My phone had blacked out so I had to cram her number—Nelson & Juliana

Sengendo Nelson weds Nalubanga Juliana via mikolo

I have always wondered whether ladies have the intuition to notice a guy looking at them even at a crowded party with an expression that shows immediate interest in them. Well, I think I have my answer now.

Considering Nalubanga Juliana Angella, a Finance & Administration officer at WAMU SACCO, SOS Children’s Villages, as my sample study—it’s safe to conclude that ladies do have that intuition.

Juliana noticed Sengendo Nelson—a Senior IT specialist at Infectious Diseases Institute, Mulago stare at her “with his colleagues Gasana Moses” at a party when she first registered his interest in her. The two lovebirds who tied the knot on Saturday 21st August 2021 at Namirembe Cathedral recounted it all for this website.

How we met:

Juliana: We met back in 2014 at an MTN staff cocktail party at Kampala-Serena hotel. He worked in the IT department and I was a contact centre advisor. This party brought the entire MTN workforce together as we were bidding farewell to our then CEO Mazen Mroué. At a distance, I could see him stare at me with his colleagues Gasana Moses

Nelson: She wore an animal print dress and danced nicely to the tunes. I was struck by her eyes and beautiful smile. This was a turning point, I walked up to her and put my intentions straight 😂😂. Unfortunately my phone had blacked out so I had to cram her number.

We had a date a few days later and the rest is history.

How we got engaged:

We got engaged on 15/02/2020, Juliana recounts.

A friend of mine Maureen Marunga Tumwesigye who also doubles as my M.O.H invited me for her husband’s alleged birthday dinner at Golf Course hotel. I guess this had been planned with hubby and trust me it worked, I was caught off guard.

It was by surprise that when we got there, I saw Nelie at a distance walking towards us with a bouquet of flowers in hand. That’s when it struck that I was actually getting engaged.

He bent the knee amidst a few family and friends and asked for my hand in marriage which I agreed to. It was all happiness and as long as I can recall, I was overwhelmed with joy and almost didn’t sleep that night.

Wedding planning experience:

Wedding preps started immediately after the engagement with the first visit a.k.a kukyala on 01/03/2020. I introduced Nelson to my parents on 26/09/2020.

Now, the wedding preps didn’t come through that easily because of the obvious reasons COVID-19.  As we drew closer (just 2 weeks) to our big day which was initially 03/07/2021, a lockdown was declared. We had to push our wedding to 21/08/2021 and cut the guest list from 300 to 100. This was the hardest bit of the planning process I must say.

On the record, we received a lot of support from friends and family.  Coupled with our savings, we bless the Lord that we did not have any financial stress. Thank you guys, May the Almighty reward you a thousandfold.

We had a planning committee that helped us to manage our service providers and ensured they delivered. Thumbs up Ivan, Justine etc. All of you guys did a good job

Most of our service providers were recommendations from friends who had worked with them before. They all delivered to our expectations and saved us the wedding day disappointments. We loved every bit of our wedding day.



Post Vendor Details

Photography: Play Motions

Gown: M’Adelaide Ug

Suits: Gent Square

Hair & makeup: Serene beauty

Accessories: Dolphin collections

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Esther Balwane.

Bridal cars: Kinkles bridal car services

Men’s salon: Sparkles at Acacia mall

Decorator: B-Among events and decor

Cake: Bloven Cakes

Wedding venue: Silver springs Hotel-Bugolobi.

Church: Namirembe Cathedral