We are absolutely thrilled to feature this wedding that is simple and yet so stunning. The photography is brilliant and transforms seemingly ordinary moments into works of art. Juliana and Mwenda's wedding colours were an interesting mix of aubergine, pink and silver…and it looks fabulous!
And because a picture is worth a thousand words, we will say no more…
Tell us your story? How and where did you meet? How long have you dated?
We met in campus more than 7 years ago. We first became very good friends for about 1 and a half years then we started dating in 2007. He proposed in December 2011 and we got married on 8th Dec, 2012.
How did he propose?
He prepared a very romantic set-up petals, candles and all and prepared dinner, and after dessert he asked me to marry him.
What challenges did you face in planning your wedding and how did you deal with those challenges?
Our greatest challenge was that before he proposed I had never thought of a wedding. I didn’t have that dream wedding so I was starting from scratch.
Learning all the details that go into a wedding was quite the hurdle including picking colors. But our wedding planner was patient and kind enough to walk us through every detail.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colors, suppliers and style?
Colors were aubergine, pink and silver, which are some of my favorite colors. For suppliers, we got a one in all package which was pocket friendly for the guests we had. Style; we were looking for a mixture of elegance and fun.
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.
Well, surprisingly, we were both very calm and not at all anxious; we were both looking forward to being married and most importantly to have fun. Whatever was not done, oh well nothing could be done about it.
There was a brief moment of panic when one of my maid’s dresses needed some repair at about the time we were to leave. Through the day we just had so much fun we couldn’t stop smiling and laughing.
By end of day we were both exhausted but would confidently say it was one of the best days of our lives and the best day of our lives yet.
What songs were played for the bridal team and as the bride walked down the aisle?
Bridesmaids - Still by Liquid Deep.
Bride - Marry Me by Train.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Doing everything under one roof for us cut our costs by half if not more. And the one tip I can give everyone is be realistic about your expectations, don’t bite more than you can chew and most importantly; it’s never that serious.
Once you have the bride, the groom and the parents the wedding will go on.
You must have learnt quite a number of things during the wedding process. What did you learn regarding photography that you would like to other couples to know?
We learnt that every photographer has a look and feel they want to portray, some are story tellers in their pics, some aim for glamor, it depends on what it is you prefer.
First think through what you would want and then look for a photographer within your budget.
What do you think is the most overrated thing in weddings?
Food, imagine someone will eat dinner after the wedding.
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms?
Pray, pray, pray. Research the internet has lots of things and talk to people and be willing to listen. Very important put the groom first.
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 two photo shoots at two different venues, this was inspired by our love for great pictures.
The first one was done during the transition between the main ceremony and the reception, the last one was after the wedding with the sunset.
Wedding Venue - Samdove Gardens Photography Venue - Ngong House & Ngong Dairy Wedding Photographer - Joe Makeni Number of Guests - 700