Folake Ajose and Danny Oshungboye met at a mutual friend’s birthday party. Not wanting to look ‘forward’, the groom Danny didn’t ask for Folake’s number, but waited till the next day to send her a message on Facebook.
That message was the right call, as sparks flew through the screen, and the couple hasn’t looked back since. A surprise proposal at The Ritz London sealed their love, and the couple got married this September in Lagos.
Here’s their beautiful wedding planned by 2706 Events!
~ Pre-Wedding Photos: Sottu PhotographyHow We Met
Folake: Danny and I met at a friend’s birthday party. I noticed Danny as he walked past me to have his seat, he had a big smile on his face as he said, “hello”. After dinner, the party continued at Steam Bar in London where we chatted briefly.
Danny: I didn’t want to ask her for her number during the evening as I didn’t want to be rude.
Folake: So he sent me a message on Facebook the following day. It was clear from then on we had a strong connection, we went on our first date the following weekend and the rest is history!The Proposal
Danny proposed on a special night out at The Ritz London. He said he was taking me out to celebrate my birthday and my recent job promotion and that we were going to have steak. He was all suited and booted and his shirt was as white and crisp as snow. He nagged me for not wearing a dress lol… so I thought to myself “007” action. After a lovely dinner and a salsa performance, I was presented with a dish by the chef, eager to see what the dessert was I urged the chef to unveil the dish. He paused for a moment, looking towards Danny and there was a beautiful, sparkling diamond ring from De Beers….It sat on a well decorated plate with a bed of roses… Danny was now on his knees, and popped the question. Other diners in the room cheered as I said “YES”!Advice from the Bride
My advice for other couples going through this process is centered on three things: Pray, Plan, and enjoy the process. Ensure you attend a pre-marital class together and you would have set a good foundation for a happy life together.
The bride wished to share some of the highlights of her wedding, look out for her quotes!
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Folake and Danny a blessed marriage.
~ Wedding Photos: Jide Odukoya Photography
I felt so blessed that my dad was healed and strong enough to walk me down the aisle. God healed him in a space of six months.” “I also loved our first dance. It was a magical moment, completely un-choreographed. A few surprises were pulled out of the bag by our wedding planner – 2706 Events. The indoor sparklers added such elegance, warmth and magic to the moment.” “Lastly, the after party confetti and balloon drop was such an amazing moment. The party was blown up to the max at the point. Every hand was up in the air cheering and taking in the aura of excitement. Thank you 2706 Events!”
Pre-Wedding Photography: Sottu Photography
Wedding Photography: Jide Odukoya Photography
Wedding Info – Dates, Venues, Colours
Traditional Engagement: September 10, 2015 | Anchor Events Place, Ikeja | Couple: Champagne Gold and Marsala | Baby Pink, Teal and Emerald Green
White Wedding: September 12, 2015 | Church: Daystar Christian Centre, Oregun, Ikeja | Reception: Classique Events Place, Ikeja | Gold and Pink
Bride’s Makeup: Sade of Beauty by Queen
Hair: Dupe of Tasala HQ
Wedding Dress: Elie Saab
Bouquet: Rume Florals
Reception Dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids Bouquets: Rume Florals
Groom’s Suit: Gary Anderson
Groom’s Shirt: Thomas Pink
Groom’s Cufflinks: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Bow Tie: Elton
Groom’s Shoes: Ferragamo
Groomsmen Suits and Accessories: TM Lewin
Wedding Planner: 2706 Events | email: info (at) 2706events.com
Decor for Trad and White: Aquarian Touch
Proposal Letter: R & K | email: randkdecor (at) gmail.com
Wedding Cakes: Sweet Indulgence by Ola
Food: Classic Golden Pot & Kafi Catering Services
Drink: Drink Extra
Cocktails: Mandies Cocktails
Desserts: Helado Delicia & Sweet Cravings Desserts
Chocolate Fountain: Sweet Cravings Desserts
Alcoholic Cocktails & Bartending: Spronks Creation
Small chops: 12 Baskets
Shawarma: Mr Sharwama
Grills: PhilBan Kitchen
Canapes: Amazing Meal Kitchen
DJ: DJ Lami
Band: Demola Olota
MC: Grand Kommander