Mercy and John's wedding was a sunny , fun and joyful event with a royal blue and silver colour combination.What stood out the most is that the bride and groom wore sunglasses during the reception...dont you just love their style?
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How and where did you meet?
We met in SOS children’s Village Buru Buru where we were both Volunteers and working in the same docket. Our friendship grew to greater heights and we become best of friends.
How did he propose?
Mercy: He was coming to the country for vacation, and we had not seen each other for 1 1/2 years. I went to pick him up from the airport was so excited to see him after such a long time. We went home and as I was helping him unpack, I saw him hide something in his pocket.
I was so curious because he was yet to give me my presents! hehehe.. So I started tickling him and reached into his pocket and I found the ring. He knelt and proposed, and it was a definite Yes!
What qualities made you decide that this was the man for you?
Mercy: He is very charming, a hardworker, compassionate, humble, caring and so loving.
John: What did you love most about her? She is beautiful inside and out, real, natural, loving, patient, loving, outgoing, and fun to be with and she complements me.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colors, suppliers and style?
We both love blue, and we wanted a glamorous wedding so we choose Royal Blue and Silver complemented by white - and It was perfect! We researched online a lot on how we wanted our decor to be and even the cake .
Your website - www.kenyaweddings.co.ke was so helpful! We also relied on friends who had done it before and our wedding planner because we had seen her previous work.
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
We were planning our wedding from a far since we both don’t live in the country. It was a tough time because we had to email each other all the time. We would send pictures of how we wanted the décor to look like and hope that it would be the same. We really thank God that everything was as we prayed it would be.
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
For the Flower Girls we choose Angel, by Natasha Bedingfield.
For the Bridal Party procession, Siyabonga by Betty Bayo
Bridal Procession, from this Moment by Shania Twain.
End of the ceremony, Utamu wa yesu by Rose Muhando
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
We concentrated majorly on the most important things to us, that is, food, décor, venue in terms of quality.
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.
Mercy: I slept for 5 hours, as my girls had to come over for sleep over; I had to make sure we all had everything intact. Everything went well, apart from the makeup artist not showing up so my makeup done by my BFF. The décor and food was great.
John: I rested for only 3hrs very anxious as to whether my wife to be would be ready on time that morning. My best man was of much help to me and kept every little thing needed for the big day ready. Despite my wife not being released on time due to normal traditional, everything went on well and I enjoyed myself and more so just seeing that smile on my wife’s face.
The Wedding planning process is a learning process for every couple. What was your biggest learning area and what advice do you have to others planning?
Patience is a virtue. Put God first in everything and pray all the time .We had enough lessons throughout our planning process but the most important thing we can say is that you are planning your OWN wedding, the both of you.
It is not what other people like, but what you like that matters. Whatever decisions that need to be made, make them yourselves.