How Business Bloomed into Love for Taiwo & Deola | Pre-Wedding Photos & Love Story

Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-116Thanks to her business, designer Taiwo (Teeshogs Clothier) and brand consultant Deola‘s paths crossed a few times before they formally met, then made it official.

It started off with Deola saying he wanted to invest in her business, but he really wanted to invest in her as a person after seeing her potential, but after a near disastrous first date with a “potential investor”, at the end of the evening, Taiwo saw Deola as a potential boyfriend.

Their friendship, then romance started and he believed in her so much that he paid her way through a tailoring course.

The couple – #TD2016 – took a fun pre-wedding shoot where they had their first date (how cute!) and they are getting married this Easter.

~ Photography: Tamo Images WeddingsTobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-95 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-96 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-118Here’s their love story!

Our Love Story
by Taiwo
So it all started in 2014 when we officially met, we had both asked God to settle us and God indeed answered.

We initially met at the cinemas in 2012 through a mutual friend but I didn’t pay any attention to him, I just said hello and moved on. …(#MovieOnMyMind)

Fast forward to some few months after we met at the cinemas; he saw a magazine with our mutual friend; featuring my twin and I as lead models of my growing fashion label (Teeshogs Clothier) and he was pretty impressed and complimented my work.Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-109 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-106 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-104In 2014, he saw yet another magazine featuring my clothing line (Teeshogs Clothier), this time he was super impressed because he felt I was consistent with my business knowing how difficult it can be to run a business in this part of the world.

So he told his friend he wanted to invest in my business because he was looking for small businesses to invest in at the time and his flare for fashion made it more exciting for him (let me add that at this time, I was in a very low moment with my business, I was tired of where I was and I felt I needed an investor or do something new or just quit). So Seun (our mutual friend) called me up and told me Deola wanted to invest in my business but told me not to get my hopes high because of his busy schedule but still gave me his number.Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-83 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-114 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-110 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-87 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-92I don’t know why I did, but I made the first call and I introduced myself to him, I must say that I was VERY impressed with our first conversation. We spoke a couple of times after that day; then one evening, Deola called me up and asked what I was up to at work and I said nothing and he said, should we hang out? Of course I said YES; so he came to get me at work. (At this moment, I was a bit uncomfortable because I was dressed down; but he was so sweet, he kept saying he liked my dress), on our way out, I kept asking, where are we going? He did not really answer the question until we got to Victoria Island and he mistakenly broke a traffic rule and the RRS team on-site arrested us and they wanted to take us to their office, – We all know how that ends…. Fast forward, we arrived at the Oriental Hotel to get some dinner and chat; it was really an amazing night, we spoke about EVERYTHING like we had met before and I remember getting home that night and telling my twin, “I pray this guy asks me out, I will so say yes”! We started dating a few weeks after and a few months later, he sponsored me to a top fashion school in Lagos to learn how to cut and sew using pattern drafting. He did not just come to invest in my business but he also decided to also invest in me.Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-50 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-48 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-40 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-41 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-49 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-44

The Proposal
by Taiwo
Deola’s best friend Dayo flew into the country for a few days, so he planned “a house party” (in quote) with his friends and my twin in the name of celebrating Dayo before he travels back; while he told me another story – which was that we were going for a private dinner with Dayo.Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-60 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-61 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-66I got to Deola’s house with my twin and there was this house party going on and I was completely confused as to how a private dinner had changed to a super big house party. He apologized about the drastic change in plan and got me to settle in while we all had good fun celebrating Dayo.

In the middle of it all, while l was neck-deep in a conversation with Dayo; I did not see it coming; kneeling in front of me was Deola while l was still engrossed in my gist with Dayo, as l turned to what was in front of me, it was the biggest surprise of my life, I practically ran away – (You all should have seen the video of the amazing race I ran).Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-57 Then his friends brought me back, and those beautiful words came through – “Will you marry me?” – Your guess is as good as mine – I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world. This has been one of the happiest days & years of my life. It was really an amazing and very intimate day for me (just the way I wanted it) with our family and friends.Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-11 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-13 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-32 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-8

Finally, I will like to add that when God gives you a gift, he gives you a good gift. Deola came into my life at the right time and did what no one else could do for me. God was kind enough to listen to my request and sent me the perfect man. I can’t wait to tie the knot with him; I know we are going to have a blessed marriage by the Grace of God.Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-36 Tobi and Deola_Teeshogs Clothier_BellaNaija Weddings 2016_pre wedding shoot_Oriental Hotel_TAIWO_ADEOLA PRE WEDDING-35

Vendors
Couples Clothing and Styling (Bride): Taiwo of @teeshogsclothier
Planner: Teniola of @alabasterpearl
Photographer: Tobi of @tamoimagesweddings
Makeup: Bisola of @makeupbyashabee

42 Comments on How Business Bloomed into Love for Taiwo & Deola | Pre-Wedding Photos & Love Story
  • Mercygal February 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I LOVE THIS “WHEN GOD GIVES YOU A GIFT, HE GIVES YOU A GOOD GIFT AT THE RIGHT TIME”

  • expectant girl February 22, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    oluwa provide a boo o

  • Hope February 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    hmmmm…..Baba God pick up my call and send me the man of my dreams in jesus name. AMEN!!!…… Happy for you guys. May God bless your union

  • kehinde olushoga February 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    yaayyyyy!!!!! my best couple yet!!!!!!! love you guys.

  • Okada man February 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Aww… Cute. They are friends first then lovers. Ehn o, but this wedding photos now comman be like lookbook too. Prolly cus she;s a designer sha. Congrats guys.

  • Gypsy February 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Awww…beautiful! Every good and perfect gift indeed comes from God. I tap into the anointing

  • Tsema February 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Awwwww………speechless. God bless your marriage.

  • ifeoluwa February 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Wow….blessed and awesome love story…congrats td…God bless u guys and ur home will be filled wif Gods presence ijn….leggo td16…can’t wait…

  • Olulu February 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Nice pixs, and they look like a playful and friendly couple. God bless thy union.

  • T February 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Beautiful, may God bless your union

  • Ada February 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    So lovely, they are good together.

  • Caramel Queen February 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Luv luv luv!!!!!!

  • chioma February 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This pre-wedding photo shoot and love story is just too beautiful, may God bless this couple. I don’t know if I can love anyone again, I’m praying to God to help me open my heart to someone… My love has been taken for granted for too long and it has made me doubt if there are men with good hearts out there…

    • Tinuade March 24, 2016 at 1:50 am

      God will renew everything dead in your life. Your joy is already here and it’s your turn to be celebrated. Cheers!

  • keke driver February 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Wow I actually read the whole story…Quite impressive…..Success in your marriage guys.

  • Dimples Events February 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Congrats dear, There is nothing as interesting as marrying ur friend. God bless ur HOME.

  • mia February 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Nice story, i love guys that invest in their women and are willing to see them succeed.

    i don’t know whether it’s too much light by the photographer or the foundation is not her exact shade but the pictures did not do justice to her pretty face.

  • tinuola February 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Interesting….I like the part whr d guy believes in her and send her to fashion school. She must be rilli talented. May God bless ur home. And do continue to make him proud.

  • Angiee February 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Though it may tarry, but surely God can not lie. He will surely grant my heart desires of a life partner. I know he has reserved the best for me. Thanking you lord in advance. Lovely couple…….

  • Voke Ezeodum February 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations! Love you guys.. My personal fashion designer

  • Femi Ayodele February 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Waoh. Can’t wait to meet both of you.

  • Temi February 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    YESSS now this is a real man! Some men just don’t want to put in any effort at all. always wanting you to spend all the money and they just sit on their lazy asses and complain alllllllll damn day! There are men and there are boys!. Congrats guys!

  • wura February 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    ko wo bata to re album dada

  • Honiemixx February 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Yaaaaaaaaaahhh, the billionaire and his woman ?? God bless your Union dearie.. I need not say that you see that dreams do really come true?

  • Kemi oye February 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Congrats Teeshogz!

  • Emeka Mba February 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Congrats Tobilala and T. Lol. I remember that “investor’s” meeting day. We teased you at the office.

  • Lajumokeh February 22, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Congrats Taiwo………… Investing in ur business, nice concept

  • Fabulous B February 23, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I’m thankful to God for this beautiful couple. Kehinde Olushoga, I sight you. Congratulations to your family. From unilag days. Bless you all.

  • Juddy Oz or February 23, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Wow! Congratz guys, so happy for you Deola .

  • jhennique February 23, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Abeg i have a serious business idea. Who will like to invest?

  • sandra February 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    i tap into the anointing. may ur marriage be blessed

  • Chioms February 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Chioma was there @ the “I will ask her out” was there at the first date planning, was there at the proposal (though my baby won’t allow me enjoy the kain tin well) & will most Def be there at the wedding…love u guys

  • taiwo ‘koga February 23, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Congrats dear. Lovely pictures

  • Florence Olumodimu February 24, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Congratulations Tobi & Taiwo. God bless your union.

  • jade February 24, 2016 at 7:58 am

    i love love. faith reactivated. God bless your union.

  • Ope Ogunbameru February 24, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Congrats dear Teeshogs. May God bless the union. Hugs*

  • Oyinbra February 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Awww…beautiful love story. Congratulations! God bless your union & home.

  • menah February 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    ASIN… REAL BOO OO.

  • Aderonke Obaoye February 28, 2016 at 1:31 am

    congratsss babe,happy 4 u

  • olaitan fashola February 28, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    May God bless ur Union! Nice pics.

  • Ozigbu Chinonso February 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Wish you two the best of marriages! Congratulations

  • Baby J April 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

    and May the Lord in his infinite mercies bless ur marriage and make u stand strong in various challenges of life.God bless ur new home. I pray God Grant me a man after God’s heart (amen)
    I so much believe in true love

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