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the wedding festival

It’s an outdoor Festival Creating an event like no other focused on commerce, vendors selling actual things to the visitors, lots of entertainment including the concerts, fashion shows, live bands hence creating great experiences.

The wedding Festival is an excellent opportunity for vendors to create and design stylish showcase, network and sale to the guests, which includes to be weds, who are clients with money in the bank and a timeline to spend it by.

happy african friends having fun outdoors

The event will also highly benefit from a new profile of clients who will be coming to The Rose’ Wine Festival featuring crafts and things at Gin O’clock ,the visitors include the middle and high end income earners and high network individuals thus creating more Exposure to exhibitors.

Exhibitors will display an extensive selection of products and services and attendees can expect representation from a wide array of outdoor activities.

WHATS NEW!

•           Outdoor event with new layout

•           New vendor category

•           Bridal village.

•           Food court & Bar

•           Kids friendly events

•           Live entertainment 

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THE ROSE wine FESTIVAL @GIN OCLOCK

A premium picnic-style festival, dedicated to the celebration of all things Pink Gin & lifestyle, It will be held on the 25th & 26th of April at the Marula Manor, Karen it is a great opportunity to meet new people, enjoy delicious food and enjoy amazing music and Trendiest selection of wines.

WHAT TO WEAR

The mandatory attire for the PINK GIN festival is pink and white. Including spring dresses, pink and white pastel-colored suits, bold headpieces, vintage dresses, and accessories.

EVENT STRUCTURE 

This is running alongside 2 other events in the same venue Namely, She Creates Crafts & things and The Wedding Festival, 

there shall be 3 villages 

i). The rose Festival Village featuring Let the Fun Be Gin 

ii). She Creates Village 

iii). The Wedding Festival Village To maximise visibility and access each exhibitor is expertly displayed within the canvas tent which we are calling the ‘village’. 

It’s encouraged that you take full advantage of the picnic baskets from our culinary curator because no outside food or beverage will be allowed into the event. Keep in mind that there will be additional treats available for purchase, such as cupcakes, cotton candy, snowballs, popcorn, and more! Guests are encouraged to pre-purchase bottles of PINK GIN to last the day, and any unopened bottles may be taken home at the end of the event.

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SHE CREATES, CRAFTS AND THINGS FESTIVAL

DID YOU KNOW?

One of the most resilient groups that will come out of these challenging times is the Creative business owners i.e the Artist.

THE AIM – ROUTE TO MARKET

The SHE CREATES ; CRAFTS AND THINGS Festival is an artist-led festival, bringing together members of the growing creative economy and influential UN/NGO actors to promote arts and creativity ultimately promote the acceleration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)

ROUTE TO MARKET

Turning ideas into clothing. Beautiful young African woman working on sketches while standing in her studio near the clothes hanging on the racks

She Creates will offer to its visitors a selective and sophisticated platform to engage and purchase authentic lovely and creative hand made crafts. It will exhibit the very best of East African designers and businesses . In keeping with the exclusive experience.

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Three african woman in the handmade traditional clothing,

MOST TALKED ABOUT WEDDINGS IN KENYA 2021

Gloria Muliro

Popular gospel artist Gloria Muliro gave everyone a reason to cheer after she tied the knot with her sweetheart Evans Sabwami. The wedding ceremony that was held in New York caught many by surprise when she posted the photos through her online social media platforms.

Not much was known about Pastor Evans Sabwami, who she described as a wonderful man of God, but her following quickly took to social media to congratulate her.

Anita Nderu

Former Capital FM presenter Anita Nderu said ‘I do’ in a private wedding ceremony held at the Luxury Country House with spectacular views of Mount Kenya. As per Kikuyu tradition, the wedding came days after the traditional ceremony (Ruracio) that was held at the Fort Smith Gardens in Loresho.

The intimate private event that brought family and friends alike together was kept a tight lid on until the news broke out. Contrary to her fears of being trolled, many took to social media to congratulate her and were even taken aback by the glamour of the ceremony.

They passed their best wishes to the new couple and wished them a lifetime of happiness.

June Ruto

All eyes and ears were focused on Deputy President William Ruto’s posh Karen Residence on the 27th of May as the popular Kenyan politician wed off his first-born daughter to Nigerian scholar Dr. Alexander Ezenagu.

The lavish ceremony took place just hours after the National Prayer Breakfast at parliament and quickly became the talk of the town.  

Pesh Kenya

Akorino model Peris Wanjiku, popularly known as Pesh Kenya became the focus of attention on the 12th of October, 2021 after she officially tied the knot with her fiancé in a colorful white wedding.

The glamourous ceremony had a blend of elegance and tradition that brought out it’s vibrancy and captured the attention of people.

Lenana Kariba

Popular Kenyan actor Lenana Kariba mostly known for his role in Kenyan TV drama Selina gave the audience something to talk about when he posted photos of him and his Mzungu bae, Helen.

The two lovebirds were kissing in a deep embrace with her gown floating graciously on the sandy beach of the Caribbean Islands of Antigua much to the dismay of many Kenyan ladies.

Lenana confirmed in a caption of the post that the wedding took place in august 11,2021 and further stated that they would have a big celebration in Kenya in 2022 come their first anniversary. News that surely created much anticipation among his following and gave another for the eager transition to the upcoming year.

Jaymo Ule Msee

Self-proclaimed team ‘mafisi’ chairman and content creator Wilson Muirani alias Jaymo Ule Msee created a buzz after officially jumping the broom with his long-time girlfriend Catherine Wakio Munene aka fortune.

The September 25th 2021 traditional ceremony that happened in Wakio’s home was met by excitement from their fans, friends and family alike.

Njoro wa Uba

Popular Kenyan tv show Njoro wa uba actor Joe Kinyua shared a photo on his social media platform of him proposing to his longtime girlfriend Wangari Thatcher on Friday October 1st.

The couple would then hold their wedding ceremony the following day. This became a talking point for many of his fans who faulted relationships where a couple gets engaged then stay years before tying the knot.

Moji short-baba

Gospel artist and former member of the Kelele Takatifu duo James Muhia aka Moji short-baba was the reason for cheer and joy when he tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Nyawira Gachugi in a secretly guarded affair.

The exclusive event happened on May 1st at Sovereign Suites in Limuru and got received by congratulatory messages.

Muthoni Mukiri

Ex-Inooro TV presenter Muthoni Mukiri on Saturday, November 20 married her longtime lover Isaac Njoroge in a private ceremony held at the Windsor Country Club. In a glamourous showcase of fashion and style, the beautiful bride made sure to capture the attention of those that graced the ceremony and the public.

The gorgeous ensemble floated majestically as she walked down the aisle commanding the attention of the crowd. The star-studded line up of celebrities in her bridal team also had people talking with Citizen TV’s Lillian Muli, Comedian Teacher Wanjiku and Shix Kapyienga among them.

KENYAN BILLIONAIRE DAVID LANGAT HANDS OVER HIS DAUGHTER

It was a day of cheer and joy at the Karen residence of reclusive billionaire businessman David Langat as he officially handed over his daughter, Natalie, to his soon to be son in law Derick Onyancha. The traditional wedding ceremony that is referred to as ‘Koito’ among the Kalenjin community was graced by key state dignitaries with Deputy President Ruto and his wife Mama Rachel Ruto among those in-attendance.

The bride made her grand entry escorted by Mrs Ruto and followed by a group of bridesmaids all dressed in red save for Mama Rachel who donned an elegant baby pink dress.

A radiant Natalie looked stunning in a red one-off shoulder dress as she was received on the podium by her bridesmaids who had changed to maroon dresses. Guests at the invite only white and maroon blend themed wedding where treated to a seven-course meal.

SHEBESH SHOWS TRADITION’S IMPORTANCE AT HER WEDDING

Tradition is all about practices that extend through generations. It provides us with a source of identity by telling the story of where we came from and reminds us of what shaped our lives. Its importance in the modern world is not forgotten, especially among African communities where certain customs and symbolic practices must be done to complete certain rites.

In many African communities, its not only about the glamour of a white wedding, or the marvelous wedding gown and attires donned, though important, but also about the blessing of the marriage from the ancestors and completion of the marriage rites.

A perfect depiction of this was seen through Kenya’s Youth and Gender Chief Administrative Secretary Rachel Shebesh traditional wedding to her long time husband Frank Shebesh. The ceremony dubbed as ‘Ngurario’ is one of the most important events among the Agikuyu customary wedding rites. It celebrates the completion of dowry payments to make her an upstanding woman in the society. Unlike the glorious cakes displayed at modern weddings, this event involves the symbolic practice (‘Gutinia Kiande’) of the bride cutting a piece of meat of a lamb’s shoulder.

The long serving politician remarked that she was fully married in the Abaluhya community but her husband acknowledges her Agikuyu background hence the holding of the ceremony.

“I have been married for 24 years, I have children and grandchildren, and I am 100 per cent married in the Abaluhya community, but my husband appreciates my background and appreciates my family, that is why we are holding this event” she said.

Among the Agikuyu tradition, it is stipulated that after completion of the marriage rites, she is then able to accept dowry from her daughter’s suitors. She then proceeded to serve him porridge symbolizing her duties as his wife.

During the ceremony, the moderator explained the different parts of the slaughtered goat as symbols of the different parts of their union to the witnesses, as a crucial part of the ceremony.

Written by Stanley Omambia

MULIRO’S GLOW AND GLAMOUR IN NEW YORK.

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale and this time it was on celebrated Gospel artist Gloria Muliro as she tied the knot with her sweetheart Evans Sabwami in New York. The intimate ceremony came a few after her traditional wedding in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

The two lovebirds exchanged their vows in front of close family and friends in a private ceremony graced by some of the biggest names in the Kenyan gospel industry. As the excited bride, Ms. Muliro wrote on her social media; “finally, finally…my autumn wedding in New York.”

Our first glimpse of the groom came on February 14th, 2021 during the Valentine’s Day celebration through her social media. She described him as “the most important man in my life” and further termed him as the reason she was celebrating the day.

TIP ON HAVING PICTURE PERFECT HAIR AND MAKE UP ON YOUR NUPTIALS

Every bride wants to, and in fact must look beautiful, dazzling and make a lasting impression on her special day. Brides to be should begin consulting for hair and beauty 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Some brides opt to do the makeup themselves. Consider the shape of your face, the length of your hair, your trouble spot and your best facial feature. If the style you have chosen is for long hair and your hair is too short, you can get extensions.

For beauty, if your eyes are your best feature play them up with makeup to draw attention to them. If your trouble spot is your forehead, which, for example, you find is too high, you can choose a style that plays it down or hides it perhaps a fringe.

But why go through all the trouble? Why not choose to have a professional beauty consultant and a hairdresser make you look like a fairytale princess on this special day. For both of these, trusted names are a good way to go; recommendations should be highly considered. A personal consultation should be made from 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Consultations are often free of charge and the consultant will want to know your cosmetic background, hair history and what headpiece youve chosen to wear. Shell also want to discuss what you expect concerning your hair, make-up and nails so that she knows what can be done to meet those expectations. Remember to choose a look thats an extension of yourself, not someone elses look. Choose a style that you are sure of instead of adding to the tension of your wedding day by keeping on worrying about how the style looks on you. However, thats not to say that you cannot try a new look. Changes and experiments can be made successfully if the new look is tried out in advance. But why go through all the trouble? Why not choose to have a professional beauty consultant and a hairdresser make you look like a fairytale princess on this special day. For both of these, trusted names are a good way to go; recommendations should be highly considered. A personal consultation should be made from 4 to 6 months before the wedding. Consultations are often free of charge and the consultant will want to know your cosmetic background, hair history and what headpiece youve chosen to wear. Shell also want to discuss what you expect concerning your hair, make-up and nails so that she knows what can be done to meet those expectations. Remember to choose a look thats an extension of yourself, not someone elses look. Choose a style that you are sure of instead of adding to the tension of your wedding day by keeping on worrying about how the style looks on you. However, thats not to say that you cannot try a new look. Changes and experiments can be made successfully if the new look is tried out in advance.

HAIR
The stylist will help you decide on the suitable length of hair,type and placement of the headpiece, how the flowers will be placed and highlighting. Remember that you should have a style that will endure the long active wedding day: all the photographs, the dances, hugs and the elements of sun, wind and water during your honeymoon. Usually the hairdresser starts with a try out in the final 2 – 3 weeks before the wedding. The final styling is done on the morning of the wedding day.

NAILS
Manicure
Since you will be showing off your ring and there will be a lot of congratulatory handshakes, nails are a visual and important part of your wedding grooming. We have several nail salons with excellent manicurists. When going for manicure consultation, take along with you a swatch of the fabric your wedding gown is made of to give the manicurist an idea of how best to design your nails.

Pedicure
This is another important beauty treatment as it will improve your self-image and help you take time off to relax while having your feet done. Also it will ensure pretty feet during the honeymoon. Establish a relationship with a beauty salon so you can visit weekly for your manicures and pedicures in the days culminating to your wedding.

MAKE-UP
You will be the centre of attention on this day; all eyes on you. Numerous photos will be taken.Your make-up will help maintain your radiant good looks throughout the long day. MALE GROOMING
Whereas there was a time it was a mark of shame for a man to be seen fussing over himself and a choking sight to see him stroll out of a salon, today this is a popular service. Many males are not afraid to fuss over themselves and it is no longer an eyebrow-raising sight to see a man in your local salon. Most male clients will get their final haircut 1-2 weeks before the wedding day and return for a shampoo and hair trim (beard and moustache included) a day before the wedding. A manicure is also high on the cards and roughened hands can be softened and ragged nails shaped.

POPULAR MONTHS WHEN COUPLES TIE THE KNOT IN KENYA

Choosing a wedding date is one of the most important planning decisions that you’ll have to make as a couple that is after saying yes to the journey of love. Your wedding date will impact every other aspect of your nuptial including your budget. You may have an idea of where you envision yourself walking down the aisle or how your gown will look like , but until you decide when you’d like to get married, you can’t commit to anything. We have compiled some of the best months with the best deals as far as tying the knot is concerned.

1. February
This is the month, after January, that is deemed to be tough in terms of financial matters is concerned. Hence, when it comes to getting deals, most wedding vendors and hotels give the best deals especially being that it is the month of love. Its also the best month since its hot and your guests can wear their pretty little dresses on your nuptial.

2. June

June July is the coolest time in Nairobi but other parts are warmer.It is a good time at the coast, less humid and not too hot. Depends where you choose to plan your nuptial. Money is also not overstretched as far as wedding budget is concerned.

3. August

This month looks like a fake December with many of the working class taking their leave during this month. So, if you are looking to have a crowd on the day of your wedding, this is the month to go for.

4. October

October has been the most popular wedding month in the last couple of years. In Kenya, two holidays fall in this month where a couple can plan their wedding date. It is also a month with a great cash flow if you are planning to do a harambee.

5. December

This is the most ideal month for many couples with the many holidays falling during this time which can work well if you are looking to have a crowded wedding. For many couples, things like warm weather or an outdoor venue are important. But obviously, this is the busiest time of year for venues and vendors, so costs will likely be higher.

WONDERING WHAT YOU WANT TO TELL A BRIDE ON WEDDING DAY? HERE IS WHAT EVERY KENYAN BRIDE WANTS TO HEAR

While it is true that every person loves compliment, women, in particular, are never disarmed when you give them one. So besides carrying your gift vouchers and presents, a nice word will keep them smiling all the way. From the research we conducted, we found out that brides love to be told all things nice ranging from their makeup, to their wedding gown to the tiniest details of what stood out on their big day. As a guest at a wedding, here are some of the nice things you can tell a bride:


1. This gown really looks good on you!
If you’ve ever assisted a bride look for a wedding gown, you can attest to the fact that it is one of the most challenging things to do. So when she finds it and looks perfect on her big day, genuinely compliment her by telling her she looks beautiful. You can never go wrong by telling her how spectacular her gown is.
2. You are beautiful
Especially when it comes to make up. From research, ever bride wants to know that her look made each of her guests shed a tear or two. From her gorgeous hair, to her breathtaking vision and her beautiful face the compliment will stick with her long after the wedding.


3. You two are perfect together.
One of the most relieving things you can tell a bride is to let her know that she made the right choice in as far as her husband is concerned. Compliment both her and the hubby and let them know how well they look like soul mates.
4. I’m enjoying myself so much, thanks a lot for inviting me.
After all’s been said and done, every couple wants to know that everything they went through to make this big event happen was worth it. And nothing makes them smile than to know that their guests enjoyed and loved everything in the wedding.
5. Your choice of décor was stunning!
Research indicates that most brides spend 90 %of their time on décor. Since they spend all this time making their wedding look good, why not make them feel awesome by how their whole reception or their church set up looks! Whether it’s a creative table arrangement or just a well arranged bouquet, its these little things that go a long way to make the brides day feel worthwhile.