Vivian Le: Married in Kenya

Vivian & Andy

Storyteller: Vivian Le, USA

"Hey Vivian, he said. Tell me something good. I stared out of the camp at the bright-blue sky and I told him a story of two people. Two people who shouldn’t have met, and who didn’t like each other very much when they did, but who found they were the only two people in the world who could possibly have understood each other… I conjured for him electric skies and iridescent seas and evening full of laughter and silly jokes. I drew a world for him, a world far from the industrial city, a world that he had created for me, full of wonder and possibility."

Man and woman embrace at sunset

When did your love story begin?

Our love story began 6 years ago and we started off as friends which I believe is the best way to go into a relationship. I wasn’t interested at first which is why there is a quote in there (top) stating that we started off as two people who didn’t like each other very much.

Groom shares vows with bride

What was the best moment of your wedding day?

The best moment was saying our vows in front of the tree that we picked out the day before on our safari drive (above). It was very intimate. I kept telling myself not to cry because I didn’t want to look ugly in the pictures, but I couldn’t help it. (Those pics didn’t make it to the album!)

Bride and groom kiss in field

What is your favorite image from your wedding and why?

My favorite image is the one of us kissing right after saying our vows (above). It perfectly captured the moment of happiness and love.

Man and woman pretending to run away from a predator.

What is your favorite story/memory behind a single shot in the book?

The picture that was the funniest was of us pretending to run away from a predator (above). Our guide told us to jump and pose on a count of 3 and it took so many tries to get us both in the air at the same time.

Woman taking photo of local Kenyans

What do photos mean to you?

Photos are a way to bring back moments and feelings that you had in those moments. Our photographer was Tu Nguyen Wedding Photography and I chose him because I fell in love with his elopement photos. He perfectly captured every couple's everyday moments and love stories in such natural way.

Man and woman looking out on rock

What bit of advice would you offer to someone creating their own wedding memento?

Since there are always so many pictures to choose from for a wedding album, my advice is to pick photos that encompass your whole relationship from funny moments to intimate ones.


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