Edidiong & Kufre met while he was on groomsman’ duty and she was a wedding guest. See why you have to keep your eyes wide open when you attend weddings, ask Dara for tips.
Anyways, back to #KNEfused, the couple got married on the 30th of December, 2017 in Akwa Ibom. The ceremony held at Christ The King Cathedral while the reception took place at the Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort in Uyo. Their wedding, planned by 2706 Events was all shades of amazing. From the bride’s stunning dress by April by Kunbi to their gorgeous wedding photos by SC George Weddings, read their love story and enjoy #KNEfused
How we met
Kufre and I met at a mutual friend’s wedding in New Rochelle, New York where he was one of the groomsmen and I was a guest.
Prior to this meeting, we were introduced two years back by another mutual friend. We spoke once over phone but didn’t meet, and I even forgot he existed. As providence would have it, we met again…
I arrived in New Rochelle the night before the wedding day and checked into the hotel reserved for the guests. The next morning, I went down to the restaurant for breakfast with a plan to pop in and say hi to my friend – the groom, before the ceremony. When I got downstairs, I met the groom with about 15 guys or more seated at the bar (Kufre was one of them).
I exchanged pleasantries with the guys I could recognise and maybe said hi to Kufre (I can’t recall). After breakfast, a few guys including Kufre, wanted haircuts, and I needed to go by the mall so I joined them. Strolling into the mall, Kufre stalled and walked by me. He tried the “fake” British accent;
Him: Hi there…I’m Kufre. What’s your name?
Me: Hey! I’m Edidiong
Him: Edidiong! I can remember that.
Me: Good (smiling)
Him: So do you live in NY or visiting?
Me: No, I live in Maryland
Him: Oh nice! I’m visiting from the U.K. (Aberdeen). Ekwere’s my childhood friend…
Him: So another pharmacist! Ya? That seems to be a common profession here in the US. The groom and the bride are both pharmacists and so are a few other guys here too, so I conclude.
Me: That’s funny, yeah I work at the pharmacy but there are non-pharmacists who work there too you know…
Him: Well true! Anyway nice chatting, I’ll see you around… CHEERS!
Me: Ok see you around too.
Then I thought to myself, “What a weird guy. What kind of person says “cheers” though??? At least in the U.S. Lol! “ I went about my day. Later, at the wedding party, he approached me and asked for a dance… I said to myself “Oh, this U.K. “cheers” guy is back again.
Him: Are you shy? (The fake accent again)
Me: NO! WHY?
Him: You act like it
Me: Whatever! of course I’m not.
Him: Do you remember my name?
Me: Yeah! Kufre. So Mr Kufre do you have a surname?
Him: Kufre Uwem. My friends call me Dongo.
Me: Hmm that name sounds familiar. We have spoken once before.
Him: Really? No way!
Me: Oh yes we have, you called me…
Him: (Then he recalls the conversation we had after I mention the mutual friend involved) Yes you are absolutely right. What a coincidence. Now you should dance with me. And then, we danced.
We haven’t stopped dancing. We won’t stop dancing together…
- Planner: 2706 Events
- Photography: SC George Weddings
- Bride’s gown: April by Kunbi
- Makeup: Ronald the 7th
- Hair: Nsidibe Perfect Touch Signature