As the weather warms up and buds begin to bloom, the magic of love will also blossom on Mzansi Magic come springtime.
If you can’t attend a wedding in September, we’ve got you – PS: I Loveyou, a four-part wedding special following low-key showbiz couple Phumeza and Shota’s journey to the altar, will premiere on DStv Channel 161 on Saturday 24 September at 18h30.
Having celebrated their eighth anniversary, the lovebirds are taking us along on their journey as they undergo the formalities of solidifying their union. In a story that spans provinces and has a young family at its center, we follow the TV host (Our Perfect Wedding, Abandoned) and her music producer partner as they formally unite their families with the ceremonies of umembeso and umbondo, followed by a lavish wedding featuring the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry.
“Reality is one of the genres our viewers love the most, and while they enjoy the stories of everyday people being told on screen, our specials and shows that take us into the lives of public figures are also fan favourites,” says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
She continues: “September is the beginning of wedding season in South Africa, so it’s a fitting time for us to debut a wedding special. Phumeza and Shota are one of SA’s most private couples, so to see them open up will be a treat for audiences.”
Over the episodes, we get an intimate look into the lives of Phumeza, Shota and their children. We explore the couple’s relationship with one another, as well as their relationships with their respective families. While love is at the centre of this special, it’s also a story of cultural identity, overcoming challenges, family bonds, and friendship.
The title of the show also refers to writing letters as one of the oldest forms of communication: PS: I Love You will explore Phumeza and Shota’s love for each other by seeing them trying to find the words they want to share in their vows, through love letters to each other.
Don’t miss out on the wedding invite to end all wedding invites. PS: ILove You premieres on 24 September at 18h00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).