When Abolaji first spotted Temitope from his balcony in 2011, he didn’t know she would be his forever love. This lovely couple who recently got married in a lavish ceremony share their story.
I grew up in the same area as Abolaji but I can’t remember seeing him until one fateful day back in 2011 during my first year at the University Of Lagos. I was heading back to school with my friend that lives a few streets away from Abolaji’s when a young guy walked up to us, speaking “plenty” grammar and very funny as well. I decided to tell him my name so we became hello-hi buddies as we were both in relationships. We hardly saw each other maybe due to our busy schedules till I heard he had relocated.
One fateful Sunday evening in March 2018, I got an Instagram notification that someone liked a particular comment I had made on a post. The usual me would ignore but the name seemed familiar so I rushed to the page only to find out it was on private. So I took the bold step of sending him a follow request. It felt like he was waiting for the request to land because he accepted immediately and sent me a Direct Message straight away. After series of banters from both of us (it felt like a best friends reunion), he went ahead to say “please bless me with your digits and hope I won’t be speaking with another man’s wife when I call.”
After small shakara I decided to bless him with my digits to help a determined man. The rest they say is history. Talk about sacrificial love, YES, that’s what Abolaji has shown me. We have been through thick and thin together but with God on our side, we came out stronger. I am glad we are finally tying the knot to stay in love forever.
A beautiful afternoon sometime in December 2011, I was at the balcony of my house then I sighted this beautiful damsel walking with her friend, she looked so familiar. I later found out she lived in my area before moving out , so I went to say hello and introduce myself just with the intention of being her friend. Aunty was already giving me ” I have a boyfriend” vibes so I decided to step back as I was also in a relationship. Each time we see, we exchange greetings and crack jokes then I stopped seeing her till I relocated.
Fast forward to one Sunday evening in March 2018, I just woke up from a nap so I decided to check what was happening on the gram. During my usual scrolling through the comment sections, I came across this very intelligent but funny comment and the name sounded like something I have heard before. So I decided to check her page just to be sure it was a lost friend. I was disappointed because her page was on private, then I thought to myself, “all these Instagram girls that won’t accept friend request.” I went ahead to just like the comment and move on.
My heart leapt for joy when I got a friend request from her. OMG! It felt like a dream come true. I accepted immediately and sent her a request as well, then as a sharp guy, I slid into her DM, teasing her left and right. I asked if her boyfriend will permit her to bless me with her digit. She ignored the bobo part and just sent it straightaway. She didn’t even hesitate at all, Madam was feeling the boy already….
I was planning to throw a surprise birthday party for Abolaji. I had informed a few of his close friends and mine as well, not knowing he had other plans. He had informed his family and his best friend Kunle about the proposal so they were all giving him feedback on my plan and all. I remember when he got back to Nigeria, I was eager to help him offload his bags with the hope of finding a ring but to my greatest surprise, I didn’t see anything. I just felt he was going to buy one here in Nigeria since he wasn’t too sure of my ring size, not knowing he had hidden it in one of the other rooms.
His birthday came, already told him I made a dinner reservation for us at a restaurant for 6 pm. I had two dresses to pick either one to wear and he was particular about me wearing one and keeping the other for a surprise dinner he wants to take me to later in the week. I thought that was when he was going to propose. When it was 6 p.m., time to set out for the dinner, the driver was nowehere to be found. He said he sent him to get diesel for the house. I was so angry because our friends were waiting. He was acting all cool, trying to calm me down. Apparently, he sent the driver to drop the ring at the venue.
On our way, I noticed the driver did not bother to ask me for directions , I did not suspect much as I had informed him of the venue the previous night. We got in and everyone screamed surprise but he acted all cool. All of a sudden, he started acting nervous but I didn’t suspect much. We sat down to place our order and he whispered into my ear to answer the waiter. Looking at the waiter standing next to me with the most beautiful bouquet of rose flowers I had ever seen and balloons, it didn’t click at first as I thought she had missed her way.
Then I saw on the balloon, “will you marry me, Tam?” Turning back to Abolaji, he was on bended knee. OMG! That is still the best day of my life. I said yes to forever love with my king.
Temitope and Abolaji sealed their journey to forever love in a stylish wedding ceremony in Lagos last Saturday. The occasion was well attended by their friends and well wishers and wonderfully executed by SRC Events. See some asoebi styles from the wedding below:
Bride : @temmy_diva
Groom : @bjay115
Planners : @srcevents_
Mc : @dayoice
Bride Outfit @olanng
Groom peach shirt: @olanng
Couple styling : @temmy_diva
We wish the lovely couple a blessed union.
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