This past Saturday was a day to remember across the world as Prince Harry and his bride Princess Meghan held their royal wedding
in Windsor and it was an event that was on the lips of everyone across the world.
Many Kenyans followed keenly the star-studded royal wedding
that happened thousands of miles away. And some paid a fortune to catch every detail on a giant screen at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club on Saturday.
Joseph and Lilian Muchemi were among the Kenyan guests who paid Sh1 million to witness the grand occasion on big screen. For the couple looking forward to their wedding, it was money well-spent.
The couple enjoyed a four-course banquet on Saturday and flew with other couples the following day to Mount Kenya by helicopter for breakfast.
“We are getting married soon and came here to get inspiration on wedding ideas. The event has been very enjoyable and the money was well worth it,” they said. And they were not the only grand witnesses of the wedding taking place many miles away
The guest list included the Standard Group acting CEO Orlando Lyomu together with his wife Pauline, Laikipia Woman Representative Kate Waruguru, Suzie Beauty founder Suzie Wokabi, Pinky Ghelani, socialite Vera Sidika, and actress Naomi Ng’ang’a.
The guests enjoyed an English brunch, a romantic night for two inclusive of dinner, champagne at the Windsor suite and breakfast, as well as a meal prepared by English Chef James Dennis from Soames Hotel, Nanyuki.
“This is different from any other event I have ever done, and of course there was a lot of pressure involved. I came up with the menu by incorporating my English background and doing some research here and there. The meal was mostly a labour of love for me,” said Dennis.
The event, a red carpet affair, was hosted by Chero of Str8up and Micheal Gitonga of Morning Express, and was aired live on KTN.
Fashion played a big role, with guests showing up dressed to impress. The ladies had beautiful sun and cocktail dresses, while the gentlemen were decked out in the latest suits.
Photographers captured every moment while waiters had their hands on deck by making sure guests had the very best of champagne. The day also gave allowance for networking.