After the glitzy wedding, their honeymoon started with a weekend stay in Diani followed by a 15 day tour around the world, an adventure made easier by Africa Tours Safari.
She opted for a traditional long veil that was about four metres long. However, it was too long and heavy that she only wore it for the ceremony. She had expensive Swarovski crystals applied at the bottom of her gown and veil, so it glittered as she walked down the aisle, and that was the only modification she made to her dress
Her makeup was done by Cate Macharia who was also responsible for fellow TV girl Janet Mbugua’s wedding makeup. She wanted a simple beautiful look for her big day as opposed to sexy.
While the invite list was set at 250, the couple ended up hosting around 700 guests due to demand
Unlike the norm, the couple did not view the final décor work prior to the wedding as they did not want to micromanage the creative minds of Evensis Ventures. They admit that they were amazed at the outcome.
She had her hair and that of her brides maids custom made by Darling Kenya two days prior to her wedding. The hair type is so new that cosmetics and hair beauty company Darling Kenya does not have a name for it yet and are still calling it Betty Hair.
Groomsmen wore Turkish ready-made suits. To add a playful touch and bring happy thoughts to the look, Dennis came up with a last minute idea of wearing brightly coloured socks that he bought for all his groomsmen.
The song that Dennis danced to; Feeling Good, by Michael Buble, was specifically picked to break the notion that he cannot dance, due to the nature of his investigative TV job. He also chose Stuck Like Glue, by Sugarland that led the bridal procession as it is not common and is a romantic song. Pachelbel’s Canon in D’, chosen for its soothing nature and beautiful strings, walked Betty down the aisle.
Friday was a neutral wedding day to accommodate both sides of the family; the groom’s SDA side that do not have weddings on Saturdays and the bride’s Catholic side that prefer not to have weddings on Sundays. It would also ensure minimal number of children showed up in keeping with the theme of the wedding; English elegance.
.The home-made 7-tier wedding cake by Shazila Mohammed was a blend of vanilla, chocolate and coffee flavours and weighed 25kg. It represented the oneness of their unity. The parents were given separate cakes thereafter
Courtesy of standard media