A LinkedIn love story featuring Nimi & Tolu

Nimi & Tolu met on LinkedIn and will be saying ‘I Do’ in an event planned by Nigerian wedding planner, Rubbies Events. The #NTtoInfinity couple moved from LinkedIn to Whatsapp and the rest is history. Read their LinkedIn love story and see pictures from their pre-wedding shoot.

Nimi’s story

I was never the girl that imagined every detail of her wedding. In fact, I was a ‘tomboy’ and couldn’t understand when people talk about their future weddings. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but this was scary to me cos so much pressure on just one day of your life. However, devoid of external opinions and expectations, I knew when the time comes, I will know.

Tolu happened to me, he personified the meaning of love and is “a man and more.” I was the first to reach out to Tolu via Linkedln (I don’t like him telling people this) lol. Although, we started talking professionally and my intention was to get certain information about his employer. We transcended from LinkedIn to WhatsApp and here we are. Tolu took his shot and did not miss.

The first time I heard his voice, I was instantly attracted ‘I felt peace’ but comported myself cos there are other qualities I needed to discern before hormones start clouding my judgment. Although now, I tell him I don’t hear the huskiness in his voice anymore (he claims it is ‘see finish’ lol). We spoke for long hours, the COVID lockdown and the stillness of the world gave us so much time to know each other. It felt like we knew each other for years.

At times, we find ourselves saying ‘we are racing against time’. But deep down we knew this was God’s perfect timing for us. No long love story here, I found love when I wasn’t searching and I am happy to spend forever with my Babycakes ‘Tolu’.

Tolu’s story

I met my baby on LinkedIn in December 2019, although we didn’t officially start speaking till January 2020. The conversation started off professionally, and then I requested we speak on WhatsApp, given I was slow in responding on LinkedIn. She did shakara before she reached out on WhatsApp sha.

We got talking and left professional things aside after a while. I was enjoying my conversations with her and started falling pretty fast. COVID happened, and then we would spend most hours together virtually (binge watch Netflix,
video calls, phone calls, etc). We grew closer and the attraction grew stronger.

We navigated lockdown with car dates as restrictions were eased. I remember the first time we met in person. She was even more beautiful in person with popping brown melanin skin 😍. I wanted someone I could settle down with me for life, and Nimi was perfect for me. She’s everything I wanted- she personifies beauty (in & out), she’s the smartest I know, confident, courageous, supportive, and all-around superwoman. We have celebrated so many key milestones together, and I look forward to celebrating even greater ones. She’s been my key pillar of support since we met and I can’t imagine doing life without her.

Whenever we tell the story about how we met, LinkedIn sounds strange to those listening; for us, we found love in a perfect place; I am super excited and can’t wait to tie the knot with my forever lover. She’s my ‘queen and more’

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Credits & Vendors

  • Bride: @nimijacks
  • Groom: @tolu_fila
  • Planner: @rubbiesevents
  • Photography: @c3pictures_gallery


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