Tell us your story; how and where did you meet?
We met while I was in campus Morris accompanied his friend to see his girlfriend (my best friend) who was at my place and soon after he started visiting alone!
How did he propose?
I used to tell him I had never celebrated a birthday and in 2012 he promised that he would hold a very big bash for me that I should call all my friends!
He used to live in Mombasa but I failed to understand why he had to take 1 week leave to plan a bash.
So the day came, 9 June 2012, and just as I was about to cut the cake he had a question for me.
He got down on one knee and asked ‘Will you marry me?’
Margaret: What qualities made you decide that Morris was the man for you?
Morris is the most God fearing man I have ever met. He is so humble and above all he always make me feel like a queen.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process? We planned our wedding for 6 months as Morris concluded the dowry payment process.
I enjoyed our committee meetings! Our friends would apply anything possible to make our wedding the best.
We used to laugh and make fun as we went home. I could confidently say Fridays (which is when we met for committee meetings) were my best days!
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style?
My wedding was Red with polka dots design.
The maid’s dresses had a white background and red Polka dots while the men’s shirts and ties were in line with the theme as well.
All along I thought of a classy wedding that my maids would not have the kawaida bridal long dresses and wanted something unique.
I came up with polka dots design after finding that black, red and white would not be unique.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
My biggest cost saver was on transport!
I got all the cars from friends (apart from the bridal car) so I only fueled 4 of them and we did not incur hiring which was so expensive.
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 3am to pray for the day. After that, I gained confidence that all would be well.
I was so happy as we were getting prepared and my mind was just on the pastor pronouncing us husband and wife!
I never cared much who is going to come, who is going to eat but at least my best maid, sister and maids were there for my ‘looks’. After we arrived at the venue I was so nervous.
After the vows I just felt I wanted to dance.
So we really danced when we got to the reception! The evening party was amazing at least we had time to chart with our friends as the DJ spinned to his best!
Later on Morris and I spent two weeks on honeymoon in Seychelles!
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
Ironically the major one came from relatives!
They wanted their kids to be flower gals and page boys; which was not possible for me take all. It reached a point where I had to say that it’s my wedding!
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
Groom: Today is my wedding day
Bride: Loliwe by Zahara
Maids and Grooms men: DJ kwenye Beat Scepta ft DK
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?
I learnt the importance of preparing early enough and saving early so as not to rush at the very last minute.
To couples planning to get married someday, just know that apart from the wedding, dowry payment is a project on its own and Honeymoon is another major project.
So sort them out and budget for them adequately.
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.
Being a garden wedding and being a passionate lover of shoes I had the maids wear boots in the reception.
I decided to make the biggest cake so that everyone could have a better piece and avoid the common complaint of “Hatukula cake”.
The cake design was also very unique.