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A Wedding Mosaic Plaque for Cate and Sello

A wedding gift that we made for my sister and her husband.
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
Cate and Sello at their South African Wedding Feast.  Photo by Bert Almon.

 

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