At an intimate affair, Mzansi’s favourite couple, Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi fondly nicknamed the “KFC Couple” finally had their fairy tale wedding on New Year’s Eve…

The event was perfectly executed by renowned wedding and event specialist, Precious the Planner. It was set against the backdrop of the lush gardens of the Thaba Eco Hotel.

Soldaat realised her vision of looking and feeling like a princess in a custom-made Bride & Co. dress, and Mkansi was dashing in a black suit paired with a tie by Relevance for Men, pledged by DJ Black Coffee.

Celebs serenade the happy couple

In the presence of their loved ones which included the couple’s children, family and their closest friends, the couple once again pledged their love and commitment to each other and proceeded to enjoy a beautiful wedding reception where they were serenaded by Dr Tumi, Amanda Black, Jaziel Brothers, who are one of the grooms all-time favourite musicians, the legendary Mafikizolo, DJ Bafana and Thando Thabethe who had guests dancing the afternoon away.

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“Mzansi gave us a chance to have the wedding of our dreams. We are grateful to everyone who pledged and the millions of South Africans that have supported us.  It is because of all of you that we were able to have this celebration of love“, said the couple.

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Social media fame

The couple was catapulted into international fame in November when a video of their proposal at a KFC restaurant went viral and showed their authentic display of love.  The video captured the hearts of South Africa and the world and saw ordinary citizens and big corporate brands pledging towards making their dream wedding a reality.

One of the couple’s dreams has always been to travel beyond the borders of South Africa.

KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)

All-expenses paid honeymoon in the Big Apple

And as pledged by KFC, the couple kicks off the new decade with an all-expenses paid honeymoon in New York.

Other pledgers and contributors to the wedding and couple include Le Creuset, Mr Price, Puma, Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths, Warwick Wines, Amstel, Strongbow, Savanna, Relevance for Men, Bride & Co., Aldo, Crockett and Jones, Betty B Gifts, Studio Mona, Land Rover, Ivory White, EWN, Siwela Wines, Nono Events, Nederburg, Jameson, Sofn’ Free, Coca-Cola, Viceroy, Ultra Mel, Krispy Kreme, Old mutual, Standard Bank, SA Lottery, Momentum, Trace Urban, Rain, Lion Larger, African Bank, Ocean Basket, Polo, Mabel M Florals, Elevation Perfume, King Korn, Sun City Resorts, Kulula, Castle Milk Stout, Dipo Kreations, Tiger Brands, MX-Creations; bridesmaids dresses pledged by actress, Tsholofelo Matshaba and her designer Moss Mkhatshwa.

Take a look at some more images from the magnificent Mzansi wedding below:

KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)
KFC couple ties the knot:
(Image credit: Austin Malema, KFC media release)