Funlola & Molade met each other like 20 years ago when they were in school but they never knew they would end up as husband and wife. Funlola and Molade didn’t meet again when they left school but in 2005, Funlola saw Molade’s profile on hi5….and wowza, their amazing and beautiful love story began. They both lived in the same country but the distance between them couldn’t quench their passionate love. It is so ethereal and lovely how their souls are perfectly connected to each other as they became friends and inseparable lovebirds.
We featured their lovely engagement session sometime ago, and we are delighted to feature their white wedding + true love story today
Let’s leave you to enjoy their perfect love story and colorful wedding photos…..
Our Amazing Love Story
We probably first laid eyes on each other some 20 years ago..LOL!
We both attended Corona School Gbagada in Lagos, Nigeria and this is where we initially knew of each other and nothing more.
I went on to Queen’s College, Yaba while Molade attended King’s College, Lagos. Ofcourse during these years, we had no contact and barely remembered that the other person existed.
Fast-forward to 2005, we were both freshmen in 2 different universities in the U.S. separated by at least 2000 miles. One day while I was bored on hi5 (remember hi5?!), I came across Molade’s profile and hit him up. We begun talking and nurtured a friendship that grew slowly into an affectionate relationship. This blossomed over the years into a deep, passionate love. We had lived in separate states for several years as our educational and professional careers developed culminating in the both of us settling down in California.
<strong>The Memorable & Sweet Proposal
It happened on May 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8 years after our love begun. We both decided that we wanted a break from work in Los Angeles.
My work as a surgery resident is incredibly demanding requiring work during most weekends. I had everything planned out for how I wanted this day to go. Funlola thought she was just going to Vegas for a quick, fun trip with the boo!
I had everything planned out from the exact location, timing, setting, and of course the ring, which I had to hide from her for weeks! She was completely clueless as to my intentions and was caught completely off guard.
We ‘decided’ to take a tour of the Stratosphere Tower and head all the way to the top of the building. On the highest floor in the tallest free standing observation tower in the United States, I begun my pitch for Funlola’s hand in marriage, ending with me getting on one knee and confidently asking her to marry me.
Funlola was engulfed in emotion and mumbled, ‘Yes’. It was a truly special moment that we would both remember till our last days.
Oh, and the ring was absolutely beautiful. It was exactly what she had wanted, just perfect! The look on her face was priceless. I couldn’t be happier. It was one of those moments you wish you could relive over again.
Our Beautiful Wedding Day
Our wedding was exactly what we wanted. The reception venue was picked out by the both of us. We wanted something unique and beautiful and we got exactly that. Our guests and bridal party came with a lot of energy and were very supportive. Most importantly we both enjoyed our day and we couldn’t have asked for more. It was a day filled with happiness and laughter
The Unique & Interesting Elements on Our Joyous Day
The groom’s mom passed away 3 months to the wedding. We really loved she could have been there to share the day with us. In memory of her, the groom and his siblings did a white dove release at the church before the ceremony started.
WDN wishes Funlola and Molade a joyous, blessed & fruitful marital life together forever….
Bride and Groom’s Name: Funlola Agbi and Omolade Maurice-Diya
• Date of wedding : October 18, 2014
• Location of Wedding Ceremony and Receptiom
Ceremony: Knox Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles CA (Hosted by The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Jesus Embassy)
Reception: The Majestic Downtown, Los Angeles CA
Wedding Colors: Buttercup yellow, green, chocolate brown and white
• Bride’s wedding dress and shoes
Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture
Reception Dress: Brides by Nona
Shoe: Christian Louboutin
• Bridesmaid dress and shoe designers
Dress: Virgos Lounge
Groom and groomsmen wear
Groom: Custom Made Tuxedo by Black Lapel
Tuxedo Shirt by Thomas Pink
Shoe: Christian Louboutin
Watch: Hugo Boss
Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse suit
Main: Lin and Jirsa Photography
Additional: Klala Photography
New Classic Films
• Flowers / Centrepieces / Tableware:
Flowers/Centerpieces: Butterfly Floral
Tableware/rentals: Line 204 events
• Jewellery worn
Cake Studio LA
Bride: Star for Makeup (Star Bahati)
Bridesmaid: Makeup game on point (Jackie Aina)
Bride: Al Sexy Hair (Al Ingram)
Lighting: Amber Event Production
Seyi Brown and Wamilele
• Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator-
Louise Georges Yves
Background Music- Cece Winans : I Promise (Wedding Song)