When we came across this wedding our hearts skipped a beat. We swooned over the bridesmaids' navy and white dresses with intricate lace designs and then we saw the peach and white cake and we were in love!
Prepare to be blown away by this gorgeous wedding
Tell us your story? How and where did you meet?
We met in church Nairobi Central SDA church, in the youth choir where we sang together. But at the time, we were not friends. After a couple of months, the youth choir was meant to record a song and as we were walking to the stage we started talking. That was the day we became friends.
What do you love the most about each other?
SHARON: There are many things that I love about my husband but most importantly I love that he has a big God fearing heart and am always his number one priority. I have never felt like I come second to anything.
TED : I love that she is very playful and full of life. It gives me something to look forward to when I go home.
How did he propose?
He proposed at Enashipai Resort in Naivasha along the poolside on the bridge. There were red rose petals all over the place and where I stood the petals were shaped in a love heart it was really beautiful. He said that we were going to see his best friends’ land (shamba) so you can imagine how I was dressed.
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
I walked to Christina Perri- A thousand years (piano/cello cover). In all honesty I don’t know what the maids walked down to. Ted is the one who picked the song and he also cannot remember LOL.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colors, suppliers and style?
Navy Blue, white and peach………Ted loves blue and I love soft colors; so peach was the color for me.
Give a brief recount of the wedding day, from waking up till evening and the things that were going through your mind at the time.
1st of May 2016 such a raining day yet full of blessings. I hardly got to sleep, kept waking up after every hour, I wasn’t sure if it was anxiety or excitement. I woke up before everyone with so much energy.
The rain that bothered me the entire week all of a sudden became irrelevant all I could think about was that I can’t wait to see how the day goes. I can’t wait to see Ted in his white suit. I can’t wait to see his beautiful smile. I can’t wait to start the rest of our life together. This is the day I get to marry my best friend. My mother in love and Ted’s trusted men came to pick me in the morning from home. We danced, shared a meal and had a short sermon given to us by my grandpa (Sharon) and by 10:30am we were off.
The wedding was starting at 11 and by 11:10am we were there. We proceeded with the matching of the candle girl (Ted’s sister and my sister were the beautiful candle girls) followed by the maids and the groomsmen, then maid of honor and the best man and I was finally ushered in by my sweet candy girl who was 3years old at the time .
The church ceremony was really short and beautiful; just the way we wanted it. And by 12:07pm on the dot we were pronounced husband and wife (yaaaaaaaay). My mother in love was the happiest that day; she had the brightest and warmest smile ever. At 12:25pm we were off for photo session where we took the shortest time possible because it had started raining again and we didn’t want to keep people waiting. Immediately we were done, we proceeded to the wedding reception where we danced like the ground was not wet.
Ted doesn’t like dancing in public, but that day he really got down actually more than I did hahaha and that really warmed my heart. Thereafter, speeches followed. We totally felt the love and by 5pm on the dot we called it the day the Lord had made and blessed and called it a wedding.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
The décor was our biggest saver; my mum did ¾ of the décor but with the help of the service provider of course. But she bought the runners on the table, the flowers on the vases, the clothes on the table (I can’t remember what they are called) among other things at an affordable price. My advice would be if you are capable of doing some things on your own, or with the help of others, then do it whether its making cards, or the décor etc
You must have learnt quite a number of things during the wedding process. What did you learn regarding the wedding photography that you would like to other couples to know?
Prioritize what you consider to be important for the both of you it might be food, the video or photography; whatever it may be that’s the area you should totally give it your all. Also don’t go beyond your budget to impress other people. You can’t make everyone happy and that’s not your job. Your wedding day is your day and your loved ones (family, friends etc) you have a life to live after the wedding don’t empty your pockets for it.
What (in your opinion), do you think is the most overrated thing in weddings?
Speeches where everyone gets to talk, EVERYONE.
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?
Smile on your wedding day, it shows in pictures when you don’t or when you are not happy with something.
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.
Written unity candles, it was my dad’s idea (Sharon)
Wedding Photographer: SEAN ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY