As some of you may know from my Instagram, I traveled to Kenya after my bachelor exam. I knew I would not be able to attend my graduation day, which was a bit annoying as I was looking forward to this day for so long. But on the other hand, I was excited to be home as early as possible, so I could help my mom with planning my traditional wedding ceremony. Right after arriving in Kenya, we started doing paperwork for visa application for both my mom and my sister. We were sent back twice because we either missed something or did not have it. It took us three weeks before we got everything right and the applications were finally accepted. We are crossing fingers that all goes well with the process. I would be glad to have my mom and sister at our wedding in September.
Planning the traditional wedding ceremony was hectic. There was just so much to do in such a short period. What I realized about this ceremony, in particular, is that there was no actual plan. Other than the senior and older men from our village, no one else knew what was going to happen or how it will happen. I was nervous and panicked a few times as I doubted if we were doing things the right way. But luckily, we did it.
The day after Axel and his family arrived in Kenya. I took them to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. A place where they rescue orphaned elephants and take care of them. Seeing the guards feeding the orphaned baby elephants was a lovely experience. We later left to Giraffe Center where they also got to feed the giraffes. Axel made sure that he got a giraffe kiss before we went to spend the rest of the day at the Karen Blixen Museum.
Hope you will enjoy these pictures. Thank you for reading this post.
Talk to you to you soon, again!
All Photos by me, Michelle