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HOW TO: Answer the Question “When is Your Turn?” at Weddings & Baby Showers

HOW TO: Answer the Question “When is Your Turn?” at Weddings & Baby Showers

You are an eighties baby. You have gone to so many weddings and baby showers that you mutter words like ‘fascinators’ and ‘fuchsia’ in your sleep. It is at one of these weddings that you will meet a  former high school mate  you have not seen since the Just a Band’s Makemende video went viral will often give you one of those “cheek hugs”(Because she has not fully mastered the  pretentious hug which, if  done extremely well ,should be  a mid-air hug, or something). Your high school mate will smile and ask; Where have you… 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 →

My Brother’s Wedding

My Brother’s Wedding

It was my brothers wedding Saturday. I looked fab (oh yes I did) and had the killer heels to match. We went to pick up the bride and in my lofty position of master time keeper I tottered over to the bride’s driver to inform him the bridal party would be exiting the house in five. This was her day and he absolutely needed to be ready. And as I tottered over ….I fell down. I’d like to say there was some grace to it but sadly there was none. I crashed to my mother’s… 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 →

Say “I Do” to a beautiful you!

Say “I Do” to a beautiful you!

December is around the corner and here in Kenya, the wedding season will be at its peak. So this is for all the brides out there busy preparing for your big day. Right now if you have not done so already, you are busy looking for the perfect dress, perfect invitation, perfect location, perfect flowers and perfect everything. Or so you think. One of the most overlooked areas during this time is wedding day beauty. Usually the bride-to-be will have envisioned how her hair and nails will look but totally ignores the makeup department or… Continue reading →

Parent Proofing your wedding

Parent Proofing your wedding

Weddings are a family affair! Two families become one because of their children’s union. This is what makes marriage special.  Most parents look forward to seeing their children walk down the aisle. It fills your parents with pride to see their children tie the knot. As a couple you will appreciate the support that your family gives you, especially in the wedding planning and coordination process. Your family will be there seeing you transition from daughter to wife, from son to husband. Therefore it is essential that you consider their role in your wedding planning… Continue reading →

Getting the perfect wedding gown

Getting the perfect wedding gown

What are the three things that all the wedding guests often look forward to at a wedding? The wedding cake, the wedding setup and your wedding gown. Not necessarily in that order. So how do you get the perfect wedding dress, that will leave your groom in awe, and your wedding guests delightfully surprised  as you walk down the aisle? The secret lies in finding the wedding gown that will flatter your body silhouette. It’s all about your body. Find out our secrets that will help you dress your body right. The Hour glass body… Continue reading →

Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands

The Wedding Band is a sure sign that clearly states to the world that you are married. It is the one item that will make you nostalgic and take you back to that moment when you said those two precious words “I do”. You want this moment to be precious and memorable when you gaze at the rock on your left finger, to be blissful not one of utmost regret because your ring was the wrong color or wrong size! So what are the key things that you should keep into account when you are… Continue reading →

Wedding Themes

Wedding Themes

Often when a couple begins planning their wedding, they start by choosing where the venue will be, the design of the wedding gown, the main color or colors that will stand out at the ceremony and reception, what type of flowers will be used and a host of other decisions. What many couples do not realize is that they are essentially working around a certain theme for their wedding. What is a wedding theme? A theme is a distinct and unifying idea that is recurring through various aspects of the wedding such as those mentioned… Continue reading →

After the Engagement!

After the Engagement!

You have just got engaged! So where do you start with regards to planning your wedding? This question often puzzles many brides & grooms because they are totally clueless. So start from the beginning! We are getting Married! Announce the engagement to your family & friends. This could be done via an engagement party, save the date emails, SMS’s. MMs’s and visits to the parents. Save the date emails are free and are offered by most wedding websites online. Create an MMS with a photo of you and your partner, with the wedding day details… Continue reading →

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