Wow! Talk about love at first sight!
When Uyi met Ahmed, she knew immediately he was going to be her forever love. The beautiful couple met through a mutual friend who played matchmaker. Their long distant relationship blossomed amidst all odds and in the words of the bride, “now we are here”.
You will love this detailed love story told by the bride. Look out for her reaction when Ahmed proposed… so cute!
Here is a little back story of how they met.
BellaNaija Weddings wishes Uyi and Ahmed a sweet life of love together.
How We Met
By The Bride, Uyi
We met in 2012 through a mutual friend. He texted me on BBM saying he has this friend that is looking for a good girl to settle with and I was like, “ahh me, good girl?”
Lol well, we exchanged BBM pins, we got talking. At that time, he was based in Canada and I was based in Nigeria. We really did not chat much.
Fast forward to December of 2012, I was back in Lagos from the university and got chatting with our mutual friend and he told me, “oh Ahmed is in town“. Ahmed and I decided to meet. He invited me to his house. When I got there, he opened the door and I saw this tall, handsome guy wearing brown native. Oh, by the way, I love a guy in native. I immediately said to myself, “THIS IS MY HUSBAND!”
I remember texting my friend Roseline and telling her, “omg I just met my husband.”
The holiday ended and I went back to school and he went back to Canada and we managed to keep in touch. We dated on and off for six years. The distance affected it and other personal issues.
Last year, he invited me to Canada. He had invited me many times before that but I had declined but last year I decided to accept the invitation. That trip made a BIG difference because we had not seen each other in years. Long story short, he proposed in July last year. It has been a roller coaster but now we are here!
Our Proposal Story
On one of my trips to Toronto, we went on a bus tour to see the city, but the tour was long and exhausting so we decided to get down and go shopping lol.
We later decided to go on a Helicopter tour so we could really see the view of the city of Toronto. The next morning, we decided to go to the Helicopter tour company, we got there but they were not working as the pilots were off on Tuesdays. We both decided that on my next trip, we would come back.
My next trip was a month later in July. Ahmed had already booked the Helicopter tour before I arrived and was scheduled for the 2nd of July 2017. We were also planning for a yacht party as that weekend was also Caribana Weekend.
On the 2nd after church, we went back home to pick up more drinks for the party. I noticed he changed his blazer with the excuse that the other one did not look nice.
It actually did fit him very well. I later found out that the previous blazer was showing the ring box so he had to change it.
When we got to the Helicopter tour location, we were briefed on the usual safety precautions. The moment we got on the Helicopter, Ahmed kept telling the Pilot to inform us when we are on our way back. I actually felt that was normal.
In the sky, he started saying some romantic words and I clearly remember not even paying attention. I was just like, bobo yi the cloud is making you romantic lol. He kept talking but I could not hear what he was saying as my headphones were not placed properly.
I finally heard him say, “You know you remind me of my mum and I have learnt to know what love is since I reconnected with you“. He had never told me that before. That was when I had to turn to him because the statements were getting deep.
I immediately turned and I first thing I saw was his teary eyes, at that point, I knew something was up. The next thing I saw was Ahmed putting his hands in his blazer pocket and bringing out the box.
At that point, I blanked out!
I looked out the window but we weren’t on the ground yet as I wanted to JUMP! I could not hear anything again as I was not expecting this so soon. He asked me to marry him, I accepted and couldn’t wait to get off the Helicopter so I could run. We both got off and the Helicopter crew started congratulating us and taking pictures. I was still in shock. We got back to our hotel in the city to change for the yacht party … The party was OUR engagement party.
Best Day Ever!
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