We'll be looking at some of the celebrities who had beautiful traditional Zulu weddings(Umembeso) also known as the gifting ceremony.
'Umembeso' is a cultural practice that is valued by many that still stick to traditions. It happens once the 'ilobolo' (bride price) has been paid. It involves the groom, together with his family coming to the bride’s family with gifts.
Umembeso is the ceremony that is carried out at the brides family to welcome the groom and his family. Usually, people take up to 3 weeks to plan the ceremony at the groom's family. The groom’s family come with gifts for the bride’s family that then serve as a token of appreciation for their new wife or bride known as 'makoti' . It is up to the lady and her family to arrange things and find a time that is appropriate for everyone.
The former Miss SA 's traditional wedding was held at a venue rather than in her home. This is what most people do if they do not have the right space to perform the ceremony. Even though Tamaryn is white she still wore a traditional Zulu dress while matching with her husband who wore the male's attire.
The TV personality' s wedding was a mixture of the Zulu and Setswana culture. The groom's family went to the bride’s house while dancing their cultural songs and met with the bride’s family who was doing the same. They then performed all they were required to.
Bonko and Lesego Khoza
Bonko and his wife also had a traditional wedding which took place in the bride's home obviously. The couple shared pictures of their ceremony on social media.
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