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Capital radio gives lucky couple their dream wedding

Christopher Mutabaazi and Maureen Kyomuhendo show their marriage certificate

The much awaited Capital Fm Big wedding Season III finally took place at Christ the King Church in Kampala last Wednesday.

It was slated for end of July but postponed to August 12, because Maureen Kyomuhendo, one of the lucky winners, was soon giving birth! The good news is that she gave birth to a baby girl.

At 2pm, Christopher Mutabaazi and Kyomuhendo arrived at the church chauffeured in a black limousine escorted by three black Range Rovers all bearing ‘Big Wedding’ customized plates which excited the unaware public at the busy Colville street location.

The smartly dressed entourage walked into the church and were welcomed with thunderous clapping from the congregation and music from the church choir. Rev Fr Thomas Kisembo, who was the main celebrant, led the opening prayers and advised the couple to support each other in order to stay strong.

Mutabaazi sent the congregation into laughter after he mistakenly referred to himself as “Christopher Maureen” while taking his vows!

“Since the two of you are now one, I have no problem with that,” Kisembo said, amidst laughter.

The Mutabaazi's and their bridal team

At 3:10pm, the couple exchanged rings and was declared husband and wife as joy rippled through the congregation. The entourage headed for a photo shoot at Seven Trees gardens in Kololo, where Capital FM had also put their reception.

With entertainment from Bebe Cool’s Gagamel band, Irene Ntale and Pastor Wilson Bugembe, a delicious buffet and five-tier cake were also served. Olanya Columbus of the Big Breakfast on Capital Fm was the emcee for the evening, who easily blended with the day’s entertainment.

“I am so happy about this day and I thank God for it,” Kyomuhendo said excitedly. Mutabaazi could not hide his joy too: “I feel so happy about this day.”

Prominent among the guests were last year’s Big Wedding winners Albert Peter Ochen and Brendah Susan Ariokot, Capital radio staff and partners in the annual competition where the Cooper road Kisementi-based radio station rewards the couple with the best letter by throwing it a dream wedding.

The Mutabaazis will spend a four-day honeymoon at Capital Empire Hotel & Garden Court, Sandton City in South Africa.

HOW THEY MET

Mutabaazi feared Kyomuhendo would reject him, but worked up the courage to approach her while she read a book from under a tree at the university were they were both students. He invited her for lunch and she accepted.

The Mutabaazi's cutting their wedding cake

Although she had two children from a past relationship, that did not deter Mutabaazi from falling in love. He took her home to meet his parents. On April 25 this year,Kyomuhendo introduced her new love to her parents.

Jackie Lumbasi of Capital FM’s Big Breakfast show said they received a total of 487 letters, which were vetted by a panel of judges and 20 were shortlisted, from which the listeners voted for the winning couple.

“This is the best gift one can have in life,” Bebe Cool remarked as he crooned for the lovebirds.

Bebe Cool singing for the couple

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