MAR­RIAGE OF CUL­TURES

Hlubi Mboya and Kirsten Arnold’s Xhosa and Scot­tish nup­tials

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COU­PLE: Hlubi Mboya and Kirsten Arnold VENUE: Hlubi’s par­ents’ home, Pre­to­ria BUD­GET: Not avail­able GUESTS: 250

It was a fab­u­lous fu­sion fest – a tra­di­tional Xhosa wed­ding with a Scot­tish spin as the bride and groom made ev­ery ef­fort to hon­our each other’s her­itage on their spe­cial day.

“I love this guy. He’s my best friend,” ac­tress Hlubi (38) gushes about Kirsten (37), a fi­nan­cial con­sul­tant. The cou­ple have been to­gether for just over 15 years and Kirsten’s best man, Dirk Fourie, loves telling the story of how the groom had been smit­ten with the TV star since see­ing her on the soapie Isidingo. “Ev­ery time she was on, Kirsten would ask me to lower my vol­ume and up her vol­ume!” Dirk says.

Hlubi says she and Kirsten, who en­joyed a honey­moon skiing in the French Alps months af­ter their wed­ding, can’t wait to have chil­dren. “I feel God has put it in my heart to adopt so that may be on the cards for us,” she says.

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