“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 the heritage month, ” said David Tlale about his design.
When asked why she thinks she won, she said it probably had to do with her quirky and honest answer.
“I just tried to be honest, I am a quirky and funny person, I just told them the truth, that I didn’t have a dress though my wedding was two months away at the time. I said the dress I want probably doesn’t exist because I had champagne tastes with beer budget and therefore I deserved, this designer dress,” she laughs.
Great things kept happening to her, she was approached to be on popular wedding show Our Perfect Wedding. She was excited about featuring on the show as ‘it is a staple in most South African homes, including hers. She consulted with her fiancé at the time and her mom who gave a resounding yes.
“It was awesome, but overwhelming. On the one hand, you’re getting married and there are cameras in your face, even when things are going south there are cameras in your face! I still enjoyed it though, all the crews were amazing they were even helping behind the scenes.”
Noluthando says she found the whole experience took a lot of energy.
“When it was all done, I told everybody that my TV career was over! I was so tired, but happy. We had our white wedding on the Thursday and then filming began on Friday, so we never really had a chance to take a break, everything happened close together.”
The effervescent newlywed loves being married.
“It’s awesome, we dated for seven years before getting married, but being married is something else. Something changes, in a good way!", She laughingly adds.