This wedding spells elegant simplicity. With the bridal team looking suave in all black and a gorgeous black and white cake it doesn't get better than this.
Have a look at Carol and Fred's modern affair. Enjoy!
How and where did you meet?
Carol: We met on Facebook. We used to go to the same church when we were teenagers, but did not know each other then.
I knew him, but he didn’t know me. We lost contact when he went to the UK. We then reconnected on Facebook and the conversations started.
Fred: We met on Facebook and during our conversations it was very interesting that she personally knew most of my friends from my teenage years.
This was during my ‘schooling’ years in the UK.
How did he propose?
Carol: He proposed over a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant. Initially, I knew it was a dinner celebrating our one year ‘anniversary’ (dating).
Only to find out he’d planned a proposal
Fred: I arranged with a friend of mine to take us to a nice restaurant for dinner celebrating our 1 year anniversary in dating and after the food and dessert, I went down on one knee and proposed – one of the best moments of my life!
What qualities made you decide that this was the man for you?
Carol: The most important thing was that he is a man after God’s heart. His love for God amazes me. He also has drive, ambition and a weird sense of humour. Plus he has the biggest giving heart I know.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
We planned our wedding for about 8 months.
The planning was hectic but we enjoyed the fact that we had similar taste in what we wanted.
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
The bridal party walked down to Boyz II Men – ‘When I Fall in Love .’
I walked down to Jamie Foxx and Beyonce’s ‘When I First Saw You’
Fred selected the music, I just did the approval.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Our biggest cost saver was catering and décor.
The catering was done by a family friend who gave us good rates. The décor costs were cut down by the fact that we’re not big on flowers.
Our advice would be, when you know what you want, really search for the most affordable service provider. And stick to your budget as much as you can.
Wedding planning can be a great learning process. What didn’t you know before the wedding about selecting a wedding photographer that you now know?
Listen to the photographer as well. Don’t just tell him what you want and close yourself to your ideas alone. Be open-minded.
We were very open with our photographer – we shared our ideas – and he did a fantastic job.
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.
Carol: It didn’t hit me that it was my wedding day until I put on my gown and heard the traditional dancers singing outside our house.
There was a lot of commotion as we were running late, but I blocked everything out and purposed to enjoy my day. I focused my mind on Fred the entire time, and didn’t bother with what went or could have gone wrong.
All I remember was having a good time, dancing like crazy and being very tired at the end of the day.
Fred: All I was thinking about when I woke up is this is it…and as much as you still think of what could go wrong in terms of vendors not fulfilling their end of the bargain, my prayer was that it be a good day with my Carol all okay and not worried over anything.
What in your opinion did you discover is the most overrated thing about weddings?
The most overrated thing is having a flashy, almost perfect wedding. We had what many would call a ‘minimalist’ wedding.
But to this day, many of our guests tell us how much they enjoyed our wedding and how fun it was.
No one really pays attention to things like décor, setup etc. They just want to come and have fun!
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.
Our wedding’s theme colours were black, white and silver.
Those colours are deemed odd or boring for a wedding. But we wanted something classy and out of the norm. It all depends on how you combine the colours.
We had the groomsmen in grey (to represent silver) and the bridesmaids in black.
And of course white was incorporated in each outfit. The décor showed that the colours blend really well. Especially for a wedding.
It came out looking different and elegant