A Kenyan man’s dream wedding scenario

As always, I’m going to start with a disclaimer. This post is strictly for the couple that wants their wedding to be an experience of a lifetime, for both the bride and the groom, not just the bride. The couple focused more on the fun factor than the doing-things-to-impress-others factor. The couple that wants their wedding day to be forever etched in their memory in the happiest way possible.

Gentlemen. Picture this. You both love soccer. You met her as you were both cheering on your favorite team. She’s essentially like a Carol Radull. Only a lot more beautiful in your opinion and a whole lot more attracted to you. You date for a while. You cannot possibly see yourself spending the rest of your life without her by your side. So one day you wake up and ask her to marry you. She says yes. Of course, she says yes. I mean, this is you we’re talking about.

So the two of you sit down and begin to plan the wedding. In your mind, you’ve heard that the wedding is a female-dominated affair. But you love her so you don’t want to leave her feeling overwhelmed from doing all the stuff by herself. Besides, being the woman that she is, she lets you know right off the bat that she values your opinion and your leadership and she wants a wedding that caters to both of you. A statement that reminds you of why you went ahead and proposed in the first place. You feel so lucky.

So, the two of you begin to plan. “What will be the theme of the wedding?” You both think out loud. What do you both love, she inquires? Soccer. It’s how you met.

Now you’re getting excited. You didn’t think it would be possible but you’re a grown man getting excited about a wedding. And you can see the glare in her eyes as she also envisions a soccer-themed wedding. The wedding cake could perhaps be a more grand version of the soccer-themed cake you both made to celebrate your one year relationship anniversary.

Soccer themed wedding cake

The two of you feel so in love and in sync with each other as you envision the concept, that planning breaks for about an hour as you both head into the bedroom to celebrate the success of the beginning of the planning process. Who said planning a wedding is no fun?

Over the course of the week, you begin to add details to the plan. What are you going to wear? That’s important to you. You like unique pieces. You’re never going to do that ivory jacket uniform everyone wears. It’s just not you. You want something you can wear on multiple special occasions long after the wedding. And you’ve never owned a suit in your life so those are absolutely out of the question. You’ve had your eyes on the following masterpiece for some time.

Very unique wedding jacket Kenya

You show it to your fiancé one morning before you head out to work. She absolutely loves it. Her exact words are, “if there’s anything in this world that can make you look even more handsome than you already are then that has to be it.” My goodness, this woman is a dream come true you think to yourself. You guys almost have another ‘wedding planning fun’ session but work beckons.

As the month progresses, you realize that you’re both very busy and it makes more sense to hire a wedding planner. The two of you are after all paying for the wedding yourselves. Therefore it makes more sense to focus on making money and hand the details to a professional. So you need a wedding planner. But you can’t just have any wedding planner. You have a very unique dream as a couple and the last thing you want is someone who will struggle to bring that dream to life because they have never executed a wedding that unique. A lot of what they do is the boring everyday stuff everyone else does. One day as your scroll through Samantha’s Bridal Instagram feed, you come across this brand.

A brand with years of experience specializing in unique events and couple experiences. You’re sold by her brand so you sit down for a meeting with her. The other wedding planners you sat down with left you exhausted with this planning process. They seemed very focused on the décor and the aesthetics at the expense of everything else. They didn’t seem to really understand what you were after.

Before you meet her, you’re not sure if she’ll be any different. The others did after all also have exceptional marketing materials and websites. However, any doubts you may have heard about her quickly disappear. Because the second you sit down with her, she tells you this.

“Let’s not get it twisted, this is not about looking different. If you only cared for how it looked you’d be seated with one of the cookie-cutter wedding planners. It’s about having an amazing experience at what is currently the most important day of your life. It’s about your wedding day being the best party you’ve ever attended. It’s about staying true to your personality as a couple and doing things your way as the masters of your own destiny. It’s about having a story to tell your kids during your 20 year anniversary as a couple.”

That’s it. Say no more you think to yourself. Best fiancé in the world and now quite possibly the most ideal wedding planner in the world for your unique creative wedding.

Life couldn’t possibly get any better than this.

 

Article by Peter Okatch. King Maker at King Sidney.