Being transferred from Port-Harcourt to Awka was like a nightmare for Eddie as he could not manage the difference between the two environments as Port-Harcourt is known for its high level of social life compared to the boring Awka. But no matter what the differences are, Eddie just had no option than to cope. However, he was introduced to Ngee by his colleague so she could help him out in getting accommodation since he was new in town but lo and behold; Eddie did otherwise as he searched for the accommodation all by himself and did not contact Ngee until he was fully settled down, and when he did finally, they became best of friends ( no strings attached) and spent a lot of time together.
They both had loads in common, their friendship grew stronger, they got closer and began to share same views and values. Later, Eddie thought it wise to take a step further in their relationship and proposed to Ngee. It was in a very special and romantic dinner for 4. They both travelled for a friend’s fiancé’s birthday and there he publicly proclaimed his love for her with sweet words, he fell on one knee and asked her to marry him; the shy but excited Ngee said Yes!. Yeah! Let’s not bore you with our long introductory gist, let’s hear from the horse’s mouth as we bring you stunning proposal pictures at its best…
How We Met
Eddie and I unfortunately don’t have a meet cute story; in order words, there was no Halleluyah chorus in the background, not butterflies in tummy and no love at first sight. We met early in 2013 through a mutual friend when I was working in the very boring city of Awka. He has just moved to town for work and was at the time searching for accommodation. Our mutual friend gave him my number, but the brother didn’t call me for 2 whole months! Finally he contacted me when he was settled in and had found an apartment.
After that, the friendship grew but was quite platonic; we were in similar fields of work and he was the perfect hangout buddy considering how dry Awka can be. We hung out a couple of times, and then started hanging out a lot, and then somewhere along the line Eddie started ‘catching feelings’ as they say. He told me he liked me and I just brushed him aside. The friendship was going so well and I didn’t want anything to spoil it. After a while, I also started feeling the boy, and we decided to give it a go, love grew, and we started dating officially in June 2013.
The Beautiful Proposal
In April 2014, I came to PH with Eddie for the weekend and it also happened to be my friend’s fiance’s birthday. My friend, Oluchi, invited us to dinner and I honestly thought that was all, a birthday dinner for 4. We headed out to the restaurant which also had a karaoke bar and we had dinner, took turns singing and we were just hanging out. Eddie and Oluchi’s fiancé Malechi kept going out a lot, and we stayed back catching up and discussing everything and anything like girls do. A lot of fidgety movement and whispering kept going on around me but I think I was having too much fun to care.
After a while, Eddie told the person in charge of the Mic that he would like to sing a song. I watched on curiously, because Eddie can’t sing to save his life..lol and the next thing I knew, he started saying nice things to me and got on one knee and I just hid my face in shock and embarrassment because I really could not have guessed it. He asked me to marry him with the most beautiful ring with a gorgeous Topaz stone (my birthstone) and I said YES!!!!!
Traditional Wedding Pictures
Background Music: Flavour – Kwarikwa [Remix] ft. Fally Ipupa
Eddie Brendan | Instagram: @eddiebrendan
Pre-Wedding Photography: Eddie Brendan | Instagram: @eddiebrendan
Traditional Wedding: November 28, 2014
White Wedding: November 29, 2014
Traditional: MKO Abiola Gardens, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
White Wedding: The Summit Event Center, beside African Shrine Ikeja
Traditional: Red, Silver and White
White: Peach and Red
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Jems Bridal
Reception Dress, Bridesmaids Dresses: Jems Bridal
Bouquet: Rosety Gardens | 08180531549
Bride’s Traditional Wedding 2nd outfits: James Brendan |Instagram: @jbliving
Groom’s Traditional Wedding Outfit: James Brendan
Groom’s Suit: House of Forms and Functions (HOFF)– www.hoff.com.ng
Traditional Makeup, Hair & Gele: Lois of Prospottedmakeover| Instagram: @prospottedmakover
White Wedding Makeup: Lois of Prospottedmakeover| Instagram: @prospottedmakover
Hair: Unique Berry Hairs |
Planners: Bride & Groom
Wedding Coordinators: Debney Events (Traditional), Famed Event (White)
Traditional & White Wedding Cake: Ugo Chiori ofMcCreamyz Cakes n Cream – Instagram: @adaohafia
Decor: Yinka Rentals and Catering Services ( Trad) | Eventbackup (White)
Cocktails: Cocktails by Mz.B – Instagram: @cocktailsbymzb
Food: Yinka Rentals and Catering Services
Drinks: Topnotch Events
DJ: Unique Party Event
MC: ‘Showman’ Danny Chris – Instagram: @showmanbosco
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