By Maria Immaculate Owechi
Today, married couples are finding different ways of doing something special for their wedding anniversary as a way of affirming their love for each other. Compared to the past when couples would only wait when it’s their silver jubilee (25 years) or golden jubilee (50 years) to organise something special, more couples are celebrating their anniversaries yearly.
This was for the case of a Kenyan legislator who celebrated his fifth wedding anniversary with his wife while dressed in their initial attire.
Isaac Mwaura Maigua, a Kenyan Senator for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and his wife, Nelius Mukami Rwamba Mwaura marked their fifth wedding anniversary over the weekend on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
On his Facebook post, the senator said that they were rekindling memories of their wedding ceremony five years ago by wearing the same outfits and celebrating at the same reception.
He wrote, “We celebrated our anniversary by retracing our footsteps to Evergreen Park, the venue of our wedding reception. We were clad in our wedding outfits and amazed that they still fit albeit ‘perfectly’.”
According to Kenyan website, Tuko.Ke.Co, the couple’s convoy brought businesses to a standstill as onlookers along the Nairobi northern bypass took photos of the lovebirds as they stood through the sunroof of SUV cars.
The couple first had a photoshoot at Evergreen Park, their reception venue and thereafter hosted their close friends and family members to a colourful party.
Mwarua rocked a three-piece suit with a coloured yellow shirt, as the fashion was a few years back. He matched this with a white and purple pattern tie. The senator signature black velvet cap also coordinated well with his outfit.
His wife, Mukami looked lovely in strapless sweetheart shaped ballroom gown. She opted for bold make-up to stand out and then kept the accessories minimal with a golden bracelet, small ear pins and a lovely pearl designed fascinator for her natural hairstyle.
The couple’s son, Njiru wore a pale yellow shirt coupled with a sky blue bow tie and a navy blue waistcoat and trouser.
For their reception venue, bright yellow and purple were the predominant theme colours from the decoration to the cake.
It was at the reception that the couple renewed their marriage vows and Mwaura gave his wife a new ring to signify their five years of marriage.
Mwaura also in a Facebook post, further revealed how during their wedding ceremony five years ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta had invited them for a first-ever wedding photoshoot at the Statehouse.
“Five years ago today, Mukami Rwamba Mwaura and I said I do at a colourful ceremony at Evergreen Park and later on at State House,” he wrote.
The senator further talks about both of them retracing their footsteps and reflecting on the journey they have travelled as a couple. He talked about the battles they have faced and won united together.
He wrote, “Today, we retrace our footsteps reflecting on the Journey of life that we have travelled as one. We have won many battles, lost quite a number, fought, quarrelled, made up, lost children yet raised one little Njiru, led a normal life and like any other, got caught up in the storms, but we have kept the faith and friendship all together.
The legislator also shared what he had learnt through his marriage journey like how marriage is not a bed roses, it requires hard work for it thrive and placing God at the centre of it.
He wrote, “ Marriage has taught us that it’s not so much a bed of roses, but that steady friendship that gives you the assurance that all shall be well despite the circumstances. That marriage is above of all, putting GOD first and walking beside each other in this journey of survival for the fittest. It’s never a walk in the park and it’s not for the faint-hearted either.”
The couple is reported to have met through a mutual friend and fell deeply in love after.
According to the website, the couple was nominated early this year as among the most inspiring couple in Kenya. This is because while most public figures shy away from the idea of exposing their private lives and families to the limelight. Mwarua and his wife are an exception as they have been public, inspiring and impressing many people with their love life.