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A Nigerian & Ghanaian love story! Sophia & Joseph met while he was on her dentist’s chair, she was in her last year of dentistry school and he was a patient.

Read their love story and see their wedding photos captured by Photonimi!

How We Met
It was September of 2010, I was in my final year of dental school and was having a difficult time with a procedure. I sought out my supervisor for help and after he had explained the procedure I did the sign of the cross but unknown to me he had a patient in his dental chair who had just turned around in time to see my hand motions.

As if being in a dentist’s chair wasn’t hard enough I had even made it worse for his patient, I gave him a broad smile (which I now know is what attracted him to me) and scurried off. All the while thinking “he isn’t bad looking at all”, I remember making myself available for his subsequent visits but he never asked me for my number. We chatted a bit during his visits and it turns out his sister was a classmate of mine but in the medical field. I get a call one day and it was him, apparently he was able to convince his sister for my number. We got talking and here we are!

The proposal was short and to the point! The bride says, “One evening he comes to visit and we get talking, then he looks at me with such certainty and says “I’m going to marry you”. Although it wasn’t a question I still gave an answer.”

Advice for Other Couples
Pre marriage counseling is very important, stick to your intended budget, the only person that needs to be satisfied with the planning process is yourself and your spouse.

No one else matters.

BellaNaija Weddings wishes Sophia & Joseph a happy and fruitful married life!

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~ Photography: Photonimi
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Photography: Photonimi | email: photo (at) photonimi.com | instagram.com/photonimi | facebook.com/photonimi
Wedding Date: 12th July 2014

Venues
Church: RCCG Redemption Pavilion Parish, Victoria Island, Lagos
Reception: The Incubator

Wedding Attire
Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander
Reception Dress: Christie Brown Ghana
Make up & Hair: Shomya | @shomya_lag
Bridesmaids Dresses: by the Bride

Vendors
Wedding Planner, Decor & Bouquet: Duntan West | @Wonderworks_Ng
Cake: Cake Factory by K’s Craft | @Cakesiena
Caterer: Appetisers Services (Mrs Funto Oluyori)
Wedding Stationary: Michaels

42 Comments

  1. happychick

    November 6, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Her second dress is Da Truth mehn!!!! love eeeettt! beautiful and classy wedding, wish them both a beautiful home.

    • Dora the explorer

      November 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      yes yes yes! that second dress was the star! beautiful blushing bride, very original people!! God bless this union!

    • ktemi

      November 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      u took the words out of my mouth….luv her wedding dress but love the simply drama of her second dress; also love her bouquet. classy and simple wedding

  2. madamnk

    November 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    very beautiful, I wish there was a traditional wedding featured because its hard to find inspiration for naija/ghana trad weddings

  3. Erochukwu

    November 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Beautiful couple

  4. ammiejay

    November 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    i love the dress she wore to the church… beautiful

  5. Debbie

    November 6, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    That second dress is beautiful

  6. bunmite

    November 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    The husband is a cool dude, they look good together. Happy married life

  7. yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.com

    November 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    What a beautiful wedding they had! May God bless their union, and can I add that I have stolen some ideas!

  8. sum1special

    November 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Bride looks like singer seone (dont know if i got the name right) when she smiles. Simple yet classy wedding

  9. 'Oma

    November 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Her reception dresss is sooooooooooooooooooooo beaut.She is such a happy bride.Actuallly everybody there radiated so much happiness and laughter.The bride’s smiles from start to finish…..infectious something.Wish them joy and laughter in their marriage.

  10. Amazeballs!!!!!!

    November 6, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Lovely wedding Sophia, may GOD bless your union. That your second dress sha!!!!!!……..WOW!!!!!!, lovely and classy wedding.

    • Amazeballs!!!!!!

      November 6, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      …….what am I saying?????……even the first dress……..WOW!!!!!!!

  11. Ayaba

    November 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    those shades do no justice to the groom!!
    meehhnnnn he is fine! checkout the pic on da link below http://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Sophia-Joseph-Nigerian-Ghanaian-Wedding-in-Lagos-Photonimi-BellaNaija-0032.jpg

    wish them a happy married life. they are so cute together

  12. efe

    November 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Beautiful and Classy.
    HML to the couple. both look alike, kind of.

  13. tinnnnnnnu29

    November 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Classy and elegant. I just love her rings.All the best guys!!

  14. tinnnnnnnu29

    November 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Pls bellanaijas does any one know a good and affordable Goldsmith in lagos.thanks

  15. Akua

    November 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Congratulations, such a beautiful story. I tap into your story for even greater blessings and the best of man and women for my children. I wish you all a very happy married life. Eba and fufu, that is what I am talking about. In the end, we are all human and tribe and country doesn’t matter. Love is what matters the most!

  16. iLaugh

    November 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Did anyone else notice the Father of the bride’s excitement? Awwww……

  17. ATL's finest

    November 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I love their braids n the bridesmaid outfit.. Everything was nice! Congrats to them..

  18. Adaeze Writes

    November 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Fun Wedding! Happy married life!

  19. Modella

    November 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    She has an amazing body,she slayed in all the dresses..what a height!

  20. Yayi Boni

    November 6, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Wow!! stunning.. the groom is handsome and the bride is beautiful she looks between Michelle Obama and Yvonne Nelson.. Wishing you all the best!!!! May God bless this marriage.

  21. Fre

    November 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    A certain raved about Lagos socialite’s wedding seemed to have been inspired by this, and she decided to take it up a notch (for socialite status reasons), lol.
    Cute. Simple and beautiful.
    God bless your home

  22. kblaze

    November 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm

  23. madam

    November 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    the guy is too cute abeg.. the reception dress is wow. congrats guys

  24. busybee

    November 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Her reception dress is something serious! She clearly has good taste! I wish them a happy married life.

  25. Shadie

    November 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    OMG!! that bellboy is too adorable for words. Chai.

  26. ako

    November 6, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Lovely. the dress is fabulous. Congrats and God’s speed

  27. thatgirl

    November 7, 2014 at 4:55 am

    The groom is FIOOOONE!

  28. Gracie

    November 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    This is the true definition of LOVE and WEDDING……….me like it!! Not the busy, glittery show off type. Wish them bliss.

  29. sumbor

    November 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    wooow!!…fun wedding !the groom can smile for Africa,lol

  30. Lonely Girl

    November 11, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Lovely wedding, beautiful colours 2nd wedding dress is the bomb. but on a serious note God I want this kind of thing nah. someone to call my friend cos its really getting lonely here. sometimes i feel like am cursed. 🙁

  31. suki

    November 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Congrats Malex!! You scored yourself a beautiful wife charley!!!!!

  32. lalala

    November 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Amazing photos!!!!!

  33. Maria

    November 13, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Lonely girl. It is well with you. Just trust God, He will give you a wonderful husband. Don’t call yourself lonely instead call yourself what you want. You are not cursed. Jesus paid already and Genesis 2:18, God said it was not good for the man to live alone and He made a solution by creating woman. Your Own man is out there and he will surely locate you. Rejoice with the couple and tap into their blessing.HML to the beautiful couple and God’s blessings

  34. Glowing Sapphire

    January 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I connect to their beaming joy!!! Lovely couple.

  35. Temii

    January 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Awwwwww…I love I love I love.The couple, the joy they exude, their families, and friends and how obvious that they’re having a great time, the setting, decor, dresses, dances…it’s all beautiful! 😀 I knew there was something remarkable about Ghanians and their schools. Lol.

  36. Flo

    January 28, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Awwwwwwwwwwwww Sophia!!!!! Congratulations! What a beautiful wedding. May God bless you home!

  37. jayne A

    February 5, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Lovely pictures.love the background,mostly the capture of the blue sky.love her gowns.

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