Couple: Edna and Seth Obiero Date: November 10, 2017 Venue: St Paul’s Catholic Chapel Photography: Willy Muturi Photography Bride’s gown: Bibi Harusi Gowns Groom’s suit: Nairobi Grooms (designer) Cake: Cindy’s Bake Shop Transport: White Horse Limousine & Car Hire Services
How long did you date?
Seth: Our love for local football made us acquaintances in 2011, and we became friends thereafter. We dated for four years before tying the knot.
How did you choose the colour scheme and theme of your wedding?
We went for a royal theme, and settled for blackcurrant purple and gold colour scheme, because our wish and prayer is that our marriage is bountiful. We are also glad we had the bridesmaids help in choosing the exact shade of purple for our theme, because it turned out beautiful.
How long did it take you to plan the wedding?
It took us around 11 months. The two of us did the initial sourcing and contracting of service providers with an input from our bridal team. Two months to the wedding, we constituted a small committee comprising of our family and friends to help us in executing our plans running to and on the D-day.
How did you settle on your bridal party?
We looked at family and also friends from high school, campus and church, who have been there for us in our relationship. We finally settled on four bridesmaids and four groomsmen, and had some of our other friends take up key roles in the executing committee instead.
Why would you say your wedding was successful?
Prayers; we continually prayed for every aspect of our wedding including peace in the country, considering the political impasse that panned out a month to the wedding. Also, we had an extremely supportive bridal team together with family and friends. Our dedicated committee took charge and each of them executed their roles diligently. We hardly felt any pressure on the wedding day.
What was most memorable about your big day?
When Edna was received into the Catholic Church before we took our vows in Holy Matrimony, and when we signed our marriage certificate and were pronounced husband and wife. Also, dancing to Isukuti tunes from Ainea’s band, who we have known since our earlier AFC Leopards match days in the stadium as Ingwe fans.
What stood out in your wedding?
The energetic MC Barry, the exquisitely done set-up by Exquisite Events By You, and the number of guests who turned up to celebrate with us, considering it was a weekday (Friday).