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A Wedding Mosaic Plaque for Cate and Sello

A wedding gift that we made for my sister and her husband.
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A wedding gift that we made for my sister and her husband. A wonderful couple for our first wedding plaque!

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!

 

Cate and Sello at their South African Wedding Feast
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Cate and Sello at their South African Wedding Feast.  Photo by Bert Almon.

 

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