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Tobi and Teye met at church on April Fools Day and after a year and a half of getting to know each other, the groom proposed at Thanksgiving Dinner. The couple will get married on July 4, 2015 – USA’s Independence Day and FTK~Konnect Events is planning the celebration.

To celebrate this special time before their marriage, Tunji Sarumi took fun shots of #TobiTeyeNoni in London and Paris at the iconic Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, the “Love Lock” bridge – Pont de l’Archevêché and more.

#TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0137-2Bride-to-be: Tobi
Groom-to-be: Teye

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The Proposal
by Tobi
Not long after we started dating Teye made his intentions known to me, as he is an absolute open book. It’s very hard for him to hide his feelings, so yes he showered me with sweet er’thangs. He would serenade me with songs he remixed, and send me gifts just because it’s Tuesday. He is the definition of romance; before he actually proposed, he had already proposed to me more than 10 times! Usually he would come out of nowhere, get on one knee and ask me to spend the rest of my life with him, and I will say Yes every time he joked around. With the kind of relationship we built, I knew I was getting a ring, but no I did not know he was still planning a humongous surprise proposal. So this is how it all went down…

Teye’s oldest brother hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends in Poconos, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t out of the ordinary either, for my sister to want to fly down from Houston to be with me for Thanksgiving. He also asked me to invite my friends, and that wasn’t weird either, but what was weird is that they all agreed to come. He had already spoken to them earlier, he just wanted me to invite them myself so I wouldn’t suspect anything. During the time he was planning all this with my sister and my friends, I was in the middle of studying for the biggest exam of my life, my graduate board oral exams (GBO). It was such a stressful time for me, I spent all my time in library, and I was hardly ever home. Teye was extra supportive, extra sweet and extra careful not to get me suspecting, and I didn’t even think twice.

He’d been telling me for weeks that he wanted me to take him to the nail salon to get the pedicure we’d been postponing for a while. So that Wednesday evening we went, I got a Medi-Pedi but apparently he had told my nail person that he was going to propose so she suggested that I do a special design on my ring finger and I agreed *Praise Break*!

After one year, seven months and twenty eight days, on November 28th 2013, in the presence of our friends and family, after a long winded Thanksgiving speech, Teye’s niece walked in with a little brown box wrapped in a bow, and he went down on one knee said a bunch of things I couldn’t hear, looked into my eyes and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. After all the pictures and screaming… I said Yes! Yes! Yes!#TobiTeyeNoni | Thanksgiving Proposal | BellaNaija 0Proposal-21 #TobiTeyeNoni | Thanksgiving Proposal | BellaNaija 0Proposal-30I thought that was it…but Noooo….. Everyone started taking their shirts off; Teye had designed customized shirts for everyone that said “Tobi + Teye Noni”, #TobiTeyeNoni | Thanksgiving Proposal | BellaNaija 0Proposal-40even for the people that couldn’t make it, they Skyped in with their shirts on. He led me to a room where, he laid out my outfit with a KEEP CALM shirt. He thought of everything, from my nails to my clothes. That day was the most important amazing and mind-blowing day of my life. Remembering that day brings me pure joy!#TobiTeyeNoni | Thanksgiving Proposal | BellaNaija 0Proposal-44Teye adds, “My greatest moment was the Yes! part… and the rest of the story by Tobi is very true.”    #TobiTeyeNoni | Thanksgiving Proposal | BellaNaija 0Proposal-78 #TobiTeyeNoni | Thanksgiving Proposal | BellaNaija 0Proposal-141 How We Met
by Tobi
Ilesanmi (Teye) and I met on a Sunday afternoon on April 1st 2012, while I was visiting a friend in the multimedia department at Jesus House Baltimore. My friend wasn’t there, but Teye was and he’s presence was not subtle. He insisted that I wait for my friend and he didn’t let me go, (he literally held my hand) so I waited. We chatted for a while; we exchanged numbers and quickly became good friends. He was a nice guy and I had fun hanging with him but definitely was not thinking about a relationship. #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0134The next Sunday after we met was Easter, so Teye invited me to an Easter gathering he hosts every year for his family and friends. I was so nervous, I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know what to wear. I decided to go with the ‘cool, it’s not that serious look’.

#TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0137-2He welcomed me and introduced me to his brother and some of his friends. At the end of the night, he walked me to my car and we talked for a while. This is when he first expressed himself to me, he said “Mo like e gannnnnnnn”. As time went on our conversations got deeper and lasted longer, I mean we would talk for hours and hours both in person and on the phone. In a short period of time he knew me more than people who have known me all my life. He asked the right questions and he listened. He told me “I want to be your friend in everything” (and he is!). Before I knew it, I would find myself thinking about him all day and night.

So far, so good, he’s been doing all the right things, saying the right things and approaching me the right way. But there were still some ice patches in my heart that needed melting. #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0144Until one day, I was coming down with flu symptoms and I was exhausted. Everywhere was aching, I was hungry, and everything was doing me that day. Teye called me wanting to hang out, I was like “not today boo, NOT TODAY! I’m not feeling well”. But I guess he thought I was fronting.

The next thing I know he showed at my house with coconut rice and medicine. #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0151I didn’t even have to take the medicine; I was already starting to feel better. We talked and talked, laughed and laughed and I forgot I was sick. It was the sweetest most thoughtful thing ever! That is when I started taking him seriously and I am glad I did. Ilesanmi has never stopped being my friend. He is not just my friend, he’s my dad, he’s my mom, he’s my hairdresser, my stylist, my study buddy, he’s my Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder buddy. He has never stopped making me laugh and making me forget whatever challenges I might be dealing with.#TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0157Everyday with him is brand new, full of life, laughter and love. Ilesanmi Ebenezer Oyinlade, I can’t wait to be your wife and the mother of your kids.#TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0155How We Met
by Ilesanmi/Teye
On the first day of April, 2012, I met my wife! I met her on April Fools Day, a Sunday just a week away from Easter. It was a fairly cold day in the middle of spring when flowers blossom to bring life back to nature, and she did just that to me, she brought life back to me.#TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0008As a cameraman in the multimedia department at JHB, I need to make sure my camera is secured at the back of the sanctuary where we stock our equipment after each service. While I was there, now imagine standing in the middle of the Yankee Stadium with no one but you and an angelic heavenly woman walking down your way from the corner of the locker room. #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0056Exactly what happened to me right after church when Oluwatobiloba came to say hello to a friend at our technical corner. The moment I saw her, the church was empty and it was just us in there. #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0051I knew right away that I had found my wife even before saying hello to her. I felt like I heard that same voice John heard when Jesus walked down his direction to be baptized. As a sharp guy, I walked up to her and introduced myself immediately. Right after that, I held her hand and promise never to let go because I knew I just found my seventh rib.#TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0062

When our children get here and are old enough to understand the story, I will share what happened after, but we talked about everything, we talked about it all and grew so fast on each other. I plan to tell the rest of my story on our 25th wedding anniversary in 2040, just because I plan to live the rest of my life with the only one who has ever made me feel right, the only one I have ever truly loved.      #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0003 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0035 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0036 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0038 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0074 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0086 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0092 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0111 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0176 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0184 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0215-2 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0200-2 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0214 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0205 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0225 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0241 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0272 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0328 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0347 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0293 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0279 #TobiTeyeNoni | Paris & London Pre-Wedding Shoot | BellaNaija 0289

Pre-Wedding Photographer: Tunji Sarumi | www.instagram.com/tunji_sarumi
Wedding Planner: FTK~Konnect Events | www.ftkkonnect.com | info (at) ftkkonnect.com | (+1) 443 622 5299

30 Comments

  1. @edDREAMZ

    December 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Wow, what a lovely couple…. I wish them all the best….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  2. OGO

    December 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    July Lowun Lowun!!!lol
    HIAN!! NIce pics tho..

  3. F

    December 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    It was so refreshing to see this . Friendship in Marriage is soooo important. Don’t marry someone you can’t be friends with. God’s blessings to the couple.

  4. Onyinye

    December 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Aww..this is cute…..May God bless their union!

  5. ruby

    December 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Such a beautiful couple and I loved the way they told their stories. God bless your home guys

  6. *gbemi*

    December 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    The dude is obviously a clown…God bless their home.
    Much love…xxx

  7. J

    December 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    So sweet……… So sweet

  8. jojo

    December 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Looks like they had fun.

  9. Anon

    December 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Lovely landmarks. Such a fun couple.

  10. Kathy

    December 18, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Awesome proposal, cute couple. I wish them everything good and more.

  11. Roo

    December 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Inspiring…..too cute

  12. Joan85

    December 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Yay! JHB in the hizzle!!! These two are definitely great friends, it’s even more obvious when you see them in person. Congratulations guys!!! 🙂

  13. Abi A

    December 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I happen to know this people, wow lovely couple. Am not just saying that because they are my personal people

    • tobi

      December 18, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Abi!!!!!!..how u been?

  14. temitee

    December 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Nice story. How God works his wonders. Congratulations you two. You will continue to be each other’s friend

    • Opsy

      December 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Amen!

  15. Tanya

    December 18, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I pity the not so well off man that is about to propose to a lady who has just seen this… Still #lovedoesntnecessarily have to be grand.

  16. Tobi

    December 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    awwwww…my tobi is getting married…congratzz cuz….wish you all the best ….loads of love….#party2015!!!!

  17. S!

    December 18, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    This guy na smooth operator!
    If this one is just “pre” wedding shoot, how the wedding go come be?

  18. truetalker

    December 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Lovely couple! Congrats…JHB peeps in the house. Me, i cant wait for the wedding. It will definitely be BIG given the fact that the couple had to fly to London and Paris for their photo shoot. Money is a bastard mehn!!! I go love o…..

  19. olumide

    December 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    congrats tobiteyenoni.am happy for guys.i cant wait for the big day.

  20. mimmyk

    December 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Congratulations Teye n Tobi noni, Teye this n that……wishing you all tge very best xx

  21. Ebun Adeyemi

    December 19, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Very moved by your love story. Very romantic. You are not afraid to love. By God’s grace I will be at your wedding.

  22. Anjiesmum

    December 19, 2014 at 4:40 am

    lovely may God bless their union

  23. ara

    December 19, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Love this couple….Romance is good o…but ladies sha dont get carried away by all the pump and pageantry!Not all men are made romantic and loveydovey. There is more to a relationship and marriage o. when the chips are down,you are not looking for romance.you need for a man who can be a rock in every way..! that should be priority.

  24. Glowing Sapphire

    December 19, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Awww….Congratulations Guys!!! This Photo shoot is very colorful, beautiful and fun filled…
    Oya Boo…off to Paris to go and lock our own padlock kia kia*pulling ife mi*

  25. [email protected]

    December 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    ‘He would serenade me with songs he remixed, and send me gifts just because it’s Tuesday.’
    ewooo!!! better man still dey left. They seem genuinely happy and in love

  26. Ada

    December 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Lovely. This is what its all about

  27. Obaby

    December 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    London and Paris for prewedding photoshoot 🙂 Bellanaija people are not poor at all ooo

  28. youngblackwoman

    March 15, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures.

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