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Our Wedding Story: Krystal Orji & Dike Ogwuru

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Our Wedding Story is our treasured wedding feature on BellaNaija.com
It is a beautiful journey through the wedding experience of our special couples.
Krystal Orji and Dike Ogwuru were joined in holy matrimony on the 5th of April 2010. Their journey towards marriage can only be described as ordained, as you will see from their story ‘It was written’.
Here is Krystal & Dike’s wedding story.

How Krystal & Dike Met
We met summer 2007 through a mutual friend. Beautiful bride Krystal shares that, “I have to admit that it was not love at first sight for me because I just thought…It would be such a perfect match that it definitely can’t happen because that will be too good to be true!

After seeing again about two times, they talked and they clicked! Krystal still thought “No! Too good to be true. One morning a bell just rang in my head and I said this is my husband. I called two of my friends and I told them and they laughed at me and said I should get serious. They too were probably thinking.. Too good to be true”

Dike knew that Krystal was ‘the one’ ! That day was the beginning of our unstoppable escalating romance that led to our everlasting union.

The Proposal
In their romantic two year courtship, Krystal & Dike shared their love for travel and adventure. They explored all the restaurants within their reach and traveled to several exotic locations for vacations. Krystal always told Dike, “When you propose, I want it to be a surprise. Don’t take me on any trip, don’t plan anything special that will make me suspect this is the day!”

A surprise, a note, a ring and a YES!
On July 11 2009, I was still in bed sleeping and Dike came into my room looking a bit fidgety, and I thought to myself “doesn’t this boy sleep?” He then gave a speech with the most touching history of our relationship and then brought out a crumpled paper with some dates written on them. And I still was a bit confused and I had no idea what was going on. I then realized that the paper was a game we played very early on in our relationship in 2007 where we each wrote down on a piece of paper the dates we expected to get engaged, get married, have a baby etc. And then he pointed to the date he wrote down that he would propose and then went on how he knew even then that I was the one,  he brought out the most beautiful ring I had ever seen and then asked me to be his wife! You can imagine the rest…

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The Wedding
Date: 5th April 2010
Venue:
Church – Our Saviours Church, Onikan, Lagos
Reception – The Law School Auditorium, Victoria Island, Lagos
Colours: Lavender & White
Reception Theme: Winter Wonderland
Bridal Makeup: BMPro
Event Planners & Decorators: Oaken Events

The bride, Krystal was absolutely beautiful in her strapless white wedding dress with an elegant sweetheart neckline and a sweeping train. She was simply stunning! Her intricate crystal and pearl headband, lace bolero (for the church service), veil and crystal and diamond earrings and accessories completed her look. The groom, Dike was dapper in a classic 3-piece suit paired with a white shirt and pocket-square. His groomsmen were in black suits with lavender ties which complemented the bridesmaids strapless knee-length purple dresses while the maid of honour was a pretty one-armed floor-length red dress. Their church ceremony was simply emotional as Krystal & Dike affirmed their love and commitment to each other.

Krystal & Dike’s wedding reception was stunning! Wall to wall, pillar to pillar, the venue was completely transformed by Oaken. With draping completely in white to the lavender mood and fairy lights creating a dreamlike effect.
The walkway recreated a stroll through the woods on a winter day with the frosted branches and snowy feelers with candles, an all-white floor and the pond with floating candles and petals. The most amazing finish to the wonderland feel was the stage; From the snowflakes to the lavender coloured lights screened by intricately designed glass. A perfect place for the new couple.

The reception was as beautiful as it was fun as the couple and their family and friends danced and celebrated the new union.

Congrats to Krystal & Dike, wishing them a blessed and happy life filled with everlasting love.

An Everlasting, Destined Love
After our wedding in April when we returned back to the states, he once again brought out his piece of paper and showed me where he wrote April 2010: Our Wedding…

Of course I threw away mine the same day and didn’t give another thought to it. Thinking he’s just pulling my legs and things will happen when they happen but he kept his sheet of paper and stuck to every promise he made that day in 2007 and that made me realize he is truly too good to be true, and I am lucky to have him!


Traditional Wedding

Krystal & Dike’s traditional wedding took place in December 2009 in the bride’s hometown.

87 Comments

  1. ihy

    June 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Omg the decor is amazing, it looks like a lovely dream.

  2. Ebs

    June 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Wow!! gorgeous gorgeous bride…luv her bridesmaids colours too.

  3. vShola Pacheco

    June 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    awwww…This is so intimate and beautiful,Lovely couple!!!!! the hall decor is just to die for…..Wishing them all the best.

  4. 5star chic

    June 15, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    the decor is mind blowing..angelic…love the cake too God bless ur union

  5. LeighJoy

    June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    oh this was gorg!

    CAKE –love it!

    +the story was tooooo CUTE 🙂

  6. Edowa

    June 15, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding. <handsome groom.Love the concept.

  7. funmie

    June 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Whaow! Nice concept, beautiful couple, I looooooveeee the cake.

  8. tbaby

    June 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    one word for the decor -BREATH-TAKING…..I wish i could just enter into the venue noww

  9. carol

    June 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    sensational…..simple yet breathtaking…lord it will be my turn soon AMen

  10. Jade82

    June 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Congrats to the couple..
    The cake is beautiful ….
    Love their story, may God bless us like them….Amen!

  11. NotNaija

    June 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Beautiful, everything was just beautiful, thank you for sharing your story and giving us hope too that one day our own wedding will be as breathtaking and that yes if it’s too good to be true it means that you deserve the very best so it’s true! 🙂 God bless yous!

  12. Blossom

    June 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Both the bride and groom are so so so good looking!

  13. mariaah

    June 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    awwwwwww..bless them..for sme reason their “game” reminds me of me nd my own…sigh..ours ll be as beautiful and even mre amen.. 🙂
    ooohh the decor scheett mehhnn its so wowwy and orgasmic…

  14. jessy

    June 15, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    oh! my God…….i love dis weddin …..so simple,lovely and dere story interestin….i ve hope…….

  15. fruity

    June 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is tewwwwwwwwwww lovely!!
    D reception venue is amazing!!Ds Oaken Events ppl, r d nxt big thing oh…..
    Could easily pass for a venue on TSN’s Who’s wedding is it anyway?…..
    Wish Krystal&Dike evry happiness…………………….

    In b/w Bella-Nice job! But pls do somethn abt ds comment box and it be lyk say ur site wants to return to the old days of loadin at snails pace……………Jst sayn………………

  16. kayhetch

    June 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! the hall is superb! Thanks for reminding us all that there are still good men out there who still love hard and keep promises. God bless you union:D

    I’m so in love with the decor(my dream hall) and cake!

  17. munira

    June 15, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    one word–WOW

  18. Ujubaby

    June 15, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    wow wow wow, dat’s all i can say! I was expectin’ 2 c d trad’ weddin’ also! Anyways, wish ’em da best! muah!

  19. adex

    June 16, 2010 at 12:41 am

    its like a fairy tale wedding. d decor is lovely. d couple match perfectly. the proposal is very romantic. wish u d very best in life.

  20. Chika*

    June 16, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Congratulations to them. Nice decoration…

  21. Chiangel

    June 16, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Too bad I couldn’t make this wonderful, adorable wedding! 🙁 That’s my people right there. Congrats sweeties!

  22. feylaggy

    June 16, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Beautiful!May God bless their union…

  23. THE AMAKA

    June 16, 2010 at 3:52 am

    BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!!! 😀

  24. Toyin

    June 16, 2010 at 3:59 am

    WOW! The reception hall looks AMAZING!

  25. DU

    June 16, 2010 at 9:06 am

    beautiful

  26. Yinka

    June 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

    One word for the decor…amazing!!

  27. Doll

    June 16, 2010 at 10:46 am

    beautiful decor….

  28. Doll

    June 16, 2010 at 10:52 am

    an the bride and groom are pretty…love what the train people are wearing too.
    happy married life…and the dates / crumpled paper thingy….tres romantic

  29. bimpe

    June 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Isnt this lovely!

  30. bimpe

    June 16, 2010 at 11:50 am

    love weddings!

  31. ifeoma

    June 16, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Eziokwu, Nnaa, nkaa bu wedding. Infakiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiii

  32. jane

    June 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Just when i thought i had seen it all, Bella hits me with another one. That cake is toooooooooo much…don’t even get me started on the decor and the couple…woooww. I hope they had fun, got giddy just looking at the pics!

  33. lola

    June 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I have goose pimples just looking
    Lord! my own must come!
    It shall come!

  34. Adetoun

    June 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    This decor is beautiful…i’m loving it

  35. teablinks

    June 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    beautiful……

  36. Chika

    June 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    May God bless this Marriage!

  37. betty peters

    June 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Marvellous

  38. Chika

    June 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Wow!! God Bless this Marriage

  39. Aibee

    June 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Love the story. Its a good reminder that even though something is too good to be true, it still could be true.

    I love the hall decor. I know that hall in its ‘decorartion-less’ state and believe me the decor for the wedding really put some spark into it. Now I’m considering it for my own (when the time comes, lol).

    the colors of the white wedding are a bit unusual (the combo I mean) just tells that unusual can amount to veeeeeeeeeeeeery nice.

  40. pwetty

    June 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!!m so in love…..dey look so good 2geda….God bless dere union….i want a dream weddin like dis….

  41. D.O.T.M.H.

    June 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Oaken events has nailed it again!!! whaaat?!?! and the cake is GORGE! happy married life u guys!

  42. qees

    June 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    WOW ….. That was the perfect proposal, wonderful ceremony and beautiful decor.., I wish them all the very best…

  43. liz

    June 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    decor is really great

  44. deedoubleU

    June 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Beautiful…..I wish them a Happy Married Life…

  45. Bina

    June 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Dis is simply beautiful,from the couple 2d deco is wow!i love their color purple.

  46. Bina

    June 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    love the couple,every tin looks perfect including color choice!!!all d best
    krystal n Dike

  47. Omada

    June 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    beautifulllll couple!!!!!!!!!! the girl is so beautiful! i love her smile!!!!
    congrats!

    the decor… *gasp* breathtaking! gosh!!!
    i never thought i’d see a winterwonderland theme done so beautifully!

  48. Omada

    June 16, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    ah ah! dose grooms men are not bad o! 😉

  49. mayowalulu

    June 16, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Omg!! the drop ceiling took my breath! ahh. its gorgeous

  50. fokasibe

    June 17, 2010 at 9:45 am

    F
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  51. Funmi

    June 17, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Luv d decor & cake. 9ice pics.

  52. Tinu

    June 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Props to Oaken Even yo. Simply exquisite!

  53. Dee

    June 18, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Beautiful wedding…the cake is exquisite.

  54. joan

    June 18, 2010 at 6:34 am

    It really looks like a dream ihy, more like a fairy tale.

  55. Bella Duchess

    June 18, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Just Beautiful!!

  56. Tolu

    June 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..
    they should have won the namywedding competition , beauty is d word!!

  57. Uzoaku

    June 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    The wedding was absolutely beautiful, it was a lovely dream coming true. I was there, so I know. Everyone there was as happy as the couple. It is a very happy union, God Bless your new Family and Home. May the desires of your Hearts come true, Amen!

  58. funkola

    June 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    the decor was too fab. that same law school auditorium that looked so blah during our dinners…beautiful!

  59. Dee

    June 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    beautiful!!

  60. milzpolzy

    June 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Hi guys, pls could somebody (or Bella) tell me how to upload my wedding pics
    on bellanaija?

    btw, these pictures are lovely!

  61. eh

    June 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Bella u are just great. Sometimes I wonder how u do it. Am already planning my wedding with d help of year blog

  62. Fumi

    June 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Oaken Decors are Incredible…
    I also love the directory idea they came up with,also incredible.
    God bless the Couples

  63. k's baby

    June 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Finally found the perfect theme for my wedding. And I hope to have it on bella naija too. O my gosh

  64. Juliennetrace

    June 21, 2010 at 11:26 am

    The decor is wow

  65. Nikki

    June 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Decor is amazing, cute couple…God bless you!

  66. aiphy

    June 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    the decor is mind blowing.i wish i can have my wedding again.pls can i also have a piece of that tantalizing cake?

  67. simmmi

    June 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    lovely wedding…does anyone know who did the decorations? thx

  68. Pat Ezeigwe

    June 25, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Your wedding is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your love story, it’s so romantic.

  69. Buchi

    June 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    beautiful bride

  70. iphiechuks

    June 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    HEAVEN ON EARTH. This is so beautiful

  71. nkiru

    June 30, 2010 at 4:39 am

    its simply a tasteful wedding.From the choice of theme colour to decor and even the cake.nice wedding.congrats krystal

  72. TONIA

    July 3, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    A marriage made in Heaven May God keep you protected in Jesus Name.

  73. mary

    July 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    nice story, lovely couple and beautiful decor. happy married life. May God bless ur union

  74. mina

    July 12, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    luv da decorations!!! stunnin!!!!

  75. lara

    July 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    WAO!! WHAT A FLAMBOYANT WEDDING

  76. funke bucknor obruthe

    July 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Lovely

  77. Afam Orji

    August 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    This wedding makes me want to marry real bad.

  78. Tee

    August 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Beautiful decor, simply the best!!!

  79. lady E

    August 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

    OMG I’ve found my wedding planners oaken events come out come out wherever u r 🙂

  80. Kells

    August 29, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the decor’ it really looks like a dream. The couple look so lovely together and that proposal was indeed romantic…….. I wish you all the very best in your married life.God bless your union.

  81. dorothy

    September 14, 2010 at 12:57 am

    OMG….whoever did the decor is a genius…it looks like a wonderland, perfect example of a fairy tale…simply beautiful.

  82. Adukwu Blessing Enuwa

    October 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    fab wedding

  83. kristen

    November 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    perfect is the word, the decor,mwah!

  84. ib

    November 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    beautiful husband and wife happy marriage life

  85. tochi

    April 27, 2011 at 2:24 am

    cutest couple ever!!!!, may God bless your marriage

  86. Dipo

    May 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    DIKE! Congrats mate…Dipo fro Adrao and DC… you should invited us men… I am so happy for you. You have a beautiful bride too… My regards to her…

  87. fauzzy Rex

    February 13, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    d decor is just superb and flawless.me love it…

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