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Generations Dineo and Phenyo’s Wedding

17 Jan

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….

You can never go wrong with Zulu traditional attire

13 Sep

The one traditional attire thats always stood out is the Zulu traditional dresses, you go to a traditional or white weddings and any traditional function they will be at least over 30% of people wearing it in different style, modern or the old traditional style.

As a Tswana girl getting married to a Zulu man, I was excited, because I knew with the Zulu traditional attire you can never go wrong. But when my turn came, I got worried if my mother in-law will buy me the right colors, or wondered if it wont be too long or if it will suit me, I just had a lot of concerns. I didn’t want to ask her before time because I didn’t want her to think “keya phapha”(I am forward). When it was time for her to dress me up on the traditional wedding day, I was stunned and I almost jumped off my seat. Because she had got me what I didn’t expect, the most beautiful, amazing and stylish/modern Zulu traditional dress, with my favourite colors. I excitedly told my friends that my Mamazala(mother in-law) has style.

I thought I should would share some amazing Zulu brides pictures, including Zuma brides, Sonia Sedibe, Black Coffee’s bride and Ngamla’s bride pictures Zanele Mbokazi and Blushing Makoti’s blogger, the beautiful me…

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