A Traditional Zulu Wedding in Kwamashu Kwazulu Natal

A traditional Zulu wedding in Kwazulu Natal. Congratulations to Vuyiswa and Sandile Ngcobo who exchanged vows in Kwamashu in Kwazulu Natal recently.

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

The rain did not put a damper on the occasion. For those that have never been to a traditional Zulu wedding (Umabo), it is an amazing part of the Zulu Culture. The wedding takes place at the grooms house where a cow is slaughtered and certain parts of the cow are exchanged between the two families. The bride has to bring gifts for her family and some furniture. She also has to bring a kist ( a free standing chest), a bed and with all the bedding, and grass mats. She is given a list of people by the groom’s family and required to bring pillows and bedding for all the members of her in-law’s family on that list. It sounds all formal but it is a lot of fun. The traditional Zulu dancers are incredible. I attended a Umembeso (Traditional Engagement) a few years ago where there were traditional dancers. These guys and girls can dance. Back to Vuyiswa and Sandile.

Both Vuyiswa and Zandile wore traditional outfits for the ceremony. They look amazing. After the ceremony the changed attire. Vuyiswa wore a gorgeous dress designed by Francois Vedemme. Sandile wore a custom suit by Smart Suits. The reception was held in Kwamashu. Event planning was done by the super talented Welly Ngoma from Welile Caterers and Florists. At the reception there was an exchange of rings and vows. After the formalities, guests were entertained by artists and DJs arranged by Vusi Ngcobo.

What a fantastic day. Thank you Vuyiswa and Sandile for allowing me to captures this special occasion.

Event Planning : Welile Caterers and Florists
Decor / Flowers / Catering:  Welile Caterers and Florists
Cake: CCM Cakes
Videography: Bongani Zondi and his team
Dress: Francois Vedemme
Suit: Smart Tailers (JHB)
DJ and artists: Vusi Ngcobo
Traditional Jewelry: Wanita Kangcobo
Brides Maids Dresses: Mrs Lelo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo

Sean van tonder traditional zulu wedding umabo