As we all know by now, the virtual wedding has taken the world by storm as coronavirus prevents families from joining their loved one’s ceremonies in person. While some are saddened by the fact that they must join the party via video, others are grateful that technology allows them to stay close even when they’re far away.
Lupita Nyong’o is one of those who fall into the category of being happy that the technology exists. Without it, she wouldn’t have witnessed her brother’s wedding.
The actress tuned in to her younger brother, Peter (Junior) Nyong’o’s nuptials via video this week. Lupita is in the US, and her brother is in Kenya.
Like a proud big sister, Nyong’o shared snaps from little bro’s wedding (including her setup), captioning it: “Yup, he is off the market, folks! Sharing a moment of joy in my family’s life when my sweet, gentle, loving baby brother @juniornyongo made his declaration of love to his new bride @wanjawohoro this week.”
“I still cannot believe I was not physically present, but thank God for technology! Welcome to the family, Wanja” she added.
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Yup, he is off the market, folks! Sharing a moment of joy in my family's life when my sweet, gentle, loving baby brother @juniornyongo made his declaration of love to his new bride @wanjawohoro this week. I still cannot believe I was not physically present, but thank God for technology! Welcome to the family, Wanja! #Repost @juniornyongo ・・・ @wanjawohoro, I will walk for miles to water your roots every single day until you are too tall and impossible for anyone to ignore. My strong steadfast Acacia. Ineffable in stature and beauty. The shade of your branches will always be my refuge. 📸 : @mwanikiweddings 👔 : @houseoftayo
In a post to Instagram, Wanja Wohoro, the bride, said of their wedding: “Not the wedding we planned originally, but ultimately even more perfect and intimate than we could have ever imagined.”
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`You are a fixed point in my universe, and the best friend I’ve ever known. ‘🧡 . . . Not the wedding we planned originally, but ultimately even more perfect and intimate than we could have ever imagined. So many thanks to @zereniti_house for hosting us SO wonderfully. . . . . . . . Stunning photos by @mwanikiweddings @juniornyongo outfit [email protected] My dress – @hanayomebridal LA Headpiece and earrings – @aleyakassam Jackets – my husband and I 🥰😮🤦🏾♀️ Silver bracelet bands – @brian.kivuti
Of course, congratulations came pouring in for the pair. Those sending their love included Star Wars actor John Boyega, who commented on both Lupita and Peter’s Instagram post’s. He wrote, “Yessss brooo congrats” on Peter’s upload.
Image: Instagram / Lupita Nyong’o