Remember Seye, the Nigerian designer-bride who gave us a civil bridal look we won’t forget in a hurry. You’ll love their love story and the COVID-imposed lockdown played a huge part. Here’s how the bride (who’s also the founder of Sheye Oladejo) and Bolaji grew from being friends to starting their journey to forever together.
THE LOCKDOWN WAS GOOD TO US…Our love story is that which sprung from genuine friendship and connection.
Bolaji: It was our stay together during the lockdown that convinced me that I had found a wife in her. We were in each other’s faces, we had to deal with each other every single second for about four months. We also got to know each other better and this was the best part of our relationship.
Seye: We met sometime in December 2019. We were introduced by a mutual friend and I decided to give it a shot and make it official in January 2020.
Bolaji: I was randomly on Instagram one day when I stumbled on her picture. She caught my attention that instant. I was going to slide into her DMs but I thought to myself ‘oh no she’s probably got hundreds of that left unattended’.
Fast forward to her birthday in November 2019, two mutual friends posted her pictures to wish her happy birthday. It was at that point I knew I had to go for it. I reached out to them and told them I’ll love to meet up with her if she’s single that is. They promised to get back to me and days later, The Style Infidel (who is my Groom Stylist) got back to me to say she was. He spoke to her on my behalf and we got chatting.
We eventually set up a day to hangout and trust Lagos traffic to embarrass a gentleman. I spent 4 hours in traffic but she waited for me. The journey got exciting from there and I knew I wanted to wife her as she had all the qualities I love in a woman. She’s caring and tough, she’s ambitious and a goal-getter. She never settles for less.
On the 5th of September, 2020 I proposed to the love of my life and here we are now.
Credits & Vendors
- Bride: @oluwasheye of @sheyeoladejo
- Groom: @mobolajilaw
- Bridal Styling @thewardrobemanager
- Planner: @mimiluxe_events
- Outfit: @sheyeoladejo
- Makeup Artist: @divadivineatelier
- Hairstylist: @marieghold
- Groom’s Styling: @deyanjuhare
- Photography: @awgzzz