When a couple walks in the Lord, nothing can get in their way. Yomi adores Eji and you can see why – her short locs and sweet smile are showstopping! But beyond the physical, she’s a woman after God’s heart. Their love tale is so touching – a peak being Yomi’s proposal at their church. See the video below.
In their pre-wedding shoot, the love birds look so beautiful in their matching blue.
Bride to be: Eji
Groom to be: Yomi
How They Met
By Eji, the bride to be
I had just moved to Philadelphia about 2months prior and was still getting to know people around the area. On this faithful evening in October, a new friend I had met, Chisom, came to show me around. However, before heading out into the city he decided to take me to see a buddy of his [This would be Yomi]. On getting there, it seemed like they had already started pre-gaming, but I wasn’t paying anyone no mind at the time as I was just interested in seeing what Philly had to offer. Unknowingly, Yomi had been scoping me from the moment I walked in the door and had apparently vowed to ‘have’ me…..lol [see me see confidence!]. Anyhoo, fast forward to the rest of the evening, he was bugging me for my phone number, I’m telling you, dude was relentless!!!…..lol but I refused seeing that I had just met him and I believed if he really wanted my number, he could ask Chisom for it. Unknown to me, he did already ask Chisom for permission to talk to me, but of course I had to form like a correct babe. Long story short, I guess his bugging got to me, that I decided to just get him off my case and I gave him my email address, thinking “he won’t really email, no one emails in these situations”…WRONG!!! He emailed me when he was in Nigeria for his cousin’s wedding.
Next thing we know, we are emailing back and forth and became pretty good friends. A decent while later, while we were studying together, I for a test at school and he supposedly studying for his GMAT, he proceeds to ask me to be his girlfriend … Coz I was honestly surprised at the question,
I didn’t pick an option lol. Apparently, what I said was “Oh, Gosh! You’ve got to be kidding me!” lol.
Anyways, I said yes and here we are 3+ yrs later and excited to commit our lives to each other.
For some odd reason, boo likes to plan things during my study periods lol. I was preparing for a test the Thursday before Valentine’s Day. We had already discussed that we wouldn’t be seeing each other during this period so I wasn’t thinking much about the season or expecting anything. On this night, Gracie and I were studying in my apartment, and he calls to check up on me. I happen to be hungry (like I always am hehe) so I am telling him about it and he says that he ordered Chinese food for me and it would be delivered to my door (say what now?! Lol). I then jokingly said to Gracie, “watch! it’ll be Yomi at my door” and lo and behold, I opened my door and it was him!!!! boy was I shocked! I had spoken to him ALL Dang on day! How did I miss him at the airport?? Lol. Later that night, I asked him if he had any more surprises for me and he answered “No!”. the Saturday comes around, and we had a Valentine’s day Twice as Sweet event at church (Shout out to RCCG Living Spring SOULution team!!) which we attended. I had to anchor a segment of the event, and surprisingly, I got put on the spot to speak about how I had maintained my
relationship all this while … And then it happened!
A Special Message To Her Groom To Be!
Yomi, boo mi!! We have come a LONG LONG Way, through the ups and the downs, the laughter, the tears, the silent moments, the happy moments; we have made it this far. God really had a hand in our relationship! I am so thankful to God for allowing you into my life at the time that I needed you the most. By God’s grace, you have been my ROCK and my strength! You have proven yourself time and time again that I can depend on you and count on you. I have no fear in committing myself to you because I know I will be in good hands. You have made loving me your priority and I appreciate, love and thank you for that. I have no fear in having your children because I know they will be brought up with the utmost discipline and love. We do not have it all figured out yet; we still have kinks to work out in life. But if were all meant to be perfect, then there wouldn’t be need for companionship. You are my perfectly imperfect soul mate; I will rather go through life figuring those kinks out with you than with anybody else. With God on our side, I know that we can overcome anything and all things. I love you honey and I look forward to what the future has in store for us. Let’s do this!
BellaNaija Weddings wishes the couple a beautiful life together.
Photographer: Vanessa Marie – www.vanessamarieblog.com
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