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He always Knew what he wanted and he got it! Read Kamdi & Sommie’s Love Story & Wedding Photos | Keziie Photography

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Their love blossomed from an early childhood friendship into a beautiful forever after.

Kamdi always knew what he wanted and he set his mind to get it. From the very early stages of their relationship, he always made his intentions of marrying Sommie very clear and amongst other attributes, she loved his confidence and the man he was very dearly.

According to the bride, “our first dance was simply magical. The feeling I got after saying my vows to Kamdi gave me butterflies inside; knowing I was officially Mrs. Uko. I had the widest smile on my face.”

Congratulations to the lovely couple, Love BellaNaija Weddings!

~ Pre-Wedding | Keziie Photography

How They Met
As told by the Bride, Sommie
Our families have known each other for the longest time.

The relationship goes as far back as our grandparents being good friends. Kamdi and I grew up knowing each other.

Most times, we went to the same birthday parties, same family gatherings and we actually attended the same secondary school. However, I was closer to his sisters and he and my older brother were close to.

In December 2010, I came to Nigeria to spend the Christmas holiday with my family in Enugu. I went over to Kamdi’s family house to see one of his sisters and there he was.

We hadn’t seen or spoken in years! So we talked for a long while, caught up on each other’s lives, exchanged blackberry pins and spoke back and forth for the rest of the holiday.

At the time, Kamdi had just moved back to Nigeria to start his National Youth Service Corps year. After a fun two weeks of Christmas, it was time for me to head back to University.

Kamdi and his family had spent a few days in their village in Abia State so we hadn’t seen each other in the days leading up to my return.

A day before leaving for Abuja to catch my flight out of the country, he made sure his family left the village early enough so he could get back to Enugu in time to see me.

He came over to my house, we talked for a bit and said our goodbyes. It was the best goodbye ever *wink*.

On my flight back, Kamdi formally asked me to be his girlfriend and I said yes. Such a gentleman *smiles*. This was January 2nd, 2011.

We started off with a mostly long distance relationship for three and a half years mixed in with him moving to the UK for his Masters at a University an hour away from me.Early on in our relationship, he made his intentions of marrying me very clear and amongst other attributes, I loved and still love his confidence. Afterward, he and I moved back to Nigeria at different times and continued to build our love for one another.


The Proposal

Kamdi proposed on our Dubai trip in November 2015. I’ve always wanted a private and intimate proposal and he nailed it! We went on a date at the Bar 44 in Grosvenor House Hotel on the 26th of November, 2015 the aesthetics were breath-taking.

The view from the 44th floor at night time was mind blowing. We had drinks and some food and were also having a serious conversation.

A little while later, Kamdi stopped the conversation midway, got on one knee, smiling from ear to ear, brings out the ring from his right pocket and said the sweetest words; “I’m so nervous but here goes. There’s no one in the world I’d rather spend the rest of my life with. Will you marry me Sommie?” *blushes*

During his speech, all I could really focus on was the ring. Its beauty was blinding. I couldn’t help but admire it throughout his speech.

I said YES! before he finished speaking *hehe* It was an unbelievable moment. One of the best memories we’ve had together. I woke up the next day, admiring my engagement ring in its box. I was still astonished. Kamdi got me the ring of my dreams. I love his attention to detail.

Fast forward to the 6th of January 2017, we became Mr. and Mrs. Uko!

Advice for other Couple

1. Select your bridesmaids wisely. So important. My bridesmaids were and are the best. They’re my sisters now. They executed each stage of the planning process to the T. From my hen night to my bridal shower, to the day. I love them all. They were very hands on. There’s nothing worse than having lazy bridesmaids.

2. Take marriage counseling seriously. There’s a lot to learn and it really does prepare you for marriage in its own way. Kamdi and I enjoyed marriage counseling. We apply a lot of what we learned from it in our marriage each day.

3. Build good relationships with your vendors. This is vital!

4. You and your spouse should have the final say in each stage of planning. Put your foot down from day #1.

~ White Wedding | Keziie Photography

~ Traditional Wedding | Photography: Tachi Studio

Credits
White Wedding
Photography: Keziie Photography | @keziie
Dress: Esposa Dubai | @esposagroup
Makeup: Titi of Hermosaa Makeup and Nail Studio | @hermosaa_ng
Hair: Bernard O | @bernardsmiless
Reception Dress: Zizi Cardow | @zizicardow
Bridesmaids Dresses: Tubo | @tubo_
Bouquet: Ball Events Concepts Company | @balleventsconcepts
Planner: Bisola of TrendyBEEvents | @bisolatrendybee
Tux: Enzo Custom | @enzocustom
Mothers Makeup: Titi of Hermosaa Makeup and Nail Studio|@hermosaa_ng
Cake: Bride’s Mother | @ovenhotbakery
Decor: Abi of Balleventsconcepts | @balleventsconcept
Invitation/Access Cards and Wedding Program: AREDesigns | @are_designs
Drinks: Maldesa Limited
Souvenirs: Part & Parcel Ltd | @partparcelng
DJ: DJ Lammy | @iamdjlammy
Videography: WHPH Media |  @whphmedia

Traditional Wedding
Photography: Tachi Studio | @tachistudio
Makeup & Gele: Titi of Hermosaa Makeup and Nail Studio | @hermosaa_ng
Jewelry & Beads: Bride’s mother
Hair: Adaeze Ndigwe(a bridesmaid)
Bride’s Red Outfit & Blue Outfit: Kwamuhle Fabrics | @temiladyofkwamuhle
Bride’s White and Gold George: Mishanda
Groom’s Isiagu: Zeof
Cake: Kitchen Pastries | @kitchenpastries
Planner: Bride & her Mother

33 Comments

  1. Authentic Sunshine

    March 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Freshness Overload ohhhh!!! See clean looking people ‘efrywhere’. Drooling alert. Let me ‘goan’ brush my teeth again and do my squats. Any hope???

    • Authentic Sunshine

      March 27, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Forgot to add. God bless your marriage and grant you the wisdom, understanding, patience and peace to sustain your union. You truly are beautiful and it radiates in your smiles.

    • Lmao

      March 28, 2017 at 5:51 am

      Ooooh you just remembered. The freshness can confuse someone

    • Amaka

      March 29, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      i remember sommie in IEC. she was a really nice senior. when her mates are punishing she will just be there laughing at the junior. anyhow sommie im happy for you oh! i wish you an amazing beautiful loving marriage and fine fine children. God bless you union. and not too mention the guy also went to IEC.

  2. Sunshiney

    March 27, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Such a cute couple. I like that the wedding was so over the top. Wishing them all of God’s blessings in their marriage.

  3. Corolla

    March 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, the bride is gorgeous!

  4. lizzy

    March 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Oluwa ooooo See fine boys overload, kilode!!!! The men here are foine!!!!!!! dayum

  5. joy

    March 27, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Is it just me or everyone in attendance is just gorgeous .Beautiful wedding simple and classy no asoebi frenzy my dream wedding sigh!!!!!!!I still believe hml beautiful couple

    • nnenne

      March 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      Am like you Joy.
      Asebi is monotonous, abeg!
      Variety is the spice of life. Who wants uniform? Certainly, not me.

      Wishing them a blissful marriage.

  6. OA

    March 27, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Chai (in Mrs. Goodluck Jonathan’s voice/accent)! This was a nice wedding. I like that the parents and friends of the couple did not bother wearing traditional. See all these silent rich people in Naija. If that was the bride’s father’s house, the interior is very neatly finished, not that razz nonsense that they are doing for them in Lagos and calling house.

  7. Feefee

    March 27, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    • Hotstepper

      March 27, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      feefeee, they r cousins of the bride…

      i know the bride even as a baby

    • Peng thing

      March 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Are they single and ready to mingle?

  8. Anon

    March 27, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Too many beautiful people and I love the ambience. Congrats to the beautiful couple. The bride smiles beautifully.

  9. Rose

    March 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Too many beautiful people I didn’t know where to look! The bride and groom have to be the most beautiful couple I have seen in a long long time! Congrats!

  10. mamaisabel

    March 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Igbo men are the finest in the world!

    1
    • Peng thing

      March 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Behave ?
      You’ve seen those dark, tall, bearded Hausa guys?

  11. Negodu

    March 28, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Simple and classy wedding. No overdo. You can tell everyone is happy and having the time of their life. Twale to the mothers of the couple, they did not come to play.

    • Indigo

      March 29, 2017 at 3:58 am

      Mothers of the couple stole the whole show.
      Wow!!

  12. Fabulous

    March 28, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Elegant wedding, elegant people. May God bless your home.

  13. Tola

    March 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I love the couple!!!! The bride is BEAUTIFUL and I have a feeling she has no idea. She looks so unassuming. Plus, true true true, it’s so elegant and classy. No crowd – honestly though, did you see the church? No crowd. How does one achieve that kinda “feat” in Naija? – and none of that aso-ebi serenren, Just lovely! I’m inspired. Oh! And the wedding gown too! How could I forget that? Awesome awesome awesome….okay, lemme just stop abeg.

    • wendy

      March 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      You can achieve it.
      It all depends on you. U are in control of your wedding. You give Specifics for people to follow.

      your parents can only control your wedding if they are the ones footing 100 percent of the bill.

  14. Tola

    March 28, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Oh, btw, I book marked this. This is how I want my wedding to look. Hope I can convince my people to dress like this without all the aso-ebi serenren. And I’ll go look for a gown like this I both gowns actually. There’s a groom. Just don’t know where he is yet.

  15. prettychico4

    March 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    lovely outfits and fine couple

  16. Bibi

    March 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    All the guest are beautiful. I just love the different colors no asoebi no gele look americanish…pls pardon my grammar. May God bless their home… All the grooms men are cute hmm.

  17. chiezugo

    March 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    See money everywhere. This is lovely!

  18. Louda

    March 28, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Too many clean people. God bless your lovely new home. Come o, that guy checking out the bridesmade’s assets while bitting his fingers, oya goan put a ring on it. lol

  19. Didi

    March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Nigeria, a country full of beautiful people.

  20. chantelle

    March 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    The brides second dress change is breathtaking…Awww from wedding guest to the makeup and the reception perfecto…..muahhh

  21. Chinelo

    March 28, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Omo money is good, see wedding now….congrats to them…

  22. Next2New Bridal Outlet

    March 29, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Gorgeous overload!!!

  23. "changing moniker"

    April 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    please where is the reception venue? which garden/park is that?

  24. lamodeexpose.com

    April 6, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Lovely couple, beautiful wedding. May God bless their union!

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