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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.


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.


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.

Bring along your Family and friends for a great experience



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


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.)


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.

Bring along your Family and friends for a great experience

Three african woman in the handmade traditional clothing,


Giraffe Manor

The Giraffe Manor offers a unique experience especially for nature lovers. It is referred as one of the most instagrammed properties in the world and this should be no surprise as to why as its magnificence is there for all to see.

The historic manor house has extraordinary appeal, that harks back to the 1930s when visitors first flocked to East Africa to enjoy safaris.

With its stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards, not to mention the resident herd of Rothschild’s Giraffes that may visit poking their long necks into windows hoping for a treat before retreating into their forest sanctuary.

This venue would definitely make your wedding stand out and guarantee you an experience of a lifetime.

The Perfect Little White Wedding Chapel @Castello Dell’Amore.

The Perfect little white Wedding Chapel  at castello Dellamore – is aprivately owned, non-denominational wedding chapel . It is an exquisite wedding ceremony and reception space designed for couples looking for a small weddingspace that can accommodate up to 35 guests. It might be just the 2 of us (the couple) or up to 35 guests and an optional reception, Sometimes, there’s not even a wedding. The couple may already be married; they just want wedding pictures.

It is Stylish! Elegant! And Affordable!

They offer a Romantic  setting  for quick, simple events (weddings especially) with photographs and videography that might suggest a more elaborate expensive event. It is a perfect alternative to Ag or big church weddings for small, intimate weddings Serving local, national and international couples, open 7 days a week by appointment only, Weddings are held Everyday! Monday to Sunday

The wedding packages range from simple signings to truly intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions with food and dancing. Each one of  them can becustomized to ensure that your wedding is the magical experience you always dreamed of. For example, they can tailor your décor to show off your weddingcolours or feature themes such as vintage or even A Night in Paris!. 

In addition to the experienced Officiants licensed by the government of Kenya , they offer both  civil and religious ceremonies that can be performed in English or Swahili.  professional photography , ceremony and reception music is included with all the packages. 

There is a Luxury Bridal dressing room with a “say yes to the dress gold mirror” with comfortable seating.

The garden is an added addition to accommodate wedding receptions, private parties, celebrations, baby showers and other events for up to 50 guests.

The proprietor Dr Catherine Masitsa says


“I was feeling inspired to create something uniquely spectacular and romantic for couples wishing to get married in a small intimate wedding as an alternative to the attorney generals chambers. The seed of an idea to CREATE  a place a where people would dream about getting married was firmly placed in my mind. I havespent the last few years researching chapels all over the world to discover exactly how i wanted my chapel to look, feel and function”.

A wedding complete with all other traditional touches can be very expensive. We designed The Perfect little white Wedding Chapel plus Photo &Video to include a completely decorated chapel area,  wedding cake for pictures, bridal prep room, plus over 10 photo area settings for wedding pictures. The Perfect Little whiteWedding Chapel team has taken care of all the details, ensuring that busy couples have a stress free, picturesque  wedding day.

So, If you have been planning and stressing and delaying because your Wedding Dreams do not match your Wedding Budget consider a smart Wedding at thePerfect little white Wedding Chapel @ Castello Dell Amore.

Don’t go to the Judges chambers for your once in a lifetime wedding day. A Smart Wedding  is a celebration of your new life together as man and wife without the added expenses, inconveniences, costs and stress of trying to keep up with some  Imaginary Jones/Kardashians».The Ags office is for criminal prosecution, death certificates, traffic violation fines, court cases , lawsuits, death certificates and many other unhappy services. It isnot a nice place for your Wedding’.  An  affordable marriage ceremony at The Perfect Little white wedding Chapel is a celebration of your new life together asman and wife without  having just  an Ags marriage by some  court appointed Lawyer or Judge.

There are many OTHER  reasons why you should choose the perfect little white wedding chapel. 

  1. After the wedding day is over you will be just as married as those who spent 10 times as much as you did. Even when you spend Millions on awedding the real work begins the day after the wedding ceremony is over!. If you can’t afford to do all  the things you want , just do the  importantpart, for now. That’s what we will help you do at the A Perfect little white Wedding Chapel.
  2. The money saved is not the only advantage to the perfect little white wedding chapel approach. Planning a wedding can be very stressful.Sometimes women end up getting upset with their fiancés because they’re not helping enough. There are problems with musicians, problems with the flowers, problems with the cake. You don’t have to worry about any of that the little white wedding chapel. It is all here; you just show up and get married.
  3. Time is another reason , instead of months of planning, everything can happen very quickly. You can call us on Monday morning and get married Monday afternoon (TA). You can even get a wedding album the same day.
  4. DRESS CODE is another reason to consider the percet little white wedding chapel, Dress comfortably to fit your personality and havethe complete wedding experience that you deserve. Even couples opting for a low-budget wedding want it to have special touches. We have noted thatsome couples go to the Ags chambers in tuxedos and full-length bridal gowns. Imagine walking on the streets in a wedding dress, no cars are allowed inno pictures allowed outside , not to mention the long lines like seating in a public hospital and waiting for your number to be called out ! . Most of thetime , Sometimes after the fact, the couples regret not having traditional wedding pictures to put on Facebook, and other.. 
  5. When you pull back the layers of a wedding you can see that a Smart Wedding at the  Perfect Little White Wedding Chapel makes sense and saves MONEY.
  6. A Perfect little white wedding at the Chapel is a real bargain when compared to the thousands you would have to spend for an expensive all out churchwedding. Your Pictures will look great and you will feel great. Use the money you save to pay for education or put a down payment for a house or even have a  party.  Stress-Free and Debt-Free Weddings are a Phone Call Away!

It’s Affordable and Easy!Call 0722 -480068 to get started.

Tamarind Dhow

For your small intimate wedding, the Tamarind Dhow that cruises along the Mombasa Coast will guarantee you an experience that you won’t forget.

Get to experience the beauty of the Kenya coastline aboard the traditional Arab Sailing boats

Maasai Mara

If you love the wild, then the Mara is the perfect choice for you. It is one of Kenya’s most coveted tourist’s destinations boasting of a wide range of wildlife and luxurious camps.

Discover the scenic views of the savannah and the forestland, a variety of cuisines and the beautiful bits of culture on display as you say your vows in front of the Mara Sunset.

Rusinga Island Lodge

Located on the shores of the Lake Victoria, Rusinga Island lodge offers a breathtaking scenery for you to exchange vows to.

Enjoy your wedding in the tranquil ambience of the expansive manicured lawns that stretch out to the lake’s edges.

Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge

Tafaria castle is a posh Lodge set on the foot of the Aberdares, with beautiful views of Mount Kenya and Laikipia Plains.

It was built with royalty in mind and the medieval English architecture and beautiful grounds are just the perfect place to live your fairy tale dream wedding.

Hemingways Nairobi

Located in the Karen suburb of Nairobi City, The Hemingways Hotel in Nairobi is sure to deliver on your wedding experience.

It’s exquisite rooms combined with great service and not to mention the spectacular grand staircase and serene environment will give you that irie feeling and usher you next chapter of life in style.

Bomas of Kenya

For a blend of culture and traditional touch in cuisine, look no further than the Bomas of Kenya.

Here you get to experience the beauty of Kenya in a homestead.

Nairobi Safari Walk

Another great wedding venue for nature lovers is the Nairobi Safari Walk. Located along Langata Road, it’s elevated wooden paths will definitely act as the perfect setup for your wedding aisle as you get to interact with the wildlife.

Say your vows in this serene environment and welcome a new chapter of your life in style.

Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club

It’s located along Kiambu Road with incredible views of the surrounding landscape and serene ambiance. The hotel grounds are extensive and there are different venue options depending on the number of guests you have and you can choose from several dining options as well.

In addition to the lush fairways on the golf course, there is a Garden Pond, a manmade lake and a dam. You get to choose which one you want to be the backdrop of your wedding based on your budget and guests.

The location also works really well for photos, and once you are done, you can have your honeymoon night in the Hotel that offers 5-star accommodation.


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.


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.


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


Popular Akorino model Peris Wanjiku AKA Pesh officially tied the knot in a colorful white wedding. The beauty of the ceremony was there for all to see as a blend of elegance, glamour and tradition brought out its vibrancy.

Akorino is a word that arises from the term Mukurino among the Agikuyu community of Central Kenya, which means deliverer. They are a religious based group and are known for their trademark white head wraps.

Pesh rose to the limelight in the modeling industry by refusing to remove her head wrap. Her boldness to stay true to her culture became an inspiration to many.

Not much was known about her fiancé, Dan Magenda until she walked down the aisle. The beauty Queen had been keeping her life private and said Yes when her fiancé proposed. The news of the wedding came as a shock to her fans that thought she was single and took to social media to congratulate their union after she posted the pictures to the stunning wedding. “We started out as friends then after a few years, he told me that he had developed romantic feelings for me and asked me to be his girlfriend. I am so happy because he has been very supportive to me, especially my modeling career,” she stated.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


An invitation or save the date for a future wedding in your was up or mail box can be one of the most exciting things to anticipate. Weddings, more often than not, are an opportunity to eat good food, dance besides old friends and make new ones too. In addition, its the celebration of two people in your life who have found love within one another and promise to stay together for a lifetime. So being in your best behavior as a wedding guest is crucial not only for your reputation but also as a sign of respect to your loved one. We, did our research and found out some of the common mistakes that wedding guests do in weddings:

1. Wearing White
Even if you think its okay and think that you look better in the colour, unless its the theme of the wedding or the bride says so, wearing white to a wedding is a no no. Let the bride sparkle in white while you wear any other dress just to be safe.
2. Not Giving A Gift
I know times are hard and the economy is tough but its courtesy to at least go with a gift even just a card. Your card will mean something to them and they will cherish it for the rest of their lives.
3. Chatting During the Ceremony
As excited as you may be during the ceremony because of meeting old friends or making new ones, it is wise and respectful to refrain from chatting.
4. Taking Flash Photography
Dont compete with the official photographers when it comes to taking photography kindly make way for them. Those photos are the only memory that couples have so as a matter of respect, let the photographers take the best photos possible.

5. Taking Shots Before the Ceremony
Kindly dont be drunk before the ceremony even if you are a renowned party animal. Save the best for last as in most weddings couples have an open bar in the evenings.
6. Wearing Jeans
Even if the wedding invitation says it is not a black tie event, kindly do not wear jeans in any wedding.
7. Getting Competitive About the Bouquet Toss
The bouquet tossing time should is a fun time where singles get to catch the bouquet and hope that their wedding will be the next one. However, don’t get too competitive and avoid elbowing people around you and pushing them away. Remember, its never that serious!
8. Giving An Unplanned Speech

If you want to speak at the wedding, chat with the couple beforehand, but keep in mind that they may not want guests to think it’s an open mic kind of night and have speeches drag on for a good chunk of the reception. Just because there’s a microphone at the party, doesn’t mean you have permission to use it.
9. Texting the Bride

Can you imagine how many texts and calls the bride gets the day before and during the wedding? If you can, kindly avoid bringing in pressure and hold your peace till afterwards.
10. Bringing an Uninvited Plus-One
If you weren’t told you could bring someone to the wedding, know that you have to fly solo. An uninvited guest is an extra plate, which means an extra cost to the couple.
11. Not Introducing Yourself to the People at Your Table
Be sure to say hello to them when you sit down. You were placed at that table for a reason so chances are you have something in common with the people around you.
12. Comparing/Criticizing the Details
If you didnt contribute in making the wedding happen, kindly dont say anything negative about the occasion. Bring in positive vibe.