Monday, January 30, 2017

Poor Kenyan couple who got married in T-shirts, gets dream honeymoon and other luxury packages after their touching wedding story went viral

A young Kenyan couple became internet sensation after photos from their simple wedding went viral.
The couple, Ann Wambui, 24, and Wilson Mutura, 26, tied the knot on Sunday, January 22, dressed in T-shirts. Ann wore her T-shirt with a jeans skirt, and no make up.

Pastor Jasper Ojwach of Community Christian Worship Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi officiated the couple's wedding. He took to Facebook to share the photos captioning the pictures:

"May the Lord Almighty bless your marriage Ann and Wilson Mutura. I hereby present to you Mr and Mrs Wilson Mutura Wanjohi!”

Pastor Ojwach shared the love story of Wambui and Wilson Mutura with eDAILY.

"Their wedding took place at our church, Community Christian Worship Centre, in Kasarani area, Nairobi on Sunday, January 22. The two exchanged vows after the sermon. They chose to do their wedding like that because of their financial position. It is quite a long story.
"They did not just wake up on a Sunday and decide to be joined together. They have been in a relationship for three years now. I knew them when the guy joined our church after he relocated to the city from Nyahururu.

"After some time, Mr Mutura presented his wish to marry Ann. In the beginning, they never wanted to have that big wedding, and so they requested my counseling on that. They were to have their wedding in December, 2016 that was organised by the church, but due to then-unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone the wedding date.

"They had already followed the processes before marriage, such as meeting parents of either family before tying the knot. I got in touch with the families of both Ann and Wilson.
"After that, I promised to preside over a simple wedding for them. It wasn’t supposed to be so simple as it turned out. It was supposed to involve presence of few things such as the cake, bridesmaids etc. The guy did whatever he could and asked me to officiate their wedding because they had already gotten the blessings of their parents.

"I took them through a series of counseling before letting them exchange their wedding vows. And now they are wedded. Interestingly, they had no best man or bridesmaid in plan, but two congregants stood up on the day of the wedding and offered to take up the two roles.
"And there followed the exchange of vows and rings, and we were happy for them. They are doing well, they are very much okay. My heart is so much passionate about the young generation. I have to admit I am satisfied.”

Mr and Mrs Mutura are currently operating a business of selling fruits, jointly, in Kasarani area. Ann relocated to the city from Nyahururu to join her husband.

Pastor Ojwach says the budget of the wedding is near zero shillings since the two only bought rings, and the church will cater for the cost incurred to process their marriage certificate.
"Even if they bought the rings for KSh10, it doesn’t matter. What matters is they are now married, and I already blessed the rings," said Pastor Ojwach.

Now, according to a Tuko News report, several companies having been moved by the couple's story decided to come out with detailed packages for the couple including a first class wedding, honeymoon and many more goodies.

Below are some of the many public support packages the couple's story has attracted;:

1. SLIQUE EVENTS PLANNER Ltd,  through the M.D Aaltonen Jumba, offered a fully sponsored wedding to give Wilson & Anne an opportunity to celebrate with friends and family.

2. BONFIRE ADVENTURES AND EVENTS,  through the CEO Kabu Simon offered an all expenses paid honeymoon package.

3. FINE CINEMA PRODUCTION through M.D Maureen Karee has offered make-up artist and free photo-shoot on Valentine's Day.

4. Lilian, a volunteer in the U.S pledged a start-up capital for a small business whichever Anne will find appealing.

 Today, January 30, 2017, Bonfire Adventures and Events has redeemed their pledge by sponsoring the couple's honeymoon to an undisclosed four- star hotel, where they will spend five days.

In a Facebook post, the company shared photos of the lovebirds boarding a Kenya Airways plane to their destination.

Captioning the post, they wrote:

"The day is finally here for Mr & Mrs. Wanjohi (Ksh 100 wedding couple ) courtesy of BONFIRE ADVENTURES AND EVENTS they were picked up from home straight to the airport to catch their flight to a FULLY PAID 5 days 4 nights Honeymoon Flying package in 4 star hotel -Mombasa (Diani).. The excitement on their face tells it all. Ann & Wilson Jibambeni .. Enjoy your honeymoon to the fullest."

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