Mankoana Mogashoa and Nzuzo Nhlebela’s Traditional Wedding themed Fusion of Cultures

30 Jul

How did you meet you Prince Charming?

Our love story is a simple one that was initiated through a friend of mine and my fiancé’s niece. Through their friendship our love journey was sparked and as they say…..the rest is history.

How did Nzuzo propose to you?

Two years later, under the assumption that I was planning his 30th birthday celebration I happily went about planning the perfect evening for him, making sure that our close family and friends were there to share this special moment with him.

On the night the guests started to arrive and the celebrations proceeded. Closer to the end of the night his sister requested him to say his vote of thanks to the guests but before doing that she asked that I stand up next to him so that she could take a photo of us. As I stood next to him, about to strike a pose, he did the unexpected….went down on one knee and popped the question, leaving me in an emotional but amazing daze. He pulled out the bling and the celebrations continued……..

And then followed the beautiful, well planned Traditional wedding….

Tells us about the planning of the traditional wedding…

Planning my traditional wedding was truly an amazing experience, being a Pedi woman I knew that my Pedi people really love great celebrations so I knew it would be a memorable day. But what was even more exciting for me was the complimentary fusion of two cultures that would take place on the day as he is Zulu. So all I envisioned for the day was loads of dancing and bright colours to compliment the joyous celebration in true African tradition. To further extend the fusion of cultures concept I also had my bridesmaids dressed in their different cultured attire and the groomsmen were in Swati attire to accommodate the Swati side of his family.

Soon to follow is the White Wedding…What theme do you have in mind?

With the traditional wedding now behind us and the white wedding ahead of us I must still say there’s nothing more incredible than an African Traditional Wedding celebration. We do still hope to capture and extend that African celebratory spirit with our “Sophiatown” themed white wedding.

Blushing Makoti Says..
Congratulations to Nzuzo and Mankoana, I loved the theme Fusion of Culture, this really makes me proud of being a real African woman. This was a well  planned wedding, different and amazing….

Can’t wait  to see your beautiful White Wedding themed Sophiatown, Blushing Makoti will be there to capture Mankoana’s creative out of the box idea’s. All the best to our beautiful Zulu Makoti….Alililili….

6 Responses to “Mankoana Mogashoa and Nzuzo Nhlebela’s Traditional Wedding themed Fusion of Cultures”

  1. Thembile July 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Love tradidtional wedding so much and i was inspired by Nzuzo one,please advise on how did u go about, where did u get all the clothing ete

    • Mankoana August 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

      Thanks Thembile. We went down town Jozi and there you get a lot of people who make the traditional clothing for you based on your specifications.

      • Thembile August 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

        thanks for the response, appreciate it. I have to plan mine for next year March how long does it take to plan is till early, should i wait for next year and whereabout at Jozi

    • "Blushing Makoti" October 3, 2012 at 5:43 am #

      Hi Thembile, if you still needs Zulu traditional gear let me know. I have someone who is making me on or call me on 071 475 4041

  2. Mankoana August 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    @Thembile. Congrats dear.
    I’d say the sooner the better. You can start now to start looking for some

    • Mankoana August 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      You can start looking around or asking for referrals for suppliers you’ll use for your traditional wedding depending on where your location is. I relied a lot on that because I was planning the wedding basically over the phone and email due to distance.

      You can try find traditional attire for guys by Parkstation, I’m sure if you ask around when you are there they’ll show you were the vendors sit and they can also suggest other places in town.But I’d suggest that for your outfit that you get someone good to sew it for you so you are guaranteed a beautiful outfit. Have a blast planning your wedding and if you don’t wait till the last minute then you can enjoy every moment without having to stress about all the things that still need to get done.

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