He was mocked for proposing in KFC, but the internet found them and gave them their dream wedding

Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat at a spa date. Photo by Studio MoMa

(CNN)South African couple, Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat had their dream wedding December 31, right in time for new year, after a video of their proposal went viral in November.

Mkansi, 37, proposed to Soldaat, 28, midway through their meal at a KFC restaurant in South Africa.
    Since the video was posted by a Twitter user in November, the video has been shared more than 25,000 times using the hashtag #KFCProposal.
    Strangers and brands from across the country were so moved by the proposal that they identified the couple and offered to help plan the big day.
    KFC South Africa provided a wedding planner and Uber and Audi offered to help the couple get around on their honeymoon.

    The proposal

    Mkansi and Soldaat met at a funeral in 2010 and have been inseparable since then.
    They tied the knot in a small ceremony in 2012, but Mkansi, who is a pastor, says it was not the wedding of their dreams.
    "In 2011 our families began lobola negotiations (dowry) and in 2012 we got married in a small traditional ceremony as that was all we could afford at the time... We had the ceremony but I knew this wasn't what my wife and I wanted," Mkansi told CNN.
    He said he was not happy with the rings he got his wife at the time, so he decided to buy her new ones and surprise her with a better proposal in her favorite place to eat -- KFC.
    Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat at their wedding in 2012