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He Proposed with 3 Cute Puppies! Olabanke and Ifeoluwapo’s #BNBling is the right Dose of Sweetness You Need Today



This BN Bling proposal story is oh so cute! Olabanke and Ifeoluwapo definitely gave us lots of aww moments. From the super adorable puppies the groom-to-be used to propose to his bride-to-be to the couple’s romantic love story, we kept smiling from ear to ear.

Here is the full backstory of how they met.

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

Ife and I met at a beauty and fitness centre last year. He was there to cut his hair while my elder sister took me there for a manicure treat. I doubt he knows this but before he noticed me, I noticed him. He came to the manicure area to talk to my nail technician & kept on staring at me. He claimed “I looked familiar” but I cut him off because I thought it was one of those cheesy pickup lines. It turned out we actually attended the same university and had mutual friends. He asked for my number and I (hesitantly) gave him. That evening, after we spent time talking on the phones, I did some investigation and every single schoolmate and friend I asked about him had nothing but pleasant and positive things to say. That caught my attention. We went to the movies a few weeks after and then on a couple of other dates. On one of the dates, he gave me a pretty hat and asked if I could be his best friend! It was the sweetest, most genuine thing I had ever experienced plus I could tell he wasn’t a Jollof boy. A few weeks after that, on children’s day he officially asked me out and I accepted.

Our Proposal Story

Fast forward to our first year anniversary this year. He told me he made reservations for us at a new spot (because we love to explore and visit new hangout spots/restaurants). While we were five minutes away from the place, he got me blindfolded. My heart was thumping nervously at this point. The car pulled to a stop and I could hear Frank Sinatra’s I love you baby, playing loudly outside (it’s our song). He guided me outside and I kept asking him what was happening. He removed the blindfold and I saw cameras, petals, flowers, bubbles and a huge box. I wasn’t thinking ‘it’s a proposal’ despite the setting. He told me to open the box and when I did, there was a puppy inside!

I burst out in tears because I have always wanted a puppy. That was just a teaser to the big reveal. We walked further and I saw three more puppies wearing shirts which read “please say yes!” and when I looked at him, he went on one knee and said a couple of emotional and beautiful things that I cannot fully remember because I was speechless. The cherry on top was when I saw my sister and best friend (who had been hiding). I am so happy I get to do Forever with my best friend and biggest supporter!

The groom, Ifeoluwapo’s Version
The day I met the love of my life, I went to get my hair cut as I usually do at a Salon and Fitness outfit close to home. The unusual thing that day was that there were two ladies in the men section, one was getting her eyebrows trimmed so I couldn’t see her face but I heard her speak and I remember thinking “who is this English/phonetic speaking lady”. On my way out, I stopped by the Manicure section to say hi to my friend/gym bud who also happens to be the Nails specialist and there she was there again but this time I could see her clearly, no makeup on, hair plaited, forehead popping and she was wearing a flowing gown that didn’t even give away her curves. I thought to myself  “this is Beauty in her true form“. At that moment I decided to talk to her, luckily for me, her older sister who was by her side was able to get us talking.

A week after we went on our first date and at the end of the day, I knew I wanted to see her again and again and again. I was glad to know she felt the same way because she continued to agree to go out with me lol. I asked her to be my best friend some weeks into our friendship and she said yes, reluctantly. She has been my best friend ever since. A few weeks after I asked her to be my girlfriend she said yes, she put up a good fight but took that leap of faith and she has had my heart ever since.

So when I decided to ask her to be my wife, I knew I had to make it special. After asking for her mother’s blessing, it took five months of planning and it was brilliantly executed by a proposal company I contacted Sparkplug Proposals. She is my best friend, girlfriend, wife-to-be and soon to be the mother of my children. I call her BaeBee!

Aww So Beautiful!

Proposal Planner: @sparkplugproposals
Photography : @raremagic_gallery 
Videography : @thegalleryng
Bride-to-be : @olabanke03
Groom-to-be: @bairking 


  1. Mee

    June 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I didn’t know I like puppies till I saw this oh. Lol.
    Love, so intentional.

    Congratulations, to you both. Beautiful story. Sweet timing.

  2. stacy_kema

    June 5, 2018 at 9:03 am

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. chai! love is sweet o

  3. Big Tee

    June 5, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I like love!

  4. africhic

    June 5, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I need me a puppy like yesterday.

  5. Wolexis

    June 5, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Yaaay! My people! Congratulations

  6. whocares

    June 5, 2018 at 10:53 am

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, he done good. HE did really goood! I am rooting for them soo much. I want them to get to 90, just sitting down on their rocking chairs and looking over these pictures because they are precious! good luck guys!!!! *sniff* back to work..

  7. Bobosteke

    June 5, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I came here for the puppies…

  8. x-factor

    June 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm


  9. Jennifer Okundia

    June 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    i actually cried. this is so pure and deep. plus the puppies were too cute. congratulations.

  10. Miss Smart

    June 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm


    I smiled all through. They seem so lovely! He looks like a really good guy ( that genuine looking smile) and she looks so down-to-earth ( I love her hair).

    The puppies- Oh dear! The cherry on top. Yaaay for you guys?

  11. Tee

    June 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I saw the video on Instagram and at some point she kicked her shoes off…so heartfelt. Loved the privacy of it as well.

  12. Soledivas

    June 5, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Too cute, way too cute

    • Funto onas

      June 5, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      Congratulations banke

  13. zzzzzzz

    June 6, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Awwww so thoughtful of the groom.

  14. Blossom Beauty Finesse

    June 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The best genuine proposal ever !! Real love …Not acting and famzing ???

  15. Ade

    June 11, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    This is beautiful. The puppies are so adorable. Congratulations

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