“Ours wasn’t ‘love at first sight’ like it is for a lot of people”
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.
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!
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?
Me: Padi mi, you look sweet baby. I am taking you away finally today.
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.
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.
Okay now that you’ve joined the club, what advise do you have for those yet to ‘getweded’?
Who were your favorite wedding vendors?
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Bride’s trad outfit: @bittanycouture
Bridal party’s rompers: @bittanycouture
Photography: @kunmi.owopetu @ysldavies @adeolaorebiyi
Small chops: @smoothies_n_more
Asun+ bbq: @bankyloolascuisine
Signages & table numbers: @tee_top_ties
Planning & Coordination: @moeventsville