After loosing his first wife pastor Joyce six years ago, renowned televangelist Bishop Mark Kubai Kariuki got a second chance at love fell in love with, Joyce Wacera a head usher at the House of Bread church that was founded by Bishop Mark. Bishop’s marriage to Joyce was a prophecy made by Bishops friend who is also a pastor form the United States. Joyce was very anxious when she received the news and had to do a lot of praying and fasting as she prepared to take up her new role.
Bishop Mark and his best man and long time friend Bishop Masinde wore black suits, lilac shirts and royal violet ties. Joyce got her gown from one of the bridal shops in town. She chose a glass encrusted mermaid bustier gown, white in color. She added a bolero to cover her shoulders. The couple had two sets of bridal parties, Bishops children together with their spouses who stayed with the Bishop and Joyce’s sisters and friends who were with her. Bishops two sons and son in law wore grey suits and purple and white stripped ties, his daughter and daughters in-law had eggplant purple long flowing dresses with baby yellow fascinators to complete the look.
Both the church ceremony and the reception took place at the Kasarani Gymnasium. There was some worry about how the décor would be done due to the imposing size of the gymnasium but the décor lady Claris of Chique Events used her expertise and set up a lounge area at a stage where the bridal party and VIPs sat. She incorporated lighting, and drapery matching the theme colors to drape the entrance and inside the arena. The décor lady also opted to use glass pillars for the flower garlands as opposed to the usual flower stands as the glass reflected the light, enhancing the brightness of the venue. In terms of transport the Bishop, his best man and his children rode in range rovers escorted by a convoy of other range rovers and security detail. Joyce on the other hand rode in a stretched Chrysler limousine from Royal Hometown.
Being an internationally acclaimed Bishop, there was no way he would leave his congregants out of this important day. There were two sets of guests, the VVIPS who were about 300, included fellow bishops from different churches and other close friends and family. The rest of the guests more than 5,000 comprised of congregants, various pastors and leaders in the Deliverance church. The couple had to hire five professional caterers to feed this large multitude of people.
The couple had a religious ceremony and stuck to the traditional vows. The officiating pastor was Bishop William Tumising who also officiated Bishop Mark’s wedding 20 years ago to his first
wife Joyce. Bishop JB Masinde and his wife were the best couple in Bishop Mark’s first wedding, and were once again standing as the main witnesses on his second wedding.
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Photography: Versatile Photographers
Videography: G Media
Décor: Chique Events
Transport: Royal Hometown Limousine