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#BNBling: Banke and Tolu’s Surprise Romantic Proposal

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Banke of Events by BankySue said yes to her sweetheart Tolu. The couple met when  Banke was looking at changing her apartment and from then till now, their love has grown so strong. Enjoy their love story told by the bride-to-be and the beautiful proposal moments captured by Jide Odukola Photography.

How We Met
By The Bride-to-be, Banke

We met over 4 years ago while I was trying to get an apartment through two of my best buds. When we met, we clicked, used to gist a lot and I used to play Cupid- asking him if he likes any of my friends
We then became very good friends but as faith will have it… we are here now
Our Proposal Story
Hahaha. It was a huge surprise o… lol.
I dressed up for my friend’s son’s 1st birthday party. My bestie came over to my house and the plan was for us to go to the party, spend a few hours then drop her off in Victoria Island to give her friend her wedding asoebi. Her supposed friend- Ejiro (who in the actual sense was my dear proposal planner- Morayo of Lovebugproposal kept calling her repeatedly. I had to rush and swing. At Mobola’s party, I told her to keep my small chops that I had be back soonest.
I got to the supposed restaurant to give “Ejiro” her fabric, then I noticed flowers and candles on the stairs, I turned back and said to my best friend, “Bisola, we are crashing somebody’s party o”. I walked up the stairs and a violinist was playing the perfect song. Then, I saw an amazingly decorated room full of candle Light and love, Tolu was standing there. I was in great shock. I got emotional and gave him a tight hug.
He went down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I said yes! The next thing I heard was Surprise….. some of my amazing friends and his were there to celebrate with Us! I got the perfect proposal! It was an amazing experience I can never forget, Morayo did a fabulous job and she clearly read my mind. This is the kind of proposal I have always wanted. She even went as far as telling my friends the colour of clothes to wear. It was surreal.I love the decor so much. It was too perfect. Nwando did an amazing job. Thank you Lovebug Proposal for going over and beyond.
Thank you Jide Odukoya and all my friends and family that went all out to make it amazing.
Bride-to-be @bankysuevents
Proposal Planner @lovebugsng 
Photography  @jopstudios
Videography @chrysolitestudios
Decor  @nwandossignatureevents
Bouquet @adelasflowers
Violinist– Austin of @p4_stringquartet
Venue and Food  @sabor.lagos
Box and Illustration @mak.artistry


  1. Baby gurl

    March 28, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I love this! Congrats you two!!! By the way I hear there are now specialist proposal planners in Lagos. Or Nigeria probably (they happen to be two different places hehe). This wedding industry is really booming. Congrats again Banke and Tolu.

  2. californiabawlar

    March 28, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Jeans and top?

    Nice pictures! When people say ‘fine girl’, na this madam dem dey talk about. Everything is very alright lol!

  3. Kung Fu Panda

    March 28, 2018 at 11:01 am

    This is so beautiful and I love the proposal story. I wish you both the very best x

  4. Vunclear

    March 28, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Congrats to you both and all the best in the journey ahead

  5. Ooohlala

    March 28, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I can feel the excitement of the bride from here…….This is so beautiful.
    Congratulations to you both.
    May God bless your marriage.

  6. Ash

    March 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    For Goodness sake @mimi it was a surprise proposal and you dont expect her to dress as if she knew she was going for her proposal!!!!

  7. Tee

    March 28, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    White top, blue jeans, her natural hair and the most amazing smile.

    Infact i believe this comment wasn’t meant for this post because it doesn’t even enter!

  8. Linda

    March 28, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Mimosa shut the fck up u such a douchebag. Gosh

  9. Toese

    March 28, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Lovely top
    but not for me #36GG

  10. Manny

    March 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    The groom looks like Alibaba

  11. ngozi

    March 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    wow congratulations this is soo beautiful.

  12. Didi

    March 29, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    The best thing about having money is knowing what to do with it.

  13. OA

    March 29, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Naiz one! They look very beautiful together – lovely couple. That food made my stomach start rumbling.

  14. Blossom Beauty Finesse

    March 30, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    She sure is one happy bride to be ??

  15. Seriously

    April 13, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Bride is gorgeous. I love how elegant and beautiful she looks, nice body. She was actually surprised, not the overdone look. Congrats to this couple.

  16. titilola

    April 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    so cool and lovely,, am so happy for you. congratulations

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