Today we take you to the scenic and vibrant town of Eldoret where Mercy and Evans held their stunning wedding. The bride looked chic in a tulle, ball gown wedding dress with a sweet heart neckline and the bridesmaids wore long, flowing, purple dresses. And they were nothing short of gorgeous!
If you are looking for inspiration…then you came to the right place. Enjoy!
Tell us your story? How and where did you meet?
Evans: We met in Eldoret town two years ago through Mercy's cousin who had come from the US, and as they say the rest is history.
What do you love the most about each other?
The fact that we blend, we make jokes, we have a lot of transparency and the trust that we have in each other.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colors, suppliers and style?
Colour: Purple and Fushia: Fushia was to brighten the day, and purple because it is my best colour.
Service Providers: We got the vendors mainly from referrals, looking through portfolios of service providers to see the quality and creativity in their work.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
I think in terms of cost you have to plan early and begin to pay the bills early. Try and shop for the best deal and the one who gives a great discount.
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
Bridal team: Skelewu by Davido
Flower girls: Koo Koo by Elani
Bridegroom: Naaman Kiptayat by Acoustic zeze
Bride: Vows go unbroken by Kenny Rodgers
Vows: Ni mapenzi tu By Kanana
Exit: Today is my wedding day by MOG
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.
Mercy: I didn't quite sleep. I was out of bed by 6.00am and the first thing I did was to look outside to see if it was raining and pray for the day.
The bridal party and my family managed to get ready in time for the women who came to sing by 10.00 am. We left the house at 10.30am and arrived at the church at 11.00am. Evans was already in church.
A lovely sermon was given by the pastor and we exchanged vows. The church service ended at 12.30am and we proceeded to the photo session which was at a different venue.
We headed back to the reception at 2.00 pm where we were received by Maasai traditional dancers and Kayamba Africa! They made the day very lively.
The day flowed on very well with guys dancing at the reception even with the wet grounds and we was happy that everyone was enjoying the day. As the evening approached we couldn’t wait for the evening party. It was the best day of our lives!
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?
Photography is one of the most important parts of the wedding, because it catches the moment, Make sure the photographer has the right tools.
And see a record and sample of his work before settling on one. Make sure you do a background check.
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?
A tip we would give couples as they plan their wedding is to start planning early, about two weeks to the wedding we were done with the necessary payments to the service providers and we were left with distribution of duties and logistics.
|Wedding Venue||Sirikwa Pentecostal Gardens-Eldoret|
|Photography Venue||Kenmosa village café-Eldoret|
|Number of Guests:||1000|