Ishmael and Funmi’s wedding celebration was one for the books as evident with these lighthearted and loving images captured by B.Lawz Studios. One look at this bridal party told me all I needed to know – the couple are indeed loved and their friends are very important to them. How I wish I had that many friends too…..sigh!
Funmi’s vision for the perfect traditional wedding day look came to fruition when sheand her prince charming opted for a burgundy embellished aso-oke by Bimms Alaso-oke and a monotone peach outfit. I can’t decide what I like more, the fully embellished aso-oke or lush peach fabric with matching as0-oke gele by Ona Fabrics tailored by JB Living. Both outfit, looks absolutely perfect on these two and fit together perfectly like a glove. Her makeup & gele by Makeup by Jaytee looks perfect, love how the matching lipstick. A 3 layered lush bead necklace by Gee Balo set a bold and captivating appearance to the bride’s overall ensemble that was accompanied by fluffy white and peach handful.
Such a beautiful couple! Check out photos below, be inspired!
Their Love Story
From the bride-to-be, Funmi
We met in October of 2010 on one of the most cliche social media platforms of all; Facebook.
Ishmael sent me a friend request, but because I was never really on there, I didn’t see it in time. When I eventually logged in, I saw the request but almost didn’t accept it. Why? because like every other sane person (hehe) the first thing I do after accepting a friends request is to go through their photos to see if I knew them and what not. But my guy had no photos and his name didn’t even sound familiar.
Anyways, I went ahead and accepted it. Fast forward to three weeks later, when I logged back onto Facebook, I received a message from him saying“thanks for accepting my request”. I remembered replying saying “sorry have we met before plus you don’t have any pictures on here”. As he replied “no we have not”, I just logged off instantly.
I started enjoying our chat as he was a quite funny and I finally gave him my pin 2 weeks after that. He told me about himself but never mentioned to me that he lived in the states. Atlanta, Georgia to be precise.
He tried calling me from another number a few months later but after hearing his voice, I hung up. He tried calling again and again. I switched off my phone so he would stop. As hurt as I was, I still wanted to hear what he had to say but I refused to let myself go through that cycle again.
A couple of months later, he called again. I picked up as I didn’t know who was calling. He immediately said, “please don’t hang up on me; I am coming to Nigeria next week and am coming because of you.”
He started telling me that he missed talking to me. I didn’t believe him but from the tone of his voice, I could feel something. I kept an open mind about things and lo and behold, he came to Nigeria after 12 years of been away just to see this ordinary Facebook girl called Funmi.
When we finally met in person, everything was so cool like we had actually known each other before. The love I had for him grew from one to one million. Ever since then we’ve been inseparable. Yes, I believe when a man finds what he wants then he won’t waste any time going after it. Right from when he told me that he will come back again to see me, I knew he was my husband.
He told me he wanted to meet with my family and I said “NO” that we needed to take things slow now that we had finally met in person and he agreed. He went on to ask when I thought the right time would be. I told him not to worry and that when I saw a ring on my hand, I would know. Haha!
He reminded about the fact that my brother in New York’s wedding was just around the corner so he would use that opportunity to meet and greet my family. In March of the same year, he came back again and proposed!
I can’t wait to spend the rest of life with my most amazing friend, dad, hubby, and my better half. I blessed God for making me accept that request on Facebook. I believe in destiny, we were meant for each other, and I will say yes 1 million times to him.
“He gave me a life I never dreamt of. I will forever be grateful to God.”