Category Archives: Real Weddings


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.


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.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement photos released

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are celebrating their recent engagement with the release of their official portrait photographs. The couple looks royally in love in the stunning snaps shared by Kensington Palace on Thursday, which were taken earlier this week at Frogmore House in Windsor by fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
The royal engagement photographs have been released featuring Meghan Markle in a show-stopping dress by the renowned Ralph & Russo. The gorgeous gown features a tiered tulle skirt complete with an entirely sheer bodice decorated with intricate leaf embellishment making Meghan looks every inch the fairy tale princess in this wow-factor design, but with an unexpected dramatic and bold twist! Could this be a hint of what she will wear on her big day?
The couple will wed at St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
Here are some of the photos:

In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose an official engagement photo, at Frogmore House, in Windsor, England. (Alexi Lubomirski via AP)
In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose an official engagement photo, at Frogmore House, in Windsor, England. (Alexi Lubomirski via AP)

In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for one of two official engagement photos, at Frogmore House, in Windsor, England. (Alexi Lubomirski via AP)
In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for one of two official engagement photos, at Frogmore House, in Windsor, England. (Alexi Lubomirski via AP)

In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for one of two official engagement photos, at Frogmore House, in Windsor, England. (Alexi Lubomirski via AP)
In this photo released by Kensington Palace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose for one of two official engagement photos, at Frogmore House, in Windsor, England. (Alexi Lubomirski via AP)

photos by Alexi Lubomirski

Angela and Bill’s luxury wedding at the Fairmont Norfolk Hotel

Samantha’s Bridal in partnership with Fairmont Norfolk Hotel organized the luxury wedding showcase to give the creme de la creme a chance to showcase what they can offer to sophisticated and discerning couples. It was a taste of what a luxury wedding is all about. At the end of it all, one couple was to win a luxury wedding and Angela and Bill were the lucky couple selected.

Angela and William met in the line of duty. It was love at first sight for William but Angela took some time before she said yes to William. In the beginning he looked like a ladies man since he was in the entertainment industry but eventually, Angela got drawn to his charm and outgoing personality.


Bill, as his friends call him, proposed twice. He wanted to do it just before the introduction to look like a serious man before Angelas parents. The first time he proposed was when they were on holiday in Mombasa. However, it was bad timing as Angela had just lost her laptop and the long hours at the police station recording a statement on the stolen laptop had just put her in a bad mood. The second proposal was successful as he organised a spa for his heartthrob and afterwards took her to a five star restaurant where he went on one knee.

With the proposal and dowry out of the way, Angela, a meticulous bride, began her search for vendors who could translate what she had in mind into a perfect nuptial. It was this search that drove her to the Samantha’s Bridal wedding Expo, which her then fiance wasn’t keen to attend. It was after experiencing the luxury wedding showcase that William gained interest in the whole affair. Angela made him practice how to answer the questions and after the interview, the two, anxious about how the event would turn out, kept their fingers crossed and hoped to be the chosen couple.


The win made the planning to be way easier being that the couple knew what they wanted from the start. For William, a wedding is a brides affair and as long as his bride was happy with everything, he was happy.
Angelas 8-5 work schedule was her main challenge. The prize covered venue, decor, make up for her and her best maid, rings, 2 cars that took her to the wedding venue, 2 gowns, videography and photography. In addition, their honeymoon as well as the grooms tuxedo was catered for.

“For me, it was more than I had envisioned. I loved the venue with the flowers and the deco. The venue looked really great. I cant even compare with the luxury wedding showcase because I think where the wedding was looked much better,” says William. The elegant Louis wedding chair is the latest trend for the most exclusive luxury weddings and Rita Creations incorporated them at the wedding reception.

“The luxury wedding was a great idea as it shows couples on the various ways of making their wedding better and more so different,” says Angela
It is a great avenue where the local designers can showcase their designs and make the Kenyan bride realize that everything they desire can be sourced locally.


Photography by Versatile Photographers and Aquatronics
Venue: Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
Men’s Suits: Big Boss
Gown and Maids dresses: Peggy Onyango
Make up: Lintons Beauty World
Cake: Black Forest Cake House
Roses: Tambuzi LTD
Mineral Water: Executive Still waters
Tunnel of Love: Prima Flora
Decor: Rita Creations
Church Venue: Evensis
Cocktail drinks: Jos Hansen Ltd.
Entertainment: GigMasters Entertainment
Violinist: Scott the violinist
Wedding rings: Rajshyn Jewellers
Transport: Lesus Executive Car Hire Services



Prince Harry is officially off the market!

It’s official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged. Their royal nuptial will take place at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.’ Royal officials have revealed that Prince Harry designed the engagement ring himself, and that it includes two diamonds that belonged to his mother, the late Princess Diana.The two stones are mounted on a gold band around the larger central diamond from Botswana, an African country Harry has visited with his bride-to-be.The ring was made by the official jewelers to Queen Elizabeth, Cleave & Company.


This engagement apparently raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic for a particularly British set of reasons: Shes a biracial woman who will be the first American divorce to marry into the royal family in nearly 81 years. However, despite all these controversies, there will be a wedding and we can’t but wish the couple a happy ever after!

An American woman marries an Ethiopian prince in a lavish wedding

Last month, an American woman became an African princess when she tied the knot into the royal family of Ethiopia – after meeting her future husband at a modern day ‘ball’.
Ariana Austin, 33, married 35-year-old lawyer Joel Makonnen, a great-grandson of Haile Selassie I, the last emperor of Ethiopia, on September 9 in Maryland.

being crowned

Born in Rome by his exiled parents Prince David Makonnen and Princess Adey Imru Makonnen, Mr. Makonnen is part of a Solomonic dynasty whose reign ended in 1974. That was the year when a civil war broke out in Ethiopia after Haile Selassie, the 225th emperor of Ethiopia, was deposed by a Marxist Derg military coup. Unfortunately Mr. Makonnens father passed away in 1989 of circulatory failure though many believe that he might have been murdered.
He talked about weighty things as a young man, Ms. Austin said. He mentioned the revolution. Things that sound heavy for someone who was 23.
It was a union of two heritages when this twosome tied the knot on 9 September in a lavish Ethiopian Orthodox Christian wedding with 13 priests, two crowns and a pair of capes. Austins father walked her down the aisle, a custom not usually observed in that church, the report noted.


The magnificent reception came complete with a candy table, a photo booth, and Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, as well as Bruno Mars hits. More so, the blend of these two cultures was seen in the spread of Ethiopian foods and the Guyanese black cake that most of the guests took home. It is reported that when the dancing went low, the two love birds were busy planning on how they were going to move together in Washington as they lived separately prior to their wedding.
If the wedding didnt take so much time, Mr. Makonnen joked, we would have moved out already.
Twelve years ago, this lucky bride of Guyanese descent, met a man, just like the Cinderella fairy tale, on the dance floor of a Washington D.C nightclub and little did she know that she was dancing with a prince Joel Makonnen, the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia. The last time the social web went this viral on a royal wedding was during Prince William and Kate Middletons nuptial, which took place on Friday 29th April 2011. Their love story too resembled a fairy tale being that Kate caught the eye of her prince charming William during their campus days. In Kenya too the cultural wedding of the presidents son, Jomo, caught our attention as everybody desired to know just who the lucky maiden was despite it being a hush hush affair.

church ethipian

For Miss Austin, marriage came last after pursuing a masters degree at Harvard, finding a job and occasionally finding time for each other, typically defining the modern day social life where even prince hood is left aside in pursuit of greater things.
I think we both had this feeling that this was our destiny, Ms. Austin said. But I felt like I had things that I had to do.
Mr. Makonnen too was finishing up his law degree at Howard University, when he took the relationship a notch higher by buying a princess-cut diamond ring for her real time princess.
We wish this African royal couple a happy ever after.

“When I realized the she was an actress, it bothered me alot,” says Patrick

Choosing the right man or woman to be your life partner is one of the toughest decisions that one can ever make. While some professions have been known to be more suitable than others, some people have been forced to compromise a little bit just to be with the love of the life. So this week’s question is, does career affect the choice of mate?
Patrick an accountant, had a rough time accepting the fact that his wife to be, Monicah, is an actress.However, they managed to come to a compromise and finally tied the knot. Here are some of their photos of their big day.

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Kiunas’ daughter Vanessa weds Robert

Vanessa met Robert at a time when she wanted to concentrate on her education; they met at a hotel where they were both working as students abroad. For 9 months Vanessa and Robert were just friends and after the second anniversary he proposed to her. Vanessa told her dad Bishop Allan Kiuna about Robert “Vanessa had kept me abreast of what was happening between her and Robert and she would be telling me about how he is a great guy, we would spend hour asking her questions making sure that he really values the things she values, the way he treats her, the way she treats his mum, you can tell a guy by how she treats her mum and the more we talked the more I got to like the guy even if I had not met him. ”


Before Robert proposed to Vanessa he called her dad Bishop Allan Kiuna and asked for permission to propose to her daughter, Bishop Allan Kiuna could not refuse because of the humble approach Robert used.

Vanessa had a plan of having the wedding in Zanzibar with only 80 guests maximum until she got engaged and the reality dawned her, she was the first born and she would want to impress her parents. As Rev. Kathy puts it they would have wanted a guest list of 150 people but that was family alone, so they stretched little bit to 450 people to accommodate both family and friends.

Rev. Kathy was taking everything by herself; she didn’t have a planner until the Samantha’s Bridal came into the picture and proposed to her the usefulness of having a wedding worksheet which can be found inside Samantha’s Bridal Magazine. (Below is a sample of the budget worksheet get the actual worksheet in the Samantha’s Bridal Magazine which is available at our offices)

Budget Worksheet
Budget Worksheet

She knew the dress that she wanted and the designer. Her dress was worth every penny as she wanted it to be timeless and elegant; a dress that even her daughter would wear later. The silky dress was made of lace. She loved the emerald and green theme and because she didn’t want color mixes in her reception party all the invited guest were required to wear black and white.

The night before the wedding her mum cried she couldn’t believe that the day is finally here, her baby is actually getting married. Her mum was reflecting on how her baby was born and put in an incubator, suffering from jaundice.

The wedding was taking place at their residential home, they felt they had a beautiful home and compound and they were at liberty to host the wedding any way they want it with no restriction from any one. Everything was set by wedding eve and everyone relaxed. Rev. Kathy Kiuna said that mums should take part and get involved in their daughter’s wedding in terms of planning as this makes them feel loved and cared for.

The cake had a mixture of vanilla, red velvet and fruit cake.

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Daddy Owen finally says i do

Finally as the Swahili saying goes ’hayawi hayawi huwa’, the King Of Kapungala aka Daddy Owen finally tied the knot last weekend to his long term fiancee Farida Wambui. It was an all white affair for the groom and grooms men, where his brother Rufftone was his best man and Eric Omondi part of his grooms men for the day. For the ladies they dawned in pink dresses with orange and white flowers bouquet. The invite only ceremony was held at the Kenya Assembly of God Church in Buruburu .


Though a few of celebrities turned up for the church ceremony, the ceremony was beautiful the church decor was simple and elegant. Daddy Owen could not hide his joy after putting a ring on it and then came the most awaited time when the preacher said ‘now you may kiss the bride’ and the crowd went like aaaw though the couple were a bit shy but they sailed through the moment.


The wedding was followed by a beautiful reception party at Radson Blu hotel, present were top leaders in government Kabete Mp Ferdinand Waititu and Dennis Itumbi who delivered the best wishes on behalf of the President. Also in attendance were celebrities like Jaguar, Nameless, Wahu, Esther Wahome, Jalang’o the list is endless. Entertaining the audience was Dj Sadiq, Mercy Masika with her hit song mwema, Esther Wahome and Sauti Sol .

Offcourse what did you expect from the western region fellows other that great music and dance, the gests in attendance were shocked to see ‘Baba yao’ shaking his shoulders like it was the end of the world.

The reception party was topped with great food catered by the same hotel. To the newly weds we wish them a happy marriage full of Gods’ blessings.