Put everything else aside, because this wedding deserves your undivided attention. The entire bridal party looked absolutely fabulous; the bride had a gorgeous, halter mermaid dress and her bridesmaids looked elegant in burgandy A-line dresses. And the groom and his groomsmen looked dapper in black suits and burgandy bowties.
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Tell us your story?
How and where did you meet? We met in campus in 2006 but started dating officially in 2014.
What do you love the most about each other?
Cedrick : Winnie is patient, she has a third eye in our home ,loving all around, beautiful in and out, a terrific cook and loveable.
Winnie : Cedrick is creative, ambitious and passionate about life.
How did he propose?
I was watching my favorite cartoon (looney tunes show) after breakfast in a safari lodge and he started talking about the future. I thought it was the usual talk people have till I saw the ring.
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
My immortal (instrumental) by evanescence
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style?
English themed wedding, black and burgundy because of Winnie ‘s love for shades of red. Suppliers were chosen due to ease of working with them and their previous work.
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.
Winnie : My first thought, here's the day that all little girls dream of and my (late) dad isn't here to share it with me. I got over that feeling almost immediately because the house filled up with people and noise and laughter. I was blown away by the set up when I got to the venue as I hadn't seen a mock set up prior to that and contrary to popular belief that most Kenyans show up for the wedding reception only, the church was filled to capacity. I loved the dancing so much that my calf muscles ached a good one after that.
Cedrick : My best man gave me a unique masterpiece watch that was my wedding gift from Winnie as we were dressing in the morning. We then had breakfast with the boys and drove to the venue. I was afraid that it would rain since that week had been raining cats and dogs (since the function was largely outdoors) ; luckily the heavens didn't open up. I was very impressed by the amazing work of décor Exquisite by events had done and also seeing the violinist.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Biggest cost savers were in entertainment, Mc (Robert Burale) and flowers (Finlay) that were given to us by friends.
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?
Delegate as much possible; especially if planning an event isn't your strong point. Cedrick planned the bigger chunk of it because that's his strength.
What (in your opinion), do you think is the most overrated thing in weddings?
Having multiple venues for one occasion.
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?
tart planning early and work with a budget. As much as it's a celebration that involves many people, do you and have fun. Get a good MC that will resonate with all of the guests.
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.
It was an English theme, from the gowns to the suits and a pocket watch for the groom. It was scheduled to start at 2pm, sort of like an afternoon tea event and to break all that prim and properness, the cake was designed to portray items that you would find in a typical Luhya home :boiled maize, bread and an old radio that uses lithium batteries. We also had a ‘hype man’ that brought the house down with dancing .
Photography: Mwaniki Weddings
Wedding Venue: The Marula Manor
Number of guests: 500