Tell us your story? How and where did you meet? How long have you dated?
We met back in 2005, we used live in the same estate and were introduced to each other by a mutual friend, we then became good friends and on 29 February 2012 we decided to take our friendship to the next level.
We dated for 11 months and got married on 9th February 2013.
How did he propose?
It was on 29th June 2012 just after 4 months of dating!! We went to Mombasa for the weekend at Diani Reef Hotel & Spa at the south coast, and after we had dinner he went down on one knee and popped the big question and I said a very big yes!
It was the most memorable day of my life.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
We planned our wedding for seven months and had great support from family and friends.
We really enjoyed it because we spent a lot of time together going round to meet service providers as well as planning the event.
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
Bride: Here comes the bride wedding song
Bridal Team: Bread of Heaven – Fred Hammond
How did our website (www.kenyaweddings.co.ke) help you in planning for your wedding? Would you advise other couple to use it for their wedding process?
The Kenya wedding website really helped us with finding service providers contacts, bridal accessories as well as getting ideas/tips for planning the wedding.
I would advise other couples planning a wedding to use the site. It was really helpful.
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.
I was really anxious and was awake by 4.00am looking forward to the day I would finally marry my best friend and the man that I love so much. The day was warm and beautiful.
I started getting ready at around 7.00am with assistance from my mum and elder sister who also kept me calm and relaxed. We then left for church which was starting at 12.00pm and I was glad we made it there on time.
The sermon was good, I mostly enjoyed exchanging of vows session I couldn’t help but smile throughout.
I was happy that we were finally husband and wife. We had so much fun at the reception and winded up the day with an evening party at shebeen.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Getting décor, tents, chairs, tables and food services as a package from a single service provider was really convenient as it is usually priced reasonably as opposed to going to individual service providers.
We also cut down on transport by ensuring the church, photo session venue and reception were close to each other, and this also saved us on time.
Our friends assisted us with their cars and so we didn’t have to hire.
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?
We wanted the best quality in photography and I believe we achieved it.
I would advise other couples not to compromise on photography because that is the only thing that remains for your memories after the wedding.
What in your opinion what did you discover is the most overrated thing about weddings?
The cost to hire a stretch limousine is not practical considering it’s just for a short period of time.
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms?
Put God first in everything you do.
Start planning your wedding early to avoid last minute rush which can cause a lot of confusion and pressure.
The two of you should work together as a team in the wedding planning process.
Cut your coat according to your size do not go to lengths you cannot reach just to impress other people.
Work with service providers that you are comfortable with, they should make it easy for you and lastly remember that it is a day for the both of you.
Don't let anyone or anything stress you, laugh at the little things that go wrong during the wedding and enjoy your day!