It’s not often a Swati Bride gets in touch for a feature. Therefore, you can only imagine my excitement when Nolwazi first tagged me on Instagram. It felt as if I had won the lottery. For those of you that are photography addicts please pardon me on this one. From her writing, one can tell Nolwazi is such a genuine person and it would have been a travesty for me to refuse this feature based on photography alone. Plus I’ve never featured a Swati Bride before so this one had to make it to the pages of Bontle Bride.
“Our wedding was a cultural event. We incorporated modern style into our traditional Swati event (mhlambiso). When the makoti first comes to her in-laws, by Swati tradition she should be dressed in ‘imvunulo’ which is the yellow top fabric(lihiya),the black skirt (sidvwaba) and the hat (siqholo).”