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A #BBNWonderland Love Story! Kuyik & Ubong’s Love was Destined – “Our mothers were friends before we were born”

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Kuyik and Ubong Wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom_April 2016_BellaNaija_BBNWonderland Bride_IMG_6375Kuyik was one of the beautiful brides at the Baileys Nigeria and BellaNaija Weddings’ event #BBNWonderland.

Kuyik and Ubong go ‘way back’ and we mean wayyy back! Their mothers worked in the same hospital as nurses, and were friends before they even got married and had kids.

Then Kuyik and Ubong went to the same primary school, where they barely interacted, but things picked up when they started chatting on a social network.

They had their traditional wedding at the place they met up for the first time face to face. Then the couple got married on April 2nd 2016 in the presence of family and friends in Assemblies of God Church with the reception at Le Meridien and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

Here’s their love story and photos!

~ Photography: Digital Suite Media & Xamani StudiosKuyik and Ubong BBNWonderland Bride 1 Kuyik and Ubong BBNwonderland Bride 2Kuyik and Ubong Wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom_April 2016_BellaNaija_BBNWonderland Bride_DSC_4974-2How We Met
by Kuyik, the bride
There’s no particular date or story on how we met but it happens that we have been family friends for a very long time. It started with our mothers who worked in the same hospital as nurses and friends before they got married and had us. This relationship with both families has lasted for over 29 years. Ubong is three years older than me. He turned 27 years old on 16th November 2015 and I’m 24.

Kuyik says: This is a photo of my husband and his siblings giving a special number on my brother's 1st birthday on 30th April 1996. He is the cute dude in white.

Throwback! Kuyik says: “This is a photo of my husband and his siblings giving a special number on my brother’s 1st birthday on 30th April 1996. He is the cute dude in a white shirt.”

We share a lot of things in common and also attended the same nursery and primary school though he was two classes ahead of me. But we never talked to each other and never exchanged pleasantries until May 2011 when he sent me a request on 2go. I accepted him and we got chatting and eventually exchanged numbers. We became so close because we talked about everything and shared even our very deep secrets. I realised I had fallen deeply in love with him but thought I would never have a chance with him. I prayed to God to make him love me too and perhaps ask me out and it happened exactly as I prayed on 1st December 2011 at exactly 11:30pm, my man officially asked me out and I was so over the moon with joy. That was the beginning of a very beautiful relationship.Kuyik and Ubong Wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom_April 2016_BellaNaija_BBNWonderland Bride_IMG_8284 Kuyik and Ubong Wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom_April 2016_BellaNaija_BBNWonderland Bride_IMG_8275We met on 3rd December 2011 at a wedding and that’s the venue we used for our traditional wedding. We’ve had great times together and one of those special moments was when I visited him in Calabar on 11th February 2012, the same day I had my first kiss, a most wonderful experience and then Valentine’s Day was so emotional too. We walked and played in the rain while Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” sang repeatedly in the background. It was grand.

One of the most memorable and exciting days we’ve had together was a year ago, in May precisely when we had a weekend getaway in Lagos. I never had an opportunity to visit Abuja so he planned it from our trip, we sat together on the plane and it was beyond awesome, especially as when we were dating we didn’t used to stay in the same state. He stayed in Abuja while I was in Uyo so whenever we saw, we always made the best out of it.Kuyik and Ubong Wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom_April 2016_BellaNaija_BBNWonderland Bride_IMG_7611Kuyik and Ubong_Uyo Wedding_BellaNaija 2016_1The Proposal
As I looked forward to my birthday on 20th August 2015, I suspected nothing. He got me some beautiful gifts and a cake that morning which got me teary eyed, and asked me to go to the movies with him later in the day. We got to the movies at Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre, Uyo with our siblings and friends, he paid for our tickets and the movie we opted for was “The Guest”. Eventually, we got in at 2:30pm and at exactly 2:40pm, the lights in the room went off and then instead of the movie on the screen, different pictures of me started showing on the large screen and then the words, “It’s easy to see, There’s no one anywhere luckier than me” I was beyond amazed.Kuyik and Ubong_Uyo Wedding_BellaNaija 2016_4

I started screaming and crying when I suspected what was about to happen there and then, my Sugar Banana got on his knees, and asked me to marry him in front of everybody. After waiting for ages and I had recovered from the shock and from crying, I said Yes to my rock, best friend, true love and my everything.Kuyik and Ubong_Uyo Wedding_BellaNaija 2016_2 After seeing the movie, we went to a lounge in the entertainment centre afterward where we were treated to sumptuous meals and drinks. It was the best day ever in my life (before our wedding day) and I know that we’ll have a great and wonderful life together as husband and wife. We were pronounced finally as husband and wife in April in front of our families and friends who have been very supportive with their prayers, words of encouragement during our trying times. I couldn’t be any happier.Kuyik and Ubong_Uyo Wedding_BellaNaija 2016_3Kuyik and Ubong Wedding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom_April 2016_BellaNaija_BBNWonderland Bride_IMG_6811

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Wedding Photography: Digital Suite Media Ltd | @digital_suite

Pre-Wedding Photos: @xamanistudios

Vendors
Wedding Dress: More Bridal Shop
Traditional Wedding Makeup: Sinoren Makeovers
White Wedding Makeup: Kosmik Makeovers
Groomsmen: Tie from Jorum’s Couture
Bridesmaids: Nkay Couture dresses and fascinators from House of Borah in Uyo
Traditional & White Wedding Cakes: The Empress Galleria
Hairstylist: Nsidibe from PerfectTouch Signature
Hair accessories and Earrings: My Velvet Box
Shoes: ASOS
Bride and Groom’s Outfit: House of Borah
Bride’s Shoes: www.kamkpe.com
Bride’s Accessories: Cilla James Selection and My Velvet Box
Bouquet: @Bridezville
Decor: Intimacy Events Decor | 07030267652 | @intimacyeventz
Food & Drinks: Madon Foods | 08035449137
Cocktails & Small Chops: P’camido 08036737262

23 Comments

  1. mee

    June 13, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Awesome. Very nice and relatable. Gods continuous love

  2. Kukks

    June 13, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Damn! That is some full figured bride *yum*. God bless your new home. ???

  3. Mara

    June 13, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Aww… what a beautiful love story! Lovely pictures too. God bless their marriage.

  4. winnie

    June 13, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Really beautiful. Am expecting my own miracle of a beautiful marriage too.

  5. Chi

    June 13, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Such a beautiful bride!

  6. Lonely Girl...

    June 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations to you both The Bride sure doesn’t look her age. God bless them both

  7. Abuja Bored Girl

    June 13, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Such a beautiful love story. Wishing you guys all the best.

  8. Ndifreke Jackson

    June 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Sir Ubee indeed you’re a great man. and the AIRFORCE ONE you got my Cousin on is the most adventurous. I trust all young men like myself would learn and work to building most advanced technology relationSHIP when the time comes for us to sail just like you. #IwantToBELikeYouWhenIgrowUp #SirUbee #VeryCreative #VeryIdigenous

  9. Loveekanem

    June 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    It’s really wonderful, God bless your union

  10. Loveekanem

    June 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    God bless your union and am amazed at your wonderful love story

  11. ada

    June 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    keke dear. Congratulations. Check your inbox on Facebook . All the best girl you are indeed are very good girl and deserves the best. I have always known you will make a beautiful bride

  12. EkanemNkoyo

    June 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Babe, the madam, I have always known you way back in school, before we dispersed in 2011, you have always been a nice person and carried an outstanding charisma, I remember the day we got our call-up letters, that was the last time we saw ourselves, I am really happy for you, my dear friend, I pray you have a lovely and blissful home, now and forever more. AMEN.

  13. Mimi Joy okoli

    June 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats keke…..your love story is beautiful….

  14. Tamilore

    June 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    This is such a beautiful love story! I love this brides fashion sense — from her traditional attire to her wedding dress. She simply killed it. Happy married life to the couple.

  15. David Amadi

    June 13, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    awwwu keke dis is so sweet.. never knew you could write lolz… may God bless your home.. thanks to ur husband for giving me more romantic ideas on how to do mine..*winks*.. hoping to join u guys soon.

  16. Tosin

    June 14, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Awww, so beautiful.
    #blessings

  17. Crown

    June 14, 2016 at 11:50 am

    shes cute

  18. Mido

    June 14, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Congratulations to you both on your wedding, wishing you a beautiful life ahead

  19. Daniel Etoro

    June 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    This is so lovely……..

  20. Cassie

    June 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations to you Both!!! God Keep Your Home…

  21. bel

    September 14, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Keke…..mbok…lol. congrats girl

  22. Linda

    April 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Kuyik’s (keke)death still shocks me, can’t just get her off my memory,a sad end of a beautiful beginning (tears). Bella Naija Kuyik is dead (sobs). That beautiful bride is gone! Pls someone should help me wake her up. Keke pls I beg u in God’s name come back!

    • jas

      October 31, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Some one said she is dead, is that a joke?

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