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December 31, 2019

Central SC Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Tome

A collage of pictures with a kenyan groom and an american bride at a church in central, sc

Colorful Christmas wedding at Alive Wesleyan Church

Sam and Becca met in Nairobi, Kenya when Becca was teaching there. Their friendship formed and the rest is history!

Sam is a gentle, strong, and kind man. I heard him described that way multiple times on the wedding day! Becca is genuine, beautiful, and so kind! Both of them were calm and excited for their wedding day, which is no surprise! 

We first were able to spend time with them during their engagement session, which was such a fun time at The Potter’s Place in Central.

The couple had their wedding at Alive Wesleyan Church in Central, SC. It was a lovely day rich with Kenyan tradition and so many moments of worship and praise. It was colorful and filled with such beautiful African Dashiki patterns.

When we arrived, Becca and her girls were getting ready at the church and the guys were next door hanging out. It was a super warm December day, which was good because sweet Becca is so cold natured. She was wrapped up in a Christmas blanket in the bridal suite. 🙂

There were so many special details throughout the day! Becca’s Mom, Dorcus, made the cake, flowers, all the bridesmaids skirts, lots of the decor, and probably more that I’m forgetting. That is so special and she is so talented!

Becca’s hair and makeup artist was her sister in-laws sister! So much of their day involved close family and friends, which I think made the day even sweeter.

The bridal party was made up of Becca’s 3 brothers and their 3 wives, the maid of honor was Becca’s best friend from childhood and the best man was Sam’s mentor from Kenya. Even Becca’s nieces and nephews were involved as the flower girl and ring bearer. 

Their ceremony began with Sam’s stand-in family giving gifts to Becca and her parents. The precious little flower girl was shy as she walked down the aisle, so her sweet brother actually threw her petals for her. So cute! 

Sam and Becca, we are thrilled for you guys and have loved being a part of this journey with you guys! Thank you for allowing us to capture your day!

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