Category Archives: Weddings

Of Bridesmaids and Wedding Dramas

Of Bridesmaids and Wedding Dramas

I never told you about Tim’s Wedding day. Tim, for those of you who have short memories happens to be my best friend, and the proud husband to a girl with who if he screwed up for even one second I would be first in line knocking on her door. Her name is Christine. It’s been just over 1 year now since the day they exchanged Vows at a solemn event in a 100 year old chapel at Nairobi’s Lavington area. A beautiful ceremony, yet simple and elegant like everything else Tim does. To my… Continue reading →

Of Wedding Proposals

Of Wedding Proposals

I recently watched a Wedding proposal on YouTube that took my breath away, simply for the sheer creativity… this guy decides to actually hire a movie theatre hall to air the ‘movie’ (home-made of course) that he’s shot, proposing to his girlfriend. The thing is, she is actually been taken to that precise movie theatre to watch…a regular movie. Clueless…. So we move into  close up of her face lighting up in expectation as the movie begins..It breaks off to a scene of two men chatting but all you see are their mid sections with a back and… Continue reading →

Kenya Honeymoon Experience: Where to Go, What to do

Kenya Honeymoon Experience: Where to Go, What to do

There is something special about a Kenyan honeymoon, special by way of the romantic experience; the places you will visit and what you will actually do while enjoying your honeymoon. From romantic safaris to the lovely Kenyan Villas and the all unique colonial lodges, Kenya has what it takes to accord you a honeymoon like no other, and don’t forget the picturesque scenery that will drive your love to a blend of laughter and memories to make your union hot and alive even long after your honeymoon. Some of the places worth enlisting in your… Continue reading →

Why men marry who they marry

Why men marry who they marry

I confirmed something this week. I want the benefits of marriage, but I want them without – you know – getting married. I want to have a consistent bedmate that respects me enough to stay faithful. I want a partner I can talk to and share ideas with, share myself with. I want someone with a special link, an exclusive connection. But I don’t want the in-laws or the drama or the suspicion or the [extra] children. I don’t want to change who I am in the name of ‘compromise.’ And I don’t actually know… Continue reading →

The TZ Wedding – The Gents

The TZ Wedding – The Gents

The groom and his family has it only slightly easier when it comes to wedding preparations. For one thing, they have to pay dowry. And for another, they have to sponsor the religious ceremony and the reception. The actual wedding is done at a church, mosque, or government office, followed by a photo session. Wedding ceremonies are usually performed after midday, while the late afternoon is dedicated to photos, leaving the evening free for the wedding reception, which is also hosted by the man’s family, and also comes with the champagne, speeches, and wedding cake…. Continue reading →

The TZ Wedding – The Ladies

The TZ Wedding – The Ladies

I should clarify that I am not married. And I should explain a little something about Tanzanian weddings. They’re not like the ones at home. The typical +255 wedding comes in four parts. There are two ceremonies hosted by the bride’s family, and two ceremonies hosted by the groom’s family. The first ceremony is the Kitchen Party, hosted by the bride and her people. It is an evening party, and is generally a strictly-girls affair, so in areas like Dar that are predominantly Muslim, the ladies have a chance to let down their hair …… Continue reading →

Wedding Invitations – The Basics

Wedding Invitations – The Basics

You’ve probably received a wedding invitation card at some point. They often come in different shapes, sizes, fonts and colors but the message is basically the same; WE’RE GETTING MARRIED!!! The essentials of a Wedding Invitation A wedding invitation is simply a card that informs your friends, family, workmates e.t.c. that you and your partner are intending to tie the knot, and all the details that pertain to the ceremony. The wedding invitation card should at the minimum contain the following information: The Bride’s Name The Groom’s name Your wedding message & announcement of intention… Continue reading →

 The Wedding Budget Commandments

 The Wedding Budget Commandments

Weddings are very magical; they have this way of making one loose touch with reality until your wedding planner or wedding committee hits you square with your wedding budget. The Wedding budget is that paper with three bold columns with titles that read Wedding topic, wedding Budget Estimate and Wedding Budget Actual Cost. This piece of paper is essentially critical as a wedding planning tool it makes sure that you and your partner are constantly in tune with your finances. Of course it would be every bride and grooms “wish ” and “dream” that they… Continue reading →

Wedding Reception Alternatives

Wedding Reception Alternatives

Kenyan wedding receptions have largely revolved around the theme of a lunch time reception. Many times I have been invited for a wedding and the Kenyan in me automatically skipped the exchange of the couple’s vows in church, and made it just in time to catch the reception food queue. I am most likely speaking on behalf of quite a number of you. Lunchtime receptions are usually scheduled to begin at two o’clock but they often begin at three and yes, there are instances when they start at five and they end between four and… Continue reading →

Bridesmaids Dressed To Kill [Part 2]

Bridesmaids Dressed To Kill [Part 2]

Bridesmaids Booty Previously in this article we had looked had looked at the basics of designing choosing your bridesmaids attire, but in this article we will delve into the deeper details of getting your bridesmaids to look divinely delicious. Women come in all shapes and sizes so you can bet your bridal party will be an interesting mix! it is often advisable for the bride, to choose a color palette from which the bridesmaids will choose their color outfits, and to decide on the length of their outfits.

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