“Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits – islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The sea is an eminently powerful and enigmatic force… and for Pamela and Stephane has played a deeply significant role in their amazing love story… for not only did Pamela first catch sight of Stephane on a beach but Stephane also romantically proposed to Pamela by the ocean shore.
And so it made perfect sense that the Bride and Groom should celebrate the incredible culmination of events that conspired to bring them together, by inviting over a hundred guests, (some travelling from as far away as Africa), to attend a beautiful wedding ceremony… that was met with enthusiastic waves of approvalJ
One of the most exciting features of this ceremony was the multi cultural aspect, which made this an interesting tri-lingual event. French, Italian and English were expertly combined ensuring that the whole wedding party felt included. But no language was needed to understand the enduring love that is shared by this special couple.
Heartfelt original sentiments, scripted by the Bride and Groom and read aloud to one another, made this an entirely unforgettable and personalised experience. No-one was left unmoved… including little Noah, their beautiful son, who was determined not to be left out!
Stephane pledged vows in French and Pamela in Italian and soon after the lighting of a Unity Candle, all present were treated to a special performance in Douala entitled ‘Buna Bwam’ by the Groom’s family. This African song is traditionally performed at weddings in Cameroon and was another wonderful linguistic and cultural addition to the ceremony!
Pamela and Stephane share an ocean of love and are twin souls whose destiny brought them together to celebrate their love by a May evening tide. Their faith in one another is tangible and we wish them all the joy and happiness they deserve!