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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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Wedding Center Piece Idea’s…

1 Sep

Are you struggling to find thee special center piece idea that will go along with your theme, personality and most of all, it will make your decor amazing?

If you are as picky as me, it will take you some time to make up your mind in choosing the best center piece for you tables to compliment the theme. I struggle with this as I always want something out of this world. Something Wow! I just don’t want something someone has seen at the recent wedding they have been too. I want a center piece that will tell you about me and my style.

I have been searching for a center piece and wanted to share this with you.

Nollywood’s Sexy Actor Mercy Johnson Wedding

28 Aug

I am a big fan of Nollywood movies, and the beautiful Mercy Johnson is one of my favourite talented Nollywood actor. I have been on the look out for her wedding, which took place this weekend. The traditional wedding was held on the 26 August and the white wedding was help on the 27 August in Lagos, Nigeria.

After controversies surrounding her wedding, drama about the Groom: Prince Odi Okojie being legally married to Lovelyn Okojie who resides in Canada, and cancellation of the wedding. Mercy Johnson finally walked down the Isle with her Prince Charming, looking ever beautiful and glamorous.

I would like to wish Blushing Makoti Mercy Johnson a happy and God filled married life.

See below a few pictures which I got from twitter and the net. More pictures to follow in a few days. For more pictures visit or

Latest wedding dresses trends

27 Aug


Its been about 3 months that I have been searching for my fairy tale wedding dresses, I know in my head what I want for my special day but I havent been able to find a design that matches my dream dress, after speaking to some of my friends and colleagues, one of them said, she is just waiting for her mr right to propose, because she is ready, she has had her wedding dress design in her mind and drew it up ever since she was a child. What got me more frustrated was she wasnt the only one, three of them said almost the same thing.

Okay, here am I still struggling to get my special dress, I recently browsed most of the websites, but still havent found that dress that makes me tick, the one that I picture myself in when I am day dreaming of my special day as i walk down the Isle, what’s more challenging is that my mom was a wedding dress designer, until she decided to explore other opportunities within the industry. I watched brides and brides maids coming in and out of my parents home to do their wedding dress fittings, trying to loose weight, the excitement in their eyes, then the final day which is the day of the wedding, since my mom was the designer she had to be there to dress the bride. So why havent I been able to find my fairy tale wedding dress, is it because I am being to selective?  Or is it because I want a dress that is stylish, trendy, go with my personality,  suit me and make me the most beautiful bride.

As young as 7 years, I was looking though the 500 page bridal magazines and even thought my mom will design my dress when grow up and get married one day, but here I am still trying to find ‘thee perfect wedding dress”. All I know is that one of the dresses will be a one shoulder dress, bling, white, fish tale and the other one will be a ball gown style wedding dress with a long trail, for the third dress I am still undecided, again it will depend on what is in fashion – so it will have to be knee-length dress. I am to have two to three dresses and all two or three must have bling and the Olivia touch or signature to them. Anyone that knows me, knows the kind of dress I am talking about. OTT is my middle name.

I thought I would share some of the latest wedding dresses that I came across, for more wedding dresses ideas visit they have a huge range of stunning and breath-taking wedding dresses.

If you know of a gifted designer near you, please send me their contact details to so that I can include the designs on Blushing Makoti.

Zanele Mbokazi’s Topnotch Wedding

24 Aug

Zanele Mbokazi or should I say the fashionista, the author, the show maker or the preacher, or the business woman. All I can say is she is blessed and is one of the top women that inspires me to go an extra mile.

What a well planned  wedding, from the bride to decor and not to mention the vintage-royal theme and colors. I loved everything about this wedding. The brides wedding gown, took my breath away. I must say I take my hat off to the wedding planners and Zanele the Fashionista, indeed she is a woman with style…Her wedding is every woman’s fairy tale dream

I wanted to share some pictures from the net and friends, including Zanele Mbokazi’s website:

Weddings comes with strange things…

8 Aug

Our Blushing Makoti Monge Sithole

2 Months before wedding day she found out I was 3 months pregnant which made me 5 months pregnant during the weddind day/month. I was scared that my dress will never fit me because my wedding gown was bought a couple of months before the pregnancy snicked on me. The dress fit but guess what I was a chubby bride, no one except my hubby and I knew about the pregnancy. People just thought i gained weight from wedding planning stress.

Weddings comes with strange things……

By Monge Sithole

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