A first for radio: KZN Couple tie the knot live on East Coast Radio

A first for radio: KZN Couple tie the knot live on East Coast Radio

In what is a first for radio in South Africa, East Coast Radio has managed to plan and execute a wedding in just one week.

Matthew and Nicole wedding image

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On Valentine’s Day 2020, Matthew and Nicole traded in their “singles” titles for “Mr and Mrs”, on a sunny hot day in Durban at the Bond Shed, live on East Coast Radio.

The entire ceremony including the reception was broadcasted live on radio and live on Facebook for the whole of KZN to tune in and witness this incredible love story.

It all began a short two weeks ago when East Coast Drive; Bongani, Mags, and G-Dog asked engaged couples to WhatsApp a video entry of themselves explaining why they deserve an all-expense-paid and planned to wed by East Coast Radio.

Read: Matthew & Nicole WIN #ECRWeddingInAWeek!

Bongani, Mags and G-Dog rallied together with the entire team at East Coast Radio and put together a stellar wedding in just one week. From rings to wedding attire to even the bachelor and bachelorette parties, #ECRWeddingInAWeek was a great success!

The couple who grew up together but fell in love years later in a taxi after Matthew snipped at Nicole’s hair so he could always keep a piece of her. Matthew and Nicole were set to get married in 2019 but due to financial constraints and after the devastation of losing a child together the couple couldn’t fulfil their dream of tying the knot.

After what was an emotional journey for the couple finally ended in the perfect tears, one’s filled with joy.

“I cannot thank East Coast Radio enough for today. To everyone who helped make this dream a reality for Nicole and I, God richly bless you! I have been emotional from the first day of learning that we were finalists and today I am just over flowing with happiness. I hope that mine and Nicole’s love will inspire other’s in KZN. Thank you KZN, Thank you ECR,” said the groom, Matthew Van Wyk.

For more information and pictures from the big day visit ecr.co.za

We would like to thank all the sponsors that were part of making #ECRWeddingInAWeek into a reality:

  1. JASMINS BRIDAL – Shabier Hassan for the Nicole’s bridal gown and all accessories as well as the maid of honour dress
  2. RANDEREE JEWELLERS – Nafeesa Sader and the team for the beautiful 18 carat gold and diamond rings for both Matthew and Nicole
  3. JUST JAPS – Thank you Samantha and Javad for suiting up Matthew including all accessories
  4. FASHION FUSION – Thank you Jenash and Sheeran for suiting up the Best Man including all accessories
  5. M&B Events – Thank you Kathy and John for pulling out all the stops with your décor and furniture
  6. EAT GREEK – Nick and the team for providing the most amazing canapes and dinner tonight
  7. CHATEAU GATEAU – Anna for providing all the sweet treats, dessert, hosting the kitchen tea and most importantly creating a once off first ever three tier vanilla dream wedding cake
  8. Pastor Douglas Mellish – for an amazing ceremony
  9. THE BOND SHED – Thank you Dustin and the team for an amazing venue
  10. CAMELOT SPA AT PEARLS MALL – You pampered and treated Matthew and Nicole to an amazing pamper to get them ready for their BIG DAY
  11. SOUTHERN SUN ELANGENI MAHARANI – Thank you to Wayne and the team for creating an amazing space for the bridal pair to relax and get ready for their big day in STYLE as well as a two night stay over
  12. BEVERLY HILLS – Thank you to John and the team for providing an ideal getaway for Matthew and Nicole to relax after their exhausting yet exhilarating week
  13. MAKE UP YOU MIND – Al thank you – Nicole and her maid of honor are looking BEAUTIFUL
  14. BABYLON HAIR – Thank you to Justin and his team for doing the hair for the bridal party
  15. EXCLUSIVE HIRE - Thank you Chris Du Preez from EXCLUSIVE Hire Collection -   amazing cutlery, crockery and crystal glassware just completed that look
  16. LIMELIGHT  EVENT HIRE – Thank you Martin for providing the  dance floor, stage and lighting for our #ECRWeddinginaweek.  
  17. SIMPLY BLISS  - Thank you  Neil for Nicole’s bouquet, a smaller bouquet for the maid of honour and the Boutonnières for the groom.  
  18. MRENT –  Thank you Shorlaine and the team from MRENT for the stretch marquee
  19. WOODFORD – Thank you to Zufer, Akshay and Terence – for providing chauffer driven cars during the week and the weeding vehicles today

Watch the whole Facebook live of the couple getting married:

Watch the wedding reception and speeches:

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