Social media was abuzz on Sunday evening when Our Perfect Wedding aired the episode of Noluthando Nxasana now Sakayi, who won the wedding dress that was designed by world-renowned Fashion designer, David Tlale in collaboration with Tastic Rice.
Last year during heritage month Tastic and Tlale ran a wedding dress competition, calling on soon to be brides to enter by sharing their special story on social media, national and regional radio to stand a chance to win this one-of-a-kind heritage inspired wedding dress.
Noluthando who comes from Table View in Cape Town was the winner of this competition and looked exceptionally beautiful on her wedding day. South Africans on social media couldn’t help but compliment how good the dress looked on the bride.
As expected Tastic rice and David Tlale’s collaboration lived up to the high expectations that social media users and TV viewers had.
@Shazzy_D said “@tasticricesa and @DavidTlale did the things (emoji) this is truly a dress made for a queen #OPW”
@thereal2lee said “Well done to the @tasticricesa team for making this possible for the bride…She looked amazing in her @DavidTlale dress (emoji) Wow #OPW”
Tlale who is famous for his designs that focus on the modern representation of African tradition said ” 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”.
The two-day wedding took place in Cape Town where they celebrated their white wedding as well as their traditional union which was attended by friends, family and the community.
“We believe in the culture, heritage and celebrating life’s special occasions and in this instance when there are two people who come together to celebrate their love for each other, there’s always a place for Tastic” says Thembi Sehloho, Marketing Director of Rice and Pasta at Tiger Brands.
TASTIC’s collaboration with David Tlale in creating this beautiful one of a kind dress shows importance in the context of South Africa as it exhibits that we can celebrate our differences, as well as what unifies us. The design beautifully depicts the life of an everyday South African and celebrates the character, texture and colours that make us who we are.
“Every bride deserves a couture moment and we are very excited to have made one special bride’s dreams come to life.” says Sehloho