Watu wanaendelea tu! Celina the popular actress from the popular television show just had a ruracio. And was it awesome or what? While most ruracios are formal, uptight affairs that follow traditional norms in a very rigid way, hers was a breath of fresh air. Celina, known formally as Kate Kamau and her betrothed, Phil Karanja have shown us how you can spice up an age-old ceremony. Their formula included having formal clothes made for the groom, bride and their team.
The clothes merged both Western and African influences to make a beautiful collage. Normal ruracios are about saving money for the wedding to come but this is a first in many ways in that money was spent to dress for the ruracio. For anyone aspiring to get married this must be a shock because all the money collected is normally spent on the material wedding day, not before it. It has now added to the laundry list of the modern day wedding processes which are already a painful affair for the conscientious spender. But if they can pull it off, then more power to them.
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Truth be told, the photos are a powerful reminder of how the coming together of two individuals can cause both joy and togetherness in a community. Whoever said marriage is not for you( groom and bride) but for the community was not wrong. Look at the photos and think if this would be worth pulling off for your own ruracio.