By Nicolas Akasula
Fate had it that Diana Namuleme would cross paths with Dennis Kitaka, “I met Denis at a prayer retreat in Entebbe,” says Diana. The lovebirds then later started attending the same church. The two got attracted to each other.
“I felt there was something special about her from the way she talked, walked, her approach to life and relationship with God,” says Dennis.
For Diana, the most outstanding quality Denis had was the God-fearing factor that got her head over heels.
Courtship The duo became friends and Dennis had three years to pursue Diana.
According to Dennis, as a couple, they had several dates that were within their means, “We tried to find our happiness and love not through possessions. We embraced every season as it came. When we had in abundance, we spent and when in lack, we figured out which places fitted our budget,” he recalls.
Meanwhile, Diana’s eyes were fixed on marriage.
“I remember the deep love and trust we had for each other, but also the hope for getting married, and raising a family together,” she states.
Before their wedding, Diana was stressed by the thought of how she was going to juggle things.
“I had a lot on my plate. And thus dividing time for everything was challenging. For example, looking for the bridesmaids’ attires, my gown, and changing dresses, alongside working at the same time was hectic,” she recounts.
Dennis also had his own share.
“Selecting service providers was tedious because we had got several recommendations from friends. Thank God we eventually picked out the best,” he notes.
After the hustle and bustle, came the D-day. They settled for classy and comfortable Mercedes Benz E-class and the ML 4matics.
Apart from the unpleasant weather, it was all bliss.
“I didn’t like the weather. It rained early morning before we went to church, and remained mostly cloudy yet I had hoped for a brighter day,” says Dennis.
Some of Diana’s best moments that day were the beautiful décor at the reception venue, as well as tasting the white mint, six-tier delicious cake.
Dennis’ best moment was when he exchanged vows with Diana.
“It was very emotional and beautiful. This wrapped up my day.”
For the groom’s entourage, he was accompanied by his cousin as best man, one-page boy while Diana had her ‘girls’.
“I preferred an all-girl entourage to keep in touch with my girls. I was also accompanied by my best friend as the matron, in addition to one petal girl,” she says.
“Honeymoon was most exciting,” says Diana. The couple enjoyed a ferry cruise, and time together. “I received tender loving care from my husband.”
Dennis adds that the moment gave them ample time to be with each other, it was an opportunity for him to reflect.
“We used it to celebrate our wedding success, and also talk about our visions,” he notes.
Diana was, however, fatigued by the female entourage she had to handle. She also says given a chance to have a wedding again, she would pick an indoor reception venue in order to have a brighter day.
Although some couples skip premarital counselling, Dennis and Diana are glad to have attended.
“Premarital counselling was an eye-opener for us on so many marriage realities,” says Diana.
And Dennis adds: “It helped us to know what to expect in marriage. We were taught how to lead a Christian marriage, and raise our children in Christ-like values.”
To those intending to get married, the couple emphasises keeping God at the centre of their relationship, love and being patient with one another.
Date: October 12, 2019
Groom: Denis Kakebe Kitaka
Bride: Diana Namuleme
Church: Ggaba Community Church
Reception: Spring Gardens, Munyonyo