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Besties For Over a Decade, Lovers For Life! Blessing & Nnamdi’s Pre-wedding Shoot + Love Story

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From strangers to friends, then best friends and ultimately, lovers! This is the story of lovebirds, Blessing and Nnamdi who have been each other’s best companions for over a decade now.

Blessing had come for her first-ever holiday in Nigeria – and while she came for the fun, she found a friend and that friend is now her love for life! Today, we get to take in the beauty of their love as we drool over their beautiful pre-wedding photos. We’re absolutely in love with their chemistry and we bet you’ll love it too. Keep scrolling to read all about their love story – just how Blessing tells it.

Enjoy their pre-wedding shoot and love story below.

How We Met
By the bride, Blessing:

Our 12 years journey started when I was about to turn 18 and decided to plan my 1st trip to Nigeria (my Miss Independent movement. 😂) A friend of mine in Nigeria (Toni) told me about her friend who saw my picture on her post and was tripping for me. He found out I was coming back to Nigeria soon, so his tripping and trips became more like crashing and falling deep. Anyways, he asked for my pin – (yes, this was during the BBM era). And I thought to myself, why not! Nothing serious, a bit of fun never hurt anyone! Oh, little did I know what was coming my way. I really didn’t like him in that way at the start and I was very open about it – but this man kept at it! He constantly checked up on me… Even when his university holidays were over and he had to go back, he would sneak his phone into school for me because his university didn’t allow phones. He would reach out to me on Facebook, and Twitter, always making sure I was ok and wanting to chat with me.

I found it all odd, to be frank, and was always very blunt to him, “state what you really want and let’s move past these shenanigans”. I would always ask him, what do you want from me and he would always respond by saying he found my voice to be alluring, our conversations to be deep, different and he always found himself learning something new from me. How he felt newly awake to life and at peace in life – Haaaa!!! Bars!! Nnamdi! 😂 That’s what I always thought to myself. Yes, our conversations were so deep though, we would talk about everything from personal stuff to why the sky is blue – I kid you not! Months later, we legit became best friends and we had never even met. Now the awaited Nigerian trip came. We met for the first time and gelled so smoothly. He officially asked me to be his girlfriend and took me on our first date. The whole Shebang! Honestly, time really felt like a lost concept to us because it didn’t feel like the first time meeting at all.

At this point, this strong girl was now a Marshmallow – I was also in love. I found him to be different, odd, and funny but most importantly, he understood me deeply. I felt safe with him. I had no idea I needed one, but I had found my home in him. We continued a distance relationship for years. But mind you, when I say distance… I mean, for one who only planned to go to Nigeria once, my summer and Christmas holidays from the university were used up in Nigeria.

4 years doing long distance and Nnamdi finally joined me in the UK to study for his Masters. We thought we were in love before but during our time in the UK, our bond grew even deeper. The good and the bad made us stronger. We learnt that love had layers…. And we had become even more in love with each other. We never thought that could even be possible – to hurt the other was to hurt one’s self and to love the other was to love one’s self. We became partners in life. From the start of our relationship, our connection has always been so in sync and we have always been aware that such a rare gift was not created by us but a gift from God. Blessing is a gift from God to Nnamdi and Nnamdi is a gift from God to Blessing. That’s our relationship’s motto.

We do not take our love gift likely, so we nurture, we communicate (now we’ve even elevated to talking about how the water really got inside the coconut/Who really did let the dogs out 😅) and we respect our love for each other. 12 years is just a start…Old, Grey, in love and still playfully bugging each other, is our prayer to God.

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Credits

Bride: @blessin4moi
Groom: @namdela
Photography: @blawzstudios
Planners/Producers: @eventsbysumptous

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The #UltimatelyUagbor Love Story Began at a Mutual Friend’s Birthday Party

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We totally love parties. If you guessed that our reason is that it’s one of those places where love can be found, you are correct! If you’re not part of this school of thought, Gbemi and Collins are about to change your mind.

Gbemi and Collins met at a mutual friend’s birthday party. From one intriguing line to fun conversations in the DMs, a forever love story was eventually born! Collins popped the big question years after their interesting first meet and of course, she said Yes. Today, we get to drool over their beautiful If you missed their beautiful #BNBling moment, you should totally check it out here. We’re totally loving their lovely pre-wedding photos and the beautiful display of culture with their outfits. Their undeniable chemistry has us in our feels – you’ll definitely love to see it too.

Enjoy their pre-wedding shoot and love story below.

How We Met
By the bride, Gbemi:

On September 11, 2015, my close friends and I made a trip to Maryland for one of our other friend’s birthday party. She had moved from Florida to Maryland for graduate school and we hadn’t seen her in a while, so we were all excited. During the party, she introduced Collins to us. He came with one of his friends, who was invited. When I saw them, I told him he looked familiar. He was trying to figure out where he had seen me but couldn’t figure it out. Later on, at the party, Collins spotted me again and called me over. When I got to him, he asked where I had seen him before because I said he looked familiar. And I replied, “I said you look familiar because you are my type” and I walked away.

I know I shocked him with my statement and left an impression. That was the last time I saw him at the party. When I returned to Florida, I got a friend request on Instagram and I noticed it was him but I could not remember his name. He liked a few of my pictures and sent me a message saying “Oh you’re the girl from the party”. I laughed and we had a great conversation and exchanged numbers. After talking constantly, enjoying conversations, and getting to know one another, we were officially boyfriend and girlfriend on October 24, 2015. We were a long-distance couple until I relocated to Maryland for travel nursing in the summer of 2017. We have been inseparable ever since.

Collins’ Side of the story:

It was September 11, 2015, and one of my best men Aderogba Ademiluyi invited me to a birthday party for a friend we mutually knew. Upon entering the party, the birthday girl introduced us to her friends. One girl, in particular, stood out and mentioned to me that “I looked familiar”. Befuddled by where she recognised me from, I introduce myself and the night continued. The party switched locations and when the moment was right, I called her over and asked “Where do I know you from?” She responds “I said that because you are my type!” and she walked away. That was the last time we saw each other at the party. I couldn’t just let it end at the party.

I did my diligence and was able to find her via Instagram and sent her a friend request. After like a couple of pictures, you know “applying pressure”, I sent her a message inquiring if she was the girl from the party. That message led to us exchanging numbers and having a plethora of conversations. After talking constantly, enjoying conversations, and getting to know one another, we were officially boyfriend and girlfriend on October 24, 2015. We were a long-distance couple until Gbemi relocated to Maryland for travel nursing in the summer of 2017. We have been inseparable ever since.

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Credits

Bride @immabullnurse
Groom @cuagbor
Planner @FTKKonnect
BTS @WebbyFTK
Photography @Tunjistudio
Videography @Malekfotoweddings
Makeup @makeupbyashabee
Hair & Okuku @Dolledbynueye
Trad Outfit @bimmms24
Dress @matopeda.atelier

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#BBNaija Reunion: Wedding Guest Looks You Can Copy from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ Housemates

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Have a wedding to attend as a guest and stuck for ideas? Well, you are in luck!

In episode 9 of the BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ reunion show, the housemates gave us some styling lessons and wedding guest inspo with their traditional ensembles with modern twists.  They proved dressing for a wedding doesn’t have to become a fashion nightmare.

Check out the elegant looks that will have you looking on point for that next owambe.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Liquorose

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JMK

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Whitemoney

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Yousef

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Yerins

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Saskay

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Jackie B

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Kayvee

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Michael

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Beatrice

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Princess

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Arin

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Cross

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Tayo & Mayowa’s Wedding Was One For The Books!

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One of the sweetest things about love is all the beauty that it brings. We’re basking in all that beauty as we take in the sweetness of love through the lens of lovebirds, Tayo and Mayowa.

Tayo and Mayowa met at their mutual friend’s wedding party and now, it’s their own wedding! Don’t we just love how poetic love can get! The pair got traditionally hitched according to the Yoruba customs and it was an all-around colourful affair. After this, tied the knot to the witness of friends and family, in a beautiful outdoor white wedding ceremony.

Tayo was such a chic and exquisite bride and her sweetheart came through sleek and dapper as well. As you know, when it comes to partying, the Yorubas don’t play and they made sure to celebrate this beautiful love affair to the fullest. From the bridal party to the guests and of course, the couple, the joy in the air is simply undeniable and in fact, contagious. Every photo from their big day will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Enjoy the wedding photos below and catch up on their love story and pre-wedding shoot here.

Now it’s time for the ceremony…

Enjoy the traditional engagement photos below.

 

Credits

Traditional Engagement

Bride: @teetokunz
Robes: @kennyabim
Gold Asooke: @bisbodv
Makeup: @tmbylayinka
Wine dress: @ehi.ehii
Second dress: @ehi.ehii
After party: @kennyabim
Accessories: @bidazeldcollections
Beads: @jewelrybybanke
Headband:@beadzbyz
Planner @theeventgirl
Decor: @torgeevents

White Wedding

Bride: @teetokunz
Robes: @kennyabim
Wedding dress: @lacharisnigeria
Second dress: @ehi.ehii
After-party Dress: @kennyabim
Accessories: @bidazeldcollections
Beads: @jewelrybybanke
Headband: @beadzbyz
Planner: @theeventgirl
Decor: @torgeevents
Makeup: @y_glam
Photography: @jopstudios

 

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