Wedding Co-ordinator :: Eunice Ogot (Kisumu Art House)
The trip to Karungu was one fun road trip. Kenya is such a beautiful country, so much beauty to see & experience
Narok for me was the most breath-taking
About 8 hours later, we finally got to Karungu. Karungu is a small town in Kenya on the shore above Lake Victoria, near the frontier with Tanzania.
We arrived concurrently with Michel & Sheilah & their Belgian guests as they arrived from an excursion at the Maasai Mara
Seeing that they were many sport fanatics we decided to engage in a friendly soccer match
As you can see the girls were playing too 🙂
Sheilah & Michel enjoy the game
The next day we woke up bright & early to document the hullabaloo around the morning prep
Belgian with a little bit of an African touch
You guessed right, our gorgeous bride of the day, Sheilah
Michel with the ladies, life has been kind to them. Age & beauty gel well together.
Time to leave for the ceremony
You can never go wrong with Badgley Mischka
With such high-heels, flats are definitely a girl’s best friends
Their wedding invite makes all the rest look shabby! An image from their previous civil ceremony here. Kisumu is such a gem!
Sheilah is the true definition of super-bride. She handled her own make-up!
Cough**Cough** nothing escapes a photographer’s eye 🙂
Nina Ogot from Citizen TV was here to document the wedding too
Two thumbs up for Sheilah’s swahili custom made bridal-robe
3 -legged African stools are the stuff!
Red lip colour will never go out of style
One big, beautiful bridal team. With so much sorrow & sadness in this world, such joy is always welcome!
Time to get our bride robed and ready for her big day
Maasai accessories are the absolute yummy icing to the cake!
Sheilah had her A-game on!
As you can see men & cars’ love affair starts from way back 🙂
BBB=Beautiful Belgian Babes 🙂
But Kenyans still take the medal home 🙂
This was the ceremony set up…and overlooking the mighty Lake Victoria!!!
The gentlemen strut in like they were born to do this!
The girls were not too far back
An African wedding is never complete without the traditional dancers’ jig
The sun was blazing hot! typical of Kisumu weather
Michel was at the very back of the file
the girls got in differently, they danced in to some good ol’ Ohangla
Those Belgian girls can break it down oi!
Turning it up, Karungu style
Finally, it was Sheila’s turn to walk down the grassy aisle hand in hand with her folks
Sheilah is handed over to her smiling groom
Match made in heaven
My view of the ceremony, the many camera men notwithstanding
Sheilah soaking up all the love
And the happy tears flowed too
Personalised vows are becoming my new ceremony high
Check out them candle holders, should definitely get a pair for our living room
Instead of a wedding band, Michel chose a Kenyan wrist band! how cool is that
Sealed with a KISS
Approved by the clergy 🙂
Man & wife has never looked this good
The whole village turned up to witness, local celebrity wedding of some sort 🙂
Happily ever after looks like this!
The recession was super fun
Two continents brought together by love
Absolutely love this!
Sheilah dances with the dancers
The Belgians strapped on the sisal skirts and boogied away
And then it was time to get to the reception, and we got in the only way we knew how to…dance!
I loved the light, beautiful light always makes me giddy
Loved the little add-ons that Sheila & Michel had to spruce up their reception decor
Getting down, letting gravity take its place
Look at this cute babe 🙂
We had a buffet of traditional food typical of the lake side
Absolutely loved their cake…it was like taking a Safari through the beauty that is Africa
Little precious private moments are my cup of tea
Such beautiful moments ~~~ Nothing but love
Age-old interlocking arms champagne toss
Afterwards it was time to head out for some pictures with the beautiful setting Karungu sun
The entire bridal team. We were one large beautiful team
Absolutely loved this picture, no idea why
The girls looked gorgeous in crimson
Then we released everyone else and it was time for some private intimate pictures
The beach at Sori is black in colour, I call it the black sands of Karungu
A beach image is never complete without the rolling waves
Fav image of the day
Oh how cute is this!
Can there ever be a more perfect image?
We came back just in time for the final TV interview
Yes, and the girls got an outfit change that I absolutely loved
And they got some gifts too to carry home
And when we got back for the final part of the reception, it was all systems go
Sheila’s sisters had this cute custom-made blankets for the bridal team
And one final one to keep the newly weds warm in New York 🙂
Michel’s dad goes through his speech. I loved his head spotlight thingy, soo cool!
Hey you, Mr. cute camera man 🙂
The Belgian juniors serenaded us in typical Belgian tradition
And you can tell how much it warmed Sheila & Michel’s hearts
The girls sang John Legend’s All of Me so beautifully
And when Michel gave such a moving speech to his wife, the tears flowed freely
And he got his well deserved, hard-earned reward
The Belgian ladies sang too…and their voices were as glorious as they were
Its a wonderful feeling being this young & good looking!
After this the Kenyan girls took to the dance floor to show case the extraordinary beauty of our mother-land 🙂
Unikk dancers joined them and they lit the floor on fire
Killed it, brought the house down & everything else with it
And when Sheila’s sisters stood to speak, they show cased all the reasons that make Sheila simply irresistible &irreplaceable 🙂
And just in case Michel ever had a change of heart or did not treat her right…
My view of their ‘gentle’ reminder 🙂
Hahahaha let’s just say that Michel was the man of the moment, life of the party so to say 🙂
Hahahaha good times these were
But Michel assured us all that he will take good care of her. Belgians know how to treat their women
Sheila’s parents join in the fun & merry making
And finally after it was all said & done the sun set to a beautiful day…so much joy, life & love we experienced at this beautiful gem hidden at the border of Kenya. Definitely, it was one that will remain in our hearts & minds as long as we shall live. We wish you all the best Sheilah & Michel. Travel the world and make the best out of this wonderful chapter that you have just began.
Love & hugs,