendsvlei’ has first Muslim wedding [photos]

KykNET’s ‘Arendsvlei’ celebrated its very first Muslim wedding between Ayesha and Langes – whose road to the altar was bumpy.

Arendsvlei wedding

Arendsvlei wedding. Image Supplied

The wedding bells rang once again in Arendsvlei when Langes (Bobby Stuurman) and Ayesha (Megan Saayman) tied the knot in a magnificent ceremony.

Arendsvlei has had many weddings, but this time it was extra special. It was the telenovela’s first Muslim wedding and the Arendvleiers dressed up for the occasion.


Langes and Ayesha had a bumpy road to the altar. Viewers got to know Langes as Bompie’s (Jarrid Geduld) right-hand man, but when Langes dug a little deeper, he decided to change as a man and step-by-step regained people’s trust. Viewers got to know Ayesha as Janice’s (Crystal Donna Roberts) sister. It was love at first sight for her when she met Langes, without knowing that he was already in a relationship at the time.

When Langes and Ayesha finally found each other years later, it wasn’t a smooth path either. Ayesha’s parents did not approve of her relationship with Langes, as he did not follow the Islamic faith. Langes had to dig deeper and then made the big decision to accept the Islamic faith. Soon after, wedding plans were made!

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Ayesha looked beautiful in a gold dress for the ceremony, and she wore a stunning turquoise dress for the reception.

Langes wore blue for his ceremony at the Mosque and then he entered the reception in a black tuxedo. The two bridesmaids, Janice and Eva (Devonecia Swarts) wore golden dresses.

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Eva and Janice. Images Supplied

The wedding was filmed in Eersteriver as well as Athlone. The scenes in the Mosque were filmed in Athlone and the reception was filmed in Eersterivier at the school.

“It is a great honor for us to tell Langes and Ayesha’s love story. The writers, directors, art department and the actors all researched the Islamic faith in order to convey this story as authentically as possible. In Arendsvlei we always celebrate love, no matter the background story, because in the end love always wins,” says Tarryn Josephs, publicity manager of Penguin Films.

Wedding decor. Image Supplied