But that was not an option for the self-employed fruit seller and his fiancee who wanted "a permanent and blessed union". 'I love it so much! - Online reaction "Who said we have to complicate marriage ceremonies with huge budgets?" Jay Can-did (Nairobi News comment page) "This is impressive. The most important thing is the marriage, not the wedding." Daniel Wafula (Twitter) "Their wedding had nothing, but their marriage will be beautiful," Beatrice Oloo (Facebook) "God has done for them, five star hotel!" Esther Renson (Facebook) "This is wonderful and I love it so much - using what you have is the best principle of satisfaction." Moses Matikho (Facebook) "If both families agree, let it be made simple. This will reduce the backsliding rate of the youth," Martin Mwangi Njoroge (Nairobi News comment page) "As a [Christian] couple, we wanted to marry and live with dignity in order to avoid other temptations," said Ann. So the pair opted to have a low-key wedding ceremony in Nairobi without cakes, flowers or decorations. The couple were simply dressed, wearing jeans, T-shirts and training shoes. Their only assets were two shiny steel circles that served as wedding rings. During the wedding service, Wilson surprised the congregation by running out of the church to buy the two rings, Pastor Jasper Ojwach from the Community Christian worship centre in Nairobi told the BBC. The groom was cheered when he produced them from his pocket just before the exchange of vows. The couple say they are surprised by the positive reaction on social media to their frugal wedding and have urged other young Kenyans to follow their example.
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