Charlotte and Daniel chose the beautiful Hotel Sonrisa to host their wedding on Diani Beach. Immediately I felt included in their special day with it being a perfect fusion of both Masai and Western traditions. With Daniel being a Masai and Charlotte originating from the UK, the thought and consideration for all family members couldn’t of intwined more perfectly.

With the day starting off with dark gloomy skies, the heavens opened and we were all prepared for a wet wedding. Later in the afternoon, the skies cleared and the piercing blue of the clear sky made way for a beautiful wedding on the sparkling white beaches of Diani. Charlotte and Daniel were married in front of family and friends by their local pastor from their church, followed by a traditional welcoming by the Masai, adorning Charlotte in their traditional bead wear for the ceremony.

The evening finished off perfectly with a large feast of Kenyan favorites and a surprise choreographed dance from the bride and groom. Each set of parents were surprised with a cake each and topped off with a vote of thanks by the brides mother. Congratulations Charlotte and Daniel, it was a real pleasure photographing your wedding!

Diani beach wedding photographer   

Wedding Venue: Hotel Sonrisa

Photography: Mike Atkelsky Photography