The story of Tina & Robert is so very incredible, my words really fall short in attempting to tell this beautiful story. During the vows I heard Robert say, that God bless the broken road that led me straight to you. Those words remained stuck in my mind through out the entire day, and I knew that these words are what defined their love story and the rest of their lives. Later on, during their 1st dance, Selah’s- ‘Bless The Broken Road’ song played and Robert & Tina locked in an embrace- as if it was only the two of them in the entire world. Tears glistened in all of our eyes & I knew we had witnessed one of the greatest love stories of all time
Ceremony :: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Reception :: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Photo-session :: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Bridal Gown :: Next Boutique
Bridal and Groom Shoes :: Clarks
Bridal Jewellery :: Accesorize – Village Market
Groom’s Outfit :: Canali – Village Market
Maids’ Outfits :: Tchisau Designs
Make Up Artist :: Muthoni Njoba
Hair :: Griffins
Cake :: Mudi Cakes
Catering :: Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
DJ & Lighting :: Discmen Entertainment
MC :: Dr. Ofweneke
Cinematographers :: Snapshot
I asked Tina, how she & Robert started off their beautiful romance….this is what she had to say
‘Rob’s character is generally as manly, alpha male butch as they get; one thing that got me madly attracted to him in the first place, and if he had a choice to be sweet or joke around about a generally “sweet” circumstance he would without hesitation break your ribs being funny about it rather than mush you up in feelings. I wouldn’t say that he is not soft but it’s not something everyone will see every day; this goes a long way to elaborate how moved and touched and crazed I am when he lets the testosterone down to sweep me off my feet on petals of sweet emotional softness. In summary, we both have versions of our love story, but this time I shall write OURS.’
‘We met in June 2010. I was still in school and at that time looking for internship. It was his first year out of campus and was working at a project management firm in Nairobi. It was my first internship and I was still so young and not knowing of several things pertaining to work life and or life beyond what my parents and school had to offer. That said, you can imagine how slightly naïve but guarded I was. He asked me to go for lunch a couple of times, or coffee, or drinks but I always said no. His version of the story goes to say how hard-to-get I was playing, to my defence, I wasn’t playing anything-to-get, I was just trying not to let my guard down too low and get fired :)’
Nevertheless he never let me go, and at some point I got assigned under him so I really had no excuse but to see and talk to him every day. Honestly, this gave me so much happiness in my tiny little heart and when I started working with him, it’s all I looked forward to every morning I woke up. I was crushing over him like a teenage girl. I never had the courage to talk to him for more than a minute or two away from work formality, owed to his nature of being so confident and forthright about everything and I’m slow to open up to people or situations, something I’ve learnt to change as I learn and grow, embracing all these aspects in life that require quick absorption, others quick release, story for another day, but every time we talked (at work) my feelings for him grew, I knew what was happening, I was very conscious about it, but I never stopped it. I’m glad I didn’t.
In February 2011 he invited me to go camping in Naivasha, which I was more than willing to do but portrayed all the more hesitation, and after a few convincing lines here and there, I made it seem like it was out of my way though I still went anyway albeit the fact that I had cleared all my schedule working towards seeing him that weekend. Let’s just say that’s how we re-met and when we let go of all we’d been holding back all that time, it was one of the most relieving feelings in the world. We shared in several pleasantries that weekend, sentimentally intuitive intimacy & I was certain that I have not and will not achieve such heights ever again. I was wrong, because since then I experienced it more every day.
He proposed the first time asking me to be his girlfriend on May 22nd that year. We lived in separate provinces for a time, and I missed being with him every single day but besides that, our love and friendship grew stronger even as time passed.
Not long after, September 14th 2013, we were at the roof top of Best Western in a decoy birthday party and he proposed asking me to be his wife. My heart skipped several beats, at several instances within that split second where I realised what was happening, and before I knew it, he was on one knee, saying something about loving me a whole lot and wanting to spend the rest of eternity with me, et cetera, et cetera. Honestly, and sadly, I might add, I don’t remember his exact words
The decision to get married to my husband was honestly one of the easiest ones I’ve ever made. During that time leading to the proposal, we spent every waking moment together and I was convinced that he was the kindest and most amazing person I had ever met. I knew I wanted to spend much more than just a couple of hours with him in a day, I wanted a lifetime and here we are, happily married and looking forward to life ahead believing that we will be together forever 🙂
For me it wasn’t one moment, but a series of moments that made me know he was for me. People asked if I had cold feet about getting married, but I didn’t. I just know I’ve never felt this connection with anybody else, he understood all matters of the real me better than anyone ever has – even when he learned how offside my humour can be & discovering how his was almost just as bad :). Two weird people, sharing indescribably weird love. I love the ‘unfiltered’ him, and always will, a vow that came so truly from my heart, mind and soul on our wedding day.
Our love story started long before Robert and I ever actually met. And when you think about it, most love stories start that way. Every moment leading up to the one in which you meet your future husband or wife somehow shapes you and prepares you for that person you were fated for. In this life, you don’t find yourself. You create yourself. And the same goes for love: you don’t find love, you create a road for love to travel and ours I may say, is one properly engineered road with a foundation not known to man for it was made by God, and where we are now, only He can take it away.
Loads of Love,
Robert was all kinds of excited….this was one day, he had been waiting for a loooong time!
The Tux really looked sharp on Robert
Love was in the air literally 🙂 You could feel it everywhere
Muthoni Njoba does what she does best
The girls looked lovely
The girls assist Tina get into her dress
And then the beautiful tears started to flow
Excitement in the air as Tina prepares to exit
Gorgeousness, absolutely loved their bouquets
We’re so glad you’re here too
The procession starts
Tina’s mum walks her down the aisle, to the man of her dream
Exchange of vows
And there was a plethora of private moments everywhere
Sealed with their 1st KISS
Finally the big announcement, husband & wife!!!
A lovely portrait with both sets of folks
We had a brief shoot as the guests had their cocktails, before lunch was served
Kindly share the joke pliiiz!
This was Tina’s idea, I loved it a lot
Best- best couple ever
And they guys suddenly broke out in dance
Infinite Planners did quite a good job with the reception set up
Time to get this party on the high road!!!!
Ain’t no party like an African wedding kind of party!!
That awesome feeling when the DJ plays your favourite song 🙂
There were lots of beautiful faces & people everywhere we looked
I spotted this lovely songstress, Ruri amongst the guests
Some love from grandma
And then the guys did a surprise dance. Robert told us that they had choreographed this dance the night leading to the wedding…the guys killed it
Even Bon’eye joined them for this one
And the girls cheered them on!!!!
Which motivated the guys to bust-a-move, more like many moves 🙂
And when Robert’s turn came, he literally brought the house down
Dr.Ofweneke tried to get the girls to match up to the super-high standards set by the guys
And we all know it was effort well wasted…nothing could top the guys’ performance 🙂
Who needs enemies when you have friends who can get you a garden gazebo as a gift
And in line with both their professions, Tina & Robert got a construction site for a cake, how uber cool is that?
10/10 on Creativity, Robert & Tina & yes Mudi Cakes you over delivered yet again
1st meal together as husband & wife
Robert takes the crown for champagne-popper of the year!!!
I love Robert’s cool-calm demeanour as compared to all the faces all around him 🙂
Cheers to the newly weds
Mad love for the best couple Kamjo & Winnie
Love the contrast between these two images….for me the guys won the day
Stuffed wallet??????…had I not had the camera in my hand I would have grabbed that FAT wallet & ran, ran ran…..
With this very cute couple…Bon’eye & Kesh
There was a lot of love shared during the meet-and-greet
Tina and her lovely ushers
And then we took some portraits with the lovely setting Windsor sun
Robert whispering sweet nothings to Tina
Some lovely portraits with the bridal team
Aaaaawwww tooo mushy
Every girl needs a pair of red heels
Hahahaha girls really rocked that bored look really well
Fun, fun, fun
One of my day’s favs
And after the sun set, the brightly lit windsor buildings served as the perfect backdrop
Oh I loved this image so much…so much joy & happiness in one image
The eyes 🙂
Some dancing & karaoke fun 🙂
And this KISS won the day…Robert dipped Tina so low I thought they would topple over 🙂 all in all it was really worth getting this shot
After a change of attire, the party officially started!!!
Debbie & hubby
This party was really jumping
Windsor’s Country Room provided the perfect evening party room
So many beautiful couples
The very cute DJ Kamjo & Matilda
We took a little break for the best man’s toast, as we cheered the newly weds to a happy blessed life ahead
And finally the very beautiful moment when Robert & Tina got to do their 1st dance
And there were water-works all over as they danced to Selah’s -Bless The Broken Road….a true testament of the road that led them together
And with this beautiful hug we called it a night…a wonderful conclusion to such a beautiful love story…though I would love you take a look at this beautiful short film shot by Snapshot
With God’s abundant love & blessings