A hungry and thirsty bride has become an internet hit after she popped into a Pick N Pay for a snack and a drink in Cape Town.

Zaakiya Achmat (21)  said : "It was a spur of the moment thing .... The driver asked us if we wanted to go to the shop and we said 'sure'.”

"They looked at me like, 'Oh my God, what is happening?' Someone asked me if I was in a competition and I told him: ‘We got married this morning, we are just really thirsty because it's been a hot day'."

Her husband, Ridhaa Ryklief, 28, said he was overwhelmed by the attention they had received.

"I didn’t even expect people to be taking photos. I just said 'let's go in and get some water' ... just to stretch our legs a bit and get the normal feeling that you get when you walk in shopping malls," he said.