Homeless but very much in love couple Cecilia Absolom and Llewellyn Jeneker got married under a freeway bridge, and it was a lovely event with all the expected trimmings.
The wedding took place below a Foreshore freeway bridge at the Culemborg Safe Space homeless shelter where the now-newlyweds live.
Cecilia and Llewellyn have been together for 30 years and in that time their love for each other grew and solidified.
Pastor Manuel Benans married the two on 14 August in a wedding that had all the proper trimmings.
Cecilia looked radiant in a white wedding dress that a benefactor - Jill Jeftha - gave her, as reported by IOL News. Jeftha got involved through Pastor Benans. Cecilia was very happy with the dress and said it stole her heart when she saw it for the first time.
Llewellyn thought his bride looked stunning and he couldn't keep his eyes off her. He was very happy to finally legally marry Cecilia
The wedding was attended by more than a hundred guests, including the couple's son Dylan. Their eldest child, unfortunately, passed away.
As with any wedding, there was delicious food and loud music. According to the Culemborg Safe Space project manager, Wilfred Fredericks, the City of Cape Town organised the lovely event.
Cecilia was raised by her mother (who passed away) on the streets of Cape Town. She spent most of her adult life as a homeless person. Llewellyn was born and grew up in Retreat.
The newlyweds now plans to build a future together.
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