Believing he would find his wife soon, Nigerian Ellis bought his ring a year before he met Priscilla!
They became friends during their Masters programs, after meeting at their university cafe, but feelings grew stronger after they spent time together – including Priscilla cooking Ellis some delicious Ghanaian meals.
This couple makes us truly believe in love!
Be inspired by their absolutely stunning outdoor ceremony, followed by a refined pink and cream wedding reception, where the couple shared so many intimate moments with their friends and family.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Priscilla and Ellis a blessed and beautiful married life.
~ Photography: LaceUp Weddings
How We Met
by Priscilla, the Bride
I met Ellis on January 27th 2012 at the University of Leicester student café. We were both doing our Masters Program. We met through a mutual friend who was my course mate. We got talking and I realized he was a young Evangelist and we shared similar childhood experiences, which resulted in us calling ourselves “TWEENY” on a friendly note. Initially there was no interest but I was intrigued by his passion for preaching the gospel even as a Lawyer.
Towards the middle of 2012 our communication became consistent. His charisma and confidence swept me off my feet and I started developing feelings for him, but was too shy to communicate it to him as his main focus was Ministry and Studies. As an expression of my feelings for him, not knowing how he felt towards me, I extended an invite to him and his friends to come over to my flat regularly to have dinner, and boy! oh boy! did I cook them some exquisite Ghanaian dishes, which interestingly he loved as it was his first time eating Ghanaian meals.Our bond grew stronger and Ellis became my source of encouragement when I was going through some difficult times. Through all these wonderful times, I knew he will be my soul mate. We have been together since that day.
I visited Ellis and his family in Nigeria in March 2013. One evening at the family house, he called me and told me his mom and himself wanted to have a chat with me. I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect.I sat there contemplating why the sudden call. Ellis’s mum beckon on him to talk. He started stuttering, and I was even more confused. His mum, laughing at him decided to tell me why I was called. Since this was Ellis’ first relationship, he just didn’t know how to ask me to marry him. As his mum was speaking I noticed he was sweating profusely.Suddenly, in a blink of an eye, he summed up courage, got on his knees in the presence of his mum to ask me to be his wife. I was in shock and could not believe this. I was in tears whiles saying “YES YES YES”. I immediately got hold of my phone and in tears called my dad in Ghana to tell him of what just happened. My dad was ecstatic and I later got to know he was in on the plans, as Ellis and my dad had earlier met in London to discuss.
I also found out later, that Ellis purchased a ring a year before meeting me in Leicester and somehow had faith that he will meet his future wife soon. It was the beginning of one of the most amazing days in my life and I bless God.
Bride’s Wedding Gown And Evening Gown: Pistis Ghana | instagram.com/pistisgh
Bridesmaid Dresses: She by Bena | instagram.com/shebybena
Traditional Wear: Nuna Couture | (+233) 0265349598
Bride’s Hair Stylist: Charles | (+233) 0243648200
Makeup Artist: Tope (Beaux Visages) | Ghana: (+233) 0506965088/ 0249028214 | Nigeria: (+234) 07087944515
Bridesmaids Hair: Diana (Strands East Legon) | (+233) 0243049167
Bride & Bridesmaids Accessories: Saffron UK
Groom Tuxedo & 3 Piece Suit: Moss Bros UK And Marks & Spencer UK
Groomsmen Suits: DKNY (Moss Bros UK)
Decor: Unique Floral Ghana (0204341048) | instagram.com/uniquefloralcentre
Event Coordination: Freda Akosua Effah (Event Consult Accra) | (+233)0249427874