Mark + Brianna :: A Kenyan Destination Wedding

Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding

Hello sons and daughters of God. Welcome to a new blog post. This particular post is long overdue i know but it’s finally here.

It’s a story of love beyond cultures and borders and i thank the almighty God for giving me the opportunity to be part of it. Its one of those weddings that give you goosebumps by just attending it. So you can imagine what happens when you are given the task of being the official Photog.

You will remember Mark and Brianna from a previous post where we had their engagement shoot at the KICC rooftop just days before we headed out to Tiwi beach, in Diani, for their wedding ceremony. This is their story . . .

“Bri moved into a house in the Kilimani neighborhood of Nairobi in October 2010. Though they lived just two blocks from each other and frequented the same coffee shops, the two didn’t meet until six months later, at a home group meeting of Karen Vineyard church. (They later learned that the same mutual friend had invited each of them to join the home group.)

After that initial meeting in March 2011 Mark and Bri didn’t cross paths again until June when they ran into each other out with friends. The very next morning, Mark was traveling to South Africa for a three-month film course. Exactly three months later, on September 23, 2011, on the same day Mark returned from South Africa, they ran into each other again at another mutual friend’s house. From that moment, they were inseparable.”

That is their story in words, and here is mine in pictures. I loved this particular wedding so much because it was a coming together of two different cultures, merged by love, which reminded me that anything is possible in this world only if you put your heart, mind, soul and, the most important ingredient of all – God, into it.

This is the longest post i have ever done so grab a cuppa, indulge, and enjoy yourself.

Location :: Tiwi Beach – Coral Cove Cottages

Photography :: Matt Masha

Cinematography :: Mandela Samuel

Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingI woke up early, 5am to be precise, just to catch a glimpse of this wonderful sunrise.Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingI was not the only riser; Mark was taking a walk on the beach … to meditate perhaps 🙂 Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri’s Dress was just spectacular and just one shot of it was not enough; so i got a couple. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMeanwhile Bri was getting herself ready for the big day with a facial. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingI found this amazing mirror at the salon the girls were at . . . very artistic. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingEmily got down to the business of making sure she looked beautiful for the occasion. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingLovely father and daughter moment here. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingKristen got into the groove too. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe men waited for the ladies patiently. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri’s mom looked dashing. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingIn all the weddings i have been to, i have never seen a bride do her own make up. Bri was her own make up artist. Impressive!!! Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingI love playing with mirrors :). Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingShe had a well laid out reference to accomplish what she wanted. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMeanwhile the reception ground were being brought to life against the spectacular backdrop of the Indian ocean. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe rings lay in wait… Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe shoes ready for the bride. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark’s suit. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingVenue of the ceremony. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingI caught up with Mark as he was dressing up. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingHe looked very fine. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMeanwhile Bri received a love letter from Mark which she read quietly with chuckles here and there. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingTwas time to lace up the gown.v Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingLovely smiles that lit up the room. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe Father of the Bride (FOB) waited anxiously for his daughter. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingHere comes the bride. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe guests seated. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark and Chris Foot (who was the officiator) took a minute off to pray before things got underway. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark’s parents testing out their camera. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingAnd the cameras came out to play. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark could not sit and wait. He looked over the horizon to see if his bride was nearing… Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe first sign that Bri was near was the beautiful bridesmaids walking down the aisle. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingSooooooo cute 🙂Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingAnd finally the bide came, in tow with her parents down the aisle. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri could not contain her joy. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingAnd she hugged her dad “goodbye”. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingTo be joined with her man right there. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingI think she took some seconds off too to thank God for making this day a reality. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingAnd the cute babies kept appearing. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingPatricia was here too…Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingAnd the vows were next up. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingWith these rings, they said “I Do”. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingOff to some formals now and everyone was all smiles. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingFor a moment I thought was shooting for a bridal magazine here :D. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingCharlie’s Angels. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe men turned their style on. Lovely pose. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingHigh fashion poses right there. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingLovely sisters. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri and her friend Emily. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri and Kristin. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri and Josh. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri and Steve Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingBri and Evans Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark and Josh Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe Brothers Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingNow it was just I, Them and a Nikon. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe intensity of their love you can clearly see in their faces. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingTime to Party. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingPatricia sung her heart out. She got nice music. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingThe Cake ;; mouthwatering. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingAnd we had time to do a Last Look shoot … It was everything i hoped it would be. Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding Mark & Brianna's Kenya destination weddingMark & Brianna's Kenya destination wedding And there you have it;  i hope you enjoyed this Kenyan Destination Wedding. I had loads of fun and i wish nothing but God’s blessings and all good things that life has to offer to Mark and Brianna. Loads of kids too ;).

Please leave your comments below and thanks for dropping by. God Bless You :).

Author: Matt Masha


30 thoughts on “Mark + Brianna :: A Kenyan Destination Wedding

  1. Gorgeous photos, i especially love the one where the whole bridal team + the couple are wearing sun glasses.

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  2. Oh My God!! This is just Spectacular. From the setting to the theme the people to the photography… all on point. Its so heavenly… This is awesome work Matt! Keep it up!!

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  3. That’s breath taking place I planning my wedding on 2016 how much does that place cost

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  4. Oh wow! Makes me want to relive that day 1000 times! Thanks so much Matt!

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  5. I looove this Martin! Especially the portraits of the couple with the brides maids and grooms men. Great job 🙂

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