Tomi is a multi-talented designer @teethreads, and singer, and she met her husband Tunde, (they got married last month, on Saturday, June 13, 2015), as choir members of the same church!
Their pre-wedding photo shoot is all shades of cute, as they re-enact their love through a vintage lens, from church to a park, from the kitchen to her sewing room and finally, in a glam plum evening dress, made by the bride, of course.
Enjoy their pre-wedding photos and love story!
As a matter of fact, I was already contemplating changing to a church where I’d meet better prospects! LOL. Every week that I planned to stop attending rehearsals, then my choir director would send me a song and ask me to score it for our next ministration. Singing, especially ministering in church gives me joy so it was difficult to leave, I eventually just stayed.
I eventually met Tunde and we started dating. He came across as an open and sincere person. He didn’t hold back on things that he probably could have. It’s one of the things I admire a lot and that put my mind at rest about him. Because our upbringing and backgrounds vary quite a lot, our perception about a number of issues aren’t the same, but we found common ground and learnt to accept our differences as a blessing. Despite the odds, our love for each other and the close friendship that we shared kept us going.
The proposal happened a few months into the relationship; on our way from a church service we both attended together, he parked the car, turned to face me and said, “Tomi, are you willing to go on this journey with me? It’s going to be long, a bit rough and tough.” I wasn’t quite sure what he meant but I replied, “Yes”. The ring came later and I still said, “Yes”!
She’s The One
by the groom, Tunde
I didn’t think Tomi had any feelings for me. It would have been a dream to assume she’d agree to date me but of course I didn’t rule out the possibility of us becoming friends. So I started scouting day and night for an opening, (a window of opportunity), to at least be seen. It seemed like I didn’t exist to her- either as a member of the choir or a member of the congregation or even a human being. Lol! So I kept hoping for that window of opportunity to at least let her know that I exist. As people dedicated to the service of God and knowing the importance of seeking God’s counsel in everything we do, we inquired of the Lord and waited several months for his clearance. We eventually got it, so I decided I wanted to have her ride with me through every phase in the journey. I really looked forward to the proposal, and rather than the conventional way of popping the “will you marry me?” question, I simply told her there was a journey ahead of me I would sincerely love for her to follow me on ’till the very end… She seemed confused at first, not understanding my words. Then came a beautiful smile on her face when she finally understood. “Yes, I will,” she replied.
Photography: Ffx Photography | @ffxweddings
Bride’s Outfits: By herself, Tee Threads Fashion | @teethreads
Groom’s Black Suit: Kola Kuddus Couture | @kolakuddusofficial
Styling/Creative Direction: Gbenga Ayo-Dada | @gbengaartsmith
Makeup: Semowo Omolola | @molurlahsmakeover
Hair: Bernard Okon | @bernardsmiless