The Samantha’s Bridal Kenya Wedding Industry Awards (KWIA) that recognized excellence across 48 categories within the wedding industry, went down last night with the crème de la crème in the wedding industry were being feted.


The public, industry peers, as well as past brides and grooms took their time to vote for the best of the best.

Amongst those who graced the the feathers and fur theme occasion was the PS for Tourism and Wildlife, Dr. Margret Mwakima who stood in for the Cabinet Secretary Hon. Najib Balala and the best wedding vendors in the industry dressed the part.

The Fairmont Kenya Hotels took the day bagging three awards for the best heritage hotel, best wedding venue in the wild with Villa Rosa Kempinski bagging the best ballroom award. Windsor Hotel received the best garden hotel venue while the best beach destination venue went to Swahili beach.

Jambo Jet received the best local airline award, Bon fire Adventures won the best travel agents for honeymoon while Ogake received an award for the best custom-made gown designer. The Wedding Lifetime Achievement Award went to Matthew Gathua of Valentine Cake House amongst other wedding vendors.

Samantha Bridal’s CEO Dr. Catherine Masitsa said, “The creative industry is one of the biggest employers in our country. There are so many great companies out there who deserve to be recognized for their exceptional customer service, but often this is never the case. We are delighted that Brides and Industry support this initiative and want to make sure that everyone has a chance to prove that they are the best in their field!”

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