Glory be to the most high God that we finally got to shoot George & Sempeyo’s beautiful Marula Manor wedding. Marula Manor is definitely one of Kenya’s most prime wedding locations, and getting to shoot here again, was a chance Gathoni & I jumped to. Sempeyo & George had been a long time in planning & they wanted a fun & joyous time to celebrate their wedding with their family & friends. We had shot their engagement session earlier on & just in case you missed it, you can check it out here.
Here’s what went down on their wedding….I will try as much as possible to keep the next wedding posts, shot & sweet…so that we do not have the loading issues some of you have been having every time you come to check out the Monday wedding posts. Here are some of our favourites from their beautiful white wedding
Ceremony & Reception :: Marula Manor
Photo-Session :: Collingham Gardens
Cake :: Mudi’s Cakes
Decor :: House in Bloom
Make-up & Hair :: Kings Before & After
Sempeyo’s Heels :: ZU
Entertainment :: The Silver Strings Band
Cinematography :: Jazanda Wedding Films
The bridal prep was taking place at Bank House in Karen which presented to us such a picturesque location for the prep. It is also a plus for future brides to take the effort to make sure that if they want amazing getting ready pictures then they need to take the effort to make sure that the location is right. I wrote an article in detail regarding this, you can check it out here.
Sempeyo has excellent taste in shoes as you tell from this shot…simple & classy is the definitely the way to go!
I absolutely loved her bouquet
Sempeyo & the girls, laughed a lot & shared many, many good times
Sempeyo gets dolled up
Love my peek-a-boo shots much
Final hair touches
And once the preparation was finalised it was time to leave. As usual we had to do the stairway shot, that I dearly love
At the door way there was a lot of song & jubilation as George’s side of the family accepted Sempeyo as one of their own
Good times these were
Meanwhile at the Marula Manor….
George & the guys had arrived and were really looking dapper in their black suits
We took some portraits with the guys before the ceremony commenced
No one could miss a photo-op of the beautiful bride
The set-up at Marula Manor was simply breath-taking, a lot of care was put in every detail
And the procession started…
Loved the maids dresses, absolutely lovely
George looking on in deep thought, as his bride walks down the aisle
Kids will always be kids, and they light up weddings
Sweet little moments like this, make my day!!!
And the rings get dedicated to God
Holy communion time
The officiating minister presents them with their marriage certificate
We caught the holy water sprinkle…loved this shot much
Meet & greet as the guests presented their offerings
The richness of Maasai culture coloured the wedding
The cocktail tables were set up really well
We drove to the nearby Collingham Gardens for some quick fun portrait session
Super-cute baby this was
Beautiful bridal team this was
Next up was the guys, we wanted something fun & lively
And George went airborne!
Not your everyday jumping shot! But I loved it…so diverse & different
A few photos of the girls
On shot inside the limo as we drove back to the reception
It was a dome-reception set up with the lovely fairing lights running down from the apex of the dome
There was a lot of dance & jubilation when the newly weds checked in
And their family & friends were here to cheer them on
Their culture is so rich & beautiful & we had so much song & dance to celebrate the newly weds
Carrying the African basket is a common tradition in African wedding
And they kissed again to much cheering & jubilation
Loved the cake, Mudi’s Cakes did such a stellar job. Sempeyo & George had organised for cakes for each of the tables for their wedding guests which I found pretty cool
Moet & Chandon Champagne!!!! Yes this deserved a mention all on its own
And it was that time that they got to share their 1st meal as husband & wife with their guests
The best couple got to do the shoe game too…and their answers were pretty hilarious…this game is a must have in all weddings
Sempeyo’s handsome brother & very lovely sisters
Sempeyo gets the double peck from this sweet angels
We did a small intimate session for George & Sempeyo just after their reception
Collingham is such a breath-taking location…so many pretty places to shoot in
Loved this shot…The final outcome was totally worth the pain 🙂
And it was time for their evening party….
They make the official entrance
And they had a lot of fun & dance & got to unwind with all their family & friends.
Here is their wedding trailer courtesy of Jazanda Wedding Films
Hope you loved this beautiful wedding. We wish George & Sempeyo the very best that life has to offer, as they begin this new life as husband & wife.
Loads of Love