When Gerhard Uduny and Jackline Bor enrolled for their master’s in economics, neither of them knew that the other existed. Call it a match made in heaven; they tied the knot before either of them could graduate, but they still swear that they will wear the graduation gown one of these days.
Their first conversation was Gerhard ‘innocently’ requesting Jackline to share notes for a class or two he had missed. A classic move. Of course, he could have borrowed the notes from anyone else, but she was gorgeous and focused.
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He then looked her up on LinkedIn and chatted her up. I know, right? Who knew LinkedIn would give tinder a run for its money?
Their first date was in April 2018 at Subway Kenyatta Avenue. He asked her to be his girlfriend four months later, just as he was about to leave for Hungary for a 3 months work trip.
Gerhard was in no hurry; he let her brood upon it until his return. He must have played his cards right with the international calls and texting because she received him with a warm embrace at the airport.
What Jackline loves most about Gerhard is that he is a proper gentleman. He never rushed or forced things. He gave her time to understand him, and most importantly, he was intentional about pursuing her till she couldn’t resist his advances.
They had planned to have their wedding in 2021, but COVID happened. More than COVID happened because they also had a huge fallout the same year. Fortunately, their relationship was saved by the mediation of their close friends through an overnight virtual call.
They had their traditional wedding in Jan 2022 and then set out to prepare for their white wedding. The beauty of preparing for their wedding is that they worked as a team to make it a success. This is a strength they plan to lean on throughout their marriage.
They opted not to fundraise for their wedding. The couple held a corporate-like meeting every Sunday evening to prepare for their upcoming big day. Friends and family came in at the tail end to support logistics and finances.
Their only prayer on their wedding day was for the skies to remain clear; it didn’t rain.
Their honeymoon itinerary included the Dubai Marina, the Arabian Desert tour, and then wind it down will the cool ocean breeze of Mombasa.
The groom appreciates Thelocco Men Suits for hooking him up with the perfect wedding Tuxedo and hassle-free shopping experience. He had initially intended to wear a white wedding suit but eventually fell for the black tuxedo.
The now happily married couple attributes the success of their wedding and marriage to God’s grace, love, early preparation, and teamwork.