Hlubi’s striking dress for the traditional ceremony was made by a designer friend of the family, Xoli Beja. “She knows I am a happy person and the beaded elements and colour reflect that, right down to the orange in the headwear,” Hlubi says. Kirsten paid tribute to his roots in a traditional Scottish kilt from the Royal Stuart clan. Hlubi’s engagement ring is a yellow sapphire-and-diamond creation by
Jenna Clifford which Kirsten helped design. Her eternity wedding band was passed on to her by Kirsten’s mother, Penny Shepherd, who received it from her mother. “I feel honoured and love that it’s now mine,” Hlubi says.