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A True Love Story: A blackberry display photo, an airport meeting, N15million wedding & Dubai honeymoon – Blessing and George

Meet our couple of the week, Blessing and George 🙂  
Blessing & George, are the lucky winners of My Big Nigerian Wedding Season 2 (Abuja).

They entered for the contest along with hundreds of
couples and after a rigorous round of voting and a grand finale, they
emerged winners of the competition carting away a N15Million wedding and
a honeymoon in Dubai.

Blessing
& George met through a mutual friend after George saw Blessing’s
photo used as her Blackberry DP. The rest is this beautiful story where
love always wins.

HOW WE MET BY THE BRIDE
Early
in 2012, a friend of mine, Bella, calls me and asks if I’d want to meet
someone since I was on a sabbatical from relationships. She asked if
I’d want to meet a guy and I was like, why? She said he saw my picture
on her DP and told her I was his wife. And I was like, what a fake line.
Of all the toasting lines, he would bring that one. After she begged
and pleaded with me to at least let him have my PIN, days later I
accepted but warned her not to give him my number.
On
chatting with him, I found out he was actually course mates with my
immediate elder sister and I knew him. I wasn’t sure I wanted a
relationship at first. But after about 7 months, on Christmas day! I
sent him my number. I had missed my flight to Abuja and had to sleep in a
family friend’s house in Lagos. We agreed to see and talk.
He
came to meet me at the airport and we went out to have a drink. He was
very quiet and simple, leaving his friend and cousin to fuel the
conversation while he just observed me. Somehow, when he dropped me off
at the airport, we didn’t feel like leaving each other. I thought he
would kiss my cheek; he thought I’d hit him if he tried. I probably
would have.
Plenty
drama ensued between myself and him-one time I told him to stop calling
me. After months of having him come to see me monthly, I agreed to date
him on August 9, a month shy of my birth date.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR BY THE BRIDE:
Amazing,
interesting, annoying and exciting. He’s really solid and helps to
steady me. We learn from each other everyday and I absolutely adore that
he loves God and just has so much faith- in God, family, me and
everyone. He believes so much in me that I feel like wonder woman
sometimes. We have our issues (and boy, we do have them) but we try to
sort them all out. And the fact that he tried to visit me every month
even when it wasn’t convenient was absolutely a winner.‎ He’s patient,
humble and quiet (which can be annoying) and can curb my excesses. I
have learned to be more confident in my giftings, more prudent, more
deeper with God walking with him.
Truth is, I didn’t see him coming when he did but I’m glad God gave me the common sense to choose him.
HOW HE PROPOSED – BY THE BRIDE:
It
wasn’t the romantic dramatic thing I would have dreamed but I was
surprised. He’s not the kind of person to whip out a ring and go on one
knee (but he does have potential and we are working on that-evil grin). I
already knew he wanted to marry me but he had gotten into Abuja the
evening before but we couldn’t see. The next day he was waiting for me
at my office, chatting with my colleague. I told him to come into my
office and there on my table was a pretty bag. I was oohing and aahing
and then I see a note in the bag saying he was happy being with me and
was ready to take the next step in this journey with me. Would I do him
the honour of being his wife? I turned back to see him kneel with a ring
box and I’m laughing and screaming (I can’t call that screaming though)
and he’s confused, standing and kneeling again. I can’t remember saying
YES (I knew we were going to get married). I just remember thrusting my
finger and him slipping it on.
Coming from him, it was so sweet that he put me first and thought to do something that would make me really smile.
HOW WE MET BY THE GROOM:
Blessing
was an acquaintance I met almost a decade ago while visiting her sister
who happened to be my course mate in the University. We had met no more
than twice in our entire lives at that point (3, if you include a
random encounter where I didn’t even notice her at all).
The
funny thing was that years later, we met through a mutual friend of
ours Bella. Immediately I saw her picture on Bella’s DP, I said, this is
my wife. Bella did the hook up, we shared BBM pins and kicked off. Like
in our first encounter, our chats were always brief. She barely
responded to my messages.
And
expectedly, we didn’t stay in touch. She never sent me a message and I
never contacted her since I didn’t have her number and she refused to
give It to me. 
One
day, I sent her a message a week before Christmas and she responded on
Christmas day.   When I saw this out-of-the-blue message from her whom I
had only met like twice in my entire life and who barely tried to reach
out before, my first thoughts were skeptical at best. I asked for her
number and she sent it. I called her up immediately and we agreed to see
the following day as she had stuff to do that day.

I picked her up and guess what I thought? How rare that a lady would be
so open in sharing, I thought. She was earnest and sincere. Plus, she
spoke about her passion for writing and her gifts and I thought that was
sweet. She seemed friendly, sensitive, and without airs I liked how the
conversation was going. Months later, I said something I shouldn’t have
said and she warned me not to contact her again.

However,
we started talking again and gradually we were talking every few
minutes. Blessing had this sensitivity and sincerity that made me keen
to hear from her and share more about me.
If
I were to give a score, Blessing was easily scoring A’s in just
emotional quotient alone. Her kindness and sensitivity were at a level
which I had never seen in any other lady before and I mean it.
Whether
this brewing bond was platonic or romantic — I didn’t know. For all I
knew, I  loved the feeling and I didn’t want it to stop.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR BY THE GROOM:
We
love big and fight big. (lol). Blessing is a lady I could see myself
with in life because of her openness, big heart, and genuine care
towards me and people. At the same time, I was unsure about our
long-term future, primarily because of our personality differences. To
be honest I struggled with this initially as her personality can be a
bit overwhelming- she seems to burst with life. I thought it would be
great if we were compatible in every way.
Emotionally,
Blessing is beyond what I could have ever asked for. I had always
wanted someone kind: Blessing is not only kind, but also sensitive,
reliable, open, caring, empathetic, patient, and sweet.
Physically,
Blessing is again beyond what I could have asked for. She has an
amazing body, charming, pretty, and takes care to dress herself well.
Spiritually, Blessing loves God, and I wanted us both to have that kind
of relationship with God. 
After
some thought, I realized I was okay with not having full compatibility.
I realized what I truly needed in a partner was emotional availability,
kindness, being caring, and Blessing was already all of that, plus some
more. I couldn’t have asked for more.
This was the first time when I thought, ‘Hey, I think this is someone I can see myself with for life’.
HOW I PROPOSED – BY THE GROOM:
I
totally wanted to catch her by surprise since she always thought I
wouldn’t propose. I got this hand bag and slipped a note inside, saying
that I wanted to take our journey of friendship to the next level by
making her my wife.
I
had the bag put in her office before her arrival. She arrived and as we
entered her office, she saw the bag on her desk and thought it was one
of the normal gifts I give sometimes. It wasn’t until she opened the bag
and read the note, that she noticed that I was proposing. I was shy as
it was a bit awkward for me but since she liked that sort thing, it was
worth it just seeing her expression.
In the beginning…
   
See their wedding photos
 

Official Wedding Venue – The Pearl Arena @ Emerald Park
Contact: 08147796995 ~ @thepearlarena

Invitation Cards – The Wedding Store
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Wedding Planning – Ivy Lil’ Beth Concepts
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Bridal Gown Designer – Qupid Bridals
Contact: 08071416790 ~ @qupidbridals

Grooms’ Suit – Bobo’s Clothing
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Wedding Cake – TL Cake Boulevard
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Wedding Decor – Selcah Events
Contact: 08092656230 ~ @jonina2selcah

Paper Flowers – Zona Zichi
Contact: 08033268792 ~ @zzpf_by_omo_udenta

Wedding Shoes – Mona Matthews
Contact: 08023055212 ~ @mona_matthews

Bride’s Makeup – Pretty Ink Signatures
Contact: 08069559833, 08098001286 ~ @prettyinksignature

Bride’s Hair – Natmaine
Contact: 08135547703 ~ @natmaine

Photography – Cognito Studios
Contact: 08069470489 ~ @shawn_cognitostudios

Bouquet & Boutonnières – Rosety Gardens
Contact: 08025697479 ~ @rosetygardens

Bridal Robes – Akokomali
Contact: 08180626479, 08117415441 ~ @akokomali

Bridal Accessories – Qupid Bridals
Contact: 08037017103 ~ @qupidbridals

MC – Fred Bright
Contact: 07037573302 ~ @fredbrightcomedian

DJ – Mayors Music Center
Contact: 08189366690

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