Salma Busari & Randy Idugboe finally went on a date after the groom’s persistence. They hit it off from that day, have been inseparable ever since, and had a gorgeous garden wedding at Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
It was a beautiful and fun day as DJ Jimmy Jatt was on the wheels of steel, while AY the Comedian MC-ed the reception.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Salma and Randy a happy home!
~ Pre-Wedding Photos: Capture Your Memory Bank, Ghana | Additional: Scobey Photography
She’s The One!
by the groom, Randy
I remember the first day I saw Salma. It was at a birthday party that my friend had invited me to. As we were gisting outside, a group of ladies were approaching the party. I noticed Salma instantly in the crowd. She was so beautiful … effortlessly beautiful. I noticed she also had a quiet demeanor, but her beauty was loud and captivating. I was instantly drawn to her. I had to talk to her. So I asked my friend who she was, and he replied saying, “don’t go there”. Apparently beautiful Salma was a ‘no go zone’. Several guys had tried to talk to her but failed. Instead of being discouraged by this information however, I wanted her more. I was intrigued by her. But I went home that day without talking to her.As luck would have it, I saw Salma again. This same friend invited me once again to his brother-in-law’s house. He said Salma was going to be there since they were related. So I gave it another shot. This was my chance.
I just stared at her, trying to figure out how I was going to approach her. I eventually talked to her, and after much hesitation and convincing, Salma gave me her number. I called her number after that day, excited with high hopes of setting up our first date … but she didn’t pick up. So I called the next day, and the next, and the next, annnnd the next, but still no answer. Had she given me the wrong number? I confirmed her number with some mutual friends and realized she just wasnt picking up my calls. After begging some of our mutual friends to convince Salma to pick up, Salma started picking up my calls and finally agreed to go out on a date with me.That’s all I needed, a chance to prove myself. All I needed was one date. And I wowed her :-). More like she wowed me. I’d never met anyone like her before. We had an instant connection. There was so much more to this beautiful woman. She was very humble, well mannered, kind and so sweet. I fell in love with her almost instantly. I knew this was someone I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.
Our relationship has blossomed into something so beautiful. Salma is the woman I have always envisioned and prayed for. She gives me peace and so much joy. It’s really a blessing to know her, a blessing to have her as my wife.My Salma is truly an amazing woman. I thank God for her life and look forward to having a blessed future with God on our side.
The Love Story
from Salma, the bride
Randy is such a blessing in my life. I am truly lost for words when it comes to describing this blessing of a man that God has given me. I love him so much and I thank God each day for bringing him into my life. The memory of how we first met is forever etched in my heart.I first met Randy in my cousin’s house. My cousin and her husband held a small gathering in loving memory of her brother-in-law who had just passed away, (may his soul rest in perfect peace). It was a solemn day, with just close family and friends around. After the ceremony, I sat in the living room quietly playing with a friend’s daughter.And then out of nowhere I saw this guy staring at me. This guy was STARING so hard! I deliberately looked behind me to see if he was looking at something else, but no, all his attention was fixed on me! And He was staring so confidently too…“like yeah, I’m looking at you, what can you do?” kind of stare with a sly smile… It was both uncomfortable and interesting at the same time. Another guy, who I later found out was a close friend to Randy, walked up to me and said, “My friend over there likes you”.
I ended up giving ‘Mr Starer’ my number, and later decided not to pick up his calls. For the next three months! After being pressured by some mutual friends :-), I started picking up his calls, every now and then and I finally agreed to go on a date with him.Everything changed after our first date. I felt like I had known Randy all my life during our first date. We were compatible on so many levels. Kindred Spirits. I looked forward to seeing him again after our first date.
Our friendship quickly blossomed and we fell very madly in love with each other. It was very easy to fall in love with Randy. Randy is a genuinely good guy. He’s the most caring person I know, always looking out for others, with no selfish interest. He is very, very, verrrrrrry hardworking and smart. He is also one of the funniest people I know. I don’t think he even realizes how funny he is…lol.Such a blessing in my life. I love him with every fibre of my being. He gives me peace and stablity. He is my home. Through the highs and lows of our relationship, my dear Randy has never given me any cause to worry. He allows me to be me….just me…Salma… and encourages me to always be the best I can be.He makes me feel safe. His favorite words are ‘I got you’. Those three simple words work magic every time he says them. When I’m upset about anything not going well, he just gives me a little reminder with those three words; ‘I got you’. It feels wonderful to have someone who loves you unconditionally just for who you are, and will always have your back no matter the situation? Words cannot even express such a feeling. It’s truly divine. ~ Wedding Photos: Capture Your Memory Bank, Ghana Photography: Capture Your Memory Bank | instagram.com/CaptureGH
Additional (Pre-Wedding Photos): Scobey Photography | instagram.com/ScobeyPhotog
Wedding Info – Date | Venue: 28 December 2014 | Labadi Beach Hotel
Bride’s Makeup: Mamza Beauty
Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Suit: Emporio Armani (Custom Made)
Belt and Shoes: Louis Vuitton & Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid Dresses: April Rust
Groomsmen Suit: Theory