The Fashion Watch panelist, co-owner of Republi.ke Garden City and celebrity fashion stylist Annabel Onyango married Sauti Sol’s manager Marek Fuchs in a star-studded ceremony at the luscious and serene Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, Kenya, on Saturday (19.09.15).
Onyango wore a custom gown by fashion designer Galina Tatarinova down the aisle. The magical setting featured a small creek and spectacular views of the golf course greens beyond a wooden bridge adorned with Calla Lilies over a small creek filled with floating lily pads. The stunning ceremony, which was timed perfectly to the setting sun, saw 200 wedding guests dressed in all black, blanketed by a soft glow.
Guests at the wedding included Lupita Nyong’o’s family, Just A Band’s Blinky Bill, members of Sauti Sol, Patricia Kihoro and luminaries of the Kenyan fashion and media industry. The evening celebrations were hosted by June Gachui and Kaz Lucas; and special musical dedications to the couple by Patricia Kihoro, Kevin Mbugua, and Sauti Sol.
The newlyweds, Onyango and Fuchs, dated for 8 years before getting engaged in 2014, told Capital Lifestyle on Saturday that the bride was overwhelmed with how beautiful the nuptials were. “I [Onyango] cried when I was about to walk down the aisle after I saw how beautiful everyone [the guests] looked. It was more stunning than I had dreamed.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!