They live in Ireland, but got married here in South Africa, and is currently on holiday here again, with us in Pretoria, but mostly in Hartenbos, where we spent a lovely 10 days by the sea.
On April 9, 2007, I had the bittersweet privilege to give her away:
I wanted to make them a nice cross-stitched quilt as a wedding gift, but as usual, time was against me and I ended up combining cross-stitch, some photos of them, and remnant fabric that would have some link to her:
Some lines from her favourite songs/poems.
Reddish fabric from an old table cloth of my mom.
Blue check fabric from curtains when she lived with us for a while.
Photo of them, me and our gran on their wedding day.
Photo of the two of them on Table Mountain.
Embroidered their initials, first names, something symbolising their names, and birth dates.
Can see a bit of the church they were married (NG Groot Brak) and their rings.
Excerpt from the "I am an African"-speech by Thabo Mbeki, then president of South Africa:
"Southern Cross" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Photo of my boy's hand on her arm, same road trip as above.