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A True Love Story: The neighbours who fell in love when they were kids (Part 2) – Tope and Segun

Segun and Tope’s awesome love story and Nigerian traditional wedding has been displayed on our true love story series previously (HERE).
Now we bring you their fabulous white wedding photos courtesy of photographer, Ogheneworo Akara!


There was a palpable excitement in the air as we counted the minutes and hours before these two were going to say I do.

People around were eagerly sharing the news of the impending matrimony and giving updates as the preparations continued.  
 

Excited about the atmosphere around, we continued with the task of recording the tiny details that make the day beautiful.
 

Let
me take a little time to digress and tell you the story of Segun and
Tope’s event planner. Wonu is an awesome event planner. She is born to
do this. Her passion is not learnt, it is natural. She immediately swung
into action to settle us down when we got to Abeokuta, asked if we
required food and what else we would need for our day to be perfect. She
explained the need for us to be satisfied so the pictures of the day
can be perfect. I wont hesitate to recommend her anyday to our clients.
Here she was listening to Tope reel out the list of the things she
required to make the day as she had dreamt and Wonu was all ears and
executed to the letter.
 

In the course of her preparation, Segun saw fit to send Tope a gift to show his love.

Meanwhile,
from far away in the US, Tope’s friends prepared a surprise for her.
They sent her a video which we played for her to watch as they sent
their wishes across the Atlantic. 

Finally, everyone was picture ready and we took time out with these beautiful ladies in their radiance.

Over
at Segun’s, preparations was at top speed. I like guys. Kai! Segun’s
steps to dressing up was without any story. Segun wore his shirt! He
wore his trouser. He combed his hair. Finished! O wait!!  Lets prolong
it. He wore his best mans bow tie for himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
Long abi? 

Cough! Cough!! Let me get some water. I will be back.

The Bride’s”maids” attended to the dressing up of the bride to the last detail and ensured she looked beautiful for the groom. 
 

Quickly, Tope stepped out to go to church. She was eager! Very eager!!
 

And she was all shades of beautiful!!!! 

Meanwhile, when Segun heard the news of his wife’s beauty, he jumped for joy!! 

As he danced like David danced into the church. 

Next came in the train as they announced the arrival of the bride. 

Leaning on her dads hand, Tope walked into Church thinking about the fact that soon she was having a new dad and leader.

Beautiful Couple! Enough said!!!!

This was the congregation that had come to witness Tope and Segun get married. 

And trust me the excited in the hall gave much to gist about.
 

Bishop
Mike Okonkwo was present himself to lead these two into holy matrimony,
but first, he led the pair and the church in worship.

And everyone felt the power in the hall.

The atmosphere in the room only served to reassure these two that they were backed by God on this journey. 
 

From here on, things moved at great speed. Beginning with Tope being handed over to Segun by her dad.  
 

To the vows being said by these two as they committed themselves to each other for life. 

The ring! Beautiful Stone! This is where Segun’s money went to o o o o o! Chai!

With a declaration and a kiss, it was sealed. These two were husband and wife. 

Tope fed Segun the holy communion afterwards and I made a mental note to capture the shape of Segun’s tummy as it was today.
 

I
just was imagining the things Tope will do to that 8 packs of his.
lol…:)…You see that smile. That says the intentions in Tope’s heart. 
 

After the joining and prayers, we couldn’t wait long enough to run away to take the photographs of this couple.
 

This was one of the favourites from the shoot we had. I loved the scenery. 

This idea was all Tope’s. I just clicked the shutter.

Finally, we got back to the reception to a beautifully decorated hall. Lh Events had done a great job here.

and the train ushered in the bride and groom with dancing and smiling.

Segun and Tope danced in without a care for anyone around. Their joy was evident as they came in.

Things
sped past from this point and the normal items of the wedding day were
quickly attended to. The cutting of the cake, the dances and all that.
When Mr Kusoro gave his speech, it was brief and straight to the point.
 

Same here too with Segun. No plenty stories,  he was eager to start dancing

When
the dancing started, it was clear why he was rushing. Segun’s joy was
clear in his steps. But then, who wont be when you are marrying a woman
like Tope?

At
a point, Segun pulled up “Chichi” onto the stage to learn the Nigerian
dance steps she was witnessing. Our American Nigerian didnt disappoint.

This was all manner of fun I tell you and you could see it from the crowd on the dance floor. 

We took a few seconds to capture Segun’s dad and his sister looking fly together. 

As
the dancing continued, there were times we thought peoples waists were
going to break. You could see the alarm on faces when impossible moves
where made. But we all ended up laughing as the fun continued.  
 
  
KFB wishes Tope and Segun a happy married life, whoop!
Meanwhile, if you are getting married soon, send Akara a mail at
[email protected] to discuss and book your day, or call
on +2348025019121, +2348183557625 and +23412957641. 

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