Twenty years ago today, I married the love of my life in the oldest stone church in Cape Town. I designed my own dress, had it custom-made, and to this day I wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. All in all we’ve been together almost thirty years, most of my life, and I’m looking forward to thirty more. Our affection, respect, devotion, loyalty and gratitude for one another goes more deep than I can express in words.


The engagement ring Greg chose is a gold band with three small centered diamonds, and I love it. I’m not into wearing two rings on one finger, so I had a gold wedding band fused onto either side of the ring to create one broad band. Over the years I’ve collected three more wedding rings. With Greg’s blessing I changed up my wedding ring style. I sported a very simple platinum band in the late ‘90s. My Mum’s gold wedding ring after she passed way. And a white gold 1938 vintage estate ring for many years after that. Interestingly, of all my wedding rings, I have worn the first broad gold ring the most by far. I bat for Team Gold. 

I’ve been after the right pearl wedding ring for a while, and just when I stopped looking, there it was. A gold band with two small asymmetrical pearls that were floating in air. Simple, delicate and different. Just what I had in mind, and absolutely perfect. It became my 5th wedding ring and my 20th anniversary gift.

New Ring

My new pearl wedding ring is incredibly lightweight and comfortable. I can barely feel it on my finger, and it stays put. It matches my dainty new gold watch and pearl bracelet too. I’m wearing my pretty new ring for the first time today and I can’t stop looking at it. I LOVE IT.

And last but not least, the incredibly thoughtful YLF community gave us a very special gift earlier this year to commemorate ten years of YLF. Part of the gift was a getaway at the Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island, which is an hour and half away from our home. That’s where hubby Greg, our Yorkie Sam, and I are heading today to celebrate our wedding anniversary. How smashing is that? I’ll be wearing my holiday outfit for our fancy ten-course meal tomorrow night, along with my new pearl wedding ring. We’ve been looking forward to this for months, and can’t thank you enough for your generosity.