Photography by: Creativity World Events
On Thursday 15th February 2018, two worlds from extreme ends came together as Maart, born in the Netherlands introduced John in a stunning customary wedding at Adonai Guesthouse in Muyenga, Kampala.
John, a medical practitioner born in Ntungamo, Western Uganda revealed to us that the two met in February 2011 when Maart had visited Uganda for her medical internship studies.
â€œMaart and I meet on 14th February 2011 but it was just an exchange of greetings. Later on, we got acquainted with each other and started real dating in late March,â€ John recounted.
â€œShe was here for herÂ internship so in August 2011, she went back to Netherlands before returning in December for Christmas and we became more seriousâ€¦â€¦â€ I donâ€™t think she came back for Christmas, I think she came back for you during Christmas, I joke before John and his brother, who also doubled as the best man on the big day break into laughter.
â€œAnd since then, itâ€™s been a long distance relationship for all those years, so you can imagine how serious we are. In fact, yesterday (referring to Wednesday/Valentineâ€™s Day) we made seven years since we saw each other and here we are today, making things official,â€ a delightful John remarked.
In our brief but rich conversation, the groom intimated to us that during that time, he managed to visit Maartâ€™s home in Holland while the brideâ€™s parents and their daughter also visited his folks in Ntungamo for an acquaintance meeting.
The joyous event was attended by about 100 guests from both the bride and groomâ€™s side. The two lovebirds were two days later wedded at St Augustineâ€™s church, Makerere on Saturday 17th after which they hosted their invitees to a glamorous reception at Ndere Cultural Center in Ntinda.
So what next after this all; are you going to Netherlands to experience the snow or Maart is staying in Uganda to enjoy the sunshine?
â€œActually we still going to be living apart for some time because Iâ€™m still doing some more studies here and she is also undertaking extra studies back home,â€ said John.
Well, from us all at Mikolo Uganda Wedding Community, we wish the couple happy marriage.