Here Comes the Bride! Four Weddings South Africa launches on Lifetime


Four pushy brides are so convinced they’re having the perfect wedding – they’re prepared to stake their honeymoon on it…

Every bride-to-be is convinced that their special day will be the wedding to end all weddings.  They’ve been planning it for years … it’s cost them a small fortune…. they’ve invited everyone they know.  They want it to be the best wedding anyone has ever been to.  It’s as if a wedding day is some kind of competition – well now it really is.

In Four Weddings South Africa, competing brides do just that, with fascinating and sometimes hilarious results. Each episode follows four brides as they attend each other’s special wedding day. At the end of the day, they must vote on which ceremony takes the cake, with the winning bride and groom whisked off to a dream honeymoon destination.

From naked brides to biker brides, from Zulu brides to Tswana brides, from bitchy brides to chocolate box brides, this series is bound to entertain … and make you think twice at to whom you invite to your special day!

The winning brides score the highest marks for dress, venue, food and overall experience. So be prepared to “taste” anything from braaivleis to Morogo, “experience” the customs of various South Africa communities and “hear” the languages of the Rainbow Nation in all their splendour and diversity in this entertaining TV series! 

Says Producer Kee-Len Irvine: “We are confident that, with its compelling mix of brides and budgets, cultures and tastes, Four Weddings South Africa will make for fascinating and jaw-dropping entertainment.”

Episode Guide (running order still to be confirmed)

Looks Can Be Deceiving

In this episode we meet dainty Jacqueline. Her sunflower yellow and black colour scheme will have to pull out all the stops to impress the cut- throat group of judging brides. We meet Dinah the diva and self-proclaimed Kasi girl who is inviting the entire town of Villiers to her wedding. But does this impress the guests? Next up is romantic Sharon with her diamond bling and white, alcohol-free wedding. Finally, hairstylist to the rich and famous is Pretty Ndlovu with her celebrity studded family fusion wedding.

Naked Ambition

In this episode we meet Zulu maiden Nthabiseng who is marrying her longtime Swati boyfriend amidst the lush greenery of Johannesburg’s botanical gardens. The second wedding is a naked affair for naturists Joanne and her husband-to-be who will tie the knot at a bushveld retreat on the outskirts of Pretoria. The third wedding is that of Sizakele who is organizing her extravagant, fun-filled wedding at a popular family picnic spot. Last but not least, will the clouds settle on Storm’s elegant, rustic country wedding with an unlimited budget?

Saddle Up

In this episode of Four Weddings SA will  Kyly’s four legged guest of honour steal the show? Will there be a pot of gold at the end of Zanele’s African rainbow wedding? Will Mpho’s elegant Xhosa-Swazi-Tswana-Sotho-fusion wedding take the cake or will Hanri’s traditional Afrikaans cuisine and sakkie sakkie dancing win her honeymoon magic?

All Aboard

Flamboyant Keke celebrates marriage to her Orthodox Jewish boyfriend in Sotho sesheshwe style. Jacqueline aims to impress with her quirky and humorous Afrikaans wedding. Danisha opts for a stylish, country wedding to show off her exquisite taste and Tanya chooses a river frontage wedding to float her boat. Come aboard to find out who will sail off on the dream honeymoon.

It’s My Party…

In this episode of Four Weddings SA, we meet Muslim bride Fagmieda who will try to dazzle the other brides with her large and colourful Islamic wedding. Feisty Roxanne  is pulling out all the stops with her classic, country wedding. Next up is Robyn who is celebrating  in grand Portuguese style, and finally, fun-loving bride Tatum offers up a beach party themed wedding.

One For All and All For One

Our first bride in this episode is art teacher Jolene.  She’s hoping her Steam Punk fancy dress wedding will wow the girls back to the Victorian age! Classy Simoné is going all out with her fun-filled Afrikaans wedding with lots of “Boerekos” and romance. This is second time around for both Annatjie and her fiancé, but this time they believe they’ve found their soul mates.  And yoga teacher Annika will say yes at her rustic outdoor wedding on a beautiful herb farm just outside of Pretoria.

Diesel, Dust & Diamonds

Meet Latoya, a model whose mink coloured wedding-come-fashion show might just dazzle the other three brides. Farmer’s wife-to-be Leandri hopes her Afrikaans wedding with a French twist will sweep the judging brides off their feet. Sheroma may just impress with her Indian Christian wedding with all the flamboyant embellishments. Lastly is biker chick Lenay who has invited all her leather clad, helmet wearing friends to celebrate her big day.

Chicken With Skin

Feathers are flying! Lia’s traditional Afrikaans wedding is up first, with its rustic charm, lots of “lang arm” dancing and customary groom-speech mockery! Brigitte, our second bride is a seasoned events planner who’s organizing an “alternative” ceremony  above a shopping mall. Vaulene has created a religious affair in a pretty, moss laden forest and the last union is Charmaine’s  fairytale princess wedding set in a romantic garden.

Four Weddings South Africa launches Friday 16 October 2015 on Lifetime (DStv channel 131)