The Samantha’s bridal congratulates the 2016 Mr. world Kenya, Kevin Oduor, for emerging the fourth in the Mr. World competition. Kevin, a former Mr. Catholic University, was contracted as one of the Samantha’s bridal fair models during the 2015 catwalk in his campus years. The Samantha’s bridal prides itself in nurturing talent and is honored to work with Mr. and Miss universities during it’s bi-annual fairs where sensational line-up of breath-taking fashion shows are showcased. For this July’s expo, the Samantha’s bridal is happy to be working with beauty queens and kings from Kenyatta University, JKUAT, Technical University of Kenya, USIU, Daystar, Mount Kenya University as well as St. Paul University.
The Samantha’s bridal is humbled to be part of the success story and ecstatic to have given him a platform to bloom. So come out strongly and support your catwalk royalties if you are in one of these universities.
We all want to support those closest to us and to be there when they need us. What are friends for! To be by your friend throughout the highs and lows of the wedding planning process, to see her jitters on The Big Day, to see the sweet but nervous smiles throughout the ceremony, and to cry along with her as she exchanges vows with her soon-to-be husband is something every friend wants to do. And, if you’re a lady there’s a very high likelihood that you’ve had a friend ask you to be in her wedding.
But what do you do if you’re broke, in debt, have no money, and you get asked to be in a wedding? We get a lot of emails requesting for tips on how to handle the high cost of being a bridesmaid.
The emails usually go a little something like this:
When my best friend whom I have known since campus asked me to be her bridesmaid, I was super excited. Not only because she’s a great friend, but also because I’ve never been a bridesmaid. As the planning started though I realized that being a bridesmaid is going to be really expensive and I really don’t know if I can manage it. I don’t want to ruin my friend’s plans, but how do I not go broke? Help!
Those who have been bridesmaids before know that being a part of a wedding party can definitely get pricey. With the bridesmaid dress, hair, make up, the bridal shower, the wedding gift, the traditional party visits, etc the total can accumulate to a tidy sum running into thousands of shillings. For many girls this can be quite a shocker especially if it is your first time of being a bridesmaid. But, reaching out for help is good and we won’t lead you astray. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak to Dr. Catherine Masitsa wedding expert and CEO of Samantha’s bridal from July 29th to July 31st at the Samantha’s bridal expo.
Now in its 13th year, SAMANTHA’S Bridal, Kenya’s Premiere Bridal event, is happy to announce it has partnered with Kenya’s own ‘King Wa Mapenzi’, Musician Gilad Millo, with the aim of taking SAMANTHA’S vision to a new level. The Israeli-Kenyan pop sensation’s hit song ‘Sema Milele’, which has been dubbed ‘Kenya’s Wedding Song’, as Kenyan couples continue to march down the aisle to the popular tune, has been chosen as the theme song for this year’s Fair.
Gilad, together with SAMANTHA’S Bridal, Founder & CEO, Catherine Masitsa, have already been surprising brides throughout Nairobi as part of the pre-Fair campaign, which kicked off this week. The duo are promising more surprises in the run-up to the three day experience at the end of July and an eventful, action packed weekend full of love and music.
SAMANTHA’S Bridal Wedding Fair will officially open on Friday 29th July with a celebratory performance of ‘Sema Milele’ followed by a full live ‘Gilad & Super band’ concert on Saturday 30th July. In addition to experiencing everything Wedding’s in a hands-on, interactive atmosphere, ticket holders will also automatically enter a competition with this year’s first prize – Gilad singing ‘Sema Milele‘ at the winner’s wedding of choice!
“We are excited to have Gilad with us this year” says Catherine Masitsa, Founder & CEO of SAMANTHA’S Bridal adding, “SAMANTHA’S is a well established Brand representing an institution known for its high standards. In addition to his popular love songs Gilad is a family man, whose positive energy resonates well with Kenyans. We look forward to an amazing Bridal Fair”.
“When Catherine approached me with the idea I was flattered to be associated with a brand, which is so well respected in Kenya” says Gilad, who is very excited to be part of this year’s Bridal Fair. “Off course I look forward to singing ‘Sema Milele’ at the Fair and to putting on a full concert with Super band, but what I am also about spending time with young couples and families at the Fair and sharing in this experience together with the thousands of Kenyans, who will come through this iconic Wedding Fair during these 3 days” says Gilad.