Our Wedding Story: Omoye Ikhine & Niyi Ajiboye

It’s only the second day of April and we already have our first BN Our Wedding Story of the month! Omoye Ikhine and Niyi Ajiboye tied the knot in Lagos and their wedding story is cute yet inspiring! From their first meeting to their joyous union.

Their advice for intending married couples, “definitely ensure that you have committed your wedding to God, pre-marriage counselling reveals a lot to the intending couples that they may not have previously thought about. Also, start planning early. It really does help!

Omoye and Niyi tell BN that the highlight of their wedding day was saying “I Do” and finally becoming man & wife – ONE – forever!

Enjoy.

It Began at a Wedding – How Omoye & Niyi Met
by Omoye

I met Niyi on the 3rd of April 2010, at a friend’s wedding. The wedding was sort of winding down, and had gotten to the dance, dance, dance part. A close friend & I attended the event together and we decided that before leaving we should “show face” on the dance floor, so the bride would know we came for the wedding.

Little did I know what God had in store for me.

Now, to be fair, before Niyi even spoke to me or approached – I had sighted him on the dance floor (don’t get it wrong o, not in that way, lol). It’s just he was dancing so much, it was hard not to notice him, especially since he was on the groom’s train.

For some reason best known to him, he approached me and started dancing (he basically “chanced” my friend who I attended the wedding with). For those who know me well, I can’t listen to music without moving my body or at least singing along but on this fateful day, Niyi managed to reduce my dance moves to what can only liken to church side-to-side mode. While showing off his ‘dance-skills’ he started chatting and asked for my telephone number. I told him I would decide whether or not to give it to him before I left the wedding.

When my friend Uche was ready to leave, she signaled and I told Niyi that I had to leave. He walked me out and asked if he could drop me at home. I replied that I had driven to the venue and lived close to the venue anyway. He asked for my number again and I decided to give it to him. For those that know VGC well, the reception is horrid but Niyi called me later that evening and despite the fact that the phone connection kept cutting off every 2 minutes, he kept calling back…

We spoke that way for about an hour and by the time I went to bed that night I was hooked. It may sound corny, but I truly believe that I knew that night that I wanted him to be a part of my life.

by Niyi
I met Omoye at a friend’s wedding on the 3rd April 2010. I was having so much fun and dancing away. Somehow I managed to find my way to the spot where she was dancing (she has already told the rest of the story as we can see). I remember my friend Emmanuel, (the groom’s brother) asking me later on where the girl I was dancing with is. He teased me the way guys do and we just laughed about it.

We talked for a while later that night, well maybe at length. Now I am not very good with dates, but this date I remember very well because the next morning which happened to be Easter Sunday, my only sister passed away. It was a devastating period for me.

Omoye visited me a few days later. I didn’t go to church for a while and I remember she invited me to her church sometime later. Somehow, we began a friendship and understandably I was not really interested in a lot of things then, so I can’t particularly say at what point I fell for her, but I did…

We began hanging together a lot and that was it. She’s a wonderful person and I wish my sister was around to have met her.

The Proposal – YES!
by Omoye
I was scheduled to be at a wedding in Kaduna the weekend of July 9th 2011 and I decided to go through Abuja. Landed quite late on friday and Niyi came to pick me up with his friend and we decided we wanted to eat.

Honestly, I have never driven to so many places in one night to find food. Everywhere we went, Niyi kept saying wasn’t right, or was too noisy – so my mind went into overdrive

:)
Maybe “he’s trying to waste time while they set up this romantic dinner for a proposal I thought to myself, so I played along (I’m looking back on it now, I’m kicking myself and laughing so hard). Finally, we settled at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton – this was about midnight. By the time the food was served amd we finished eating, it was about 2am on the 9th of July 2011. His friend excused himself briefly and went to check on something.

All this while my mood had dropped drastically. Niyi kept asking me what was wrong but obviously, I couldn’t say to him what I was thinking, “I had psych myself up that you were going to propose but you didn’t, so now I’m a bit low” (LOL) so I just kept saying “nothing”.

Once his friend had left, my baby turned to me and asked “Where do you see yourself in 2 years?”. In my mind, I was thinking “which kain jamb question?” Lol. And isn’t it normally 5years people ask. Lmao”. When I started responding, the first thing that came to my mouth was “I see myself married…” Before I could say another word, he just interjected with “…You and this marriage thing sef, shei you know I’m not the marrying type”.

Girls can you believe that?!

I was looking at him with this shocked look on my face thinking “he must be kidding me”. Then he asked me “what if I ask you to marry me, what will u say?” I told him to stop asking me hypothetical questions and that when he was ready and serious he would hear my answer.

Then he said “ok, will you marry me?” I laughed and said, “Oh you think I’m not smart, you are trying to trick me into answering your initial question”
Next thing I saw him fiddling with his pocket, while saying at the same time “I had so much to say, but now I don’t know where to start but I’ve had this for a while now & I wasn’t even sure I’d do it tonight but….. (He brought out the ring, opened the box and drum roll please…)

WILL YOU MARRY ME?

I started blushing. I smiled and said YES, he slipped the ring on my finger. I was so ecstatic. He kept asking, do u like it (the ring)…he was so cute. He got me the most beautiful ring, I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

by Niyi
I was at work sometime this year and I just thought it’s time to get married – I am with the right person,
the feeling is mutual so what am I waiting for?

I had known for a while what my intentions were anyways, I had just not decided when to seal it.

Yes, the proposal. I proposed the way I know how to. I remember passing through the security scanner at Hilton I had to remove the ring from my pocket and show security that I didn’t want her to see it so they just had to allow me pass with the beeping of the scanner.

I asked Omoye to marry me and I must say that I felt happy and fulfilled when she said YES.

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It all started on the dancefloor! – a first dance at a wedding and two years later, Omoye Ikhine and Niyi Ajiboye shared the most special first dance at their own wedding!

On the 4th of February 2012, Omoye and Niyi exchanged their heartfelt vows at the Winners’ Chapel church in Ikeja, Lagos. The couple made the commitment to share their lives together as one. The gorgeous bride looked elegant in her alecon lace dress embellished with intricate beadwork and perfectly complemented by her sleek updo and ribbon-edge veil while the groom, Niyi looked handsome in his 3-piece suit. After the church ceremony, Omoye and Niyi’s nuptial celebration continued at the their wedding reception. The blue and silver theme accented with touches of yellow created a lovely effect and set the stage for this fun love-filled day!

BN wishes Omoye and Niyi the absolute best in love, life and marriage. We pray each day is abundantly blessed with grace and divive favour!

White Wedding

Traditional Wedding

Photography: Ebonix Digital Creations – www.ebonixdigitalcreations.com

Wedding Details
Dates:
Traditional Wedding – 2nd February 2012
White Wedding – 4th February 2012

Venues:
Traditional Wedding – PenHall, Victoria Garden City, Lagos
White Wedding Ceremony – Winners’ Chapel, Ikeja
White Wedding Reception – The Grandeur Event Cente, Oregun Road, Ikeja, Lagos

Vendors
Wedding Dress: Morilee Bridal
Hair & Makeup: BeautyCook Studios – Facebook Link
Decor & Coordination: Victoria Roberts Solutions
Cake: Lorraine-T Confectionery
Catering: S&P Catering Services | Remy’s Professional Caterers
Flowers: Victoria Roberts Solution
Small Chops: Larry Spice Ventures
Cocktails: Elle’s Icebox
Dessert: Ooh La La

80 Comments on Our Wedding Story: Omoye Ikhine & Niyi Ajiboye
  • LPS April 2, 2012 at 9:52 am
  • Funmi April 2, 2012 at 10:01 am

    How cute! Happy married life guys. Wishing you endless happiness.

  • Qmbee! April 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Bella darling…*i shee u*!!!

  • kay April 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Awww,she’s big n pretty .I luv her wedding dress

  • spicee April 2, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Beautiful wedding..ok,‎​I think ‎​I need to start attending all the weddings in town,whether or not am invited.lolss..but seriously sha,two of my friends are getting married this April and they both met their husbands at weddings they had attended..‎​I hope another future couple met themselves at this wedding so that the circle would continue.wish them the very best!

  • revivedafrikana April 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful story
    I must say Nigerians do everything big

  • Tynabrandii April 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful

  • e-bukun April 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Happy Married Life! I love the midnight blue in her wedding :)

  • jite April 2, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Omoye!!!!! I knew it was an awesome day but these pics tried and told a fairy tale on how kick ass it really was. Wishing you guys the best as always!

  • person pikin April 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    she’s soo real… she was confident enough to say she was actually expecting him to propose….

    Congrats you two…..God’s blessings!

  • Traditionalbay April 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

    this groom can dance! Congrats!

  • neema April 2, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful wedding. I Wish them a happy Married life.

  • Eternal Gems April 2, 2012 at 11:14 am
  • missappleberry April 2, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I c bella on d train. Hope m right lol. Lovely wedding. I love Edo weddings :)

  • Daniel Kreiss April 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I see Itoro, Udeme, Dabis, Cleopatra
    nice wedding!

  • Mena Oudha April 2, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I wish the couple a happy married life…!

  • fokasibe April 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I see you Bella!!

  • Dami_blinks April 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful bride…HML!…

    deeblinks.wordpress.com

  • Capt Swag April 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    That s my boy, i was there.

  • sandra April 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Awwww lovly couple, so happy for them wishing you all the goodies of Mariage

  • meku April 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I love the how they met story, the bride is so real and genuine, not many girls would admit that they were expecting the man to propose, most just claim it to be some sort of fairytale, and she looked stuning as well.

    http://briefliaisons.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Temilola April 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    *talk to the hand* if u still think or say ‘No love for the plus size’ Big is Beautiful!!!!! God bless you two………….Congrats!

  • Lue April 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Now this is a fab “wedding story”
    the bride has a great sense of humour
    HML
    http://lucianochinwe.blogspot.com/

  • miss pepeye April 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful people, happy married life. Bella, looking good.

  • Ndidi April 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful couple;lovely wedding. I love the white wedding, but absolutely adore our traditional weddings. The outfits, the colors and the intrinsic sense of pride, joy and culture are sooo genuine. Bella Naija can you please tell me where I can purchase similar jewelry made of the traditional coral beads that the bride and groom are wearing. Much thanks in advance!

  • luvlyn April 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Have no idea wat Bella naija looks like.plssss sum1 point her out 2 me. Tanx

  • Funke April 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The photography is stunning! Well done Ebonix Pictures :)

  • doll April 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    The bride is Big and beautiful,the groom sabi dance o..I totally love her silver and blue attire*sighs*.I wish u guys a blissful marriage.

  • konnie April 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Happy married life. Like the bridesmaids colors and dresses. God bless your union

  • modupe April 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    vry lovely wedding. may God bless ur marriage

  • oyin April 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    yeah I love the bride’s honesty.. I wish em all the best.

  • Pendo April 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Bella iwish you could have posted more pics of the bridal train the girls dresses absolutely rock! yellow is one of my fav colours beautiful wedding and couple and the bride kinda/sorta resembles Vera at http://www.verastic.com

  • clairebaby April 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Lovely wedding. Pls who made d bridesmaids outfits? They r really beautiful

  • ebele April 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    This is one of the most honest, beautiful couple I have ever seen on bella naija, beautiful couple, beautiful story, was laughing and crying at the same time when I was reading the bride`s narration of the proposal. The bride is so beautiful, big n beautiful just like me lol!!!! The wedding reception was awesome and so spacious. Congrats oh!! I claim it for myself in Jesus name. Love the combination of the bridesmaid Yellow and silver stealing the combo LOL!!!! Wishing you the very best, plenty of beautiful childern like u too and constant good health, prosperity and happiness.

  • MyView April 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Beautiful Couple, Beautiful Wedding. Uche you ladies look Amazing in that yellow.

  • Babe Again April 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    So you see…you dont have to loose a pound of flesh to meet the bone of your bone! Just be at the right place at the right time! Omoyen is so real…as real as the story. I imagine her saying such haha! I worked with her at one of my client’s! Pretty girl! Happy Married Life…May God bless your home dear!

  • Focus April 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Love your Storyyy!!! May God bless your marriage and home.. Beautiful wedding

  • Edith Nkwocha April 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    The bride looks so beautiful in her native.

  • shanday April 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    The bride is beautiful especially in the traditional wedding.

  • jenny April 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    esan girls rock.. i enjoyed reading the bride story

  • Juliet April 2, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Great to see a big sister who looks fab!

    http://abroadtales.blogspot.ca/

  • OmoBolanle April 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

    I love the touch of blue jare. Beautiul wedding pics. God bless this union!

  • kumzy April 3, 2012 at 2:10 am

    luving the bridesmaids’ dresses

  • Triangle April 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

    BEAUTIFUL chief bridesmaid. Hawt. Abeg someone shud snag her from dt wedding o. Oga 360nobs i see u.

  • Nomy April 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

    See beautiful wedding, beautiful bride and groom with genuine relationship. My own na break up and no guy na im i still dey. God please bless me beautifully like these ones o!

  • Ceetoo April 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Nice wedding, congratulation to the couple… Please does anyone know where one can get an affordable and nice Igbo band in Lagos? Can one recommend for me abeg? Thanks in advance

  • Martha April 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    The bride is beautiful especially in the white wedding.

  • izzy pizzy April 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    @ceetoo, I should be able to give u some links. How do i get the info across to you, though ill give u the feedback by weekend. Uche.

    • Ceetoo April 5, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Izzy pizzy… kindly send a mail to me: “mayaki20011@yahoo.com” then we can take it from there. I appreciate your help. Regards

  • Naa April 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I want to buy the bride regalia ( Beads) for my traditional wedding, am in Ghana, how do i get one ? Beautiful wedding.

  • PJ April 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I love this wedding, the couple seem so real and the actual wedding was simple and beautiful. May the Lord bless your union

  • Mpho in South Africa April 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Hi guys.Been silentblogging for some time now,had to come out of silentville.Must say I Luv this blog to bits,especially the wedding section.Trully Nigerians go big in everything.Da couple looks cute.Wish them all the best in life 2geda.
    PS: Bella Naija pls hook me up wit a nigerian yummy guy.I’m in South Africa.

  • ova-boutique.com April 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Congrats to the Bride and Groom, You look very much in love!

  • Ify April 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Go Elle’s!

  • Mokie April 4, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Beautiful story, I hope u dance and laugh together till death do you part.

  • Creamy April 4, 2012 at 7:47 am

    yaaay,I see Toyo!!!

  • IssyOma April 4, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Lovely, for the first time couples didnt meet in London or US.
    Got tired of all BN couples meeting abroad…..or during summer….this is really interesting and sweet.HML

  • mimisa April 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    this is so beatiful…naija i like your style!!!..

  • Busola April 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful couple! Lovely pictures!!!! How do I get my friend’s wedding pictures on bella naija?

  • Miss Pepeye April 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    @ IssyOma, that’s so true. The pattern was becoming almost predictable so its good to read this really beautiful story

  • GIRLEY BABE April 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    You guys rock! Happy married life and all the best wishes. I love the bridesmaids outfits,lovely and fresh. Congrats and God bless’

  • wemimo April 5, 2012 at 11:37 am

    hmmmm i av a wedding this june and am on d bridal train….God You dey see me oh! make i meet mi own man abeg….*with tears in my eyes*

  • leila April 5, 2012 at 11:49 am

    @issyoma and miss pepeye lolzzz i was gonna say thing abt hw natural and real this wedding was bcuz it was becoming so cliche’ hw the couple meet in the UK or US. Wishing the couple a HML life!!! toodles.

  • temi April 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    @ wemimo,GOD HAS HEARED UR PRAYERS AND I SAY A BIG AMEN FOR U.

  • Beebee April 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Nice

  • tee April 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    lol@ Wemimo.God go do am. just pray, believe and have faith.

  • Nikki April 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Awwwwwwww….really cute story..Omoye’s side of the story was definitely funny…God bless their marriage with fruitfulness&love forever!

  • muso April 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    very nice, am inspired…..

  • Nneka April 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

    The bride definitely has a good sense of honor, love their story and wish them the very best!
    Uche…. *check email*

  • Inem April 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Yeah! Yeah! I see Itoro and Udeme.
    Wow! Lovely wedding story….fab wedding style, colours and everything…..I so love this wedding.
    Four Bs for the Bride; Big. Bold. Beautiful. Balanced.
    I have never seen ‘big, this beautiful’…I am so recommending this link….thanks BN.
    Happy Married Life to the couple!

  • Pikes April 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Thank

  • Uchechi April 8, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Interesting story, nice wedding, pretty bride..HML!

  • Amber April 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Simple and nice

  • iamfascinating April 8, 2012 at 8:14 am

    One thing shine through, the bride has a good heart and a shining character! God bless your union.

    http://www.thestunninglady.blogspot.com

  • omon April 16, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    if you need the beads,hair do and attire pls send me a mail on beautycook@gmail.com

  • Adejobi Olanike Ajibola June 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Happy Married Life

  • jemilah salami July 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

    awwww, HML…….

  • Prince Adeleye Ademola November 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    wot a nice day guys….api wedding…….God wil make it a fruitful one.

  • tee December 31, 2012 at 2:04 am

    beautiful wedding .i was close to tears reading the brides account of the proposal.pls am just curious,was the bride at the Nigerian law school Abuja in 2007 she looks so familiar

  • chinazor July 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

    am so loving d Big, Bold , nd Beautiful bride!

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