Talk about managing events on a low budget.
Wilson Wanjohi and Anne Muhonja got married last month wearing simple jeans and T-shirts at their wedding and using two steel circles as rings.
The approximate expenditure on their wedding was 100 Kenyan shillings (approximately $1).
‘‘We went home, cooked ugali and sukuma wiki (a Kenyan delicacy), ate and slept. There was nothing special that we did on our honeymoon,” said the 26-year-old groom.
Their story went viral for all the obvious reasons, and well-wishers started pouring in support for the love birds.
A tourism company funded a five-day honeymoon trip at a four-star hotel in Mombasa.
We have rewarded the Mr & Mrs Wanjohi (Ksh 100 wedding couple) A FULLY PAID 5 days Honeymoon Flying package to Mombasa in a 4 star hotel pic.twitter.com/Bxwl1JhFEq— Bonfire Adventures (@BonfireSafaris) January 27, 2017
They had an amazing time.
But people decided to go a step ahead and give them a grand wedding reception on Valentine’s Day.
According to Kenyan media, approximately $35,000 was spent at the second wedding ceremony funded by generous well-wishers in Nairobi. The theme of the stylish event was Red and Royal Blue.
Wow the day is finally here for Mr & Mrs Wilson Wanjohi (The Ksh 100 wedding couple) all set for the glamours grand wedding RECEPTION ?? pic.twitter.com/J02gXu6D9r— Mark Steve (@MarkSteve260) February 14, 2017
Some people criticized this act and asked people to sensibly support the couple financially rather than investing money on such a grand event.
However the main organizer of the happening ceremony, Aaltonen Jumba, believes that everyone needs a dream wedding. “The couple have already been supported by others financially. Different people gave different things at different levels. They have been given a greenhouse farm, a honeymoon and have been promised money to start a business,” he said.
"Since that has been taken care of, why not give them the wedding they never had? Everyone needs that dream wedding."
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