Early this month, a particular wedding trended on Instagram for days and it’s none other than that of Tolu, a fashion designer and owner of female clothing line; Wanni Fuga and Samuel Wabara, the son of former Senate President of Nigeria – Aldophous Wabara.
The couple’s traditional wedding took place in March whilst their
extravagant white wedding took place on the 1st of April 2017 at the
Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
We have got their super sweet love story, their pre-wedding photos and of course, lit wedding photos to share with you, enjoy!
∼ Photography: Keziie Photography
How We Met:
from the Bride, Tolu
We met in 2011, I was at the University of Sheffield at the time, while
he went Swansea University. He came to visit a friend who was attending a
party at my uni and was staying over at my place. At the end of the
night, he ended up at my place somehow and we started talking.
We tried dating after that, I can still remember taking long train rides
to visit him (Exactly 6 hours from Sheffield to Swansea, phew).
But that did not work out. We eventually had this big argument that
resulted in us not speaking to each other for a while.Fast forward to
after he had graduated from Swansea and moved to Warwick. I was still
at the University of Sheffield.
One day, while I was in the library with
a friend we got talking and she kept going on and on about some guy and
it happened to be him. So I told her the whole story from the past and
she made me call him to apologize.I did and we started talking again.
This time around, though, I was in another relationship.
There was a lot of back and forth so we stopped speaking and went our separate ways.In December 2015, I saw him at Rhythm Unplugged but I avoided him. The next year, in January 2016, I saw him again at Radisson Blu and I tried to avoid him but a friend of his told him that he had seen me, and so he came looking. Here we are now.
from the bride
He proposed to me at a restaurant in Lagos. He had the area cornered
off so we were alone. The love for food is something we have in common.
I was trying to enjoy my meal and he kept staring at me. I was like “Babe, why are you not eating?”Later on, I realized he could not concentrate because he did not want me to choke on my ring (imagine!!). I looked down and noticed the ring on my spoon, then he got down on one knee and popped the question. Of course, I said yes!.
From the Groom, Samuel
I invited Tolu for dinner at Sakura, a Japanese
restaurant in VI. I got there before she did, even though I had spoken
to the Philippine Chef in advance. We ran through everything I had
explained during our previous discussions.The idea was to bring the ring
during dessert with the sparkler as the final deed. For some odd reason
the Chef decided to put the ring in her rice, I noticed it at the point
where he swapped the plates for her.Firstly, I was terribly concerned
about the fact that it was all the way at the bottom of the plate, and
she might not see it. Secondly, the thought “what if she swallows the ring?”
was playing on a loop in my head! So I kept staring at her food, she
must have known there was a problem. It got so bad, she had to ask me if
I wanted some lol.
Fortunately, she saw it and I quickly took it out and made my
proposal. It was a very special day for me and also for her, her
expression was priceless.
Their wedding photos:
Kemi Filani Weddings keeps it real, makes it fun 😉
Make up: @makeupbynene
Red Dress: @clandiaries