Every once in a while we come across a wedding that is so breathtakingly beautiful and creative that it we are left in awe. This couple (Ng'endo and David) were going for a rustic and simple look and it was gorgeous . At the ceremony, instead of the usual seats they had; believe it or not, haystacks! And instead of the usual wedding cake they had something different, something you rarely see at weddings.
Just have a look for yourself; this wedding is one for the books!
Tell us your story; how and where did you meet?
We met when we were very young. Our parents are friends but we never really talked to each other but during an event back in 2010 a mutual friend introduced us and it was really funny because he didn’t know we knew each other.
David and I exchanged numbers that day and we hit the ground running :-)
How did he propose?
At JKIA. I love JKIA. It has always been my dream to be proposed to there. Weird. I know.
Ngendo: What qualities made you decide that David was the man for you?
He is very loving, kind, wise and above all God-fearing!
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
We planned for less than 6 months.
We enjoyed researching and not getting stressed with the whole planning process.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style?
Our theme was ‘Sunset wedding by the barn’. Theme was inspired by the hay we had at our wedding. The colours were yellow and brown.
Yellow is a colour that oozes brightness and warm fuzzy feelings and the brown was to give the wedding an ‘earthy’ feeling.
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
We actually didn’t have like a major challenge. We had a lot of support from our family and friends.
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.
First of all we both slept at the wedding venue with our parties. We slept at 2 am just chatting away but we were up by 8am to have breakfast and help with the set-up. We had to go get ready by about 1pm so that the wedding could begin at 3pm.
At 3pm sharp the wedding commenced and it was all magical till the end. The vows, the sermonette, the ambiance, the mood and the dancing were all very memorable!
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
We saved on a lot of costs because David works for an entertainment company which provided sounds and lights at no cost.
DJ Soxxy also offered us his love gift of DJing and MCing, Muthoni Njoba did my make-up also as a love gift and OJay did the décor at no cost. And it’s all because of God’s favour and we are forever grateful!
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
1st couple – Sokoni by Atemi
2nd couple-Forever People by Just a Band
3rd couple-Still by LiquidDeep
Best couple-Safari by Adawnage
Groom-Imara by Kidum
Bride-Amazing love by Beyonce & Stevie Wonder
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?
Our biggest learning was that simple is affordable and never limit your creativity because of how things have been done before.
Our advice would be plan for the wedding but also prepare for the marriage.
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 had hay instead of seats at our wedding.
We served snacks as opposed to a full-fledged meal.
We also had a rotisserie goat instead of cake. Oh and as the bride, I wore flats :-)