On Sunday, March 22, social media was abuzz after seeing David Tlale’s traditional wedding gown aired on Our Perfect Wedding. The dress was worn by Noluthando Nxasana (now Sakayi). She won the wedding dress that was designed by the world-renowned fashion designer in collaboration with Tastic Rice.
Tlale and Tastic held a competition last year, during Heritage Month. They requested that brides-to-be share their stories on social media and on radio in order to stand a chance to win this unique dress.
Noluthando, who comes from Table View in Cape Town, was triumphant and wore the dress at her wedding. South Africans offered much praise for the dress.
“This is truly a dress made for a queen,” said one Twitter user, @Shazzy_D. Another user commended Tastic for making this possible and said that the bride looked amazing in her custom dress.
“Being African means something unique to all of us. When designing the dress, I took inspiration from the way in which I saw how the country’s women and men express themselves during Heritage Month,” said Tlale.
The collaboration between Tastic and Tlale exhibits how we celebrate our differences as well as what unifies us. The design is a stunning depiction of life as an everyday South African and celebrates te character, texture and colours that define us.
“Every bride deserves a coutour moment and we are very excited to have made one special bride’s dreams come to life,” said Thembi Sehloho, Marketing Director of Rice and Pasta at Tiger Brands.
Noluthando’s two-day wedding took place in Cape Town. The happy couple celebrated their white wedding as well as their traditional union, which were both attended by friends, family, and the community.