A couple that chooses to exchange their vows at a coffee farm is not an ordinary couple. A couple that leaves their wedding in a rusty vintage tractor is definitely not an ordinary couple. Priyanka and Miraj got married at a gorgeous coffee farm just outside Nairobi. Everything was green as far as the eye could see, only broken up by the lake in which some ducks swam peacefully unaware of the happenings of the day. It was a beautiful traditional Indian ceremony with plenty of emotions throughout the day, starting with the almost-carnival like entrance of the groom to the vibrant and meaningful Hindu ceremonies to the contrasting tearful goodbye from the bride’s family. The love between Priyanka and Miraj is immense, so infectious and visible. Their sense of adventure was reflected in everything that was planned that day – from the venue to the tiniest details like the tractor and the flowers and the paan stand!
The Evening Reception the next day wasn’t short of extravagance – A terrific saxophonist greeted the guests whilst bespoke cocktails were being served. A fantastic speech by the father of the bride left most of the audience in awe, just before what was probably some of the best food I have ever tasted at a wedding in Kenya – gastronomically and visually arresting. Things started getting lively then. There was dancing on the dance floor, dancing around tables, dancing on shoulders, dancing at the bar and also dancing whilst laying on the floor! Drinking everything and everywhere. When we left the party, we knew it was going to be a late night. As I woke up the next morning, I had a message from the DJ saying that the party just finished. And this was 6am! I wasn’t surprised.
Priyanka & Miraj – thank you for the trust (despite all the non-productive meetings we had at various bars and pubs!), thank you and your friends and families for making this such a fun wedding to shoot. Enjoy the memories. One love!