Glory be to God!! It’s wedding season now, and love is in the air. I thank God that He sends the loveliest couples our way. Ciku & Brian are two of the most lively & joyous couples to work with. It was such a joy being part of their family & friends on this, their wedding day. We had loads of fun and this was a love story I had the honour & joy to document. All glory, honour & praise belongs to God.
I took the time to ask Ciku how they met, and this is what she had to say…
“Brian frequented my mothers restaurant a lot while I was working there. He always preferred to sit with me during his visits and that’s how we got to talking. Five months later, we finally went on our first date. Our friendship quickly grew & after that and we were practically inseparable. Two and a half years later, I was out partying with friends at Ebony lounge when Brian walked in much later into the night, just as we were about to leave for the night. He walked right past our party to request our song. So, we were dancing to the song and half way through when I turned round, he was on one knee. He flew me to Naivasha the following day with family and a couple of friends to celebrate our engagement. The rest as they say, is history :)”
And this awesome dream-team is responsible for helping to bring Ciku & Brian’s dream alive!
Ceremony :: St. Gregory the Great, Thindigua
Reception :: Windsor Golf & Country Club
Photo-session ::Windsor Golf & Country Club
Bridal Shoes :: Kache by Angie
Wedding Co-ordinator :: Doreen Mbugua
Bridal Jewellery :: The Bridal Shop, Hurlingham
Groom’s Outfit :: JL Autobiography (Lavington Mall)
Bride’s Gown :: Something White Bridal Shop
Maids’ Outfits :: Miss Angel Smile
Make Up Artist :: Sunshine’s Beautiful Brides
Hair :: J Praise Omondi
Cake :: Cake Couture
Catering ::Windsor Golf & Country Club
Decor :: AURA
Band :: Kidum & the Boda boda Band
DJ :: Dj Kamjo
Cinematography :: Enzi Media
Wedding invites for the day
Joy of Sunshine’s Beautiful Brides touches up Wangari. I cannot over-emphasise the importance of make-up well done
Doreen who doubled up as bridesmaid & Wedding Coordinator
The girls help Ciku get into her gown
J Praise Omondi‘s mastery at working with natural hair is on a league of its own
Meanwhile the guys were just getting up
Brian looks like he just flew in from Saudi 🙂
That was a breakfast fit for kings, eat while you still can 🙂
Brian’s Italian blazer made every other blazer I have seen look bad!
I absolutely loved their wedding bands
Brian is indeed one of most fun & bubbly persons to be around. There’s hardly a dull moment.
I call this the shoe-shot
Brother looking dapper
And the guys’ surprise gift to Brian…
On the other hand, our gorgeous bride of the day was getting veiled
And then it was time for some fun portraits
I have a soft spot for eyebrows well done
The 3 lovely sisters, don’t they look alike?
Father & daughter
It was about time to leave, the guests begin streaming in
Now you can see the source of all this beauty. Ciku with mum & dad!
And with this little payment the gates were open and Brian’s family was let in
Brian’s folks receive Ciku
Our ride for the day…
St. Gregory the Great was decked out well
Brian & John stroll in
The rest of the bridal team
I heart this image so much!
Church was packed to capacity. All their family & friends showed up to cheer them on!
Yap, that’s my girl!
And with this ring, I thee wed
K I S S !
This image warms my soul, the fact that both Brian & Ciku are busy leading from the front 🙂
Hey, hey Big Ted!
This image is ‘Toothpaste-ad’ ready 🙂
If you can kneel before God you can stand before anything
Smile, Jesus love you!
Certificate signing has never looked this fun
How came no one shared the joke with Purity & the Father?
Oh yes, the joke was finally shared 🙂
Time to hit the road, get this party jumping
And Brian got a surprise Jeep for his beautiful bride. How cool is that?
It made a real cool prop for our pictures. And Windsor always provides breath-taking backdrops
The girls rocking that fierce look
The guys walk it off
Oh I love this!
And yes, we had this much fun, it’s not fair, I know, but that’s just the way life goes 🙂
The entire awesome bridal team
What’s wrong with taking a walk down the golf course
You can’t have an African wedding without a jumping shot
Sister | Sister
Fav image of the day right here!
And that’s how a Wrangler ferried 10 rowdy adults 🙂
The reception set up was excellently done. AURA totally have their work cut out for them
Yes they had a flower wall done for them…I was in photography-heaven!
What are flowers for if you cannot splash them all over?
We got a rousing welcome to the reception from this bevy of beauties
Dancing with both mums
After the ladies were through, it was time for the guys to show them how its done
Ciku demonstrating how she will be taking care of culinary matters 🙂
They do have some ‘well known’ friends
With a couple I love & admire so much, Priscah & Ababu
Time for cake!!!!!
Kidum & the Boda boda Band absolutely killed it
No idea what was happening here but would sure have loved to know
Guess that was one hilarious best-man toast
To greater years ahead, filled with love & lots of good cheer
Time to pass on the baton to the next lucky girl
And Doreen proved to be the toughest of them all! beating the rest to the bouquet, fair & square 🙂
Finally it was time for the meet & greet. With Brian’s folks
Beautiful people, family & friends
With the greats
After this we stepped outdoors for some night images
The guys joined in for a final image
Love won the day!
Then we had the after-party. Churchill & Arthur K were in attendance
Loved the outfit change
Would love to end this post with a few images from their last look shoot
🙂 Loved this one
That was one awesome wedding…had a great time telling such an amazing love story. Ciku & Brian you two are made for each other, you are amazing people & I know that you have a great future ahead of you. Keep shining & fighting for this love, its a special thing you have found in each other.
Love & Blessings