Suzan Watetu Wahome, 29, a flight attendant and Dr Wahome Muriuki, 40, a doctor and businessman met in unexpected circumstances and later fell in love. They share their beautiful love story with ESTHER KIRAGU

Suzan and Wahome met in 2009 during her brother’s wedding committee meetings. After introductions, they exchanged a few words and found out that they fellowshipped in the same church – Nairobi Lighthouse Church. “We had a chit chat during this first meeting but there was nothing much to it,” says Suzan.

Thereafter, they often bumped into each other in church and would engage in casual conversations. This progressed to exchange of email addresses and they kept in touch through mail during the week. They started inviting each other to events in the company of their friends

A strong friendship developed between them and in 2010 Wahome asked Suzan to be his girlfriend over a picnic in Naivasha. “She didn’t disappoint me,” says Wahome. “Wahome is hardworking, fun-loving and loves God and these are some of the attributes that attracted me to him and so I could not say no,” says Susan.

Dating and courtship…

They couple spent a lot of time together in their early days of dating getting to know each other. They loved going out for picnics and taking long drives out of town. They also took a discipleship class together at their church, which provided them with an opportunity to get to know each other even better.

“Since her job involves a lot of traveling, we tried to maximise the time we had together,” says Wahome.

“During this period of courtship we talked about everything and no subject was taboo. We wanted to know each other’s values and views about different subjects that would later impact on our lives if we got married,” says Suzan, adding that they never assumed anything about each other and instead asked for answers.

Through this open communication they were able to eliminate areas of conflict. The couple wanted to honour God in their relationship and also build a strong foundation. They set boundaries for the relationship as they had purposed to remain pure until marriage.

Surprise proposal and wedding…

Wahome proposed to Suzan on April 10, 2011 on the rooftop of Kenyatta International Conference Centre after a romantic evening watching the sunset. “The proposal was a pleasant surprise. I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to be his wife so I said yes,” says Suzan. They then informed their parents of their decision to get married and dowry negotiations and other arrangements were set in motion.

The couple started planning for their wedding by saving and making bookings for venue and other service providers early. They had a beautiful garden wedding on February 25, 2012 at Marist International College in Karen. The wedding colour theme was sky blue, black and silver, which the couple admits looked splendid.

The cost of the wedding came to around Ksh 850,000, which came from their savings and contributions from family and friends. They went to Seychelles for their honeymoon and extended it with a tour of Indonesia.

We wish the couple a happy marriage!

Wedding photography by Ben Kiruthi

Published on April 2013