My sister moved to South Africa in 2010 to live with her love and to work in her field of English as a Foreign Language, and the first weekend of January 2013 was the 3 day wedding celebration. My mother and step-father(who officiated at the ceremony), and my father and step-mother all made the 17 hour plane ride to Johannesburg shortly after Christmas. Although Stratoz and I couldn’t be there, my mother commissioned a wedding gift for Cate and Sello, and it went with her onto the plane, and we were thrilled to create a plaque commemorating their union. We used wood so that it wouldn’t weigh down the luggage. I managed to remember from my Canadian youth that the rest of the world puts the day first and then the month. Unfortunately, there was a bit of tangled communication as to which day of the 3 was the actual ceremony, which turned out to be the 5th not the 6th. Cate told me it would make for a funny story. I am grateful she values a good story! And as Stratoz says, everyone in the US will think she was married June 1st anyway. I chose colors that reminded me of some African fabric Sello was wearing in one of his photos, and which is expressed our joy upon Cate and Sello’s marriage. I also know that Cate loves orange, which is another part of our sisterly bond!