A modern Xhosa wedding is always welcome on Bontle Bride. This one, in particular, is one of my favourites. ENJOY!
The Planning Process
Our wedding was a beautiful Xhosa traditional wedding. It started with uMembeso, where the groom’s family present the bride’s family and relatives with gifts. The second session was the officiation where the pastor renders a sermon and the bride and groom exchange vows.
The Wedding Venue
The wedding took place at UMnsinsini in Umtwalume, South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. The venue was my home, we chose the venue for two reasons, it’s customary for traditional weddings to be held at the bride’s house and we both loved the landscape that the area offers. The venue is spacious, the forestry surrounding it was ideal for our wedding pictures and it seemed the most ideal place for the memories we were hoping to preserve about our wedding day.
The Wedding Style
We decided to go for a modern nature look, mixed. We love the look and feel or woody colours mixed gold and cream with a dash of black to try and blend it with our Xhosa traditional outfits.
I met the designers on the net after a few disappointments. Their designs and styles were exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a dress that adhered to the tradition but still made me look like a princess. A dress that was unique, elegant and stylish. The designers understood me and my style.
Seeing my husband crying (they were tears of joy) when he saw me walking down the aisle. His wedding vows. Seeing all our planning and hard work finally coming together so perfectly. Our décor, the wedding cake and the wedding photographers, they all synced so well. It was just too beautiful.
Photography: Andile Masikane (andilemasikane_photography)
Wedding coordinator: P.A.M House of Events
Venue: Mnsinsini, Umtwalume.
Wedding gown: Antherline and Kalahari Fashions
Flowers: P.A.M House Of Events
Rings: Browns for bride’s ring and Silumko Leslie (TshaNtshu Creations) for groom’s ring