How and where did you meet?
We met in 2006, He was from work and I was from college. We had boarded the same Matatu and on alighting, it was raining. So he offered to cover me with his umbrella…the rest history.
How did he propose?
He planned to visit my parents once he came back to the country. On the D-day, He came to my hotel room and told me he had a surprise… He then removed a matching necklace and earrings and helped me put them on.
I was really happy! And then I saw the ring glittering on the table. That is when he asked me to marry him, before going to see my parents. I cried and said YES LOL!
Jane: What qualities made you decide that this was the man for you?
Martin is a gentleman, who makes the best out of me! A good listener and attentive to issues.
He loves God and can be veeeeeery funny! He is good at his work and always try his best to give the best.
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
We planned our wedding for 3 months, from January and wedded in March. I loved skyping almost everything. Since he was away, I would watsapp the pictures of everything.
I also had a small awesome team to work with in his absence. I loved sampling food and cake…My wedding planner was the best!
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
Bride- You look so beautiful in white by Shane
Bridal Team- Gloria Muliro Where you go I’ll go
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
We had one supplier for everything. The planner offered from venue, food, cake, deco, tents and chairs…We only needed to look for the cars to take us there and then relax. This saves a lot of time in running up and down and fear of other suppliers being late.
Wedding planning can be a great learning process. What didn’t you know before the wedding about selecting a cake vendor that you now know?
Taste as many cakes as you can. The final choice depends on personal taste and at times you may not get the exact picture of what you want!
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.
My bridesmaids were to spend the night at my home. They made a lot of noise because we were so excited. I was awake at 4.00am because of a heavy down pour, so I whispered a prayer and slept up to 5.45am. On looking through the window the rain had stopped. I showered and had breakfast with my girls.
We ate chicken, rice, vegies, etc. We left for church and were amazed as we reached in very good time. As I left my car to walk down the aisle, my legs were so light! I had to stand for a while to gain my composure. I had 3 people who loved me most, my husband to be, my mum and dad….I smiled and walked on. I had nothing worry about, throughout the day I smiled, danced, it was all fun. Everyone enjoyed. The event ended beautifully without any hitches and we went to the hotel to rest.
What in your opinion what did you discover is the most overrated thing about weddings?
Use of limousines for hours.
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.
For our girls, we dint Ankara, combined with chiffon.
It made them look unique and lovely. We also ensured that all the guests had the same food and therefore eliminated the high table issue.