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Events Best dressed at the Kenya Wedding Awards 2018 (Photos)

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Style and glamour characterized the gala event

play Fashion designers Aulgah Nato and ucy Kawira (L-R Instargarm Aulgah Nato/ Lucy Kawira)

The first ever edition of the Kenya Wedding Awards went down on Wednesday, 20th June at the Waterfront, Karen and it was pompous.

The gala event was one of a kind, featuring a red carpet moment, cocktail session as well a dinner. The set up was a Parisian theme, which included awe-inspiring decor, a stage complete with an ultra-modern LED screen and dummy mini Eiffel towers to bring the theme to life.

The aim of the awards was to recognize and celebrate the movers and shakers of the wedding industry. In the past, there has not been a major award event that recognizes those who work so hard to pull off all the elegant wedding events that take part in Kenya. We see and attend those weddings but we rarely know the brains behind the impeccable work. Having a background in event planning, I can tell you for a fact that bringing an event to life, and a successful one for that matter that will leave tongues wagging is no cakewalk. It was about time that someone celebrated all these hardworking entrepreneurs.

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The categories of the award event touched on all aspects of wedding planning, spanning from caterers, to bridal makeup, wedding event planners, photographers, videographers, jewelers, wedding dress designers, DJs, Mcs etc. Some of the most notable winners included Bonfire Adventures who won Best Honeymoon Agent, Top Fashion Designer Aulgah Nato, who took home the Honorary Rising Star Award and Bryson Okut of Cittificial Klothing who won the Best Menswear Designer. Other winners included:

Best Wedding MC - Sigisia

Best Wedding Event Planner - Slique Event Planner

Best Wedding Décor - Wayfarer Events

Best Wedding Photographer - Willy Muturi Photography

Best Wedding Sound - Mambo Yote Sound

Best Wedding Jewelers - Rajshyn Jewelers

Best Wedding TV Show - Our Perfect Wedding Kenya

Upcoming Events planner - Events By Nimmoh

Best Wedding Videographer - E Studio Camouflage

Best Bridal Hair Salon - Ashley’s Hair & beauty

Best Bridal Hairstylist - J Praise Omondi

Best Wedding Cakes - Custom Cakes By Hash Cake

Best Wedding Ushering - Cate Kris

See full list of winners here.

Highlights from the event:

play Event MCs at the Kenya Wedding Awards 2018 (Instagram georgina_mbira)

 

play Guests were all smiles (Instagram sir_kyalo)

 

 

play Media Personality Sheila Mwanyigha and some of the guests joined the dancers on stage for a jig (Courtesy Kenya Wedding Awards)

 

play A Saxophonist serenading guests at the gala event (Courtesy Kenya Wedding Awards)

 

play Sponsors of the event - Vipingo Ridge was one of the main sponsors of the successful event (Courtesy Kenya Wedding Awards)

 

play The awards looked superlative (Instagram aulgah_nato)

 

 

play Fashion Designer Aulgah Nato receiving her award, supported by friends and colleagues (Kuyoh Photography)

 

play A picture perfect moment at the Kenya Wedding Awards 2018 (Courtesy Kenya Wedding Awards)

 

As with every gala event, guests were expected to look their best in gowns and tuxedos and I must admit that they did not disappoint. We saw exquisite looks on the red carpet, proving that Kenyans are beginning to warm up to red carpet events and bringing their fashion A game, perhaps learning a thing or two from their Nigerian counterparts?

Here are some of the guests that stole the show:

1. Award-winning fashion designer, Aulgah Nato stunned in an exquisite form-fitting off shoulder red gown with a slit.

play Aulgah Nato of Nato Designs at the Kenya Wedding Awards red carpet (Kuyoh Photography)

 

2. Bryson Okut of Cittificial Klothing and his company were elegant in matchy-matchy outfits.

play Bryson Okut and company at the Kenya Wedding Awards (Courtesy Kenya Wedding Awards)

 

3. Up and coming fashion designer, Lucy Kawira of Weshlons Fashion House showed us how to wear African prints with a modern twist.

play Lucy Kawira of Weshlons Fashion House (Instagram lucy_kawira_the_brand)

ALSO READ: These stunning gowns prove it's time for African prints to dominate red carpets

 

4. These guests definitely did not miss the 'dress to impress' memo.

play Stylish couple at the Kenya Wedding Awards (Courtesy Kenya Wedding Awards)

 

5. Wasn't this lady stunning?

play Rita Muchiri at the Kenya Wedding Awards (Instagram muchiririta)

 

 

6. Never mind her, she's just having her queening moment and looking sassy while at it.

play Stylish guest at the Kenya Wedding Awards (Instagram owidhabuodha)

 

7. Overskirts seem to be quite on trend lately.

We love the red carpet MC's jumpsuit that came towed with a tulle overskirt.

play Red carpet MC at the Kenya Wedding Awards (Instagram megagatha)

 

8. These gents looked rather dapper!

play Dapper guests at the Kenya Wedding Awards (Instagram salapatasalawowo )

 

9. Very elegant style by this lovely guest.

play Kenya Wedding Awards red carpet fashion (Instagram Claudiatindah)

 

Congrats to all the winners.

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