Ola happy people! It is almost three months since I wedded. The plans and the ideas are still very fresh in my memory. I can remember every detail about it and quite often I find myself visiting my online idea book. I guess I will keep it for as long as I can. Who knows, I will still wed my husband all over again in the near future.
To be honest, I got a lot of inspiration/ideas from Pinterest, the Knot website, Bellanaijaweddings on Instagram and I perused lots of wedding magazines. If you follow my pins on Pinterest, you would be able to see the different ideas that I borrowed.
We decided to hire a planner and I must say it was the best decision ever. Winnie is very talented and the moment we shared our vision with her, she did an exemplary job of executing it.
We wanted a simple yet classy theme for our wedding. We went for a white and gold theme with a mix of baby peach pink, which we incorporate later on. For the groomsmen and bridesmaids, we went for pastel colors. The fabric used to make the bridesmaids dresses was a beautiful satin in peach pink and for the groomsmen was a light beige but not satin of course 😉
When the ladies saw the color and fabric, most of them did not like it but the moment the first dress was done, they all loved it. The V neck and the slit on the dress was so flattering. I loved how the design came out.
The flower girls design and color was perfect. When the girls had their first fitting, it blew my mind. Arriane and Naz kept twirling round and round. They looked gorgeous, more like Cinderella’s in fairy-tale story.
The suggestion of the venue came from my sister Khadija. She had dined at West house and she loved the architecture and the décor of the hotel. West house is a beautiful boutique hotel. The design of the hotel is spectacular. From the furniture to the wallpaper on the staircase to the well-manicured theatre garden that is adjacent to Karura Forest. When we visited the hotel, we knew without doubt that, that is where we wanted to celebrate our union.
Dixon from Dixon Lites gave the theme of the outdoor set up a huge transformation. Two days to the wedding Dixon suggested to us to incorporate fairy lights into the set up. I was blown away with the mix of lanterns with the fairy lights. He also lit the walls at the reception area with LED lighting beams. It looked so beautiful.
Archie my long time friend did the videography and photography of our entire wedding. He has one dedicated team. Can you believe they made us take photo till 3:00am in the morning! Now that is what I call passion.
Have you guys heard of Sunshine Bridals? Well if you have not yet heard of Joy the make-up artist then kindly visit her Instagram and Facebook page and you will be blow away by her talent. I saw her work and let me tell you, she was the very first person I booked in my list of suppliers. I paid my deposit three months before our wedding. That’s how much I had faith in her work and you know what, I never even went for a trial make-up session.
Bilha from Keky Tamu baked our cake. Let me tell you one thing, Winnie had scheduled me for so many cake-tasting appointments. I was very particular about the taste and design of the cake and from all those that I had sampled, Bilha’s sample swamped all the votes. Clearly she did not disappoint at all. Our wedding cake was so moist and yummy. My guests were served with cupcakes, which came in 4 different flavors.
My planner, the suppliers and my family brought life to our wedding. They all worked so hard to give us their best and for that, we shall be forever grateful.
Planner: Winnie Gor of Winnie Gor Consultancy and Memoirs Events
Lighting: Dixon of Dixon Lites Ltd
Make up: Joy of Sunshine Bridals
Hair: Maggie from Queens Salon
Photography and Videography: Archie of I Am Photography
Cake: Bilha of Keky Tamu
Designer: Charity of Boutique Mahali
Venue: West house – A one degree south hotel.
Look how dreamy and adorable these girls look… Mwaaaa