Every so often we come across a wedding that totally blows us away; such as this one! Caroline and Ruto's wedding was chock-full of elegant, intricate decor details, that are to die for, and a stunning colour combination of white, cream and peach. Just one look at the couple and you feel their contagious joy and sincere love for each other.
So put everything else aside and get ready to dive into the breathtaking details below!
Tell us your story? How and where did you meet?
We met at a rock show at the GoDown back in 2008, Ruto plays keyboard in Last Year’s Tragedy, and we really hit it off.
We hang out after the show and it felt like something to have forever. And…here we are. :-)
What do you love the most about each other?
Ruto: Her love, openness, support and compassion. She’s that person that came and made my life perfect. Plus she’s HOT!! And she loves music! She rocks! :D
Carol: Ruto is the angel God sent down to me. He is loving, kind, super intelligent, very patient, very tender towards me and I think he is sooo good looking :-)
And then there’s his sense of humour!! I have developed laugh lines thanks to this man! Above all, he loves me just the way I am.
How did he propose?
We have a favourite hotel at the coast, Baobab Beach Resort.
We went down there on the usual December coast holiday – I didn’t suspect a thing!! He proposed to me under the stars and the moon by the ocean on our first night.
I was ecstatic. I said yes (more like “duh”) and he slipped my gorgeous engagement ring on my finger… Then I called my mum :-)
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
The song for the bridal party was Tell Me by Edwin McCain. Make me Feel my Love by Adele for the bride.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style?
Simplicity and Elegance was our theme and the colours white, gold and cream just fit the bill perfectly.
The colours also made the venue feel warm, welcoming and full of love.
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.
We are the worst people to ask that because we were just so ecstatic that things just seemed to run like clockwork!
Our families and friends made the day so wonderful.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Professional, reliable service providers.
It might not save you pocket wise, but it does save you from frustration, disappointment and most importantly, time.
This in our book is more important. If you are getting married, have a budget, but always be prepared for overhead costs.
You must have learnt quite a number of things during the wedding process. What did you learn regarding the wedding photography that you would like to other couples to know?
About the process, the couple must remember to stick together in their decisions for the wedding.
Differ a little, but always be ready to compromise for each other. About the photography, you know what poses suit you more than anyone else.
And also it’s fine to ask for what you like. Pictures are forever, so make it count.
What (in your opinion), do you think is the most overrated thing in weddings?
The idea that an expensive wedding is the best kind of wedding.
The wedding should be reflecting of what’s in the heart rather more than what’s in the pocket.
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?
You have to be each other’s rock as the preparation carries on.
Making family happy is good, but it’s better to make each other happy.
Once you have both agreed on something you would like for your wedding as a couple, stick to it for each other even if others try to tell you otherwise.
It is your wedding at the end of the day.
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 love rock music and we hadn’t seen a wedding with a live rock band before. So we got our friends Parking Lot Grass to perform at our wedding and it was awesome.
They are our friends, so we asked them if they would perform and they agreed!