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Eager for the honeymoon

By - | June 2nd 2012 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

Who: Susan Mwende and Paul Mwawuda

When: February 25, 2012

Where: Karen Country Lodge

Guests: 150

Budget: Sh500,000

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Photography: Andrew Kamau

Interview: Ann Wanja

Eve Bridal: How did you meet?

Susan: We met through mutual friends in church. We used to hang out together, but little did we know we would be so much more three years after.

Paul: The fact that we had mutual friends automatically made us friends. Our friendship grew with time and here we are now — married.

EB: What attracted you to each other?

Susan: He is honest, a gentleman and he showed me love.

Paul: She is very beautiful with a killer smile. She has a mind of her own, hard working, funny, crazy and a perfect lady.

EB: How did he propose?

Susan: I picked him from the airport one day after a trip to Cairo and took him to his house. As I was unpacking his bags, I turned around and he was down on one knee. Of course my answer was ‘yes’ for he is the love of my life.

EB: What did you love most about the planning process and the wedding day?

Susan: The planning committee meetings were fun and made the planning process enjoyable.

Paul: The committee meetings were like a comedy session. The wedding day and the honeymoon were awesome.

EB: What was going through your mind during the wedding?

Susan: This is awesome; I’m officially Paul’s wife.

Paul: I kept thinking love is in the air and I also thought about the honeymoon!

EB: What tips or lessons would you share with others concerning marriage and planning for a wedding?

Susan: The planning process is emotional. You disagree a lot and on very petty issues, but once you say ‘I do’, you wonder why all that fuss was for. Focus on your big day and let it be what you and your future spouse want. It can’t be redone, let it be pleasing for both of you.

Paul: Focus on yourselves first since it’s your day, and then incorporate others.

EB: Honeymoon?

Beach and the wild. We did a trip to South Coast then went to the Masai Mara. It was wonderful.


Honeymoon South Coast wedding day Susan Mwende and Paul Mwawuda
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