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PAT & SAM: ” WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR OVER A DECADE… EVEN WHEN WE SEPARATE, FATE ALWAYS BRINGS US BACK”

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Love is a beautiful thing and sometimes takes you by surprise!

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HOW WE MET- The Bride
“It all started during summer lesson, I was in Queens College Yaba, Lagos but I was going for summer classes at a private school in Ikorodu. We all know the reason for such classes before ‎school resumed a new session. I was in SS3 then and a lot of people from different popular secondary schools were in my class, both Private and Public (Federal and State) schools. However, as a Queen’s College girl, I had to maintain high standards in all ways, both in answering questions in class and topping the class in my studies never minding if it was just summer classes which was for some weeks.
That was how I noticed my Prince charming and I heard he was from Kings College Lagos. Immediately, I entered my competition mode because Kings College is the male version of Queen’s College and usually both schools compete a lot and to be truthful Queen’s College girls will never want any other girls’ school or school’s girls to take their guys (KC boys) away from them. So back to what I was saying, my reason for noticing him back then in class was that he answered and asked questions a lot and I found out I wasn’t topping the class any more. Teachers began to concentrate on him more.

There was this Mathematics teacher then, he was so short. He would enter the class, start a new topic and then call him ‘Samuel, do you understand it?’ and he would say, ‘Yes Sir’, then the man will continue teaching and then give us class work. I was always pissed like he disregarded others, even if I knew what he was teaching but what about others that did not understand in class. Though as a Queen’s College girl; you need to be intelligent, sharp and smart in thinking, so I had no issues whenever that Mathematics teacher came around. I was only worried about others who did not know it. At the end we (myself and my boo) would be the one teaching others. I beefed him then even the Mathematics teacher. I never liked him (my boo), I was like what kind of over sharp guy is this?
He was, sorry let me say, he is extremely intelligent (one of the reasons why I got attracted to him). Very fast in answering questions even before the teacher would finish asking the question, he’d answer. I then asked a friend of his (my boo’s gf in class then) who was the head girl of the school there, who the guy (my man) was? She happened to be my close friend too and she told me his name and that he is from King’s College Lagos. Meanwhile, my man asked her (the head girl) the same question because he fancied me. I disliked him but he liked me….Looool #thislifethough.

After the summer classes we didn’t see each other again but I was worried I did not collect his number neither did we become friends. I was always praying we’d meet again. I began to wonder if he stayed around, because I was hoping fate would bring us both together. Again, I saw him with his younger brother but we just said hello to each other and moved on (guess my likeness moved up a notch now…Loool). Then I realized he was staying nearby, I was happy because I knew I’d be seeing him.

After my SS3, I had finished Neco, Waec and graduated, then I was going to school for my clearance and all. Suddenly, I met him again! (Yaaaay) at the park, he was with a friend. I did not want to call him, perhaps because I forgot his name. Funny enough there was a cab for me, I was the last passenger but I decided not to enter because I was stylishly chilling so I could enter the cab he would take. Fortunately, he saw me, then he called me (guess he called my name) I pretended like I never saw him. I was happy deep down in my mind. Then he introduced his friend to me, we exchanged greetings.
I was so glad to hug him (my boo) but still I was pretending like it meant nothing, but he was very happy. I could see his own reaction but mine was hidden. Then he asked where I was coming from, I explained to him I went for clearance and he said himself and his friend also went for clearance as well. So he said since we all are heading home, we should board the same cab.
I was super excited! (yaaayyy) then I sat in front while himself and his friend sat at the back. I heard when he mentioned phone to his friend, I turned and saw them with their phones then I brought out mine to make him see ( you will laugh at my reason; my reason was for him to ask me for my number which I was willing to gladly give him….Loool). You will not believe he saw my phone and asked for my number…..Lmaoooo. I was like Pat! You have won this jackpot. I wholeheartedly gave him the number with ease. Then he beeped me immediately and I saved the number!

Anyway, to cut the story short we became very close friends and started dating immediately. Wow! ….it’s been over a decade now and God said it is time to join this two in holy matrimony to become one. Actually when he eventually proposed, I realized a lot of people had been waiting for him to take the bold step, even my siblings, cousins and friends. I just want to thank everyone that made this relationship a success and for where it has got to now. God bless you all. It has been God all the way. Even when we separated fate always brought us back. This is really Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. I am so happy I am still with my man who knows how to treat me right. I am never going to leave you baby. #AlwaysandForever as we always say. I love you muchos Oluwaseyimi…..xoxo

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TOPE & QUADRI: “I INSTANTLY KNEW SHE WAS GOING TO BE MY BRIDE”

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Love is a beautiful thing and sometimes has a mind of its own!
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Quadri and Tope found love many years ago and decided to let love have its way!
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From the groom:
“I met my wife about eight years ago while in the university and I instantly knew that someday she was going to be my bride, so, I decided to put in the chase. It took a while though but she finally gave in and decided to be mine, we have never looked back since then.
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I’m so glad to have found my soulmate, and if i were to do it all over again, I will still choose her!”

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The Bride
The Bride
Make-up by: Flairbeauties
Make-up by: Flairbeauties
The Groom
The Groom
Friends of the groom
Friends of the groom
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Friends of the couple

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BLESSING & PRINCE: “God Gave Me A Man Who Complements Me”

When love happens, it hits you in all the right places and cannot be ignored.

From the bride-
“Meeting my prince was divinely by God, I had no idea it would come this way because I have read about so many love stories and I had a feeling mine would be similar, it however happened sooner than I thought.”

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“I have always prayed about my man from my teenage years so I had no doubt that God’s plans for me were coming big. God did not only answer my prayers, He gave me beyond what I requested for.”

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“I love my prince for so many reasons, but the following are exceptional; he is God-fearing, a selfless being, calm, humble, diligent, playful and a role model. I am forever thankful to God for giving me a man who complements me so much.”

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MUCH ADO ABOUT VALENTINES DAY

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Valentine’s day is around the corner and I bet some people are as excited about it as I am. I know some people are of the opinion that the celebration of love should not be restricted to a particular day, and it’s alright to belong to that school of thought.

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If you ask me, I think that as beautiful as the phenomenon of love is, it should be celebrated everyday and every chance you get, but I also think that on a day like the valentine’s day, you should go the extra mile to make them feel special and shower them with gifts as a gesture to show how much they are appreciated, because the truth is so many of us don’t do extra for our loved ones.

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For instance, most of us don’t get random gifts for our loved ones, just because you think the person will like it or you think it would look good on the person, so, days like valentine’s day, anniversaries, even birthdays are created for these category of people so that at least once in a while, their loved can be pampered by them.
Anyway, speaking of gifts for the valentine season, I have got some ideas I would like to share with you on what to get that special someone:

1. VANITY BASKETS– these should include intimate items, most especially toiletries for him/her. Items like shower gel, deodorant, body spray, scented candles, perfumes, body cream, etc. are items you would want to consider including in the basket.

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2. CRAVINGS BASKETS– if that special someone has a sweet tooth, this would be the preferred choice. Chocolates, biscuits, sweets, candy, a bottle of wine, and any other thing you can think of.

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3. HEALTHY BASKET– lately, the “healthy eating” or “clean diet” mantra has been going around, so if that ‘special someone’ belongs to this category, you can pack some fresh fruits, granola bars, wheat meal biscuits, a bottle of wine and even dark chocolate bars (just learnt that they are healthy).

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4. FANCY GIFTS (for her)– if she is not into the other stuffs, you can get her a nice dress, pair of shoes, big teddy bear, wrist watch, jewelry, lingerie, bag and anything else you think she might like.

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5. FANCY GIFTS (for him)– I think most guys would fall into this category, so, you might want to get him a nice shirt, neck tie and cuff-links, a pack of socks and briefs, wrist watch, customized neck piece, pair of shoes, satchel bag, belt and any other thing you can think of.

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6. PASTRIES- everybody loves cake, no matter the diet plan you are on, so you might want to get a cake, maybe cupcakes in whatever flavor. You can even go a step further and add a card or note with loving words, to make it intimate.

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These are my ideas for the perfect Valentine’s day gift, you can always mix and match any of the ideas but remember to always bear in mind what the other person would like and appreciate more. Don’t forget to drop your comments in the comment box below.

Adios!

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ESE & GAB: “My marital goals include Love, Fun & building a Christian Home” | Image Arts Studios

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When love happens, it hits you in all the right places and then a part of you becomes a part of someone else. Ese and Gabriel met in 2013, became friends and found true love. See photos below:

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Bride:”He outdid himself, I was amazed at the amount of effort he put into planning the perfect proposal for me”.

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Groom: “I proposed to her in church, in front of her parents and the entire congregation”.

Watch their love story video below:

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Inside Kemi & Olusegun’s Traditional Wedding| FAMZO Creatives

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Kemi Aiyeomoni got married traditionally to her husband, Olusegun Adeyemi on the 15th, October, 2016. The lovebirds fulfilled their traditional responsibilities according to the Yoruba culture in the presence of their families, friends and well-wishers.

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Groom- Second Outfit

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Friends of the bride also turned up, looking all gorgeous in their aso-ebi best!

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Photography: FAHMZO Creative Studio (@fahmzocreatives)
MUA: @rtmbeautyandmakeupstudio

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Inside Nollywood Actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu & Maureen Esisi’s White Wedding| LANRE AKINNIFESI

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Nollywood actor, Bloosom Chukwujekwu got married traditionally to his heart-throb, Maureen Esisi on December 19th, 2015. The ceremony was done on a low-key with a few friends and families present.

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The couple got married in the church on October 15, 2016 in Lagos and as opposed to the traditional wedding, their white wedding was filled with finesse and grandeur as the couple got married in the presence of God, friends, families and loved ones.
Let’s take a look at more photos below:
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Couple with Hon. Desmond Elliot & Yaw
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Photography: Lanre Akinnifesi| @lanre_akinnifesi
Event Planner: The Grand Soiree

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Efe & Fola are so in Love! See their Stunning Pre-Wedding Shoot|DIKO Photography

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Efe and Fola are so into each other and it is evident in their lovely Pre-wedding photos shot by DIKO photography.

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Efe and Fola met through a mutual friend and the became friends. Fola knew from that day that Efe was going to be his wife someday and he set out to make it a reality.

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She’s my human dairy.

Here’s their Love Story

How we met
by Fola, the groom-to-be

“I met Efe through a friend. We spoke on the phone casually once or twice in 2014 before we met in January 2015. I constantly marvelled at her Instagram page pictures. Her insane ​workout ​routines – almost like someone training for a fighting match. Added to this, her cooking skills and food pictures always made me so hungry. After I met her, I already knew more about her than she thought I did including the fact that she was going to be my wife​.
We became close friends and she constantly blew me away with her future plans and projections. For someone I am 7 years older than, she had her life way more figured out and organised than me.

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​I asked her out several times but she kept saying she wasn’t ready, so I decided to start calling her my girl friend whether she liked it or not.​
Efe is my best friend, my human dairy and my better half. My little spit fire and prayer warrior. Incredibly sexy, ​chef extraordinaire, ​beautiful, confident, smart, determined, unbelievably loving and tender.​The day i asked her to marry me was one of the best days of my life. ​

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Ololufe mi, this is my promise to you:This Journey would not always be rosy but i promise we would get through whatever life throws our way. I promise to always uphold the God structure and Foundation in our home. I promise to always be the Priest, Provider and Protector. I promise to be humble and take to correction when i stray or get carried away. I promise not to get too fat or too annoying. Our love will be tested but i promise to always remember our friendship and Vows. I promise to magnify your strengths and play down on your weaknesses. I pray that our marriage will be an example and hope for many. I love you baby.”

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Photography: DIKO Phototography|@dikophotography

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INSIDE SHADE & GBENGA’S WEDDING

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The family and friends of Shade and Gbenga turned up in Ilesha to witness their marriage and I must say, it was quite the ceremony. Shade’s husband is a lieutenant in the army and I’m sure some of you know the kind of display they put up when one of their own is getting married. Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the photos from the traditional wedding.

The couple
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The beautiful bride
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The white wedding photos:

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The couple

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PLANNING A SURPRISE BRIDAL SHOWER

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Usually, the maid of honor is responsible for throwing a bridal shower/ bachelorette party for the bride-to-be. Trust me, it can really be a hassle, especially when you have to keep all the plans away from the bride. In order to ensure that you don’t end up with a failed plan, here are some guidelines.

GET EVERYONE INVOLVED
Immediately after the wedding date has been fixed, contact friends of the bride to inform them of your plans. You will need to set up a meeting, but that can be done via various online channels, because there is a possibility that everyone you contacted will not be in the same location.

SET DATE AND THEME
It is important that you all agree on a time when everyone will be available so that you don’t have a scanty guest list. Also important is the bridal shower theme. You cannot have a bridal shower without a theme, there should be an exchange of ideas and then you all agree on a theme that the bride-to-be would enjoy.

PICK A VENUE
The location of where the bridal shower will take place is very important, considering the fact that it is meant to be a surprise, so you need to be careful. Most of the bridal showers I have planned, I always advice to use the house of a relative or any of her friends, that way you can control logistics and it takes some financial burden off. However, making use of a neutral place, like a restaurant, rental space, or any other location is fine.

LOGISTICS
Due to the fact that it is a surprise, the financial responsibility falls on everyone, going to be present. There are several ways to go about this, you can task everyone to a fixed amount that will sum up to the total figure needed, or make a list of all the things needed, (including refreshments, props, venue, wearables for guests and bride-to-be) and ask everyone to pick what they will be coming with, those that don’t have access to items picked can pay the cash equivalent.

ENGAGE THE GROOM
The groom doesn’t have to be financially involved in the whole process, however, he can help you with getting her to the venue if you think she might be on to you if you do it yourself. He can also help get in touch with some of the bride-to-be’s friends you don’t know to be a part of the bridal shower.

TIMING
Ensuring that everybody keeps to time in order not to ruin the surprise can be a major ordeal, you might have to set the time one hour or two hours before the bride-to-be is due to arrive. This way, everybody will be on time and ready when she walks in.

CAPTURE, MOMENTS
Get yourselves in position and your cameras ready to capture as many memories as possible, especially the look on the bride-to-be’s face when she realizes what has happened. Post all captured moments on social media using the couple’s hashtag so that after the euphoria of it all, the bride-to-be can have a look at all of them in one place.

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