Tell us your story; how and where did you meet?
We both work in Westlands but we were never friends until we met one day in University of Nairobi where he had come to do an enquiry and wanted to apply for a course which I had done. We started meeting for coffee dates to exchange advice and then with time it graduated to be a beautiful relationship.
How did he propose?
He took me out to the Cake Shop at Yaya Centre and we did our Coffee / Tea with cake and when darkness was approaching he went down on his knee and asked me if I would marry him which I said Yes to.
Stella: What qualities made you decide that he was the man for you? He is very kind and always put my needs first. He is one Man who always showed me respect to-date and for that I would marry him again and again.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
We planned the wedding for 9 Months, from January to September. The best bit I enjoyed about it is the way we would disagree on an idea or a service provider or the costs but at the end of the day we had to come to a decision that both of us were happy with.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style? Brown & Orange. Orange has always been my favorite colour since I was young so brown came in to break the orange so that it doesn’t look too bright.
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge was finances but we bless God that he did provide more than enough.
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.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Please shop early, we did commit our service providers as early as Jaunuary while the prices were cheap and thus we saved a huge chunk especially on the Venue, Video, Decoration & the Caterer.
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
An Angel must be missing in Heaven by Tavares
The Wedding planning process is a learning process for every couple. What was your biggest learning about selecting a wedding cake and what advice do you have to others planning?
You should know what you want and look for creativity.
In our wedding we did not do the usual fruit cake thing but we did chocolate fudge and Marble and you could see that people really liked the new idea of cake instead of fruit cake what they expected.
I am lucky I work in a hotel so I knew before hand what kind of cake I wanted for my wedding.
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 came up with this idea of being creative and taking pictures on the road to the reception venue. The transport manager was also very creative and he helped us achieve this.