Toyosi Ilupeju and Wole Makinwa are the lucky winners of a FREE Wedding from WED expo. This cute couple will be walking the aisle on a very special day -Valentine’s Day.
Their wedding promises to be packed full of love, excitement, colour and fun. As only the best wedding vendors making up the DREAM TEAM have come together to make this couple’s dream a reality.
Some of the best wedding vendors in Nigeria have come together to give this couple their dream wedding at no cost. With makeup from Banke Meshida-Lawal, cake from Tosan and decor from Nwandos Signature among others. We are sure this wedding will be glamorous and exciting.
As we countdown to their wedding which will take place in just 24 hours, here are some lovely pre-wedding photos of the lucky couple and their love story
HOW THEY MET
Toyosi and Wole met in Dubai. At the time she had recently finished her studies and was about relocating back to Nigeria. She was hosting a weekly youth fellowship at her apartment and it was Anthony’s first time attending. “She was so sweet and very welcoming and I couln’t forget her aura even after the meeting”, he said. But the first time he met her. “I thought I was going to see her around again but unknowingly, she was moving the following week.Ii only knew her first name and searched Toyosi on Facebook, but about 5000 Toyosis appeared. Lol.
I eventually got her full name from a mutual friend, sent her a request and that was how it all begun
The couple who have been dating for a year and a half initially started off with a long distance relationship which Toyosi said she didn’t like at first. “It started off as a long distance(which was breaking my rule, I hate long distance relationships.). During this relationship phase we had lots of fight because we didn’t understand each other then and our backgrounds were different. We always got through the fights because I believed we saw some thing in each other and still didn’t want to let go of. After 7months of long distance dating, Wole decided to move back to Nigeria (he was feeling the girl). God was on our side really, because he got his company to transfer him to their office here in Nigeria. Since he has moved back, we have only gotten to understand and love each other more.
Toyosi had been expecting Wole to propose on a particular date. But when he got to know that she was expecting it, he changed the date in order to surprise her. 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 surprised and then they pushed it forward. On that fateful Wednsday, I was working and really dressed down. I had to work at church during the evening service that day and as i was about to leave home for church, my mom told me to change because i looked horrible. I immediately started arguing with her on how i didn’t need to change. After a while she left me to make my decision. i felt i had won the argument.
That evening my pastor walked into the church, myself and Wole were both seated in front but not beside each other and my pastor said “Wole i sent you a message”. I remembered thinking clearly “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 was was going on but Wole wouldn’t give me face. Anyways, when my pastor was done preaching, he called Wole out saying he had a testimony and the church should listen. In my mind all I was thinking was “What testimony, what has happened that this guy didn’t tell me first (already planning my troubles for him). Next thing was Wole called 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, with horrific nails and my outfit was nothing to write home about. Anyways i got up and kept looking around to find my mom and just to give her the look of “Betrayal”. I stood in front of Wole, with our sides facing the church…hoping this was just a dream. He then got on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was utterly speechless and just nodded, pulled him to get up as fast as i could while the congregation was cheering. The only emotion I felt throughout the proposal was shock and just wanted to escape but there was nowhere to run to. Alas all i did was to nodded yes and didn’t faint.