Glory be to the most high!!! Absolutely excited to finally get to share this beautiful wedding. We blogged their engagement shoot some time back, if you have not check it out. The link is here
HOW WE MET
I met Shiro at one of my best friend’s (Shiros Cousin), small sister’s wedding in September 2013 in Eldoret.
That same evening at her cousins evening party we finally had the chance to catch up a bit.
We had lengthy talks the whole night, you’d think we had known each other for ages……….we were so in sync that everyone noticed . The bond was so intense yet so scary in a good way for we hardly knew each other that well. The morning after, we drove back to Nairobi together with a few other friends of ours .
It was so easy for me to be myself around her, she was so warm and full of life from the way she talked to me and her eyes just melted me from deep inside, slowly taking charge of my heart so fast without her noticing. She kept saying the right words, the right way at the right time and place.
At the time, I was working at an IT firm in Nairobi and She was working as cabin crew in Dubai. We became friends and maintained the link over endless WhatsApp texts and Skype video calls, given that we were worlds apart.
We became closer and ended up sharing much about our lives and experiences with life more on a personal level. At that point is when mwanaume niliamua, I better let her know my intentions early enough than ending up regretting later.
We became praying partners……we also had coffee and movie dates whenever she was around. In time, we had to define to ourselves with the kind of relationship we were having and where it was heading, of which we agreed to Date.
We prayed about it and committed it to God, to guide us through and through. Eventually, I had to pay her a visit in Dubai given that she sacrificed time and again with endless trips to Nairobi. Thank God, at this time, my contract in Nairobi ended. By God’s grace, I ended up in Dubai and now its more than 5 years with the woman that makes my heart smile and keeps my soul at peace.
It’s never in vain when we say, we give all glory to God….He has been the cornerstone of our lives and will always be. And in all we do we put Him first and ourselves second to Him.
Glory to God ,
Elam and Shiro
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Ceremony :: MARULA MANOR
Reception :: MARULA MANOR
Photo-session :: HEMINGWAYS, NAIROBI
Bridal Gown :: MYNAMOUR
Bridal Shoes :: BADGLEY MISCHKA
Wedding Co-ordinator :: HOUSE OF DOTTY
Bridal Jewellery :: SAFARI GEMS, DUBAI
Groom’s Outfit :: MOSSBROS, LONDON
Maids’ Outfits :: QUIZ, UK
Make Up Artist :: SUNSHINE
Hair :: PETER STYLIST
Cake :: CAKE COUTURE
Catering :: POTS DELIGHT
Decor :: AURA
Entertainment/DJ :: DJ STRETCH
MC :: PETER GITAU
VIDEO :: JAZANDA FILMS
Elam is all about class, his details for the day are a true testament to this
Always important to start with a word of prayer, and dedicate this very special day to the most High
Our very dapper groom of the day, Elam getting his suit on. He was a ball of excitement
BADGLEY MISCHKA all day, every day
Our gorgeous bride, Shiro getting glammed up by Sunshine
Girls just wanna have fun, and I am here to capture it all
Even though every one was pressuring us to go get ready, we had to slay this look, no use wasting all this beauty & make up 🙂
Getting into her gown and the girls got Shiro some gifts to spruce up her honeymoon 🙂
The gorgeous girls ready & rearing to go
The classic white Ford vintage was here to ferry our beautiful bride to her husband in waiting
Our ceremony was very well decked out courtesy of the talented team behind AURA
And despite the blazing overhead sun, the beautiful bride party walked in hand in hand
And finally, the moment we had all been waiting for, our beautiful bride walks in
It had been a long wait, the tears showed this clearly
All smiles as they go through the motions of their vows to each other
Coolest ring-bearer in the world
All joy as they each finally puts a ring on it!
Finally, sealed with a fiery kiss!!
And then they did their own personalised vows and they were both awash with happy tears…too sweet!
Finally, done with the paper work, now legally husbae & wifey !!!
Cutest couple in the globe, glowing and so much in love
Celebration galore as the newest couple in town exits amid cheer, jubilation and a whole lotta confetti!!!
The reception decor was a like a small slice of heaven
Hemingways, Nairobi hosted us for the mid-day photo-session
And then we stepped into the garden for some gorgeous pictures in the lush grounds
I could photograph these two all day, every day!
Gorgeous Shiro, effortlessly stunning!
What’s the use of an expensive cathedral veil if you cannot make it fly 🙂
Shiro & her bevy of bridal beauties!!
The colors went very well together
A part of their amazing bridal gang….really awesome peeps!
Elam & his band of ride or die brothers!
And with these final dreamy shots, it was time to get back to the reception before the food got cold 🙂
When it comes to food, POTS DELIGHT always bring it home with some mouth watering delicacies
And when we got back it was literally breaking a leg 🙂 the Kenyan way
When MC Peter Gitau is around, rest assured you will dance like King David did!
This is the truest meaning of ‘High Table’ 🙂
They each got to show case their moves for each other before us all. They really got the moves!!
And next it was time for Shiro to prove to us how she will be welcoming her husband everyday when he gets home from work
CAKE COUTURE always top of her game when it come to wedding cakes!
With such a gorgeous cake, happiness comes easily 🙂
Such good times we had here!
Best man extraordinaire!!!
Elam & Shiro killing their 1st dance, making love look too easy!
And then we had a sunset shoot as the sun was dipping in the horizon
These two be dripping with gorgeousness. Such a thorough joy to photograph such love between husband & wife
We came back for some meet & greet portraits before we headed out for the last photo-shoot
Last look shoot was at Hemingways in their very well laid out honeymoon suite
Cheiii! These people are just too easy on the camera, it just loves them 🙂
Such pure joy in these images, marriage should be like this every day
Pop the champagne!!! To a happy & blessed future and to many many children!
What a wonderful joy it was to be part of this amazing wedding. You guys are absolutely meant to be and thank you for being a testimony and testament that true love founded in God does exist. Happy ever after Elam & Shiro
With God’s blessings,