Behind every beautiful wedding is a beautiful proposal story… well, almost every wedding
As we count down to the most exciting wedding of 2017, we have for you today the lovely proposal story of WED Dream Wedding winners Toyosi & Wole.
By the Groom-to-be, Wole
I proposed in Church on a regular week-day meeting. She thought I was going propose a week before but I deferred it when I noticed she was aware. After the Pastor’s sermon, he invited me to share a testimony (prior to that, the pastor was still thinking about my request to propose in church – it was never done before, I did not get a quick reply so I did not plan for it, I did not even have the ring with me lol). Thankfully she said ‘YES’.
By the Bride-to-be, Toyosi
Wole proposed on Wednesday the 11th of May, 2016. I expected him to propose the week before because he had planned a wonderful date so I was ready and looked extremely gorgeous but apparently he and my sister wanted me to be surprised so they pushed it forward. On that fateful Wednesday, I was working from home so I was dressed very down. I had to work at church during the evening service that day and as I was about to leave home, my mom told me to change that I looked horrible. I immediately started arguing with her on why I didn’t need to change and after a while she left me. I won the argument (so I thought). That evening, my pastor walks into church and we were both seated near the front but not beside each other and my pastor says “Wole I sent you a text message”. I remember clearly thinking; Na wa o, when did Wole and my pastor become texting buddies when I’ve even known my pastor longer. So, I started trying to do amebo to find out what the text message said but Wole wouldn’t even give me face. Anyways when my pastor was done preaching , He called Wole out saying he had a testimony and that the church should listen. In my mind at this time I was thinking; what testimony, what has happened that this guy didn’t tell me first (I was already planning my trouble for him). Next thing I know Wole calls me to step out to his side. At this point I just wanted to disappear. I was looking so raggedy; no makeup, hair was a mess, nails were horrific, and my outfit was nothing to write home about. Anyways I get up and kept looking around trying to find my mom to give her the look of “betrayal”. I stood in front of Wole, our sides were facing the church and I was just hoping this was a dream. Next thing Wole gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him. I was utterly speechless and just nodded and pulled him to get back up as fast as I could while the whole church was cheering. The only emotion I was feeling throughout the proposal was shock and I wanted to escape but there was nowhere to run to. Anyways thank God I nodded yes and didn’t faint.
Photography: DIKO Photography @dikophotography
Makeup: Adorned By Joy @adornedbyjoy
Video: Wedding Box Office @weddingboxoffice