On this, the 28th day of a very sunny and beautiful January, and as I celebrate my 21st birthday, with 10 years of experience added on 😀 , I thank God for what my life is today. If it was not for Him being by my side, fighting for me, I honestly do not know where I would be. Jesus, at the center of it all, is the number 1 reason I live… and thanks to Him, and God’s amazing favor, I am bringing to you a beautiful love story that I had the privilege of being part of a few days to Christmas.
What do Texas, Kapsabet, Eldoret and Nandi Hills have in common? That is the first thing I asked myself when Chichi asked me to shoot her wedding. I could not understand how a bride from the USA could fly many miles to Kenya to hold her wedding in Nandi Hills. The joke was on me in the end. 😉
Welcome to part 1 of Chichi and Allan’s wedding. I could not blog this in one post; what do you do when you have too many awesome photos? 😉 So look out for PART II next week.
This wedding had all the elements that a wedding photographer looks forward to… A great location, an exciting bridal party, loads of traditions and of course a loving, fun, spontaneous and all smiles couple. We enjoyed shooting it very much, not to mention the road trip that came with it.
The Ceremony and Reception were hosted at Kapsimotwa Gardens at the heart of Nandi Hills. The Daily Nation of January 25th 2014 ran an article showcasing this beautiful location. The gardens are well kempt and the grass manicured, not to mention being surrounded by plush tea estates, with a serene environment, picturesque views and crispy clean air.
I could go on bout’ the details but see them for yourself. Chichi and Allan’s wedding, in pictures, coming right up. Enjoy.
Location || Kapsimotwa Gardens – Nandi Hills
Photography || Matt Masha and Jacquie Mwai
Jacquie did an amazing job with the guys. Awesome dress. Allan getting spruced-up. I loved this little detail. A girl’s best friends. Eggs have never looked so good and expensive. 🙂 Mursik was in the house. I hope i have spelt that correctly. Boys being boys. Breathtaking view. Great shot Jacquie I am lost for words on this photo. A prince waiting for his princess with anticipation and expectation. The band getting ready… oh sorry, it’s just the groomsmen getting jiggy with it. I stepped out just a minute and thankfully turned in the nick of time to this spectacular shot. The lovely bridesmaids… Yvonne, Ade and Faith. L2R Yet another bride who did her own make up. Is this the new trend? She is beautiful no doubt. Back at the venue, Jacquie was enjoying the scenery and decor. The classical bridal portrait session.. My favorite time Chichi and her lovely sister. Allan was good to go. Chichi could not wait any longer.Last minute check with the priest… And they hit the aisle. Dear future bride, invest in awesome bridesmaids. You will not regret it. Here comes the bride. Sharp! This is why I love wedding photography. Sister love. This photo tells it all. The love overflowing. And they exchanged the rings. All smiles. Everyone said a little prayer for them. Blessed couple. Is it a Bird… Is it a Plane. I loved the bridesmaid’s dresses. The color is coral. Chichi was already partying. Finally they put pen to paper and legalized their union. And they got the final blessing from the priest. Sweet moment here. It was time to party. Non-stop And feast of course.
I hope you have enjoyed part 1; part 2 is even more amazing. Be sure to check it out next week.
So what do Texas, Kapsabet, Eldoret and Nandi Hills have in common? They have the privilege of being home to a couple who are in love to the moon and back. May God bless and sustain their marriage, and bless the kids that are on the way too. 😀
Thank you for dropping by and for supporting my work. God bless you for taking your time to stop by. Today I shall have my cake and eat it as well. Enjoy your day blessed people. Please leave your comments about the wedding below; it will be a joy reading them. 🙂
Author: Matt Masha