A homeless couple wed under the bridge after 30 years of being together, thanks to the generosity of strangers.
The heart-warming union between Llewellyn Jeneker and Cecilia Absolom took place in Cape Town, a port city on South Africa’s south-western coast.
The pair were married by pastor Manuel Benans in front of more than 100 guests, including other homeless people from the city’s Culemborg Safe Space.
Also in attendance was the newlyweds’ 12-year-old son Dylan. He witnessed his parents’ first dance as a live band belted out ‘Save the Last Dance to Me’.
The big day was made possible by the organisational powers of the city council and a woman called Jill Jeftha, who donated the wedding dress for the blushing bride.
“I was touched and I am very happy for them. They deserve to feel and look beautiful.”
The bride, who has been homeless most of her life, said that the dress “stole my heart”.
Since June Llewellyn and Cecilia have lived in the city council run Safe Space, a new initiative which provides beds for 230 people.
Before that Cecilia had spent much of her life on the street’s of Cape Town, where she was raised by her late mother.