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A True love Story! An unplanned meeting, two familiar faces and one night conversation — Ayanna and Anthony

There is no pretending I love you, and i will love you until i die and if there is a life after then, I will love you then
Hello everyone, hope you had a great
weekend. Today’s TLS is a beautiful union of two different nationalities – Ayanna
& Anthony.
They both went to Georgia Southern University.
Ayanna and Anthony

Ayanna is a southern gal from Georgia and Anthony is Nigerian. The
wedding was not just a celebration of love but also the merging of two
unique cultures.

You are my last first kiss, and it was the best and most memorable kiss of my life
Read their beautiful love story below:

Just us… ? #AyannaAnthony

After four years of attending Georgia Southern University and living
in the same city, it was an unplanned meeting at La Parilla Mexican
Restaurant that introduced Anthony to Ayanna.
After a long day at work, Ayanna was invited by her co-worker to join a
group of her friends for casual Mexican dinner and fun night out.
Normally, Ayanna would have chosen to head home and curl up with a good
book, but something in the back of her mind urged her to “live a
little.” It also doesn’t hurt that her favorite food is Mexican.
Ayanna arrived at the restaurant and searched for her party but didn’t
see anyone she knew. She did however, recognize two familiar faces at
the bar that she couldn’t place. Unbeknownst to her, she was staring her
future husband in the face. Anthony was sitting at the bar with his
best friend when Ayanna walked in. When he saw her he thought to himself
“She’s Gorgeous”. Eventually, their mutual friends arrived and the two
were introduced for the first time.

No matter how busy we are, there’s always time for a cuddle
Being married to someone you’re so proud to wake up next to every morning is a huge blessing
You are the inspiration behind all that I do, and the source of all that is good in my life.

Following their first encounter, Anthony and Ayanna bumped into each
other at two separate events in less than a weeks’ time. Anthony being a
big believer in fate, made his move during their third encounter and
asked Ayanna for a date and her phone number. Luckily, each of their
previous encounters had given Ayanna a glimpse into Anthony’s genuine
and caring nature so she happily agreed.
Anthony hoping to show Ayanna a great time selected upscale Italian
restaurant, Pricci for their first date. His restaurant choice was the
perfect icebreaker because neither of them were huge fans of the fancy
cuisine. That night conversation flowed and sparks flew! At the end of
the night, Anthony asked Ayanna, “When can I see you again?” and he
continued to ask at the end of every date until he finally asked her to
be his wife.

Someone up there must be watching out for me, because they sent heaven’s most beautiful angel into my life.

It was truly destined for their two paths to cross. And, they both agree
that this match could only be the work of God and his angels.

In my hands is this heart. I want you to have it, because I’m so clumsy
You are the only air I am breathing. You are ticking in my heart like a
little clock.
Can anything be more valuable than our love? Since you are with me, my only measurement is in heartbeats.

The proposal
After spending the entire week driving all over Georgia (Ayanna was
on a business trip in D.C. and had no clue) to speak with Ayanna’s
family in-person to ask for her hand. Anthony set his proposal plan in
Because he planned to propose in their new home, he enlisted the help of
her best friend to keep her distracted all day while he prepared.

I wake up every morning with the excitement of a child on Christmas day, just knowing that I’m with you

Later that afternoon, Anthony rescued Ayanna from a long day of shopping
and the two went for a romantic dinner in Virginia Highlands. After a
night of great food and reminiscing the two headed home.
Upon arrival, Ayanna noticed a pumpkin by the door and was so excited
and completely distracted because she was ready to start carving. But,
with a little urging Anthony finally convinced her to leave the pumpkin
and head inside.

My love for you knows no boundaries. You are the reason behind everything that is good in my life.
Words cannot express all that you mean to me. May you somehow just know that which I cannot explain.

Once inside Ayanna heard Beyoncé 1+1 blaring and walked
upstairs to beautiful candles, rose petals and huge bouquets all over
the room. Shocked Ayanna still had no clue what was happening until
Anthony dropped to his knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life
with him. She replied by screaming and crying yes over and over again.
Afterwards he sat her down to watch a compilation of congratulatory
video messages from both of their families and close friends. It was the
most special and happiest night of their lives thus far!

All my days with you are days’ worth living. I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be alone.
My life with you is something that I would never trade, even for all of the riches under heaven.
Everything you do is a source of joy for me. I can never be sad when I’m around you.
You are the first and last thing on my mind each and every day
You give me hope in my times of trial, joy in my saddest hours and love in all I do.
All the little things you do warm my heart. You are a constant source of joy in my life.
There is no finer day than a day with you by my side. Thank you for all that you are.
With every beat of my heart, I love you more and more. You’re the rhythm that keeps me steady on the march through life.
I don’t have much to give you. I’m not a rich man. What I can promise is that everything I do will be for you, for always.
There is no other woman in the world like you. I am the luckiest man alive to call you mine.
Aww, i think I am the luckiest woman alive to have you!
I’m flying high because your love gives me wings. Let me build you a palace in the clouds.
I never used to believe in forever. Now, I know that is not long enough to spend with you
Each day with you is better than the day before. How is it that you continuously improve upon perfection?
To have you in my life is a blessing I could never have earned. You are the definition of grace.
Some say to know you is to love you.
I say to know you is to be truly blessed
Oh, you little girl, you stole my heart. Never mind, I will steal you a kiss. That will make us even.
Just when I think that I could not be any happier, I see you and that all changes once again.
There is no finer day than a day with you by my side. Thank you for all that you are.
In this ever-changing world, you are the constant by which I measure my progress. I’d be lost without you.
Hi beautiful….hello handsome 😉
Even though I found you on an ordinary day, but you made it extraordinary
I used to be lonely, waiting for the right person to come by and love me
and then you came like the morning star, bright as ever.
Your love has changed me so very much. People say I am a different
person now. I guess when you fall in love, everything changes.

We now leave you to enjoy their wedding photos 🙂

The process of bringing in a “fake bride”
“Fake Bride”#2

There is a story behind every little emotion that a person experiences
in life.
You are the most beautiful story behind the emotion of love in
my heart.
Shout out to past bride Stacie Morris!
Congrats guys!

White wedding: 
Priceless moments at the wedding: Ayanna was walked down the aisle by the three important men in her life
(her two brothers and her dad). Also Anthony had a beautiful dance with the
Junior Bridesmaid.
And together we shall live happily ever after, whoop!

We wish Ayanna and Anthony a happy married life. We can only hope for more spectacular
weddings and love stories in the coming weeks….you can always reach us on
Remember that you are one of the wonderful things God has made – wonderful inside and out. You’re
blessed. You’re special. You’re loved…xoxo.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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