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Aww, Baker Bride-to-be Lawunmi was Tricked into Making her Proposal Cake by her Fiancé Wale! Pre-Wedding Photos



Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-11558_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015Lawunmi and Wale met in UNILAG and found love ‘under Senate’ (one of the University of Lagos buildings).

Their story is so beautiful, Wale tricked the bride into making her own proposal cake. The twists and turns of the whole day will keep you smiling.

Here’s their love story and pre-wedding photos! Their upcoming wedding will be planned by Bisola Borha of Trendy Bee Events.

~ Photography: Jide Odukoya Photography Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-11064_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-11251_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 The Proposal- I baked my own!!!
from Lawunmi, the bride
On Sunday Dec 7th 2014, I got a call from a ‘new’ cake customer requesting for a cake, not just any cake but a cake which he was going to use to propose to his girlfriend. The gentleman with his shaky, panicked voice explained that he had no idea what sort of cake to order but he wanted something special for his big day. He asked that I make a cake I would also love as a lady. Being a sucker for fairytales, I said to myself afterwards; ‘what a romantic guy, Wale better come up with something this nice when the time is right’.Lawunmi & Wale BN Bling Proposal 3I told Wale about my conversation with this romantic guy, just to remind him how much I love fairytales.
Unusually Wale had been insisting on celebrating his birthday by having a dinner party with family and close friends. I discouraged him several times asking why. He insisted I supported his decision.

Following our tradition, on the morning of Wale’s birthday, the 14th of December, I arrived at his house with a cake.Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-11605_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-11854_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-11765_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 I met everyone in the kitchen, said hello and tried to take the cake to the fridge. Immediately, his sister offered to help me put the cake in the fridge asking me to go to Wale in his room instead. His niece came to me a few times to say, ‘Aunty Lawunmi, your cake is in the freezer’. I ignored her thinking she just can’t wait to have a slice of the cake I brought in.At 6pm, we arrived at the restaurant to celebrate as he wanted. It was a small gathering of close friends and family.Lawunmi & Wale BN Bling Proposal 2 Lawunmi & Wale BN Bling Proposal 1I gave the cake I brought to the waiters to be served for dessert.While we waited for everyone to arrive and settle down, Wale and his friends kept pacing and I wondered why. I remembered I had not taken a picture of the cake and I went back to meet one of the waiters to ask for the cake, he replied, ‘which of the cakes? You brought two cakes’. Wale immediately butted in and asked me to leave it to him to handle, I left, thinking, what a confused waiter!

Moments after, in the previously quiet restaurant, I heard one of my favorite songs at the time, Sean Tizzle’s Perfect Gentleman playing. I immediately asked Wale if he gave the DJ the song, and he obviously said no!

Him being a bad liar, I could tell he was lying and I started to wonder if these guys are up to something. For a second, I thought could he want to propose. I dismissed the thoughts when I thought he couldn’t propose on his own birthday. It’s not my birthday now? Besides Wale isn’t this romantic.

Food, drink, food, drink.

One of his friends brought up the idea of each person saying what they feel about Wale. This discussion went round and the room got a bit emotional. It got to my turn and I gave my own long speech. Wale was then asked to say something about me as well. As he started, the lights dimmed, ‘Perfect Gentleman’ came up again, and the next thing the waiter came in with a cake with the sparkling candles. Lawunmi & Wale BN Bling Proposal 5He put the cake in front of me and I thought to myself, this confused waiter is at it again. I looked down at the cake and without reading what was on it, I said, “it’s even the wrong cake”, I looked again and realized it was my writing on the cake … I made this cake, I was still confused until I looked at Wale to help me out as usual.

He was on bended knees, with a ring in his hand. I was in shock!!!!! I was speechless! I burst into tears, the whole room went quiet.Lawunmi & Wale BN Bling Proposal 6Perfect Gentleman had stopped, John Legend‘s All of Me was playing!! The tears kept rolling down! Wale tried to make a speech, I didn’t allow him because the emotions took the better part of me,it was a whirlwind of emotions, my head was spinning, it was too emotional thinking off all the hurdles and challenges we overcame…Lawunmi & Wale BN Bling Proposal 4Before I slept that night, I stared at my jewel from my jewel, I started to reflect on all the clues I had but ignored. His sister stylishly checking my ring size weeks before, my fashion rings suddenly disappearing when Tolani, my friend came to visit, my favorite song playing in the restaurant, his niece telling me my cake was in the fridge, waiter telling me we had two cakes, his mum telling me about a month before, how Wale likes his yam slices cut into pieces… Lol.Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10458_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10399_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015How We Met – Against all odds!
Our amazing love started about 8-9 years ago. Yes we lost count Lol. Before I got into UNILAG, I had heard so much about Wale from my sister. They were really close, Wale used to confide in my sister about a lot and I mean a whole lot. (Yes including his escapades). Before I met him, I already felt like I knew him because of all I had heard about him.Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10306_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10212_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015I finally met Wale casually when I started schooling at UNILAG, through my close friend, Tolani. As time went on, I realized I had quite a few mutual friends with Wale. We started to run into each other here and there. From ‘under Senate’ to ‘coffee shop’ to the restaurants at ‘new hall’, to our Thursday parties. I found myself painting my own picture of wale in my mind now, the old picture was fading away. You know the rest … Lol

After months of hide and seek, my sister eventually found out I was getting close to Wale, there was a little resistance from her, maybe mooooreee than a little!! lol. But by this time it was rather too late, I was in cloud 9, I had forgotten about the stories I had heard about wale and had found love ‘under senate’ (UNILAG Senate building).Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10686_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015Our love has grown since then. It hasn’t been smooth all the way, we have had our rocky roads, our fair share of dramatic moments, tempting and distracting moments.Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10931_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015But the past 8 years have being a learning curve, it defined who we are now, we helped and watched each other grow, made mistakes, and most importantly we learnt and have found the meaning of love in one another.Lawunmi-and-Wale-Prewedding-10585_BellaNaija Weddings pre-wedding shoot 2015 I have found my happy place with Oyewale because we share a strong bond,he’s simply the best!!!!! Countdown to our beautiful forever…

Photography: Jide Odukoya Photography | @jopstudios
Wedding Planner: Bisola of Trendy Bee Events | @bisolatrendybee
Makeup: Adetutu Akinyede | @tutumia
Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot Stylist: Love Bugs | @lovebugsng


  1. Itunnu Aoe

    November 10, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Ur story and proposal got me in tears. Wishing u and Wale abundant fruitfulness+Joy…

    • Nnenna

      November 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Beautiful. I like the kitchen. I am also enthralled by the fact that you forgot about stories. That attitude will help you so much in marriage. I like your determination and wish you nothing but joy and abundant testimonies.

  2. Mabel

    November 10, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Wow… this is beautiful. We December born are super romantic but most times people misunderstand us. God bless ur union

    • Bolu

      November 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      People misunderstand us because we can be very passionate and strict 🙂

  3. FHWT

    November 10, 2015 at 11:18 am

    I love ‘their love’, story and prewedding pictures.
    The bride to be has a gorgeous smile!
    Wishing them all the best!

  4. melinda

    November 10, 2015 at 11:22 am

    this proposal make me wanna cry….. i wish them the best marriage ever!!!

  5. divea

    November 10, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Beautiful couple, love story and proposal…

  6. Calabar Gal

    November 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

    So sweet!! Congratulations to both of you!


    November 10, 2015 at 11:40 am


  8. Jennifer Ukoh

    November 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Congrats Lawunmi!!! Beautiful love story…

  9. beauty

    November 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    So genuine, so pure, so true…. Wish you both a blissful married life ahead, mwahhh

  10. adebola

    November 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    congrats. this is love. i wish them all the best. feel like falling in love but no bf. bye

  11. odunayo

    November 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats Lawunmi

  12. Rose

    November 10, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I love Love…lolss wishing you guys a fruitful marriage…May Gods light never depart from your home. In other news boo where art though…Kai when I see people marrying there boyfriends of over 10yrs etc I just wonder because me I have never even dated before… Cos I never found anyone I actually was into…and the ones i sort of liked were not willing to practise abstinence like i want to….But then My God says I should trust in him and at his appointed time he will beautify my life…Amen

    • Ur twin

      November 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      E-hugs sister*** Same ish** It is well with us***

    • ATL's finest

      November 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      @ Amennnnnnnn!!!!!

    • whew!

      November 11, 2015 at 8:24 am

      @Rose, story of my life

    • D

      December 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Don’t worry there, it’s well and that man designed from the foundations of this world shall location. Hold on to convictions and bring forth ur Strongs read on when faced either difficult situations..God b wt u

    • Obiaguna

      December 9, 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Hi there.

    • Dreaming

      January 13, 2016 at 8:54 am

      I dated someone for 9 years and we had to breakup when I gave my life to Christ. Nothing happened for like 4 years till I met this guy who used to preach to me then. MR SU eh! we got close and when he said he had a leading he wanted to marry me and that we should court. I laughed him to derision. Reminded him of all those days he used to pity us the unbels in our undergrad days, how he was on duty when I was rushed to the teaching hospital after failed abortion. My sis the man no gree o. He said he had prayed and despite that he held on.
      Na so I pursue am, he didnt give up. well to cut long tory. I had to ask if he remembered that the Prof in UCH said something was wrong with my womb and there was a high chance I may not be able to conceive and to save my life I must not move near “s-x” again. He said he knew and that Prof was modest that I may not conceive. My dear I cried afresh that day and after several deliberations, prayers, consultation and full disclosure of obvious truth I married Dr. SU on January 8 2011 and gave birth to Jomiloju and Dabira on Sept 18 2011
      The man treats me like an angel, I almost always secretly look at him with the corner of my eye waiting for him to say the party is over I am now the beast and need to punish you.
      for where? his love and adoration keeps going higher and higher or how else do you describe a man who still sings for you while u are in bed or u wake up in the middle of the night to see a man groaning in prayers for his wife to be successful.. My Christmas present last year was a vacation to Monaco aboard a boat (without our children) only for me to come home and my car has been changed to a BMW and thankfully mi lords prayers were also answered and I was promoted last week to AGM and my official car changed again.
      this is over 5 years and I still just try to wake up from this fairy tale.
      Just hold on
      Yours may not be exactly like mine or end up
      just trust God to make all things beautiful in His time
      He will settle you


  13. iyawizkid

    November 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    AWWWW! This is more than beautiful. wishing u HML in adv BTW Wale is so cute!

  14. Assumpta Charles

    November 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    God bless your beautiful union..Amen.

  15. Rich Vicci

    November 10, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    This is a breathe taking kind of Proposal. I love it…. But i know that there are sooo many more lovely wedding proposal.

  16. Noms

    November 10, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Awwwwww, this is sooo nice. Simple nice romantic proposal.
    May your union be blessed

  17. Abena

    November 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    First proposal i have felt on BN!!!! It felt very real and emotional.WOW! Wale is BAE! Wish you happy marriage,i am happy for you guys..

  18. Name

    November 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    kids will always be kids aunty lawunmi your cake is in the freezer loool! God bless your union dear.

  19. Dunni

    November 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Finally! Love was found under ”Senate building”, ”coffee shop” and simple proposal not some dubai, new york, thingy. With all these love stories we see on bella, one would almost think love can only be found in expensive places. Congrats Lawunmi n boo!

  20. Someone'sMissingRib

    November 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Lord, let my own locate me & let me be sensitive enough to grab him…

  21. Someone'sMissingRib

    November 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Wish u all of God’s blessings in ur union. You shall be fruitful & fulfilled, and lack any good thing.

  22. mary

    November 10, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    what a beautiful story. i wish you guys the best. Guys are coming up each day with more romantic ways of proposing to their women.

  23. Mz Titilitious

    November 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    wow! so cute i smiled all through… 😀 bae better be as romantic as this when the time comes 😉

  24. chi-e-z

    November 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    wow what a beautiful love story 🙂

  25. mercy

    November 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    This is how it’s should be genuine and true love……..wishing you guyz d best! …..

  26. mercy

    November 10, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    This is how it should be genuine and true love……..wishing you guyz d best! …..

  27. TEETEE

    November 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    So cute.wish u guys luck n may God mak u best friends till eternity.

    • lawunmi the baker bride

      November 12, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Amen amen amen.thank you teetee

  28. Koffie

    November 10, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Bloody onions, lol
    I love ‘love’, I love the butterflies, the rush to tell the other about whatever just happened to you, the fights which after you settle, you wonder why the hell you both fought in the first place, the occasional mushiness, the way your friends tease you endlessly cos you always have a stupid grin on your face when he/she texts, the way you see nice stuff at the mall and your first thought is “this will fit him/her”, the way the other person starts to rub off on you gradually, the way being called ‘baby’ doesn’t sound as bad anymore, the way you want to carry his/her smell in your senses everywhere,…
    Where was I? Bloody onions

  29. Titilope

    November 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    And I sat at that Senate for how many years. Norrin!!!!!.. Love how far u nah… ?

    • Kenad

      November 10, 2015 at 9:41 pm


    • TAM

      November 11, 2015 at 4:07 pm


    • Bobosteke & Lara Bian

      November 11, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      @Titilope, your comment had me in stiches!

      By the way, all I see is that kitchen. Kai!

  30. Kenad

    November 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Like I felt this in my heart…….its just too real n emotional. Feel like crying too. God please let my day of joy locate me too….. Wish you two the very best married life in advance.

    • lawunmi the baker bride

      November 12, 2015 at 12:03 am

      Thank you kenad.ur day of joy is near.sit back and Let God take the wheel

  31. Tee

    November 10, 2015 at 11:52 pm


  32. bellao

    November 11, 2015 at 10:16 am

    I laughed till tears! *stretches hand towards screen to pray and use them as point of contact*

  33. ACE

    November 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Awwwwwww! This is sweet and classy

  34. Bobosteke & Lara Bian

    November 11, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Please, excuse me, don’t be vexing, the broda be looking very similar. Is he a lawyer?

  35. monica udoh

    November 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    wow, tears rolling, really love to hear things like. n i pray for such.

  36. lawunmi the baker bride

    November 12, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Thank you everyone. Thank you for the kind comments. Thank you…….

    • Great Akokite

      November 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      May there be laughter ALWAYS in your home.

  37. Great Akokite

    November 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I never comment BUT finally something that feels real………. May GOD bless your Union. Great Akokites..

  38. Ebun

    November 19, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    You do realise tthat this means she got paid for baking her own proposal cake, right? Absolutely beautiful

  39. Matthew

    November 21, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful couple great sense of humor and wonderful love story, Very proud of you my brother Wale

  40. Dr Yemisi Roline

    December 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful love story!!!… I’ve never commented on BN but this got me!!!!……it’s such a beautiful story….I love their love… I guess Oyewale is Lawunmi’s new definition of love….wish you both a happy home as you begin to plan for a great future!!!!

  41. Honeymoney

    February 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    aww.. was so touched by your story, i felt my eyes tear up… may God be with you both and keep your union firm, strong and together.. till the end..

  42. sharon

    February 18, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Of all stories I v heard dis is my best. I was close to tears. I love sincerity, dats wht I felt in d baker’s love story. Congrats hun, more sweet fuel to ur marriage.

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