Tolu and Gbenga became friends while he was doing his Master’s, and she didn’t agree to a relationship at first, thinking he wasn’t settled as a student, but he strategically became her ‘go-to’ guy, always with a listening ear and kind word. Voila! Before you knew it they were inseparable.
About a year after he proposed, here’s their stunning Lagos wedding that took place this March, captured by PoshClick Photography with the cutest pre-wedding photos by TAP Studios.
~ Pre-Wedding Photos | TAP StudiosHow We Met
Groom: My sister who’s based in Canada introduced us. She was quite sneaky with her approach I must say! Lol.
I was running a Master’s degree in Law at the time, so we’d be on the phone for hours, day in, day out… months later, I asked her out and she said ‘No’!
Bride: Thinking to myself, he’s a student, not ready for commitment and I definitely wasn’t going to take the risk, so I decided to friend-zone him… so it wasn’t an outright ‘No’! 🙂
Groom: I let it rest till after my Master’s degree, but I never stopped calling, and/or visiting till I became her ‘go-to’ guy! She always had something to say… I always listened!
We were sitting by the pool side, having dinner, and somehow he started saying the sweetest things to me…
Then he started making promises, to love me unconditionally, care for me, be there always… and I remember saying to him “you should only be making these promises when you’re about to put a ring on it”
Next thing I know, he reached into his pocket, gets up, something in his hand, walks to my side, goes on one knee… I started with questions, “What are you doing? Is this a joke? Are you serious right now?…”
About the wedding, the bride said a big highlight for her was walking towards her groom – “Walking down the aisle was of course magical for me! I just blushed all the way!”
She also loved how she felt in her custom dress by Dubai-based designer Galia Fahd – she said her mermaid dress was inspired by her love for Swarovski diamonds – “It sparkled! It was Everything! I felt beautiful, elegant, stylish and as you can imagine, I felt Loved!”
Advice from The Couple
God First! Love one another “unconditionally”… work together… pray together… Always!
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Tolu and Gbenga a life filled with unconditional love.
Wedding Info – Dates | Venues | Colours
Traditional Wedding: 17th March 2016 | Classique Events Place – 7A, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos | Burgundy & Champagne Gold
White Wedding: 19th March 2016 | Classique Events Place | Ivory & Coral
Wedding Dress: Galia Fahd
Groom’s Suit: Hunt Couture
Bridesmaids: Ivory sequin dresses by House of Khareed
Bouquets: OJ Bridal
Traditional Wedding & White Wedding Makeup: Oshewa Beauty
Bridesmaids MUA: Looks by Daphne