Glory be to God, we are super excited to be sharing another love story, yes, O yes, Glory be to our good Lord. For it is in Him, that we live, move & have our being…
The 1st time I sat across Kevin; we chatted, laughed & talked about everything silly in the globe, I knew right there & then we would be a perfect fit. This was one wedding we had to shoot!!!! Kevin is hilarious, while Esther is more laid back, together they make such an amazing couple and definitely one of the most fun people to be around. God has really blessed Gathoni & I to be able to meet such amazing people as Kevin & Esther & definitely telling stories like this is something we exist for. This has to be one of the greatest love story of all time, for real, this is definitely it.
Ceremony: PCEA Nairobi West
Reception: Moi Educational Center
Bridal Gown: Esther custom designed it and she had it made in China.
Bridal Shoes: Bought in Dubai (Can’t remember the name)
Bridal Jewellery: Jamia Mall
Groom’s Outfit: Big Boss (Istanbul)
Maids: Jossy Designers
Make Up: Samantha Ireri
Hair: Pal’s Parlor Embakasi (Men)and James (2nd name unknown,for the ladies :))
Cake: Doris Mwirigi (Kevin’s mum)
Catering and Tents: Alofirm Caterers
Deco: Innovative Decor
Entertainment: Silver Springs Band
MC: Michael Ondialla Odhiambo (Marangi)
Cinematography :: Alko Films
Photography :: THE KIRUTHIs
So I asked Kevin about his 1st encounter with Esther & this is what he had to say…
‘We met in campus 1st year, she was doing Economics and Statistics, I was doing Medicine and Surgery. It was the Man U vs Barcelona Champion’s League final on May 27th, 2009 at the Graduation Square at UoN grounds. It started to rain, I had an umbrella she didn’t. She ran and hid under my umbrella.
We decided to go to town to finish the match from there due to the rain. After the march, I got her number and the rest, as they say, is not history but the present..hehehe..’
Kevin decided to do his prep in the outdoor, very typical of Kevin so to say 🙂
Kevin is helped to suit up by his best man
Meanwhile, we were getting our creative juices flowing with the girls
Gathoni captured this amazing image of the rings…from my childhood I remember BMW meant **** Be My Wife 🙂
Banana trees and bridal gowns are not exactly compatible, but well…Esther & Kevin are only getting married once 🙂
Gathoni caught this little angel peeking out at the approaching entourage
Maid of honour handles the calls as Esther gets dolled up
Gorgeousness is what Esther was…to the very meaning of the word
And when Esther’s mum walked into the room, the emotions flowed freely
And when the khanga aisle was laid out, it was time for the beautiful bride to leave her matrimonial home
Esther’s folks had requested Kevin to personally come & pick up his beautiful bride. Reminded me of what Gathoni’s folks requested during our wedding too
Esther with both mums
Checking in to PCEA Nairobi West
#Note2FutureGrooms —> This is the only way to check in during your wedding day….Smiles4Miles
You the main man!!!
Finally, finally, a very emotional Esther got to walk down the aisle with both of her loving parents
From Kevin’s perspective
Man of God officiates the ceremony
Did a racoon just find its way to this young fellow’s head? 🙂
And when the minister asked if there anyone who would not want these two lovebirds to be married 🙂
Then the minister asked both Kev & Esther to walk round the church as they wish all the singles goodbye for one last time 🙂
Kevin does his walk 🙂
The guys were beside themselves with laughter
And then Esther got the do the glory walk, as all the single guys laughed/cried out of sorrow 🙂
Just in case anyone got the bright idea of stealing & pawning their wedding rings for a vacay in Malaysia 🙂
And with these rings; Kevin & Esther were officially off the dating Market 🙂
Some more beautiful tears were shed
One of my all time favourite parts during weddings, when they get dedicated to God!
Daiiiing!!!!!! They nailed that KISS good!!!! It must suck being single, now that I think of it 🙂
Such beautiful, blessed children of our living Lord!
Finally, its now legal…husband & wife…oh so very beautiful this was
They all got dedicated to God too…thought this was pretty unique
Finally, all the planning, dreaming, saving, traveling & praying had finally paid off!!! MR & MRS KOOME!
With both sets of loving parents
Then we checked into The Boma for the portrait session. It was quite over cast & drizzling, but the bridal team livened it up!
This is what I am talking about
Fun, fun peoples these were….so loud, noisy & loads of fun!!!
I love me a random, crazy pic like this 🙂
I wonder how we were able to squeeze all this gorgeousness into one pic!!!! We serve a very mighty God!!!!
I just told them to squeeze all into the frame and play pretend its not raining 🙂
And when the rain became a bit too much to handle, we scampered for safety, just in case all the maids decided to bill us for damaged hair 🙂
Hey…. hey… time to go folks, we have a reception to attend!!!
Hahahaha…loved this one right here!!!
It was a convoy of all Mark X’s & one conspicuous range rover!
The reception venue was Moi Educational Centre in South C
And with this seemingly harmless, innocent peck; the party officially started 🙂
And it was really hard to miss who the girl of the moment was!
And then came time for the solo dances…I love calling it the dance battle!!!
And when Kevin hit the grass floor, it was all systems go!!!!
Maeeeen, this gentlemen got the moves like Jagger
Hahahahaha iDied & came back to life 🙂
And the Grammy for the Best Dancing Groom goes to…
Everybody took the chance to keep those timeless memories for eternity, safe in their memory cards
Happiest people in the globe these were
Esther got to gift her mum in love with a lesso & vice versa too
More fun traditions
And then it was cake cutting time, Kev & Esther were so bored that the dancing was over so soon 🙂
Kevin’s mum baked them this yummy cake, and she did a very nice job while at it!
Esther got to pray for their very 1st meal together, let’s just say Kevin was all eyes to ensure that no one made away with the cake during the prayer 🙂
And it was a carnivore all over
Mum gets a big piece of the cake 🙂
Kev & Esther were humble enough to get some cake for the band too!!! such sweethearts
Dad & mum even joined in for ajig or two
This is the part that the claws come out to play 🙂 Those facial expressions are not even among the emoticons 🙂
And just like that the journey to another wedding started 🙂 Happy wedding planning bouquet catcher!
Next up was the guys, why do the girls have all the fun? If girls can do it, the guys can do it better 🙂
Well, its now safe to say that men & commitment do not mix 🙂
Really cool people we met
Loreen, Gathoni & I
After this we hit Safari Park Hotel for some sunset portraits
Beautiful people made beautiful portraits with the golden sun as a back drop
Hahahaha the best couple was awesome!
And then Kevin just grabbed Esther & planted one right on her lips 🙂
And then the girls attempted to revenge by trying to carry Kevin
Hahahahaha, Kevin does know how to make the best of all situations 🙂
The theme here was to keep it COOL!!!
They guys insisted that since Esther had to be cooler then they were, they just took her to higher altitudes 🙂
Kevin started feeling left out in all the fun, so the guys gave him his heart’s desire!!
Hahahahahahahhaha!!! Oh my ribs!!!!
we did a last look shoot….but 1st let’s check in to the evening party, this party was craaaaayyyyyy!!!!
A little bit of Ol skool to start it off
There was so much joy everywhere you looked
And Kevin showed them how we do it this side of the Sahara
Finish it off with their 1st dance
Let us finish off this beautiful post with their last look portraits
How I love shooting past dusk, best time in the world to shoot should you ask me
Time to warm the temperatures up in here quite a bit
And at the lobby of the hotel we rocked the old faithful jumbo and they made it look so good
I heard it is not proper manners to point fingers at people, oh well 🙂
We got some really amazing images at the wedding, beautiful day this was…and as always we had to end the day with a portrait of all of us together
L->R : Mike, Mercy, Esther, Kev, Gathoni & Ben
Kindly take the time & watch the wedding trailer done by Alko Films
Glory be to God, in the highest!!!!
Loads of Love,