It was one of those moments where a proud father-of-the-bride is so overcome by happiness, it comes with tears of joy.
Last Saturday Bakayimbira Dramactors’ Andrew Benon Kibuuka was a teary mess as he and wife Mary Siitah Kibuuka gave their daughter Cynthia Patricia Nangajja to Herbert Muyigwa Kironde. Kibuuka is known to love this particular daughter so much that he one time dedicated a play, Lubaale Mubbe, to her.
And as he walked her to the altar, the emotions playing on his face told the story that he was giving away his girl to another man, who would now possibly replace Kibuuka as her best friend. The couple took their vows at Lubaga cathedral before Fr John Mary Bbuye, before they headed to Namirembe cathedral for blessings by Rev Membe Kijjambu. Herbert is Catholic while Cynthia is Anglican.
At Lubaga, Bbuye aised the newlyweds to seek guidance from God in their new journey.
“Please play for this young couple to keep their vows and many years together,” Bbuye said.
The bride is a graduate of Surveying and Land Systems Information at Kyambogo University, while the groom is a graduate of Fine Art at Makerere University. They met two years ago as Cynthia’s cousin introduced her boyfriend and Cynthia’s mother was the ssenga.
“He approached me and we exchanged numbers and after some time of talking on phone, he invited me to his house-warming party where he also proposed. I was very surprised when he proposed and today he is here to deliver the best gift of a wedding,” said Cynthia, who looked smart in a strapless white gown.
Two weeks before the wedding, Cynthia had introduced Herbert to her folks at her parents’ home in Lutembe. The groom and his best man chose mismatched suits with the maids looking beautiful in yellow dresses. The groomsmen were elegant in black and yellow ties to match with the maids.
“We got along really well, and she was a very interesting person who was a lot of fun to be around,” Herbert said. “She seemed to be a difficult person to get to know, but once I did, I realised it was worth the effort.”
The bride and groom drove to Ruth gardens, Kisaasi in an Audi convertible. They arrived to a standing ovation from their more than 1,000 guests in tents decorated yellow and black.
Among the guests were DP stalwart, Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere and his wife, mamba clan leader Gabunga Ziika Mubiru, Drake Lubega who gave the couple a Friesian, as Ronald Mayinja and Joanita Kawalya entertained the guests.
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