A Love Story Against All Odds: Seun & Akin Wed

Akin and Seun first met in 2000 when Seun, on holiday from University in England, went to the University of Lagos to visit a friend. They became friends and kept in touch after Seun returned to England. They called each other every now and then and emailed a lot – Akin had a girlfriend at the time and Seun was also in a relationship so their relationship was platonic.  Seun relocated to Nigeria in 2003 and by then they were best friends – she was single and so was he.

One day Akin told Seun that he would sometimes pray to God to give him a girl like her and that for him to actually have her would be a miracle. And their love story began.

This couple’s journey to marriage has not been easy. They have had their ups, downs and break ups. One break up was due to the negligence of a doctor who told Seun she belonged to the AS genotype group. As Akin also belonged to that genotype group, they decided it wasn’t worth the potential heartache that could come of this union and they went their separate ways but still remained friends. Seun fell ill and had to have blood drawn and the results of that test showed she belonged to the AA genotype group. 4 tests later, the results were the same. Seun and Akin got back together and the rest is history.

Their wedding and reception was truly all about the couple with the formal part of the reception lasting about an hour and the rest of the day was spent dancing and having fun with close friends. The couple’s unique mix of blue and brown as wedding colours provided an excellent accent to all the elements of the day. The bride’s beautiful corseted fishtail wedding dress with a flower embellished sleeve by designer Valerie David (Kehinde Ejiogu) was stunning and the groom was suave in his dark blue suit and light blue tie while the bridesmaids looked lovely in their blue Grecian-inspired dresses! To top it off, the wedding was organized by Twist!, a new events consulting company co-owned by the bride and another BN bride, Uzo Orimalade

Seun & Akin’s love story is so inspiring! Wishing them all the very best as they start their life together.

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Seun & Akin cut their cake as Tee A cheers them on

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The blushing bride and her beautiful bridesmaids

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The bride Seun poses with the groomsmen

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A yummy addition to the wedding party

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The groom Akin strikes a pose

The Traditional Wedding


15 Comments on A Love Story Against All Odds: Seun & Akin Wed
  • jennietobbie August 31, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    what God has joined together……genotype cannot put asunder!

  • wienna August 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    wow…loving the blue-themed outfits. It’s so nice to see a groom wearing a blue suit, instead of the usual black or white suit. Loving the engagement attires as well.

  • Lamide August 31, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Aww, such a great story! Wishing them all the best :o)
    I hope they went backed and smacked that dopey doctor in the face, too…nonsense!

  • remymartin September 1, 2009 at 12:34 am

    LOVE her dress!very fabulous

  • tgirl September 1, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Their story is so heart warming. It’s always refreshing seeing true love. I wish them the very best in life. They look great together. May God continue to make them best friends forever ( Amen).

  • THE AMAKA September 1, 2009 at 5:40 am

    one of the best weddings ive seen so far.
    loving the chocolate fountain, MMMM!!!!
    anyway, nice.
    (i want some chocolate now…lol)

  • nelly September 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Real love…. wish you all the best that comes with it.

  • bubbles September 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    WOW such a beautiful story. Love the colours – such an unexpectedly fab combo. Wishing y’all all the best

  • ngum September 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    love her dress! great story too. sounds like something from a naija movie lol

  • Aramide September 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    wow,lovely…that I know the bride is even wow!.Love you Seun and I wish you and hubby all the best in life and many more years to come.
    Didnt get to read the reason why u guys left each other in the first place on ur blog but now I know “Genotype” and I pray “Madaru ko ni wo arin yin mo lai ati lai lai”,God will uphold you guys,love stories like this always make me fall in love again and again .Seun, you remain you and “je je je je nile oko o”,love u to bits.

  • gbekun September 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    lmao u silly. nice weddn sha, can hardly wait 4 mine

  • hilda September 7, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Lovely couple.
    All the best in your marriage. I like the bride’smaid dress, nice.

  • Bola September 12, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Lovely story! I just lurve happy endings! Too much meaness in the world!

  • yomi October 9, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    wow………such a story and rite now this same story applies to me.am also hoping and praying to God that the result i heard in the past will also be negative.this is really a touching story cos have had two ”gyno” test and it all say am ‘A.S’ but despite me and my X,still get in touch and we always have this word come out form our mouth ”I STILL LOVE YOU”.am so happy for yaa and may God bless your union.

  • lauryn December 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

    sincerly only in Nigeria is the genotype aspect taken seriously.In kenya sicklecelL AND all are thrown out the door.My friend just married at 25 with sicklecell and happily.no one opposed the marriage.Love is love.I have eczema .last i told my current boyfriend i had eczema he asked me “why i was telling him”…..lol.be open minded and dont seek affirmation from other pple.only then can u lay claim to ur life:FULLY

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