Tell us your story; how and where did you meet?
We’ve been friends since childhood, and for the longest time we were both attracted to each other but neither of us were ready to make the first step.
Along the way we parted and its during Tim’s sister’s wedding that we met again and that’s when we started talking and the talking led to this (marriage) :-)
How did he propose?
Tim took me out on a lunch date and I couldn’t suspect anything since most of my family members were present.
After eating the sumptuous lunch at Fogo Gaucho (in Westlands) is when he knelt down and popped the question and the answer was obvious :-)
Timothy: What qualities made you decide that Susan was the lady for you?
She comes as a package; she is very beautiful both inside and out, she is loving, caring and very understanding.
And my entire family loves her.
Susan: He has a very big heart; he is very generous, and he is a people’s person.
I am blessed to have him.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
We planned for it for about 6 months.
We enjoyed the support of friends and family and sometimes when we felt stuck God would open opportunities for funds and would also get the best deals at affordable prices.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colors, suppliers and style?
Our wedding theme was yellow and black polka dots.
I love yellow since it’s bright and beautiful and I used black to complement the yellow.
We went with suppliers whose services we had already sampled and had been impressed by at previous weddings (my sister’s-in-law).
This gave us peace of mind since we knew the type of service to expect from them.
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
We cannot really point out a specific thing that was the most challenging, but like most couples, money.
But we had a great committee that made sure all went well.
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 woke up at around 6, very relaxed and calm then we had light meals with my family members followed by prayers then headed straight to church.
I felt like a zombie the whole day, things just seemed to go past me.
Things got more relaxed towards the reception time and we really enjoyed the dance.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
We used an indoor reception venue and we saved a lot since we dint need to hire tents, seats and tables and also we were not worried about the weather since we were indoor.
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
My bridal team danced their way in to the church to different songs:
I came in with Kambua’s song “Umetenda mema”
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?
Put God first in everything and pray all the time.
Your wedding day is not a rehearsal, so enjoy it to the fullest.
All may not go as planned, but just focus on the good things.
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 hired outriders to guide the entourage and this helped us a lot since we were able to avoid traffic hence helping us manage on time.