x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×
BTV
VAS
DCX
RMS

It all started with exchanging photos online

Bridal - By Caroline Nyanga | June 20th 2016 at 12:24:42 GMT +0300
Grace Mikinya and Angel Lobodo

BRIDE: Grace Mikinya

GROOM: Angel A Lobo

DATE: April 16, 2016

GUESTS: 250

VENUE: PrideInn Centre, Westlands

BUDGET: Sh950,000

FIRST DATE

  1. READ MORE
  2. 1. Girl code: Let no certificate put you two asunder
  3. 2. What you shouldn’t do if you disagree with your spouse
  4. 3. Six intimacy killers you should know
  5. 4. Bad bachelor: How do I get out of this sexagenarian entrapment?

GRACE: We first met online (on Badoo), he used to leave thousands of messages because I was offline most times. With time we exchanged telephone numbers but he at some point me befriended me on Face book.

What began as a daily telephone call and exchanging of pictures on social media led to our first date on October 26, 2010 at a Chinese restaurant in Hurlingham, Nairobi. And like they say, the rest is history.

LOBO: On our first date, the moment I laid my eyes on her, I instantly knew that I had found my soul mate. I did not have a ring with me that day but I proposed to her verbally, something she took for granted considering it was our first meeting.

THE PROPOSAL

GRACE: Although we lived together for close to five years I did not expect the big proposal. But to my surprise, he made an engagement ring for me and came with it to our bedroom minutes before we slept and popped the big question. I was shocked and excited at the same time. For a moment I thought I was dreaming.

LOBO: I proposed to her on our first date but I got her the ring a month prior to our wedding.

THE DRAMA

GRACE: The fact that we were from different races him Indian and I African, getting accustomed to our different traditions, backgrounds and beliefs was not easy.

But above all was breaking the big news to both our families who had different expectations of who we should get married to.

For a while, we went through a very difficult time of our lives to the point of considering parting ways only to realise that the love we shared was worth fighting for.

With time, we put our heads together on how to handle the task ahead by sacrificing a few things for the sake of our relationship.

Years later, having been blessed with a baby girl, it dawned on our families that we were meant to be together. Lobo went ahead to pay my dowry last year and told me “honey, we need God’s blessings too“ and he chose our wedding date and here we are.

LOBO: I knew she was the woman for me but at some point I felt confused because I was torn between pleasing my family or fighting for our love.

Despite this, with time, I was able to make a decision to follow my heart in choosing to be with the love of my life. I am glad that we are now happily married.

WITH HINDSIGHT

We learnt that in every relationship what matters is the two of you and in life you should always stick to what you truly love and live for. Do not be afraid to stand by what you love. Through prayers and trust in God, everything is possible.


HONEYMOON

GRACE: We went to Serena Kilanguni which is in the middle of a jungle, that was the best holiday we ever had. Waking up to the sight of wild animals was awesome.

ADVICE

Save for your wedding and let whatever you get from people be a bonus. It gives you an easy time planning and also makes it easy for you to have whatever you want for your wedding on your budget. Also, learn to support, pray, encourage and respect each other. There should be no secrets between you and most importantly, a woman should be submissive to her husband while the latter should love her back. Remember the key to a successful marriage is when you let God take the lead.

WORDS: CAROLINE NYANGA

PHOTOS: COURTESY


glam wedding dating

Top Stories

Men only: Why many millennial marriages will fail...unless
My Man - By Tony Mochama


Confessions: He rejected me because of my age, now he wants me to stay
Marriage Advice - By Hilda Boke Mahare


Bride slammed for shaming best friend's wedding gift on social media
Bridal - By Mirror


Six intimacy killers you should know
Between The Sheets - By Esther Muchene


Six reasons why women fake orgasms
Between The Sheets - By Esther Muchene


Bad bachelor: How do I get out of this sexagenarian entrapment?
My Man - By Art Amacho


Girl code: Let no certificate put you two asunder
Girl Talk - By Beryl Wanga Itindi


Interior decorating tips with Nairobi Senator Millicent Omanga
Interior décor - By Audrey Masitsa


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


Eight tips to help you look expensive
Fashion Tips - By Esther Muchene


Latest Stories

Woman faked terminal cancer for Sh1.2 million dream wedding
Bridal - By Mirror


Bride slammed for shaming best friend's wedding gift on social media
Bridal - By Mirror


'My partner's mum bought me a wedding dress but we're not even engaged'
Bridal - By Mirror


'My bridezilla sisters are demanding I make their wedding dresses for them'
Bridal - By Mirror


Couple rearrange their 200-person wedding in just 24 hours to beat lockdown restrictions
Bridal - By Mirror


Defying protests and poverty: Couples get creative to wed in style
Bridal - By Reuters


Bride's wedding plans in ruins after partner claims he 'doesn't remember' proposing
Bridal - By Mirror


Bride calls off wedding after fiancé made 'sexist' demand to her dad
Bridal - By Mirror


Smaller, more intimate weddings are the new normal
Bridal - By Stevens Muendo


Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Support independent journalism
×
Log in
Support independent journalism
Create an account    Forgot Password
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in