Happy Wednesday, NW lovers! It’s indeed a beautiful day today, the birds are chirping, the sun is beaming, and this lovely bride Oyin is a stunning sight to behold in her elaborate fuchsia pink and royal blue coloured Aso-oke, paired with a perfect glowing smile, that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. We don’t think we’ve seen so much loveliness from start to finish, but this wedding has definitely proved otherwise, we are in love, so get ready to swoon guys as we present to you a beautiful Yoruba traditional wedding and church ceremony all the way from Atlanta, USA courtesy of our friend Fotos by Fola.
We love true love stories, and Oyin & Dotun’s story is one that would make you do the “awww” & the “oh so sweet” as many times as possible! Such a beautiful couple, we just couldn’t resist sharing their love story with you all.
Dotun: LOL, well you know me, a young, suave, and handsome brother with a lot of personality. I just drew her in. She was mine the moment I gave her that sexy stare, from a distance, with a little ” LL cool J lip-licking action.”
Oyin: Umm Excuse me please. Ok? Let me answer this one because you know guys tend to mix it all up. Chai! Dotun and I have actually grown together from our adolescent years and attended college together as well. However, our first encounter started in summer of 2003 during an Eko Club Atlanta conference at the Hilton Hotel; I was 15, going into the 10th grade. I was on crutches from an injury I’d acquired while running track, dreading the fact that I had to be there. Then I saw this guy with a big shiny forehead walking towards me with his blue jean outfit on and flashing all 32s. He came to me and sat next to me as if I had extended an invitation. He started making small talk and out of nowhere, says to me “I love you! Will you marry me?” LOL…just kidding….. but really he was sweating me though .
Dotun: Habaaa!! This girl!!! She knows how to sprinkle salt and pepper on a story man. Jesu!
Oyin: Anyways, he asked me if he could have my number and I replied, wide eyed “Ha! Nooooo my father will kill me- boys can’t call my house!” But being his clever self which is one of the things I still love about him today, he replied to me “Well what if I just call your house and let the phone ring one time and hang up, you will know it’s me and you can call me back. Just like that he convinced me and that’s how our system and ultimately, our love story started together.
Our Proposal Story!
First let me just say Dotun knows me very well. He knows that I am analytical and I can sense when something is up. Therefore, he didn’t dare try to orchestrate something big with my friends and family because I would have simply ruined it with my inquisitive nature. Shame on me huh?? “Amebo” tinz….Anyways, so on a regular Friday he casually called me to meet him for lunch at the St. Regis hotel. We ate lunch and had a few drinks. Since we drove separate cars, we trailed each other as we talked and flirted on the phone on the way back to his place.
Upon arrival at his home, we were having a conversation across the apartment, as I was in the kitchen and he was in his room. My back was turned. When he came into the kitchen, I simultaneously turned around to carry on our conversation and found him descending to his knees.
Then I saw this NICE rock in his trembling hands as his eyes seemed to be piercing so deeply through me that I almost descended to my knees to keep from falling. But instead, I ran away jumping and screaming in excitement around the apartment! So to say the least, the proposal was highly unexpected, exceptionally spontaneous and blissfully private and I loved every moment of it. The more we grow as an engaged couple, the more I appreciate his sentimental method of proposal. I’m a lucky gal!
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Church: Perimeter Church
Reception: Forsyth Conference Center
Wedding Planner: Mide Events 404 500 MIDE
Cake: Sweet N’ Sinful
Caterer: Taste of Africa 678 755 9490
Bouquet and Event Decorator: Mide Events
Hair and Make-Up– Nneka 770 823 9960
Photographer: Fotos by Fola
2nd Shooter: Jier Shu Photography
Videographer: Cinematographer by Ola 404 922 1932
DJ: DJ Ecool- 404 514 6154 (Jacob-Booking Manager) djecool.com