This designer only had 3 days to make 5 bridesmaids' dresses for #KFCWedding, he tells us how he did it

Moses Mkhatshwa, Tsholofelo Matshaba and the #KFCWedding bridesmaids. Image provided by Moses
Moses Mkhatshwa, Tsholofelo Matshaba and the #KFCWedding bridesmaids. Image provided by Moses

Bridal gown designer, Moses Mkhatshwa from Pretoria is the founder of MX Creations. Moses is so excellent in his craft that he gained a lot of popularity when he designed his wife’s wedding dress when they got married in 2013.

When South Africans saw his wedding on popular wedding show, Our Perfect Wedding, they showered him with praises for his work. He has once again wowed with his part in the #KFCWedding.

READ MORE: Here are some of the celebs who pledged and kept their promises to be part of the #KFCWedding

Moses says he was contacted by a friend who saw the couple trending on Twitter and suggested that he gets involved as he is known to give back to the community.

Moses then went on Twitter and tweeted to pledge to design the bridesmaids’ dresses, however, because he doesn’t have a huge following, he asked his client and friend, South African actress Tsholofelo Matshaba to retweet his pledge.

the man behind the bridesmiads' dresses
Moses, Nonhlanhla and Tsholofelo. Image provided by Moses

READ MORE: As #KFCcouple prepares for their U.S. honeymoon, heartfelt messages of love continue to pour in

Upon getting traction from the actress’ tweet, Moses was contacted by the organiser of the wedding a week before the wedding to design the bridesmaids' dresses. 

"I met up with the #KFCBride, Nonhlanhla and her bridesmaids and got a brief of what they would like. They gave me the colour, neckline and length of the dresses, and I came up with a design," says Moses.

Unfortunately, at the time his team was away on holiday and this left them with only three days to make the dresses. They got to work once everyone was back at work — a day earlier than planned.

READ MORE: WATCH | #KFCcouple: It’s wedding day! Watch as Nonhlanhla and Hector tie the knot

"I chose a design that is accommodating to the shapes of all five bridesmaids, which is the A-line dress silhouette. I used soft satin as an overlay and 3D lace on top to complete the dresses. With the amount of time that we had available to design the dresses, these materials worked best and provided the right level of elegance," says Moses, adding that he is very pleased with the final product.

READ MORE: 'I had taken our rings to be cleaned and decided to do something romantic' – KFC couple on plans for their second wedding

Speaking fondly of #KFCBride, Nonhlanhla, Moses says she is one of the sweetest brides he has worked with and deserved her dream wedding. He is very excited about having been part of the wedding and "would do it again in a heartbeat".

Moses' overall highlight of being part of the wedding was seeing Nonhlanhla and Hector (the groom) happy and full of love. When he visited their home, it was warm, welcoming and the hospitality was amazing, he shares.

"For people who were under so much spotlight and pressure, they kept to who they truly are," he says.

What are your thoughts on the bridesmaids’ dresses? Tell us here.

Follow us on social media here: FacebookTwitterInstagram

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our stories and giveaways.
Voting Booth
What part of your lifestyle are you most conscious about when it comes to sustainability and ethical consumption?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Clothing and accessories
14% - 14 votes
Skincare products and makeup
16% - 16 votes
Food and home
70% - 70 votes
Vote