Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Kitchen Party...

Sooo without further-a-do here are my Kitchen Party pictures...in my defense I will say the makeup looked better in person LOL...

My Kitchen party was on the 7th of April, a week from the wedding, my colours were Emerald green which is the colour of the year and orange...after an agonizing search and me and my mom having different ideas on the "sare", I finally agreed to just let it go and let mama pick one and she found the perfect perfect wax that had all my colours, now I just had to find the perfect one for me and most importantly find someone to make my dress. Now I wanted a very dramatic vava-voom dress that would flatter my body, dramatic enough and still respectful enough not to offend my mother cause it was her day really...

Making our entrance with my Matron/BFF/Mentor Bahati who is dressed by Sassy Tailors, Africana Sinza


So one day I get this light bulb moment and I say why not ask Mange Kimambi to make my dress, her Bongolicious brand is doing really good and I love the pieces and I like her ''in your face'' attitude LOL...So I sent her an email to ask her if she can make me a dress but it had to be affordable and she emailed me right back saying yes she would love to wowerzzz...so we started brainstorming through watsapp on the designs I was interested in, colours and my measurements...and then we started looking for the kitenge till we found this one only one piece left! anyways from that point I just had to wait till she came to Dar to see it and then she gave it to me...and when I say she gave it to me, I don't mean hand it over and I paid no! I mean She actually gave this dress to me as a gift, FREE!! I was blown! the minute I tried this dress I was in love wow!

with Catherine, My Matron Bahati

opening prayers

BBM addicts LOL...my BFFs Renee, Pamela and Vivette

the organizing committee amazing ladies...

my first time ever opening champagne hence the comical expression on my face LOL...





With my amazing mama...love this woman!



love the tail...






had to have a bow...



Fortu,Janet, Kanaeli, Eve,Mary and Happi

Renee, Leah, Thecla, Mary, Beatrice, my ex boss Nunu, Janet and Olivia 


cam whoring LOL...Love these ladies...



my aunt Fina, cousin Editha, Bahati, Mama, my young bibi Midi and grandma


zawadi time...


Whenever I say am going to a girls night out am hanging with these ladies...they threw me a surprise bridal shower the day before which was a blast... 







LOL...tired!!

                                                                             Ze End!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Been gone so long...

Hello Everyone!!!!

I know I know this are not the wedding pictures that I know you are all waiting for LOL...they are not ready yet guys ,but you guys will be the first ones to see them, we had one of the best photographer in town for the wedding so am expecting great things!
I wish I could say the same for my kitchen party photographer urgh!! horrible lighting, horrible editing, horrible fotos and even my makeup looks nasty which just doesn't do justice to my really beautiful African print dress made by Mange Kimambi of Bongolicious...are you curious!? am still sorting the pictures for some passably decent fotos and I will be posting them tomorrow so stay tuned!! 






The wedding planning has to be the most exhausting and traumatising experience ever, there's just never enough time on the day! my time management skills are not the best and I take my sweet time making decisions, I left a lot of things to the last minute, I hardly had a few hours on the day to relax busy busy busy! so my clothes were limited to easy, no-fuss basics like this pleated skirt and my denim shirt, added a statement belt and some matching accessories for some polish and I was ready to hit the streets...