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Desert, Dancing & Dubai! Oluchi & Gabriel’s Grand Style Pre-Wedding Teaser & Photos



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Say hello to Queen Luchy & King Gabby! We love when couples step out of the box for their pre wedding videos and photos. It represents their personalities & signature style as a couple, plus it’s such a sweet memento when looking back at this precious time.

Oluchi & Gabriel‘s wedding teaser is like a movie trailer! It shows the grandeur of Dubai and their love – this doctor and engineer are one FUN couple!

They exchanged numbers after a conference and have been inseparable since that day. They began speaking to their immediate families about each other soon after and everyone loved them as a couple so the relationship blossomed in the months that followed – Gabriel proposed to his Queen Luchy 6 months after they met.


Bride to be: Oluchi
Groom to be: Gabriel

How We Met
from Oluchi
We met at a fundraiser organized by pharmacy students in Houston, TX. Gabriel walked up to me at the end of the night when I had traded in her heels for more comfortable flats and told her –“Even without your heels, you are still the most beautiful woman in this room”. I thanked him for the compliment but didn’t think much of it. Even though I had noticed him previously on the dance floor cos he was pretty much dancing his pants off with other guests, I simply assumed he was one of the student organizers.
At the end of the night, another male attendee was chatting with me and walking me to my car. I stopped briefly to say hello to a friend and he intercepted us, asking to speak to Oluchi. The other guy was watching from a distance seething with anger. LOL! Gabriel told me he loved my outfit and would love to get to know me better. I told him I had a boyfriend just to throw him off. But he persisted and asked if the dude waiting for her angrily on the side was her boyfriend? I laughed and said no. We exchanged numbers and then 6 months later, he proposed!

The Proposal
I had wanted to go to Dubai for my birthday but had to cancel the trip unexpectedly. Little did I know that the actual trip happened, it would be the one that would change my life forever. I had a hint that Gabriel was going to pop the question but wasn’t sure about how he intended to spring the surprise. When his friends started arriving from Africa, Europe, Canada and Asia, I was like aha! I knew it was definitely going down on this trip. LOL. He took everyone to dinner one night…. Right before dessert was served; he got up and made a little speech about how much having everyone in the same room meant to him. Then he got down on one knee and said “When I met you, I had no idea you would become the queen of my heart…… I’ve realized that I can’t imagine a future without you…..Will you marry me?” Of course I said YES and the rest is history!

Wedding Teaser 

The rock!
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Photography: Funke O Photography |
Videography: Galuyor Productions |
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  1. TElemi

    November 29, 2013 at 7:46 am


  2. Modella

    November 29, 2013 at 7:55 am


  3. Hurperyeahmie

    November 29, 2013 at 8:59 am


  4. C*Witty

    November 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

    this thing called money

  5. meme

    November 29, 2013 at 9:32 am


  6. Vics

    November 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Lool..creative! I was just laughing while watching d teaser. They seem like a fun couple.

  7. It is what it is

    November 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Six months after…he proposed…THE END!….
    Ladies be informed…a man knows what he wants and he does not beat around the bush…even if its not an actual proposal in six month, there is intent…strong intent…

    I always tell my friends, “A lion does not play around with his food except he is not hungry”…God grant you all wisdom…

    • ao

      November 29, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      So true. Mine proposed in one week and years later, we are
      still together. I’ve met other women that this happened to and they
      are in happy marriages. If a man wants to marry you, he will simply
      do it. Period. Congrats to the couple!!!

    • toluh

      November 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you dear for this words of wisdom. may God bless you.

    • I Rock

      November 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      You ain’t never lied. Mine proposed several times before I
      even agreed to date him (I knew him for about 2 months at the time
      though he told me he’d been checking me out for some months prior)
      and we got married 5 months after dating. One of the best decisions
      of my life and I thank God daily for it. Oluchi and Gabriel, God
      will grant you two a beautiful marriage and y’all will never cease
      thanking God for His blessings in your lives, amen.

    • me

      November 30, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Tell them… After 2 yrs, they are still waiting for let’s see how it goes.

    • Cancel Reply

      December 1, 2013 at 12:47 am

      life does not work in the exact same way for everyone. Because your short courtship led to a happy marriage, doesn’t mean those in longer relationships wont end up marrying the same guy!

  8. i said

    November 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

    ermmmm congrats!

  9. Endo

    November 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

    This is so sweet. Love the yellow outfit. Here’s wishing them the very best in life

    Pls share your endometriosis stories @ Let’s beat endo together!


    November 29, 2013 at 10:36 am

    beautiful.stylish….he knew what h wanted and ddnt waste
    anytim making it his own.i love dt!!!God blss ur love God it seems
    u are doing it 4 everyone but me ooo…please Daddy move the heart
    of this young man i believe u gave me, he says he cant leave
    without me,yet hez doing nthing about it…Father im afraid i might
    luz my patience…so i pray that u PUSH(yes Push ) him to ask 4my
    hand in marrieg… I receive my proposal…AMEN!!!

  11. temitope

    November 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Mature couple….patience pays…God will eventually lead you to the right person at His own time

  12. LadyDee

    November 29, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    awwww, this is my idea too bollywood style!! she looks so happy and he is funny! Queen Lucy! I love the music and the video just made it! Congrats!! xxxxxxx

  13. Temi T

    November 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I’ve decided to relocate to Houston. Seems like thats where all the prospective husbands are hiding. Houston, get ready for me ooo. Here I come. lol beautiful couple.

    • AsHaNi

      November 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Sorry! Beat you to it, already at the airport!

    • Tim'tim

      December 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

      Houston guysss thou…. One chance

  14. June

    November 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    @Temi T I have been thinking the same thing

    • Temi T

      November 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      Just watch oo. Ill keep you my Bella family updated…gotta
      go now I got some packing to do. lol

  15. Canadathingz

    November 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    This is beautiful! Queen Luchy are pretty! Wishing you both a fun filled future!

  16. Anonymous

    November 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Awwwww! I know them…. very lovely and fun couple…..congrats! Gabby and Luchi. God bless your union.

  17. Miss Mo

    November 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Awwwww too sweet. Wish them all the best. 🙂

  18. Alexander McCathy

    November 30, 2013 at 1:06 am


  19. Bevshine events

    November 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Luv ett

  20. fairygodsister

    November 30, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Lol at the comments!!! I especially love the one about the lion not playing about with its food except it’s not hungry. Love, love, love!!
    There’s nothing as refreshing as a man who knows what he wants and goes for it. Nothing like it.
    My best to these guys!

  21. bukky

    November 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    God do my own for me ooo, lovely couple wish dem all d best in life. Jesus remember me oooooo,am crying unto u God

  22. Frank

    December 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Aluyor Gabriel…CONGRATULATIONS

  23. oge chegwe

    December 1, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    True that “D Lion does not play ……, ℓ̊ have dated my boo all my skul year (5yrs), and he never let me out of his sight (figure of speech). We getting married next year. A man knows what he wants, women should try to be desirable, some have very bad attitude.

  24. Oge A

    December 2, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Omg! SO excited to see this on Bellanaija! SO happy for u Luchio, and I pray that God will strength ur union with Gabriel, and that you shall enjoy the rest of your life with him in peace, love, joy and harmony, with your lovely, fine fine babies in Jesus’ name!!! Amen!

  25. Yawns

    December 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Nice one. My hubby proposed after 5 months too and he was 27 then. . Kudos to men who know what they want.. U don’t have to be old to know what u want!

  26. Chysom

    December 2, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Lucchio Fabuloso!! I see youuuuu…. Congratulations dear! We shall gladly come back home again for another round of wine drinking after Ugo’s…lol Wishing you all the best dear!

  27. Kelly

    December 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    OMG .. I almost thought this dude was King Of Saudi. Lovely swag

  28. Rosemary

    December 2, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    They look so beautiful together. I am in love with the concept. I also love it when couples do stuff out of the box. Arab Money talking. I love themmmmmmmmmmm

  29. Precious

    December 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Congratulations to the happy couple!! Can’t wait to continue turning up worldwide in celebration!!

  30. OBYNO

    December 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Ogom Nwanyi. This is simply awesome.. My only pain is I willmiss the Trad– but for the Whyte wedding. we will shut H-Town down–#obynosaysso
    GOD BLESS the Sheik and the queen

  31. Mopao

    December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Nice story. Best of luck.

  32. SweetDiva

    December 3, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Congrats to my fabulous sis and her swaggalicious hubby- Queen Luchy and Sheikh Gaby. A couple that is forever on point! Here is wishing you guys a successful wedding and all the wonderful things married life has to offer. Love you guys much!

  33. Uche

    December 3, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Congratulations to Oluchi and Gabriel from a proud brother/brother-in-law. Amazing video and even lovelier pictures! #Blessedtimesindeed!

  34. Ikenna

    December 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Congrats to you two! I look forward to being a part of the wedding, and all related activities.

  35. me

    December 5, 2013 at 5:28 am

    lmaooo @ move to Houston….. Houston dudes? bwhahahhaaha like someone said “One chance”. Anywayz, proceed.

  36. Sarah

    December 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

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