It’s exactly seven days until their big day and Somizi and Mohale are in full planning mode as they wrap up the final meetings leading up to their special day. From the decor to the food and their outfits, everything seems to be going according to plan … except for one tiny hiccup.
Flying in the flowers
When it comes to working with Somizi and Mohale, you either go big or you go home. Renowned wedding planner Zavion Kotze, in collaboration with Liquid Image Consulting, confirmed in the episode that the flowers for the wedding were imported from all around the world.
“We’re flying everything in from Holland, Columbia, Kenya, Thailand. So everything is going to be international because we are not going to mess around with your wedding,” said Kotze.
And it’s not just one or two types of flowers that are getting flown in, either, of course. The wedding planners mentioned premium blooms including O’hara roses, hydrangeas and dendrobium orchids, so we’re expecting a stunning variety of gorgeous, colourful buds and blossoms on the big day.
“It’s ridiculous,” Somizi says afterwards to Mohale about the amount they’re spending on flowers. “People on Twitter will say we could have bought a house for the homeless or we could have taken a child to school. Meanwhile, they haven’t even bought a slice of bread for their neighbour with their money.”
The meal of the day will be prepared by award-winning chef Andrew Draper. One of the many samples Andrew presented to the couple in this episode was a dramatic platter of sushi that came with a jaw-dropping smoke effect.
Not only did the food look amazing, but, according to the grooms, it also tasted delicious.
“The beauty of it is that it tastes amazing as well,” says Somizi. “Because sometimes foods can be like slay queens: they look nice but they’re not nice when you taste them…”
Shopping for red-bottom heels
As the day draws nearer, and with everything falling into place, Somizi and Mohale do a last-minute spot of shoe shopping for their white wedding outfits. The couple makes their way to 2A in Hyde Park, the only boutique authorised to sell Louboutin shoes in South Africa.
While shopping, Somizi buys not one but two pairs of red-bottoms for his daughter Bahumi, who is set to walk her father down the aisle because his mother is not feeling well. “I want her to walk me down the aisle,” says Somizi. “Which is kind of weird. I’m thinking: these trolls, they’re gonna say, ‘This is how it’s supposed to be naturally: walking your daughter down the aisle to marry a man her age?’ Trolls…”
Mohale, on the other hand, will be walked down the aisle by his father.
And there’s no priest?
While all the boxes have been ticked, Somizi and Mohale come across one awkward stumbling block. During their visit to the Nungu Diamonds offices, Somizi confirms that they still do not have a pastor who will bless their wedding. “We took the idea of a priest for granted,” says Somizi. “At first somebody promised us that they’d be the priest but then they realised that the wedding is no longer on a Saturday but on a Thursday, so they can’t make it… We don’t have a priest.”
By the end of the episode, the plan to get one was still pending, but, apart from that, all roads lead to the celebrity white wedding of the year.
Here comes the pride!
Somizi & Mohale: The Union took the crown as the show with the most views ever on its first day on Showmax, bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster show. A new episode drops every Monday, building up to their white wedding as the finale on 16 March 2020. Watch the hit show exclusively on Showmax here.