Wedding fairs are a superb way for future brides and grooms to get inspiration for their special day.
The 2019 Samantha's Bridal Wedding Fair which was held at Sarit Centre over the weekend lived up to its expectations of putting together an enviable line-up of industry experts for a three-day exhibition. The fair provided a platform for not only brides and grooms to be seeking information on their marital journey, but also for families, events enthusiasts and other stakeholders interested in the wedding industry altogether.
More than 125 wedding vendors took part in the fair. Seasoned event planner Catherine Nambisia of Classic Functions is glad that she managed to stay put and has managed to make it this far in the industry. An array of the latest beautifully designed Chiavari and King Louis XVI Chairs at her stand among other décor presents a convincing picture of a serious wedding planner.
“We do events planning, we provide tents, chairs, tables, linen, and everything that an event requires. Clients come to us and tell us their requirements and I can proudly say that we deliver to the letter “. She says.
Weddings are more than events, they are memory makers. There is no better way to capture memories like the traditional picture. That will never go out of style. However, clients are continuously looking for more sophisticated ways of capturing memories.
Yousufotography walked us through this journey with their picture perfect LCD video photobook that comes complete with the wedding video on the cover and mounted printouts in the album. For Sh.100, 000, you can capture your entire wedding in this rechargeable album
According to Ogake Mosomi of Ogake Bridal, brides should be careful not to be lured into purchasing wedding gowns just because they are on fashion.
“It’s good to appreciate fashion trends, but let it not define your choice of gown. Always follow your heart. The most important thing is to be comfortable on your big day” She said. Other panelists who gave the guests important wedding tips included Monica Kanari of Occasions n Days, and Peggy Onyango.
Destination weddings are becoming common place these days from beaches to the wilderness to air balloons. Sawela Lodges in Naivasha, Windsor, Pride Inn, Wayfarer Events among a host of others who exhibited are ready to offer a good service.
Dazzling couture wedding gowns flowed effortlessly on the runway as the models creatively showcased them, even more interestingly as a ‘toddler groom’ from the crowd kept interrupting and joining the sashaying models before he was contained.
Exit the boring men suit and enter Zannetti Gents. The various designers who showcased men wedding fashion all wowed the crowd, as Foremen Shoes by Augustine Dundos completed the look. It was a sight to behold.
Recognition of participants by Samantha’s Bridal CEO Dr. Masitsa Rozsa saw new entrant Kayluna events bag the most creative award as Magnolia carried the day for the most outstanding stand at the event. Almost twenty participants received awards in various categories.
Over the years, the wedding industry in Kenya has metamorphosed into a multi-billion industry. As a leader in the pack, Samantha’s Bridal is known for pulling off unique surprises, the most recent one being charging Sh. 1 million to watch the spectacular Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club.
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