A Colourful Kenyan & Nigerian Wedding in California!

Today in collaboration with Munaluchi Bride Magazine, we present the romantic ceremony of a Kenyan accountant Mima Ndonye and a Nigerian business analyst Blessing Ugbo in California.

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Mima and Blessing met through a mutual friend and instantly got comfortable with each other. In February, Blessing proposed to Mima and the journey to organizing their intimate day begun.

On the wedding day, Mima was a picture perfect bride in a strapless lace dress by Allure Bridals. Opting for curly locks, she styled her wedding frock with a statement neck piece, a pearl bracelet and gold Jimmy Choo sandals. Her bridesmaids wore one shoulder purple dresses.

Blessing was dapper in his black tuxedo, a black bow tie, black shoes and purple boutonniere.

With shades of purple, gold and ivory incorporated throughout the wedding, the ceremony blended their east and west African cultures.
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Bride: Mima Ndonye – Kenyan – Accountant
Groom: Blessing Ugbo – Nigerian – Business Analyst
Wedding Date: April 20, 2013
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana, California, USA
Photography: D Park Photography

The Wedding Details
From the bride;
Proposal
We first met at a social event in the fall of 2011 and were introduced to each other by a mutual friend. That night we chatted for a while and knew that we would like to see each other, and perhaps get to know each other some more. So before we parted ways, we exchanged phone numbers and agreed to keep in touch.

He proposed in February in 2012. I was busy in the kitchen on one of his visits to my place. He sneaked behind me and said my name and when I turned he was on bended knee…with a ring in his hand.

Culture
Shades of purple, gold, and ivory were my theme colours and were incorporated throughout the wedding. From the bridal gown, to the bridesmaid dresses, to the table linens and the centerpieces my sister designed, it all came together to give an elegant and classy style.

The ceremony was a culmination of East and West African culture, the traditional song and dance by women ushering in the bride and groom to the reception and presenting the new couple to the community

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