MARRIAGE OF CULTURES
Hlubi Mboya and Kirsten Arnold’s Xhosa and Scottish nuptials
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.