By Sheila Kimani (@sheilakimm)
2016 has seen many relationships culminate into lifetime unions. With weddings happening almost every Saturday, grooms have found their queens and brides have lived up to their fairytale weddings. While some were private affairs, others went all out in a bid to make their day auspicious.
Here are some of the celebrity weddings that kept people talking:
Daddy Owen and Faridah Wambui
Gospel Musician Daddy Owen and his fiancé Faridah Wambui finally exchanged their vows in a luxurious wedding whose reception was held at the Radisson Hotel. With celebrities showing up in their latest fashion, this was a must attend wedding in Kenyan showbiz.
Bob Collymore and Wambui Kamiru
On the same day, as if by coincidence, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore wed the love of his life Wambui Kamiru in an exclusive wedding whose details had been kept under wraps up until social media spill the secret. Quite minimalistic, the couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony with little hullabaloo to it.
Eunice Njeri and Isaac Bukasa
Gospel songstress Eunice Njeri recently got married to her long time fiancé Isaac Bukasa last weekend. News of their union became public after Izzo who had been living abroad popped the question in October and Eunice said “Yes”
“I said Yes Eunice flaunted showing off her ring”
Sharon Mundia and Lonina Leteipan
After an engagement that rocked social media, renowned blogger Sharon Mundia was all set for the wedding and so were her fans and followers. Sharon and Lonona had their wedding down at Medina Palms in Watamu in an intimate affair with family and friends present to witness.
Mwinyi Kazungu and Yusra Abdulmalik
KBC’s Swahili presenter, Mwinyi Kazungu, wed his longtime girlfriend Yusra Abdulmalik at a Swahili wedding in Mombasa. Full of color and feasting, the couple’s wedding was the perfect reflection of culture fused with love and like the Swahili people say “Harusi Tunayo” came true.
Pengle weds Richline Atieno
Geofrey Omondi also known as the King of Pengle tied the knot in a beautiful Nigerian themed wedding to his Norway based babe Richline Atieno. In a bid to stand out and be different, Geoffrey invested a lot of money into the wedding and as the luo say, his was a “pesa otas” kind of wedding.
Lofty Matambo weds Mary Mutete
Fluent in Swahili, KTN’s renowned reporter Lofty Matambo wed Mary Mutete in a cultural themed wedding in Kilifi. Quite the groom, Lofty was all dressed up in golden sultan attire while his lady stunned in a queen’s regalia.
Nyota Ndogo weds Henning Nielsen
Quite the songstress, Nyota Ndogo wed her Danish fiancé Henning Nielsen down at the coast. While it was her big day, fans felt the need to talk about her make-up, wedding dress and choice of fiancé but as she clapped back at her critics saying that as long as she was happy, that is what mattered.