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Nigerian Wedding: A Surprise Parisian Engagement! Kelli & Mayowa Are Getting Married

Welcome back! Today we have another pre-wedding/ marriage proposal to share with you guys, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did. Courtesy of the bride to be, Kelli, we absolutely love the surprise parisian engagement theme, the groom and his photographer planned it all without Kelli’s knowledge, they’ve been travelling round Europe and she had no idea a proposal was in cue, so sweet… their love story & proposal below!

How they met….

From the bride Kelli.

Mayowa and I met in 2006 while we were both in college in North Carolina. After graduating, we attended grad school in separate states and maintained a long distance relationship until we both landed jobs and moved to Washington, DC where I work in consulting and he is in real estate. In October of 2013, we got the opportunity to go to Lagos for a wedding and decided that it would be a great opportunity for us to travel and for me to visit Nigeria for the first time since I am American and for him to visit as he had not returned home in over 10 years.

How he proposed….

In addition to traveling to Nigeria, we also planned to visits Spain, Andorra, and finally France. When we arrived in Paris, Mayowa told me that in addition to sight seeing, we would be taking photos around the city for Christmas cards and that I should have a couple of outfits ready. I know most people would assume that a proposal was near but I had no idea since we had been traveling for over 20 days and it was literally the last day of our trip! Unbeknownst to me, Mayowa and the photographer had a secret word arranged which cued the photographer about the proposal, right in front of the Eiffel Tower! I said yes and we look forward to a 2015 wedding.

How sweet, check out their photos below…

Photographer Credit: Pierre Torset







Photo by Pierre Torset

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  • Aihie Precious
    July 29, 2014

    Really cute

  • maud vokoto
    July 29, 2014

    lovely photos
    all the best

  • olawale
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  • Vina Inyang Enem
    July 29, 2014

    Very nice

  • Bonjour !
    It was great doing this photoshoot with you 2 in Paris !
    Beautiful moment & surprise for the proposal 🙂
    I’m proud I was your photographer in Paris,
    Merci & see you soon around (for some honeymoon or faily session maybe 😉

    All the best,

    Pierre – photographer in Paris

  • valentina obasogie
    July 29, 2014

    Lovely photos,I wish them all the best in their union,Amen.

  • Christine Riley
    July 30, 2014

    I love it

  • Lovely photos and they are the best and lovely couple. Such a stunning images.