Laide and Emma‘s BN Bling love story is oh so sweet. The couple met at a mutual friend’s wedding and exchanged numbers. That would mark the beginning of their forever journey.
Here is a little backstory of how they met.
How We Met
By The Bride-to-be, Laide
Emma and I met at a friend’s wedding on Valentine’s day. I had just left a bad relationship and I had zeroed my mind on trying to get into a new one. I was dancing close to the table where he was and he approached me and asked for my number. I was reluctant because I had given up on guys but a mutual friend of ours who was on the table assured me he was a very decent person. So, I decided to give him my number. He called some days later and I had totally forgotten I gave him my number.
We started talking and I was initially not interested. He asked me out on a date and I found out he had never dated anyone which surprised me. Some months later, on the 10th of April, he asked me to be his girlfriend. I remember mentioning to him that he would be the last guy I would agree to date. Even though the nature of his job requires him to travel within and out of the county a lot, I grew to love him even more, each passing day and we just ensured communication was strong.
Our Proposal Story
Two years down, I had my friend Funke call me saying she wanted me to be her plus one for a birthday dinner with a prospective high profile client who wanted to patronize my makeup service. As a businesswoman, I decided to dress really nice only for me to get to the “dinner” and meet a violinist playing John Legend’s All of me, bouquets of flowers and the beautiful and talented Simi singing sonorously. It was my proposal! I was in shock. I am a tough girl but the tears flowed like rivers of waters. The love of my life was on one knee, of course, I said Yes! I am glad I am the first girl he ever dated and now I am going to be the first and only wife he would ever marry.
By The Groom, Emma
February. 14th is a special day for me. It is the day I met the love of my life at a friend’s wedding. The funny thing is I didn’t really want to go to the wedding and I even left a couple of times during the ceremony but I decided to stay after I came back for the third time because I saw a girl I really liked. I asked a mutual friend of ours to tell me about her and he had nothing but a lot of good things to say.
So, I decided to ask her for her number and she gave it to me, when I got home that night I called her but she didn’t pick up. I decided to try again the next day having in mind that if she does not pick up, I won’t call her again (because I don’t like forcing things ). Fortunately for me, she picked up her call and when we started talking.
I felt the chemistry day by day talking to her. I asked her out on a date and a few months later, on the 10th of April, I asked her to be my girlfriend and she finally said yes. This was the happiest day of my life because she was the first girl I ever dated and I had always said my first girlfriend would be my wife.
Two years down the line, I knew it was time for me to propose so I decided to contact a proposal company and explained everything I wanted in details. She is a lover of flowers and candles. The proposal was very intimate. I called her close friends and family. I am glad she has decided to spend the rest of her life with me. I call her my baby!