A South African expat living in the United States of America decided to wrap the symbol of her country around her on her wedding day to show that she is proudly South African, despite living in the state of Florida
Dominique G Baptiste, who now lives in Florida in the USA, wrapped the South African flag around herself as she got married at the end of last year to display her true colours over and above her traditional white wedding attire.
Briefly.co.za learned that she described her wedding incorporating her South African flag with her husband's American one as "African-American" themed.
Their wedding which took place at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve in South Africa was a merging of both the bride and groom's home countries.
Her groom, who she says she met on Facebook, appears in wedding photos next to her wrapped in his own national flag, the Stars and Stripes. “He opened his heart and allowed this small town girl, with a Dutchy accent to crawl right in there!” she explained.
The floral arrangement at their wedding featured both roses and the traditional flower of South Africa,
Dominique shared words on a facebook post that wound up on a blog site that shares the stories of South Africans living around the globe.“I am a proud South African! Born and raised… many family braais and dirty feet days! I played outside until the sun moved on to warm other places, and the moon came to light the dark skies,” she wrote.
She also added that with family and friends all over the continent of Africa, it will always remain her home. “My roots go deep!” she declared adding that her heart goes out to everyone in Africa.
“The things I’ve been seeing and hearing on social media… breaks my heart! No one should be living in fear!” she exclaimed.
She says she wishes and prays that “South Africa’s rainbow nation” will see the end of strife and that everyone could get along. “Live alongside one another, happily and peacefully!”
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