Bride changes her dress days before the wedding and has no regrets: 'When I saw the dress, I cried'

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The newly-weds, Zona Davani and her husband, Mkhululi Davani at their wedding photoshoot. Photo by Litha Mpiyakhe
The newly-weds, Zona Davani and her husband, Mkhululi Davani at their wedding photoshoot. Photo by Litha Mpiyakhe

  • Zona Davani cried when she saw her dress for the first time.
  • She initially thought her dress would be a mermaid but the ball gown had her in her feels.
  • Everything was perfect on her special day, from the sunny weather, the vintage car and the short programme.


If your wedding dress does not make you tear up a little, maybe it is not the one. At least, this is what bride Zona Davani tells us.

She says no matter how beautiful the gown might look, if there is not that overwhelming feeling that takes over you, then maybe you need to look again.

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Zona Davani in the dress of her dreams. All images via @zona_za/Instagram


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Zona recently got married to Mkhululi Davani and her wedding day was perfect. The YouTuber and make-up artist says what made it more remarkable was that she walked down the aisle in a dress that made her feel like she was in a fairytale.

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"The dress awoke something in me. Days before the wedding, I changed my mind about which dress to wear. I felt that the one I had initially chosen was not giving me any drama. I thought to myself, I am only going to get married once, so why not wear a princessy dress, and that's what I went for."

Zona had to swap her simple mermaid gown for a ball gown with lace embellishment, crystals, and asymmetrical layers. It was easy for her to change her mind because it was a hired dress from bridal shop Cherry Blossom Bridal Studio.

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"When I first laid my eyes on the dress, I just cried. It is the feeling I thought I would have when seeing it, even before putting it on. I wanted to feel like a princess and go for something I would not ordinarily go for on any other day, be it for a gala dinner or anything," says the newly wed.

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The newly-weds, Zona and her husband, Mkhululi Davani at their wedding photoshoot.  Image supplied by Zona. Photo by Litha Mpiyakhe


"Having the dress on while walking down the aisle was beautiful. I had my dad there walking me with me. The weather was as perfect as I had imagined it, and I used a vintage car to get to the wedding venue," she says, adding that she was glad to have the vintage, rustic and glam elements that she wanted to incorporate on her big day.

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