Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
29 Jun 2015
1:16 pm

Our Perfect Wedding: Bride, groom’s brother ‘kill it’ under the blanket

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

We mostly remember last week's episode of Our Perfect Wedding for the mini cooper food warmers, the remote controlled ice bucket and the absent family. This is what we will remember this week's episode for.

Newly wed Mr and Mrs Masemola on their wedding day. Picture: Twitter

When the couple met, the groom asked the bride for her number, which she refused to give him, and asked him to give her his number instead. Well, she didn’t call him for three years. If it was the ‘waiting before calling him/her’ game, I’m pretty sure she wasn’t supposed to wait that long, but then, love prevailed in the end.

Thinking about last week’s episode, the couple did not receive support from friends and family. However, last night’s episode gave us a breather when we saw the bride’s aunt willing to make her niece’s dress for free.

All I can say about the wedding dress, is… well, it was free, so we must be grateful. Some brides don’t get the luxury of having a wedding dress for free, be grateful, I know I’ll pay for my wedding dress.

Coming to the decor, the colour combination was not bad, perhaps because I like blue. What I liked most, however, was the bride’s reason for choosing the decor: because it came with forks and knives. Here I was thinking every decor comes with forks and knives.

So, the bride and groom decided not to see each other the week before the wedding day. I guess cultures differ, legend says it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride the night before the wedding, last night’s couple made it a week. So what happens if culture requires them to do something together during that period?

When they slaughtered the cow, it was important that the groom and bride sleep under one blanket. But, because the groom and the bride were not seeing each other, the groom’s brother took his brother’s place. This raised a few eyebrows, but Tumi’s reaction just takes the trophy.

We have different cultures in Mzansi, thanks to Our Perfect Wedding, we get to see the differences and know what we’re getting ourselves into if we decide to marry from a different culture.

And, of course, Twitter had something to say.