With a striking colour combination of cobalt blue and yellow and a beautiful mix of 2 cultures; German and Kenyan this wedding was bound ot be exceptional.
Have a look at Rose and Peters delightful wedding.
Tell us your story; how and where did you meet?
Rose: That was back in November 2008. Our meeting was quite interesting, I was just one month old in Germany and my host family decided to take me out to taste a special bier (Glühwein) which is drunk during cold season in Germany and that’s where God had planned I should meet my Mr. Right. I now believe why a singer sang “Love will always take you, where u belong”
Peter: It was love at first sight. The moment I saw Rose, I knew she was my wife. It might sounds funny but I really felt that was my God given wife.
Rose: How did he propose?
It was his birthday day, he picked me up from my Place and when we arrived at his place his parents and a few relatives were already there. When it came to cake cutting time he sent me to pick up the knife in the kitchen and there is where I found a beautiful ring waiting for me…
For how long did you plan your wedding and what did you enjoy most about the planning process?
It took us about 5months.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
Since we were organizing our wedding from Germany, we requested our parents in Kenya to be our wedding representatives and planners. This worked very well, they did the meetings with our wedding vendors and later we could meet on Skype for discussion……so we saved on calls.
Take great care by choosing the wedding vendors and mostly when the deal gets too good to always take time and think about it. Make decisions together as a couple and include God in everything you do.
What did you love most about the wedding planning process?
The shopping of my gown and make up were my highlights. And I was lucky and thankful that my friend Monik was always there when I went for my wedding make up sessions and gown fitting.
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.
The morning met my eyes open…I was so excited that I didn’t sleep. All went well that morning except the late coming of the photographer.
I started getting worried but I decided to just calm down, relax and enjoy my big day. At that moment I got a plan B in mind, I gave my camera to my sister in law and my flower girl and they took some morning preparations photos. Immediately they were done the photographer stepped in .Finally all we can say is we had a successful day and that is what counted on that day. We thank God for it.
You are from different cultures, how did that play out during the wedding planning process?
We decided to do our wedding the Kenyan way, since German weddings are quite different.
We choose our wedding theme together (love crosses continents) which was represented by our main cake. And we chose our wedding communication language to be English although we did mix a bit of German, Swahili and Kikuyu. It was awesome.
What would you say was your biggest challenge during the planning process and how did you overcome it?
The distance. We really could have wished to be present in Kenya and do the planning ourselves because I think it was not easy for our parents but they did a marvelous job...We thank them so much for their help and time.
What songs were played as you and your bridal team walked down the aisle?
Bridal team: Zahara - lilewe
Groom: All of Me- John legends & Lindsey
Bride: All you need is Love - the Beatles
I also must state, the song “Niwe nyama cia nyama ciakwa” which brought me tears when we danced it at the reception.
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.
Three things were unique:
1.Our Main cake- was an aero plane which represented our wedding theme
2. My wedding gown - it’s worn in three different styles and it really made me feel like a bride.
3. Our Honeymoon- We just spent few days alone in a hotel and then left for Safari at Maasai Mara with the people who had helped us so much in organizing our wedding.
And finally, what advice would you give to other couples planning their wedding?
Always follow your heart desires when it comes to choosing things like wedding venue, number of guests, cake designs and hairstyles and so on.
When your big day comes breath in and out and relax.
|Wedding Venue:||Oak Place|
|Photography venue:||Safari park Hotel|
|Number of Guests:||105|