South African National Aids Council (Sanac) co-chairperson and LGBTI activist speaks in awe of her bride Lucy Letsike.
When the 32-year-old Steve met Lucy, three years her senior, she says she just knew she would be her life partner.
But they never hit it off immediately. Steve explains that she bumped into friends in Rosebank in 2012.
"Lucy was sitting with them. I joined them and had a coffee. I was already drawn to her."
After exchanging contacts they chatted about matters of the heart as Steve was recovering from a nasty break-up.
"In fact, Lucy wanted me to make up with my ex. We went out a few times and I realised that she is the woman I want to spend the rest of my days with," says Steve.
They started dating later that year as they discovered the bond was mutual.