Tell us your story? How and where did you meet?
We met on Jan 20th 2012 at a party hosted by a mutual friend. We were introduced as is the norm at a social gathering. We struck a conversation and he asked me on a date at the end of the night.
What do you love the most about each other?
I love his heart – his humility, gentleness, humor. He loves my loyalty, passion, drive and simply all of me.
How did he propose?
We went to Nanyuki on the Easter weekend of 2015 and as we strolled at the river on that cold Saturday afternoon, he went down on one knee and popped the question!
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
Bridal party danced to “September” by Kirk Franklin. I walked down the aisle to a live performance by Gachago’s “Ni wewe”.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style? Rustic theme with a pastel palette. I was inspired by American country weddings and their elegant but simple DIY décor. I chose suppliers based on referrals from friends who understood my vision.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding. Well we managed to negotiate with most of our vendors and saved some costs all around. My advice would be to start planning early, save early and plan according to your budget. If your dream wedding doesn’t match your budget, adjust your dreams accordingly. But ultimately, negotiate, negotiate, negotiate.
You must have learnt quite a number of things during the wedding process. What did you learn regarding wedding catering that you would like to other couples to know?
Our catering was done by my sister in law and since she is a seasoned caterer, I trusted her to handle the food and meet expectations which she did. However, when choosing a caterer, compare about 5 or more caterers. Listen to previous clients’ feedback because it matters a lot. Do your food tasting early on and manage the vendor up until the wedding day. State your expectations clearly and ensure you have someone from your committee/ family who can manage the vendor on the wedding day.
What (in your opinion), do you think is the most overrated thing in weddings?
THE BRIDAL PARTY VEHICLES/TRANSPORTATION. It’s never that serious. No need to hire expensive vehicles when people are willing to provide their vehicles for free!
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?
The idea of the wedding day that you have visualized and you have in mind will change. You will accommodate the ideas of your family, your in-laws, families and also your partner’s ideas. So be patient and don’t worry, all that matters is that you both say “ I DO”. Everything else is secondary.
At Kenya Weddings we are always looking for something different unique and creative that a couple incorporates in their wedding. Please let us know what your something different was, what inspired you and how you got it done.
We did the dub a lot coz we have to keep up with the times!! Hahaha!! Seriously, I think our rustic themed décor and an evening wedding was rather unique and also my bridesmaids dresses each had a different pastel colours and designs.