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#JustWeded: Ours wasn’t ‘love at first sight’ – Ayoola & Bamise #AyoBami2019

By May 22, 2019 2 Comments
Read all about Bamise & Ayoola’s love story, proposal, and wedding planning  experience. Their beautiful photographs were captured by Kunmi Owopetu & Adeola Orebiyi.

“Ours wasn’t ‘love at first sight’ like it is for a lot of people”

Ayooola (Groom):

We met as undergraduates at the University. We were both members of a student entrepreneurship organization call SIFE, now ENACTUS. As executive members responsible for the delivery of different projects, we had to work together. She was the secretary so I relied on her for reports. It was all business at first until we change the story.
Ours wasn’t ‘love at first sight’ like it is for a lot of people. We were two different people and one would wonder how we will ever keep up anything intimate. I could make do with crazy jeans and dreadlocks but she was the homely church girl. She is smart and would always wear a beautiful smile whenever we hang out. I found that attractive.

Our first date was on Valentine’s day 2011 and it was the first time her dad won’t be her date. I had it planned out but it turned out my perfect spot for a table for two had been booked for a party organized by our mutual friends in school.

We joined the party and that saved my money. It was my lucky day. We were both in different disciplines but we spent some times studying for exams together. Had lots of late night walks and I asked her to be my girl one of those nights. She pulled the usual girls’ stunt and didn’t say YES immediately. She eventually did after about four weeks and that was the beginning of our beautiful love story.

The Proposal

Seven years later on her way back from a trip to the Netherlands where she represented her firm at the One Young World Summit, I was to pick her up from the airport and straight to a restaurant to get a proper Naija food with pepper (as a confirm Yoruba woman) after being fed with only oyinbo vegetables. It was routine, after every trip back home, the first stop is to a restaurant and so was my best shot for a quite proposal.

I made an arrangement for a table for four at one of the quite restaurants at GRA, Ikeja. I got my friend to invite one of her friends for a date at the same restaurant. It was a set-up, she had no idea what was going down. They were both surprised to be at the same place for dinner but she had lots to share about her trip so it was food and gist. She was sharing her flight experience when I went on my knee to ask her to Marry Me.

They both screamed out of excitement and I got my YES right there!

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What’s the most memorable part of your wedding?

The exchange of Vows

How did you both react when you first saw each other on the wedding day?

We had our ‘Agbero’ greetings…..
Me: Padi mi, you look sweet baby. I am taking you away finally today.
Wifey: Oshey, Padi mi (Thank you, my guy)

[Groom continues]:

I had never seen her that beautiful. I was happy and I could feel the joy all over her. She had her best smile on.

We both admired our outfits. My Agbada was super on-point that I made Ebuka a learner. After admiring our outfits, we started dancing without music. Lol.

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Tell us the one thing you wish you knew before starting your wedding plans

Since the wedding ceremony was to hold in Ibadan, We wish we had considered Redemption Camp Holy Service that usually holds at the first week of every month while picking the wedding date. A lot of wedding guests from Lagos spent long hours in traffic and some had to turn back home. We wish they did not have to go through the troubles.

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Okay now that you’ve joined the club, what advise do you have for those yet to ‘getweded’?

Be sincere with yourselves, be best of friends with your spouse, ignore societal pressure and trust God in your unique journey.

Who were your favorite wedding vendors?

@lafupcfr @Moeventsville @xtrime @native_doctors @kunmi.owopetu @tessloconcepts @Ho3dweddings

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Credits:

Instagram

Makeup: @makeupbyara__
Hair: @hairbydayjee
Videography: @ho3dweddings
Bride’s trad outfit: @bittanycouture
Bridal party’s rompers: @bittanycouture
Photography: @kunmi.owopetu @ysldavies @adeolaorebiyi
Cake: @chopznskillz
Caterer: @vylv_events
Small chops: @smoothies_n_more
Cocktail: @chopznskillz
Asun+ bbq: @bankyloolascuisine
Decor: @la_decor_events
DJ: @djvikkilee
Band: @dare.another.level
MC: @lafupcfr
Signages & table numbers: @tee_top_ties
Ushers: @i_ebunoluwa
Planning & Coordination: @moeventsville

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