Tell us your story; how and where did you meet?
We met in campus we were actually in the same class JKUAT Actuarial class of 2008 we were good friends but started dating later in November 2011 and got married on June 8th 2013.
How did he propose?
I had gone to visit him for the first time at his parents’ home in Meru.
He had gone to show me how a miraa tree looks like as I was born in town then we sat down in the midst of the miraa trees on banana leaves.
We started sharing what we hoped for the future then he kneeled down popped a ring and asked me to marry him.
Quite surprised I said yes but was in utter shock.
Peter: What qualities made you decide that Brenda was the woman for you?
She is all I needed in a lady and more. She is both beautiful in looks and at heart, she is loving, kind, hardworking and most importantly a born again Christian.
The first two things that attracted me to her is her amazing beauty and a smile full of life that uplifts me all the time. I must say that she is the wife of my dreams and I’m grateful to God for this gift.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
1 year. We saw God’s amazing favour all through the planning process and we were just in awe. We also enjoyed trying to incorporate our personalities in the wedding in order to own it.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colors, suppliers and style?
Sunflower Yellow, Royal Blue and Hot Pink. Brenda loves yellow and pink and peter blue.
Suppliers; from the onset we had our minds made up to enjoy the whole planning period and a committed team of suppliers team would make the experience memorable.
We got an excellent team. We wanted to promote young people in order to give them exposure and we were sure they would do their best since most were referrals from friends.
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
Getting ideas from everyone doing things the normal way coupled with the fact that we wanted it to be our day.
We thank God that we were humble enough to listen to various suggestions and successfully incorporated our personality.
A wonderful committee immensely assisted us plan this day through. We cannot overemphasize the need to work with a good committed team on anything.
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.
Brenda: to be on time, the sun to shine double double which it did, to see the car that would carry me(it was a surprise) to see the look on Peter’s face when he sees me walk down the aisle, to marry my best friend, I also hoped that everyone had a blast and we did.
Peter: I woke up at 4 a.m and made a few calls to ensure all was on schedule. Mine was mixture of happiness and anxiety. I was excited because I was to get married to my best friend.
I couldn’t wait to get out and enjoy the day. For which I surely did.
The turnout was amazing. It was simply successful. At the end of the day everything turnout as we had hoped for. We give God the glory!
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Tents, chairs, tables, décor and food. If you have a wedding where there is a permanent dome use it as everyone and everything can fit. Church equipment i.e. grounds, chairs, tables are quite affordable.
Decor have your own style. Find a supplier who can stretch when the need arises e.g. on food the menu could be stretched to accommodate more people once they saw the number of guests.
Work with a small team of committed friends as committee members.
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
Number Moja by Kidum.
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 its amazing what He can do. Don’t forget each other and remember to always show love. At the end of the day it’s about you two.
Keep it original and simple. Pray, pray, pray and pray some more.
This is also a chance to showcase and appreciate the various couple organizational strengths that will be useful in your marriage life.
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.
Footballs hanging down in the décor.
Wanted to incorporate Peter as the groom tends to get lost in the wedding and it was my surprise for him and the main cake was a football jersey with the position that Peter plays and our surname as the team’s name.
Secondly, the wedding committee members’ gift to us was well thought out and symbolic.
Peter was given a ceremonial Maasai shield,spear,whisk,shuka and a traditional stool enough paraphernalia to make him a Meru elder. This is to symbolize the role he should play as the man of the house while Brenda got a pot, uteo and shuka to symbolize her role has a true African woman.