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The 2012 Sugar Wedding Fair is 12 Days Away! Read Dubai Honeymoon Winners Evelyn & Bayo’s Super Sweet Love Story

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The countdown to the 2012 edition of one of Nigeria’s must go to wedding exhibition – The Sugar Wedding Fair has officially begun!

During the 2011 Sugar Wedding Fair, Evelyn and her then fiancé Bayo won the grand prize of Two Round trip tickets to Dubai for their honeymoon and this year it could be you. Let’s find out how this couple met and how they found out about the Sugar Wedding Fair.

Evelyn and Bayo

How They Met & The Proposal
Bayo and I met at a mutual friend’s house. They were both visiting from London and this is how it all began. It was a very sunny afternoon in Lagos and I had stopped at Yomi’s house to chill for the traffic to lighten up before heading home. I was napping when Yomi came in with Bayo.

They came in with TFC takeaway packs and unfortunately only bought for themselves as they claimed they didn’t know I and Yomi’s girlfriend were going to be at home. Bayo offered to share his food with me but I declined out of courtesy plus the fact that we just met.

I ate out of Yomi’s pack and then, Bayo flipped asking why I would eat from his friend’s food after I just told him I wasn’t hungry.
Huh! (My initial thoughts were where did they find this crazy guy?) But for courtesy sake (and also to make him feel better) I ate a bit out of his food and we all laughed about it.
We all hung out throughout the period they were in town, and I thought he was an interesting character. Eventually, they returned to London and Bayo and I kept in touch, shortly after they left, I relocated to London too and we continued our friendship. As the days passed, I felt something drawing me to him like a magnet. Pretty soon sweet dreams turned into long conversations day and night. It was like we had known one another and been in love in another life. A year later we officially started dating and on the 3rd of March 2010, he asked me to marry him and I said Yes! And here we are today.

Evelyn and Bayo

How they found out about the Sugar Wedding Fair
In March 2011, a friend told me about the Sugar Wedding Fair and we agreed to go together but she had to travel and I didn’t want to go alone so I asked Bayo to come along with me. He declined as expected, I spent the whole week keeping him sweet while also pleading with him to think about going to the show. He agreed after so much pleading and attempted blackmail but there were conditions attached. When we got there and they asked couples to register for the game to win several prizes which the grand one was a trip to Dubai,  I asked him to come along and he refused he even said he won’t follow me out when they eventually called out our names to come out and participate in the game I convinced him by telling him we probably wouldn’t win anyways because his answers were going to be random, but I guess God has a way of doing things because it turns out he knows better than I ever imagined and we WON!!
When we won it felt unreal like one of those things you see in a movie and say yeah it would only happen like that in a movie.

The 2nd edition is taking place on Sunday 18th March 2012 at Harbour Point. This event is opened to all couples, intending couples, wedding enthusiasts and anyone and everyone who wants to have a nice time.

The 2012 Sugar Wedding Fair
Date: Sunday 18th March 2012
Time: 11 AM – 8 PM
Venue: Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot Road off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Contact: For more info and general enquires

  • Visit Sugar Weddings Ltd. Office, 20 Babatunde Ladega Street, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Call 08177051833
  • E-mail [email protected]

29 Comments

  1. Alero

    March 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    wow! Nice story. Happy married life to u!

    • letthemsay

      March 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      found it hard to read her story…mediocre command of the english language!!!!

      NO PUNCTUATION??? MY HEAD IS SPINNING…………

      “When we got there and they asked couples to register for the game to win several prizes which the grand one was a trip to Dubai, I asked him to come along and he refused he even said he won’t follow me out when they eventually called out our names to come out and participate in the game I convinced him by telling him we probably wouldn’t win anyways because his answers were going to be random, but I guess God has a way of doing things because it turns out he knows better than I ever imagined and we WON!!“

  2. Africhic

    March 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Awwwwh………….how sweet!

  3. Personal Shopper

    March 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

  4. Bamz

    March 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I remember this 2 from the event last yr; they were so cute & quite young. Also I had really wantd them to win & was glad when they did. Happy married life 2 them.

  5. Francesca

    March 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Thats the perfect wedding present. Happy married life!

    http://www.stylebycesca.blogspot.com

  6. christy

    March 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Intendin couple,like boyfrend nd girlfrend?

  7. ........just saying

    March 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Is the 2012 sugar wedding fair same as wedding expo? As they are on the same day and share same venue.

    • BellaNaija.com

      BellaNaija.com

      March 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      No it isn’t. They are being held at 2 different venues – Harbour Point in VI and the Haven in GRA respectively

    • ........just saying

      March 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

      ok. Cheers

  8. sisi eko

    March 7, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Wed Expo is a different event and its on the 24th and 25th of march at The Haven, GRA Ikeja…..see you at harbour point and the haven. Cheers!

  9. KEYA MAUREEN

    March 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    this is lovely, have a happy married life.

  10. Nonye

    March 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Wow,this is lovely and interesting.cheers!

  11. dupsy

    March 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    cool story happy marriage life

  12. Ese

    March 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    nice one. Will be there

  13. sisiekomi

    March 8, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Lovely story! They look so beautiful together!Wish them a happy married life.

    http://www.sisiekomi.blogspot.com

  14. xoxo

    March 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    hmmmmmm, i know this babe! that’s all i’m saying o!

  15. TeeTalks

    March 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Ohhh i remember this couple from last year’s fair! Nice one Sugar Wedding! I loved the cakes and the chops hehhehe! I will attend dis year’s fair…who knows, I myt bump into my “dear future hubby”

  16. Nikki

    March 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Beautiful&interesting story! God bless your marriage!

  17. Mojirola

    March 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Just wondering. . . What’s the idea behind the fair. Is it free? What is the concept. Is it exhibitions of various wedding needs? what’s d whole idea

  18. alexie

    March 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    wow,lovely….so hapi 4 d couples

  19. PK- SA

    March 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    SWEEET STORY!……

  20. ashley

    March 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    “I asked him to come along and he refused he even said he won’t follow me out“

    “because it turns out he knows better than I ever imagined and we WON!!“

    i agree, english no be beans..
    just expressing my own opinion….pls no replies neccessary esp all you voltron defenders of the universe…..:/

    • Lue

      March 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      “”voltron’ defenders of the universe”….lmao. very funny

  21. ashley

    March 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    good end to the story tho

  22. Orang

    March 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Xoxo. Please keep your information to yourself . We are not interested. Nigerian babes are sooooo vicious. C’mon, you guys cant imagine something good happening to someone else. The next thing is to open the person’ s can of worms. Abeg zip it. Sew your buba where the thing tear. I can bet you hav your own cupboard full of skeletons. Everybody does.

  23. IAmSurreal

    March 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    looooooooooool @ lethemsay

  24. Mercedes

    May 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Evelyn, this is your friend Mercedes. I have been searching for you everywhere. I miss you. I am so happy for you and bayo. That is amazing. I don’t know your new last name, tried searching for evelyn chukwu on Facebook but nothing. I don’t know if you will ever see this message, I love and miss you my friend. Hugs and happy marriage.

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