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Dan & Asiko

 
We have to admit that we absolutely love this couple’s style; from the ceremony at a beautiful, quaint, colonial style chapel to the reception at a lush green venue. This wedding features colour accents of red, yellow and kente prints for a colour combo that is as unique as it is bold. The attention to detail in the decor is commendable and it is clear that this couple likes to try out new ideas.
 
Have a look at this stunning wedding and get inspired.
 
Tell us your love story, how did it all begin?
It began with friendship back in campus at JKUAT.   The relationship slowly developed and we started dating way after clearing college.

 
Did you have any traditional ceremonies? How did they go?
We had two traditional ceremonies, the first being a polite introduction and statement of intention by Dan to the bride’s family. That was in June 2011, and the second was in March 2012 for dowry negotiations and payment which also included a meeting of the two families. The functions went very well. 
   
Did our website (www.kenyaweddings.co.ke) add any value in your wedding planning process? Would you advice others to go online when looking for vendors?
Yes it did, the website definitely helped in making the final vendor decisions. For instance we got our décor provider (Vintage Weddings) from your website and also the wedding gown . We would definitely advice anyone planning a wedding to also shop for potential vendors online. It was time saving. 
 
 
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
Prelude 
 - Mwanga-Mozay ft Mr.Boo, Kaberere, Daddy Owen, Christine Ndela
 - Uwezo- Adawnage
Bridal party
 -  Kichuna Changu-Kidum
Bridal Procession
 -  Vows go unbroken-Kenny Rogers
   
 
Certificate signing
 -  Mahabubu-Marsha Mapenzi
Recessional 
 -  Ruoth Opaki-Tetete
Postlude (Guest Leaving)
 -  Milele-Mercy Masika
 
    
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
Asiko: In the morning I was very easy hoping all would go well. My bridal team was well organized so I dint worry about them at all.  When walking down the aisle I was very anxious but also happy to finally be with the man I wanted to spend my life with! 
I loved the preaching and exchange of rings; special moment for me. I was humbled by the presence of so many people in the church. I looked forward to the reception, because we had promised ourselves to have fun on our day. By the time it was cake cutting, all I could think of is how much God has blessed us. 
Dan: I woke up around five in the morning after a good night sleep. My groom’s men were still asleep. I had a relaxed morning with some music while meditating on the events ahead. In church, I was relaxed waiting for my Bride to be to arrive. When I saw her walking down the aisle with her parents, I marveled at her beauty. I smiled knowing that I will spend the rest of my life with the woman I love. 
 
Why did you choose your particular colors, theme, venue, service providers etc?
Color: We chose yellow and “kente” African print because of our love for African fashion which is vibrant, dynamic and pragmatic.
Theme: Was a blend of African and contemporary.
Venue: We fell in love with the venue the first moment we visited. The gardens are relatively spacious and the lawns are well manicured. We chose it because it was also conveniently located near the church where we exchanged our vows and their package also included tents, chairs and tables which was a plus. 
Service providers: We chose service providers based on referrals, online search, thorough research of their previous work and also based on our instincts. We also attended some of the functions they were handling to sample there services in real situations before signing contracts with them.
    
Did you make use of any entertainment at your wedding reception?
Yes, entertainment was provided by Kayamba Fiesta. Their package included the MC, the PA system and the entertainment. 
What advice would you share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?,
The first thing is to put God first in all the plans. Second, start planning early, and trust your instincts always especially when it comes to choosing providers. Do not do things to please people, as long as you are happy with your plans, stick to them!  
Third, we would advise couples to try well established providers who have experience. Last but not least… Pray, Pray, Pray! for your wedding plans, and for your providers. God will get you through it. 
 

Wedding Venue -  St. Francis, Karen   Wedding Photographer - Callalou photography    Number of Guests - 400

Photo shoot - Macushla House Tents and Décor  - Vintage Weddings

 

 

 

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