Ola guys! I know you have been waiting for this post for a while now, but the past week was so crazy. From having tonsillitis, to getting home at crazy hours from the Nairobi rains, running up and down shopping for a wedding gown during my lunch hour break and scheduling for cake tasting. Woi! I did not like my life at all.
Anyway, now that this is a brand new week, I am excited about the progress that I have made with my wedding plans. Plus, I am in the process of making my own personalized blog…. I cannot be any happier at this moment in my life right now, it is all getting better by the day.
Planning for my Rurashio.
Being in a long distance relationship made it almost impossible for me to actually plan a successful rurashio. My fiance’s job has turned him into an ‘International tourist’ and because of that, it made it difficult for us to set a date for that event. I got impatient and I began to get frustrated; my fiance being the optimist that he is kept encouraging me to have faith and that it will happen all in good time and in God’s time. I chose to be patient and this time round we went ahead and set a date and we began to work backwards, trusting that everything will go as planned.
I remember asking him to fast and pray on our behalf. I must admit that I admire his trust in God; his faith is unwavering and he is one of the most positive minded person I have met to-date. I guess that is one; among other qualities I love about him.
We both informed our immediate family members of our plans and as supportive as they are, they immediately jumped into our boat and started helping us with the preparations.
My aunty (my earthly mother), God bless her heart and soul carried the weight of the planning. She did what a mother does and that is to plan for that special day for Shaq and I. She made sure that everything was perfect.
Being the superwoman that she is, she also coordinated with the wazee’s and made sure that they had their own small meeting so that they can discuss the negotiates before the actual day. Is she not amazing? I am so blessed to have her in my life.
Now here is the interesting bit, as the days got closer to the set date, Shaq’s leave was not yet approved but I guess we both knew that everything will go as planned. Two days to the event, he received his air ticket and the next day he was on the first flight coming home. Such a relief.
The D-Day (Rurashio) April 26th 2015
On that Saturday, we woke up so tired….. Pause! Let me correct my statement. Angie and Shaq woke up so tired because the spent the entire night baking my favorite cakes (Red Velvet with creamy cheese frosting and Shaq’s famous cheese cake with Oreos). Oh! not forgetting some muffins for the kids.
Sorry guys I cannot seem to find the image of the Red Velvet; above is the Oreo cheese cake topped with chocolate coated strawberries… Nom Nom..
8am, we started our journey to Rongai where the event was taking place. We got there and my aunty had already prepared breakfast for us and the chef was kind enough to make us some finger licking fish-fingers.
We had a small problem at least to some people; but for Winnie (my talented planner) and I it was our biggest nightmare. The tent that was pitched was not in its best shape and we both got worked up about that. So luckily the supplier came to our rescue and the issue was sorted asap. The ceiling of the tent was decorated with colorful Chinese lanterns and the tables were dressed in a flowery white table clothe with an African print runner. It looked so stunning. The seats had a mix of Pink, Purple and gold tie backs on white seat covers.
At about 2pm, some traditional singers started singing and dancing a few meters from my aunties compound. Everyone knew that my new family had arrived. The songs and the ululations instantly put everyone on a celebratory mood.
Ooops! my page is full… to be continued shortly!