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When the Vendor Becomes the Bride! See Designer Tolu of Wanni Fuga & Beau Samuel’s Stylish Pre-Wedding Photos + Video | Keziie Photography

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Tolu is a fashion designer and owner of female clothing line; Wanni Fuga. Just like every good tailor, Tolu has a keen sense of taste, it is no wonder that her beau Samuel is a great compliment to her personality.

Though life and distance stood to oppose them, the will to love always guided them back to each other.

∼ Photography: Keziie Photography

How We Met:
from the Bride, Tolu
We met in 2011, I was at the University of Sheffield at the time, while he went Swansea University. He came to visit a friend who was attending a party at my uni and was staying over at my place. At the end of the night, he ended up at my place somehow and we started talking.

We tried dating after that, I can still remember taking long train rides to visit him (Exactly 6 hours from Sheffield to Swansea, phew). But that did not work out. We eventually had this big argument that resulted in us not speaking to each other for a while.
Fast forward to after he had graduated from Swansea and moved to Warwick. I was still at the University of Sheffield. One day, while I was in the library with a friend we got talking and she kept going on and on about some guy and it happened to be him. So I told her the whole story from the past and she made me call him to apologize.
I did and we started talking again. This time around, though, I was in another relationship. There was a lot of back and forth so we stopped speaking and went our separate ways.
In December 2015, I saw him at Rhythm Unplugged but I avoided him. The next year, in January 2016, I saw him again at Radisson Blu and I tried to avoid him but a friend of his told him that he had seen me, and so he came looking. Here we are now.
The Proposal

from the bride
He proposed to me at a restaurant in Lagos. He had the area cornered off so we were alone. The love for food is something we have in common. I was trying to enjoy my meal and he kept staring at me. I was like “Babe, why are you not eating?”
Later on, I realized he could not concentrate because he did not want me to choke on my ring (imagine!!). I looked down and noticed the ring on my spoon, then he got down on one knee and popped the question. Of course, I said yes!.
From the Groom, Samuel
I invited Tolu for dinner at Sakura, a Japanese restaurant in VI. I got there before she did, even though I had spoken to the Philippine Chef in advance. We ran through everything I had explained during our previous discussions.
The idea was to bring the ring during dessert with the sparkler as the final deed. For some odd reason the Chef decided to put the ring in her rice, I noticed it at the point where he swapped the plates for her.
Firstly, I was terribly concerned about the fact that it was all the way at the bottom of the plate, and she might not see it. Secondly, the thought “what if she swallows the ring?” was playing on a loop in my head! So I kept staring at her food, she must have known there was a problem. It got so bad, she had to ask me if I wanted some lol.
Fortunately, she saw it and I quickly took it out and made my proposal. It was a very special day for me and also for her, her expression was priceless.
We are getting married in April and we so glad to celebrate our special day with family and friends!

#Twabz17

See their Pre-Wedding Video Below


Credits
Planner: 2706 Events | @2706events
Photography: Keziie Photography | @keziie
Hair: Patricks Beauty Zone | @patricksbeautyzone
Makeup: Nene for Beauty by Nene | cc_nene for  @beautyby_nene
Suits: Kimono Kollection| @kimonokollection
Black and Off-white dresses: Wanni Fuga | @wannifuga
Red Dress: Clan | @clan_diaries

23 Comments

  1. Rose

    March 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    She looks like Toke.

  2. Simi

    March 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Awwwww precious but please no more rings in food please.

    • Debs

      April 11, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Absolutely agree.

  3. Tutu

    March 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    It would have been great if she wore her designs all through. I was already loving the red dress and then I see that it’s CLAN. Gives the perception that her brands aren’t good enough. I’m talking from a business perspective.

    • memebaby

      March 10, 2017 at 5:42 am

      hmmm..you just might be right

    • olanna&odenigbo

      March 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Or it means she’s secure enough in her talent and brand, to embrace + encourage others… everything musn’t have a negative connotation. Cos seriously, what’s in the red dress that she cannot knock together herself?… its clearly a supportive move. Stop being an ‘awon aye’

    • Jay

      April 5, 2017 at 3:24 am

      Supportive ko, supportive ni. Let’s be real. Do you think Teni Sagoe of CLAN or her sisters will wear a designer other than them or their Mom for a photoshoot or wedding shoot in the name of being supportive? Clearly you know next to nothing about branding, marketing and PR.

    • memebaby

      April 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      ABEG LET ME HEAR WORD.. andre iyama nko ? ( I don’t think I spelt that right ).. her sisters wore her designs for her wedding.. they could have gone to vera wang or any high end designer to pick dresses.. just saying.

  4. Olamidun

    March 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Awww cute love story. God bless their future marriage. On that note , dear future husband I take God beg you, Abeg no put ring for my rice o cuz I go swallow am.

  5. Fabulous

    March 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The Samuel guy is very handsome.

  6. Voltron

    March 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    She said she is in a relationship at the moment, perhaps I should still hang around too. I wish you guys a happy life.

  7. kemi

    March 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I think the Philippine chef was mentioned cos there was an error
    probably he/she doesnt understand English
    He said they went thru the instructions, yet there was an error

  8. Purpleuciousbabe

    March 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    They are stunning. Huge Congratulations ?. It was meant to be x x

  9. Razor

    March 10, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Do people still hide engagement rings in ice cream, food, wine or juice?
    In my small head, I assume that’s old fashion and quite risky but what do I know…

  10. Ife

    March 10, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I have similar love story . I hope we end up getting married for real .❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. Tosin

    March 10, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Good of him to take care lest she swallow her ring. Is there a counseling bit before embarking on this wedding party planning?

  12. www.stylelately.wordpress.com

    March 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    What of me that finished from unizik? When will I meet the love of my life?

    • "changing moniker"

      March 13, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Haha

    • Bennyzite

      March 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

      look no further dear… you have found yours here on Bella Naija, o

    • NG

      March 23, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      lol. u r funny

  13. arik

    March 11, 2017 at 4:41 am

    world press.God’s time is good. keep praying

  14. whitechoco

    March 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Nice one

  15. Brownberry

    June 30, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    So this is Tonye Wabara.Former Senator Adolphus Wabara’s son.Correct Ndoki boy

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