Femi Olumide and Ayoola Idowu got engaged on the 23rd of June at Oriental hotel Lagos.
How it happened:
As narrated by the soon-to-be bride, Femi
My fiancé @ayoalabaidowu fooled me into thinking I was coming for a birthday dinner with just my sis and cousin and their other halves at a restaurant in Oriental hotel, I had no idea that he planned to propose and he had carefully planned out everything from surprise guests down to hidden photographers. When we arrived at the venue, he excused himself to go to the men’s room and 5minutes later the surprise guests popped out from nowhere followed by a surprise proposal…and the rest like they say is history. I have to admit I was super shy, shocked and confused but I’m thankful to God for giving me such an amazing partner. Definitely looking forward to forever with him.”
Gushing about it on Instagram, Femi wrote “I‘d always imagined what it would feel like to have a surprise Birthday party, but what happened yesterday was much more than just a surprise birthday party; it was beyond my imaginations…..The man of my dreams, my lover and best friend asked me to marry him and I said YES!!Like duh! Who wouldn’t say yes to such an amazing man?@ayoalabaidowu thank you for constantly overwhelming me with your love, you left me speechless last night.I’m the luckiest girl alive to have”
Just before the proposal, Ayo wrote this emotional epistle in honor of his woman!
So I don’t get to say this often, but the unusual joy in my heart is forcing me to express myself without any holdback. Before I met you, @femi_olumide I was a man who was walking around with thoughts of the burden of incompleteness and the fear of reaching out for the missing gaps; life had erroneously made me believe I was too difficult to reach out for completeness, and I was too complex to be attracted to. Life hoisted a red flag at every attempt to reach out to fill the gaps. Little did I know that I was a perfect gentle man, at least to one woman! For the first time in my life, I started hearing new statements like “you are just perfect the way you are…” “I feel blessed to have you…” “You are simply amazing in all areas…” Really, I am? Even if I am not completely perfect, at least, the ‘beholder’ believes I am; that solves it… What more can a man ask of his woman?! Men too feel stronger when statements like these are said about them, and only a truly amazing woman like you can identify the perfection of a man amidst his imperfections and help him rightly apply them to make the best of him. It’s interesting how free a man feels when he lives with the thought of real completeness; dreams now look more realistic and achievable… It is now safe to be oneself without the fear of hurting someone for being real! I adore the perfect woman in you. I bless the day I drove myself to your hospital at the most unreasonable hour to set my eyes on you! Believe me, right now, I am scared of growing up because the more I have known you, the more I have loved you. Thank you for making me a miracle even yet to happen! For the first time, I am yet to find the gift you deserve on a special day like this. I write here to see if I can get any help from people who understand what it takes to be you, and what such person truly deserves… In the meantime, have a blast of a day in the happiest of mood. If for nothing, because a man cares about you and loves you like nothing else on earth. Happy birthday, Ayanfe!
I’d always imagined what it would feel like to have a surprise Birthday party, but what happened yesterday was much more than just a surprise birthday party; it was beyond my imaginations…..The man of my dreams, my lover and best friend asked me to marry him and I said YES!!Like duh! Who wouldn’t say yes to such an amazing man? @ayoalabaidowu thank you for constantly overwhelming me with your love, you left me speechless last night.I’m the luckiest girl alive to have you #surpriseproposal #23rdJune2016 #weddingloading #naijawedding #BNbling
The YES moment was my most amazing moment in a long time… I really can’t wait for the awesome ‘I Do’ moment. @femi_olumide your love is one in a trillion! #weddingproposals #happymoment #foreverinmyheart #lovelikeamovie Many thanks @bellanaijaweddings and @Nigerianwedding
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