As many of you know my family and friends have been sponsoring Alex and his family through their education since I first met the family in 2008. Alex is the eldest of my ‘Ugandan family’ and I was thrilled to hear he was to be married to Hannah and of course I just had to be there! I wouldn’t normally go to Uganda in our summer months but I could not miss this very special occasion of our first ‘sponsor child’ getting wed!
The wedding was a real mix of two cultures Alex’s family from the little village of Kasozi and that on Hannah’s side from San Diego, California. People asked me what the wedding was going to be like and my answer was always the same that it was going to be Alex and Hannah’s wedding, and it was! It was the coming together of two cultures, many wonderful characters and personalities, lots of laughter and bucketfuls of love. This was Alex and Hannah’s wedding held at a beautiful location, on a very hot day with refreshing breezes off the River Nile.
Photo slideshow – just click on first photo. Videos not the best but please hang in there and I think you will find them interesting!
Mum Monica walks her son Alex down the ‘isle’!
Hannah the bride is walked down the isle by her Uncle Mike who is carrying her beautiful daughter Selah
They take their wedding vows
As Alex places the ring on Hannah’s finger the village ladies cream their traditional wail on celebration
The Bride and Groom wash each others hands
Mr and Mrs Kasenke – Alex you can now kiss the Bride
Alex and Hannah have their first dance to the loud traditional wailing of the village ladies