Unique and heart-warming, Ika Khoza brings her love of all things bridal to Bontle Bride. Focusing on cultural weddings, she provides great DIY tips, profiles and tricks of the trade all within the theme of love, family and tradition.
Name: Ika Khoza
Blog: Bontle Bride
Based: My blog serves couples in South Africa however, I'm based in the U.K. for now.
How did you get started in the bridal industry? I started my blog as an extension of my events business. Unfortunately, the business was not very successful however, I continued with the blog. I saw a gap in the cultural wedding market in South Africa. There aren't many wedding blogs that focus on cultural weddings, so I thought I'd add in a flava of culture on my blog.
What do you love most about weddings? Celebrating love with loved ones.
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? The emotional aspect of it. Having experience walking down the aisle myself I felt such joy it scared me. It literally felt like I was
walking on air.
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? Breath, count to a hundred and try again.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? Every wedding I feature is unique. I cannot chose one. Most South African brides are super talented and that comes through in their weddings.
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Don't get in debt over a wedding. You really don't want to spent the few years of marriage paying off an unnecessary debt.