In life its the little things that count the most!
Oluwatayo Oyefuga and Uchechukwu Okorie take us on a journey that shows simplicity is key and love can be found anywhere – they met at work in Lagos. Reciting their individual vows in a beautiful outdoor space and promising to never leave, stay true and give all that they have was – heavenly!
The beautiful February wedding was planned by TrendyBEEvents!
~ Photography: J-Gates Visuals
How We Met
from the bride, Tayo
Uche and I met whilst working together at PZ Cussons in March 2013. I actually knew him as Charles then. We were both new to the company and he was given a task by one of the directors and I had to work with him.
We got talking, mostly about work related stuff because we are both geeks! Lol! We became really good friends later on that year. November 2013, we both realised from our conversations that we had a lot in common, we shared similar career goals, and he had this smile and sense of humour that could literally turn a very annoying day at work into a good one. Sometime in December, I remember receiving this weird phone call from him asking me about a work related issue he DEFINITELY had the answer to, from the call I knew he was on to something. He followed up the next time we saw at work with, “I will like to tell you something”. A few days later and after bugging him to tell me what it was, he finally asked me out to dinner and a movie. December 2013 was a really rough month for me at work so we only managed to hang out the following month.Our roles were closely linked at work, he is a Procurement Manager – I was managing the Supply Planning team then. So a lot of times we argued at work and often we will continue the arguments over the phone in the evenings. After so many work issues, I decided to start calling him Uche once I left the office environment or when we wanted to talk about something outside of work topics. I decided to separate the office Charles from the home Uche. He became Uche to me and so we spent time getting to know ourselves better.
from the groom, Uche
Tayo being a very straight to the point woman never wanted anything over the top, and my intentions were always clear from day zero! The proposal was a very simple conversation; I asked and she said YES! A lot of her friends don’t believe this though… The timing was right – one evening she came over to my house, and I decided to ask the question then. Tayo told me the ring she wanted, and she even knew her ring size! Lol. She wanted a yellow gold ring with a sapphire stone and I got the ring during one of my business trips in 2014 – I also had to hide the ring from her!
Be very prayerful and try to avoid misunderstandings whilst planning the wedding.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Tayo and Uche a harmonious and fun-filled relationship with the strength to be there for one another as they grow.
Photography: J Gates Visuals | @jgatesvisuals
Wedding Info – Dates | Venues | Colours
White Wedding: February 28th, 2016 | Welcome Centre Hotel, Ikeja | Magenta, Raspberry and Purple
Wedding Dress: April by Kunbi | @aprilbykunbi
Reception Dress: Virgos Lounge| @virgoslounge
Bridesmaids Dresses: Virgos Lounge | @virgoslounge
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Virtue Clothiers | @virtueclothiers
Traditional Attire: Aso Oke | @molbaks_alasooke, George | @tojufoyeh, Beads | House of Panache
Bridal Makeup: Labisi Folawiyo| @facesbylabisi
Event Planner: TrendyBEEvents | @trendybeevents
Décor: BTG Event Decor | @btgdecor
Cocktails: Mandies Cocktails | @mandiescocktails
Small chops: Mr Johnson chops
Dessert: Bumni Ogunsola Odulana| @thedessertstudio
Candies: Lolade Shoboyede | @sweetcravingsdesserts