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Bush wedding in Africa: Yes, we got married!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Ok, so we might be jumping ahead a few stories here, but thought this’d be an important update to share in case you haven’t seen our facebook pages. I proposed to Sandra during our canoeing excursion to an island in Ross Lake, Northern Cascades in August and well, at this juncture, you can already guess that she said yes! That trip didn’t quite go as smooth as I’d planned in my head as I forgot most of our food in the excitement of deciding how to propose. After a meal of 2-3 plain tortillas filled with some grape tomatoes and a full bottle of wine, I proposed to her in front of the campfire, and the milky way danced overhead in the clear night sky. The wine might have had something to do with the way we remember it, but still, it turned out how I pictured after all!

Now, we always wanted to have a simple wedding in Africa (And no, there’s no such thing as a simple wedding!) So we decided to have a small wedding when we visited Kenya in November-December timeframe. My ultra-excited parents already started making arrangements which I kinda helped with when I got to Kenya before Sandra. Ok I was mostly indulging in pre-wedding treats, but hey, it counts as someone had to decide the menu y’know.

And here’s a toast to all our amazing friends and family who made it down to Kenya on such a short notice. We got married in Kigio Wildlife Camp located in the Great Rift Valley, we really couldn’t have imagined a better place for us. Here’s a few selected shots from our wedding: they’re taken by Christophe Viseux who is a friend and a great photographer:

You can see the full album here: