By Eve Muganga
Jotham Kikka an editor at VCL studio of the Ebonies tied a knot with Josephine Burungi, a former accountant at GO Greek Restaurant in Ggaba on July 22, 2016. The ceremony was at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe and the reception at Munyonyo Gardens.
Jotham and Josephine shared their story with Eve Muganga.
When did you meet?
Jotham: I meet Josephine in 2014 at GO Greek Restaurant in Ggaba where she was working as an accountant. I used go there to have my supper. I had known her for quite some time and she even wanted me to date her sister because she cared for me. Little did I know that I was going to fall for her desire for her to be my wife. One time, we went out and I had to expressed my feeling towards her and that’s how we connected.
Josephine: He used to come to the restaurant with his friends to have supper but he was staying with his sister in Mengo. He never minded about the distance. They could play draft and he was so smart I liked him because he was talkative but I didn’t love him then and one time I wanted to connect him to my sister but God does wonders I got him instead. It was after we went out and we had moment and connected in a better way.
How did you propose?
Jotham: [Laughs] I will say I didn’t propose to her the western way or as seen in the movies. I simply told her I wanted to marry her and she thought I was joking but after insisting she realized I was serious and she agreed.
What attracted you to each other?
Jotham: She was so bold, calm, simple, focused towards the future of our lives, the kids we will have and most importantly, she had respect for my parents.
Josephine: Jotham is a simple, joyful, outgoing and funny. It was always nice to be in his company so I decided to keep him forever.
What other criteria did you follow before committing?
Jotham: The person I was marrying had to ensure to me that she won’t disappoint me
Josephine: I wanted to know him very well before committing
What was your wedding budget?
Jotham: Our budget was around Shs30m.
What was the most expensive item?
Josephine: My gown which was at Shs3m.
What was your colour theme?
Jotham: Red, because I thought it’s unique and I thought it represents love for example people on valentine.
Where did you shop for your attire?
Jotham: I have a friend who deals in clothing so he bought the suits at Shs300, 000 and the shoes at Shs100, 000 for the best man and the groom.
Who made your cake?
Josephine: A friend’s wife made our cake.
Did you go for premarital counseling?
Jotham: Yes, at Namirembe Cathedral
What was the most exciting moment?
Jotham: The moment the reverend taught us of that bible verse of women submitting to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22-33) in Luganda it sounds funny
Josephine: I felt closer to my partner when we said our vows.
Were you disappointed in any way during the wedding?
Jotham: I was disappointed by the DJ at some point because during the reception, power went off we had to wait for around 30 minutes before it came back.
Josephine: My maids disappointed me because they kept on wanting to change the hairstyles and time wasn’t on our side.
Where did you go for your honeymoon?
Jotham: We didn’t go though I think it’s important since we were so involved in the preparation. We needed some time off, just the two of us only but the wallet wasn’t on our side.
Josephine: We didn’t go because there was no money.
Did you have any debts after the wedding?
Jotham: Yes, we owed the decorator about 100,000 but it was cleared after.
Your advice to those planning to wed.
Jotham: Take time, prepare for everything to avoid disappointment on your day and have a backup generator for electricity. Love each other and trust God it will happen.
Josephine: Plan for everything and every little detail because a wedding day is almost every girl’s happy day.