This year, we saw more women opt out of having a white wedding dress and choose the traditional dress -- or doing both because they can.
It's about damn time. While African traditional prints are gorgeous, they also hold significant differences for each culture. Choosing a traditional outfit could prove cheaper too. You could easily go from three wedding days (if you and your partner are from different cultural backgrounds) to one - or two if you really want it.
As culture evolves, fashion is evolving right along with it. From socialite Sarah Langa to your bride friend on Instagram, the traditional wedding dress looks all kinds of amazing.
We compiled a few of our favourites.