Nigerian couple, Tosin Owonibi and Alhassan Amedu said I Do on the 18th of February, 2017. The couple shared their love story via wedding photographer, Herald Studeos.
How we Met
Hassan is fully convinced that we met when we were kids but I’m pretty sure that we didn’t (something in his mind has fully convinced him of this). The first time I met him was at my undergrad graduation party. I remember seeing him with his mum and one of our mutual friends. It was an intimate party so, I knew everyone there except him. So it wasn’t really hard to notice his new face in the crowd. I just said “Hello” to him and continued to enjoy the rest of the party.
Shortly after this, I was posted to Abuja for my youth service and had to move there. A few days after I got to camp, it was his birthday and our mutual friend had put his picture up on her Display Picture (DP) on BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and I recognised him immediately as the dude from my party so I told her to wish him a happy birthday on my behalf *winks*. Next thing I know, I got a BBM request from him, I accepted and we started talking almost everyday.
Fast forward to a few weeks later, we officially started our long distance relationship. By the end of the first half of the year, we went our separate ways (story for another day). The day after we broke up, he deleted me off his BBM contact list. I was so burnt and I remember ranting to my friends about how rude he was for deleting me. By this time, I had started applying to schools for my M.Sc and then I got accepted into one of them. I just pushed him out of my mind and focused on the new adventure ahead of me.
To cut the long story short, a few months later, it was his birthday again and I had just downloaded Whatsapp on my phone. So I decided to hit him up just to wish him a happy birthday. A part of me expected him not to respond but I was really surprised to get a response. We started catching up on gist and all that had been going on in our separate lives. At this point, we were both in different relationships and in different countries. A few months later, the relationship I was in ended for the best but Hassan was still in his.
I bagged my degree and came back to Nigeria. The day I arrived was the day he had to fly out for his new posting in Liberia, I got a job and had to go for a 5 month training course. At this point, we only spoke occasionally because we were both busy with our work. Then I got a call from him one day saying that he was coming back to Nigeria soon. I was really indifferent about the news because I thought he was still in his relationship, which I later found out had ended.
Shortly after he moved to Nigeria, we reconnected and you know the rest of the story…
- Photography: Diko Photography & Herald Studeos
- Planner: The Pearl Jacob
- Bride’s makeup (White Wedding): Ennieyapha
- Bride’s hair (White Wedding): Demola did it
- Bride’s bouquet: Swalek Bridals
- Bride’s dress and jewelry: RK Bridal
- Bridesmaids dresses: Funmy Sho
- LED foams: Party Supplies NG
- Special effects and lighting: Innovate Media
- Decor: Royal Profile Events
- MC: Decmaine