Funi Onyechi and Arinze Osakwe are getting married! The couple got engaged recently at the stunning Shangri-La hotel in London. Read their love story and how he proposed with the help of planner, Kaine Osakwe.
How We Met
Arinze & I met officially in 2011. Before then, he was friends with my elder brother. Because my brother knew we were both going to attend the same uni, he told Arinze to take care of me lol.
So we met in 2011 & we became the best of friends for four years. In our fourth year of uni, I attended his sister’s wedding and it was during the wedding he told me that he liked me. I was SHOCKED!
I had absolutely no clue that he liked me in that way & wanted to be more than friends. I was so skeptical because I didn’t want to lose him as a friend but it was the best decision I made!
Fast forward six years and then…
A month before my engagement; my fiancé’s sister @kainene.o invited me for dinner at the Shard London. She called it a ‘Bad and Boujee Dinner’. If you know Kainene, you know she’s like that so I didn’t think anything of it!
So on the 11th of March, I got all dolled up ready to have a fun night out in London. She called me a few hours before we were meant to meet up and said I should meet her in her friend’s hotel room in Shangri-La London. What Kainene told me was that her friend’s husband had gotten his wife a room in Shangri-La for her 30th birthday. Kainene met me in the lobby of the 35th floor and we went up to her room.
Getting to her friend’s room I heard John Legend’s Conversations in the Dark playing outside but I didn’t think anything of it.
She opened the door and I saw rose petals and candles laid out in the most beautiful way, which led to a sign that read MARRY ME. At that moment, I couldn’t control my tears.
The love of my life was standing right in front of me. My best friend, ready to take this bold step.
Now here we are, ready to start planning our dream wedding!
- Planner: Kaine Osakwe