When things were going really badly with Christine and her drug-taking, it was The Clan who made it possible to send her and her little one-year old boy to the Noupoort Christian Care Centre in the Karoo for rehabilitation. She spent 15 months there, subjected to a very harsh regimen. But she has been completely free of drugs for over two years now, and on Saturday she married the young man she had met at Noupoort and fallen in love with. McGill has posted many photos and some comment on Facebook, but there are a lot of Clansmen and Women who do not use Facebook and who have asked him to post some of the photos on the Clan Blog. So, as The Clan have an intrinsic interest in her welfare and have played such a crucial part in her recovery, here they are!
Rudi Prinsloo and Christine Alexander in the chapel just after signing the registry at the end of the wedding ceremony.
Little Mackie was more interested in the bubbles that were used instead of confetti when the bridal couple emerged from the church.
Christine's son Mackie with Ouma Anne
Special guests representing The Clan: Kevin Peinke [D65] and Basil Kletz [M65]. Basil was the driver of the wedding car - his magnificent white Jaguar!
The happy family together on the wedding day! Christine with her little son Mackie (soon to be four) and Rudi, who has accepted Mackie completely as his own son.
Christine's biological sister, Amber, her other maid-of-honour. When one has an adopted child and she makes contact with her biological family, it all becomes a bit too complex to understand at times!
Shona, the second daughter of Mac and Anne, with her little girl, Kayla.
The wedding cake! Courtesy of the Kletz family!
Mac's sister Helen with her husband Albe Naude.
Mac with two of his cousins: Robert Alexander and his sister Janet Simmonds. Janet's late husband Frank was the long-time headmaster of St Andrew's Girls' School in Bedfordview.
McGill with his beautiful 15-year old goddaughter, Angelique Alexander, a horsewoman of note who attends the German School in Johannesburg. Angie is the daughter of Mac's cousin Robert and she shares the same birthday as Mac.
Mac opens the dance floor with his daughter Christine.
Quite an emotional moment!
Mac, dancing with the last of his three daughters to get married.
Rudi and Christine take to the dance floor.
Two young people very much in love.
They've made some awful mistakes in their lives and they've wasted some vital years - but they are on the right road now! It is our fervent prayer that they will continue.
McGill with the wives of two of his greatest school pals. Suzie Peinke and Basil Kletz. They stood by Mac and Anne, giving them constant support and encouragement when things were really going badly with Christine.
The Big Dayboy with McGill's little wife! Kevin always manages to smile, and so does Annie! Kevin and Sue had their own nightmare of a child on drugs, so they understood like few could.
McGill, dancing with his little sister, Helen. She is 16 years younger than him!
Christine tosses her bouquet. It was caught by Marianne, one of the girls who was with her at Noupoort.