Nigerian couple, Larry and Bisola met in church; they were paired as accountability partners and decided to be partners for life. Read their #LBLoveStory2020 and view photos from their intimate engagement/proposal by Weezy Scott Photography
How We Met by the bride,
So I noticed Ola for the first time one of these Wednesday midweek services in mid-2018 when he was collecting offering in church. The first thing that crossed my mind was “oh this guy is cute but why is he squeezing face” and then that was that.
The second time was at one of the small group meetings which the church organizes to help young people interact better. Then the anchor asked us to write our names and telephone numbers on a paper and pass them around for people to pick randomly. What this meant was whoever you picked, you were accountable to. Yeah so this gentleman picked my name “of course, I am sure he was praying to pick my name… lol”.
To cut the long story short, he sent me a text that same night and it was pretty much an easy flow. I remember one of the things I had asked was, so what are we accountable to each other for? And his response was, pretty much everything to which I jokingly said “I hope it includes money matters too”. We became very fond of each other and I found out what a sweet and caring person Ola was.
Fast forward to a year after, we started dating and met both our families. It was very easy for both of us to blend into our respective families.
The groom’s version
I met Bisola two years ago in church. She is gentle and has a calm soul. We started a relationship as being friends. In church, we were paired as accountability partners and so we had to check in on each other every other week. I grew very fondly of her in a short period and of course, there were times we didn’t agree as friends. After a period of getting to know each other and being mindful of my next relationship being the one, I knew I wanted to know her in a different dimension.
We started dating after a year of being good friends and its really been the best times of my life. I introduced her to my family as the one and she gelled in very easily.
A week to the proposal, Ola called and told me to save the date “March 6, 2020” as we had a mutual friend’s wedding anniversary dinner to attend. We got candles as we thought it would be nice to get them a gift, little did I know the candles would be for our home.
On the “D” day, we got to the venue and he took me through the back of the venue which I thought was funny. I was like “what kind of entrance is this one? Is this where all their guests pass-through”, he just ignored me. The staircase leading upstairs too was overly decorated, I thought to myself “isn’t this a bit much for an anniversary dinner but what do I know ??♀“.
Then we got upstairs and I was pleasantly surprised???… my Accountability Partner asked me to be his Partner and do life with him.
I had always known from the moment we started dating I was going to marry her. We had also discussed it. It was a matter of when. My sister & I had selected the ring in January, purchased and kept it for a time she’d be unaware. I just wanted to catch her off guard and I think I kind of did.
I had supposedly invited her for a mutual friend’s wedding anniversary dinner and Bisola being who she was had selected candles we could gift them. My sister had literally put everything together and it was just to get her there. With family, friends and our loved ones, I bent a knee and asked her to marry me. Thankfully she said Yes. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this amazing woman and create a family with her.
- Planner: LH Events
- Venue: The Waterside Venue Lekki
- Decorator: Aquarian Luxury
- Photography: Weezy Scott
- Videography: The Gallery NG