Somizi and his husband Mohale. Picture: Supplied

South Africa was brought to a standstill this weekend when one of the country’s most loved icons, Somizi Mhlongo, wedded his partner, Mohale Motaung, in a lavish traditional ceremony in Johannesburg.

The day was attended by the who’s who of South Africa’s celebrity, political and influencer circles. Guests were expecting a grand affair and they were not disappointed. In true Somizi fashion, he elevated the event by surprising guests with his very own bottle of champagne. 

Not one to ever be outdone, Somizi had partnered with GH Mumm for a never before done collaboration – his own champagne bottle for his traditional nuptials. 

Somizi's personalised GH Mumm champagne bottles. Picture: Supplied

This bespoke bottle, produced and packaged in Champagne, France, was one of the highlights of the luxurious celebration. 

Each bottle had Somizi’s autograph emblazoned in gold and these formed the celebratory drink of choice at this much anticipated event.

Somizi's personalised GH Mumm champagne bottles. Picture: Supplied

Some of the guests who enjoyed the champagne that flowed throughout the day include Cassper Nyovest, Pearl Thusi, Moshe Ndiki and Nhlanhla Nciza. 

The guests were dressed to the nines, with Bonang Matheba and Lerato Kganyago donning Gert Johan-Coetzee creations, Thusi in eYami Fashion & Lifestyle and Ndiki in Scalo. 

The wedding itself was a glamorous affair featuring white and gold-accented decor. 

The impressive chandelier-style wedding cake and enormous tower jostled for the title of stars of the show. The newlyweds, seated on thrones, looked regal.

 After the big day, Somizi thanked Nono Events on his Instagram page for handling his and Mohale’s traditional wedding. 

“We have been blessed with an amazing team that made our wedding a huge success. This deco and marquee was just as whimsical as I had imagined it. @nono_events Hayi Shem I wash my hands. It’s no wonder ur the go to ppl for weddings and events. @liquidimageconsulting thank u for leading the team making sure that all logistics are in order. Guest liaison is on point. @ zandisilenhlapo again my friend ur an amazing leader. Here’s to the next. The white wedding.”