- Ryan and Mellisha had a wedding that incorporated traditional Indian and Zulu customs into their big day
- Viewers were split about the couple’s decision, some felt that it was a publicity stunt while others thought that they were being respectful and honouring the two cultures
- Ryan did manage to win over tweeps by his romantic gestures for his bride-to-be
Durban couple, Ryan and Mellisha have become the talk of Mzansi after their wedding aired on the popular show, ‘Our Perfect Wedding’.
What set this couple’s wedding apart from the other weddings featured on the show was their choice to blend different cultures and traditions together for their special day.
Briefly.co.za learned that viewers of the show labelled the combination of the two cultures as “Zu-ndia”.
The couple said on the show that they felt it was fitting to reflect the two cultures on their big day as it had a big impact on their lives.
The bride and groom wore semi-traditional Zulu dress and incorporated elements into their wedding ceremony itself.
TimeLIVE reports that tweeps were divided over the episode.
Some viewers praised and celebrated their choice to merge the two cultures.
Fans went on to thank the couple for creating an opportunity for South Africans to talk about and appreciate each other’s cultures.
There were some tweeps who weren’t too happy about the episode and felt that it was done to draw in more viewers. Some went as far as to say that the episode was cultural appropriation.
One thing that everyone could agree on, no matter their views on the cultural issue, was the gestures Ryan made to win the heart of Mellisha.
Ryan made the nation swoon when he told viewers that he had hired a driver to specially deliver chocolates and ice cream to his love.
He also swept her away in a helicopter, so he could propose to her.
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