If your idea of a fabulous wedding is lots of colour, stunning outfits and fun details and then you came to the right place. Christine and Enock's wedding was full of gorgeous details and wait till you read their proposal story; it will warm your heart!
Have a look at this vibrant and colourful wedding. Get inspired!
Tell us your story? How and where did you meet?
Enock and I met at Kencall EPZ in Dec 2008 where we were working part time.
We hit it off almost immediately and have been together ever since.
What do you love the most about each other?
Christine: I love that he is very caring and has a good heart. He is also tall, dark n very handsome. My super model.
He is God-fearing too
Enock: She is beautiful, very innovative, ambitious and has a charming personality.
How did he propose?
Oh my!! I’m still speechless.*insert red face here* It was on my graduation day. I had a graduation dinner and he suggested that my friends and I go celebrate at the Elani Album launch after.
A couple of minutes after we came in, I got called on stage and my husband walked up with me and was handed the mic as the crowd went wild. Honestly, at that moment, I knew he was congratulating me for my achievement and hard work so I was smiling like a cow excited to be infront of a lively crowd.
Next thing I saw him reach into his pocket as he said many nice words and I immediately burst into tears. He asked and I said yes, though he claims he didn’t hear because I was bawling my eyes out.
My hand was shaking so much he couldn’t even put the ring in. We eventually left the stage as the crowd chanted my name *awesome feeling*.
What songs did you and your bridal team walk down the aisle to?
I walked down the aisle to Still The One by Shania Twain which was also accompanied by the saxophone played by Richard; so romantic, I felt like a princess in my gown.
The bridal team walked down to a South African gospel song. Don’t know the name though.
What was your wedding theme and what inspired your choice of colours, suppliers and style?
My wedding theme was Rainbow. I have always wanted a Rainbow wedding, since my childhood plus I love all bright colors, it’s hard to pick on a specific one. My husband knew that I had decided on this from way back so he went along with it *he’s too sweet* :-)
I wanted it to be elegant and colourful. My Cinderella story….
I chose suppliers based on the work they had done previously and that they could pull off my ideas.
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.
When I got up it was raining, so I was abit nervous about how the rest of the day would go. Then as my brides’ maids and I were preparing, the lights disappeared.
Because we hadn’t gotten our hairs done yet, we had to relocate to my Uncle’s house where there was electricity. I was picked up by a large group of people who were led by the Kenya Boys Choir in song and dance.
I arrived at the church late so I was eager to get married so that we can go dance and celebrate the occasion. The pastor was brief with the Sermon and I was overjoyed as we exchanged vows. As we are SDA’s, there was no kissing or exchange of rings in church.
We later went for our photo session where we had fun with the bridal party and had snacks at Safaripark so that we have energy for the dancing that would ensue at the reception.
We got to the reception and all was merry. We danced our hearts out and the whole crowd was in a buzz. I also got a special performance by Kenzo, he had my husband sing his song ‘Mama Milka’ to my parents and I. That was so sweet.
Later there were speeches and exchange of gifts. Then there was the ring ceremony which we did at the reception and finally the cutting of cake. The cake was another surprise because it had rainbow colored layers in line with the theme.
When the day ended I was relieved that it was a success. It did not rain *Thank God* and the occasion was fun and colorful.
Tell us your biggest cost saver and any cost saving tips you have for people planning their wedding.
I don’t know what my biggest cost saver was but it’s important to work with referrals. You would rather go with a supplier whose work you have sampled so that you know what to expect. It’s generally more reliable and you know if you are getting value for money.
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?
Tell the photographer the pictures you want taken before the wedding. Show them samples too if you have. On the day you’ll be caught in events that you forget some of the ideas you had.
What (in your opinion), do you think is the most overrated thing in weddings?
The walk down the aisle. I thought I would cry n think twice about getting married as I have heard from many people. I even made my sister (she was my best maid) have pocket tissues in her bag incase I attempted to ruin my makeup.
Instead I was super excited and glowing, ready to get to my husband. I think I almost run down the aisle ‘cause I couldn’t wait to get married to Enock. *Is this normal??*
Any other tips/lessons you would like to share with other brides and grooms planning for their wedding?
Keeping time is one hell of a task. I thought it would be easy but I really struggled. You need to get a whole team to handle the time management role
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 opted to have hats for the guys to turn up the suit and make it more funky.
We also had the maids have ombre dresses as opposed to a single shade of the color. That’s one thing I haven’t seen out there a lot.
In preparing for the wedding, most couples have pre-wedding shoots where it’s just the two of them; I opted to have my bridal party in the shoot to make it more fun. It was also a good teaser to the main wedding.
Wedding Venue: Tayiana Gardens
Photography Venue: Safaripark respectively
Wedding Photographer: Paul Pichaz from Panaito
Number of Guests: 600