The couple celebrated their joint birthday – April 25th and recent engagement, with an intimate dinner at Westfoster Hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Enjoy their love story and engagement party photos!
Yewande shares how she met the love of her life – during their Masters!, “we met in 2010 during our Masters program in Warwick Business School in the UK and started out hanging in a group of a few Nigerians. We gradually started spending more time alone getting to know each other and in January 2011, we became an official couple.”
On the surprise intimate proposal, the bride-to-be says, “in October 2013, we went on vacation to Dubai and had the best time ever – Dubai is our happy place. Because we had been dating for almost 3 years, all my friends kept saying that this was going to be the trip. These thoughts crossed my mind a few times while on holiday, every time we went to a fancy restaurant I thought “omggg is this it???” haha. I got over it quickly though and just decided to enjoy the holiday.
Two days after we returned to Nigeria, we had been out all day visiting friends and family. When he dropped me off at home around 10pm, he asked to come upstairs which I found odd considering how late it was. He came upstairs regardless and we sat at the dining table with my mum and chatted away. After about an hour I started feeling sleepy and was even trying to signal to him to start going home but he ignored all my signs and just kept on talking, lol!
I excused myself from the table and went into my bedroom to start prepping for the night. George then walks into my room and starts hugging me from behind. We are both big huggers so that didn’t feel strange. When I turned back, I saw him reaching for something in his pocket and I started screaming because I couldn’t believe it, he got me good! I made a dash away from him looking for a hiding place with no luck, he just followed me laughing and held my shaking hands. Then he got on one knee, gave a long speech that I can’t remember (nobody does!) and asked me to be his wife and I said yes! He then slipped the most beautiful diamond ring on my finger, I literally gasped when I saw it. We reveled in the moments after the proposal; it was private and peaceful, just what I wanted.”
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Yewande & George a blissful engagement, beautiful wedding and marriage.
Photography: Jay Exposures – 08023086839, 08038892757
Venue & Catering: Westfoster Harbour Hotel, Ikoyi
Event Coordination: JK PartyWorld | Instagram: @jkpartyworld
Makeup: Faces by Labisi | Instagram: @facesby_labisi
Decor: Just Weddings | Instagram: @justweddingsng
Cake: Sweet Indulgence by Ola | Instagram: @sweetindulgencebyola
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