Sometimes the best love for you is found where you least expected. Omonye & Seun met in the Uni when Omonye was a freshman. When Seun introduced himself to her, little did she know she would end up spending the rest of her life with the man standing right in front of her.
Seun had a romantic and surprise proposal planned for Omonye with the help of her friends without giving her any clue and she was totally caught unaware which makes it more special.
The Perfect Meeting
We met at an engineering mixer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Omonye was a freshman looking to meet new people and Seun, a senior, noticed that Omonye was not dancing to the “electric slide” and he saw it as an opportunity to introduce himself. He proceeded to introduce himself as “Sean”. When he realized that Omonye was Nigerian, he immediately changed it to “Seun”. We were friends for over eights years and started dating at the end of 2012. The rest is history.
The Unforgettable Proposal
Seun knows I love jazz music. He invited some of our friends to a jazz club near Detroit, Michigan. We were all having a good time when Seun went up to the stage and I was wondering, “what is he doing?” He then started to talk about love and our relationship and I could sense a proposal following. Before I knew it, Seun was on one knee with a custom made ring right in front of my face. Of course I said, “Yes!” Seun definitely did a great job in his proposal and caught me off guard. He organized everything from Chicago with my friends in Michigan and it was a very memorable day.
Omonye lost her mum when she was 11 and wanted her mum to be part of the whole event. She had the picture of her mum beautifully embedded in her hand tied bouquet and she was privileged to carry the memory of her late mum as she walked down the aisle to say ‘I Do’. “I love my mum and I miss her so much, I wanted her to be part of my wedding and I loved the fact that I was able have her beautiful photo attached to my bouquet. I couldn’t have married the man of my dreams without feeling her presence” says Omonye.
Our Beautiful Wedding
Wedding was just as we planned. Ceremony was beautiful, the reception setup was beautiful, and the guest looked good and came with a lot of energy. It’s truly a blessing from God that all the hard work translated to everything falling on schedule and according to plan. We both had an excellent day and many of our guests expressed that they also had fun, which makes us happy.
Bride and Groom’s Name: Omonye Osayande (bride) Seun Phillips (groom)
• Date of Wedding ….May 24th, 2014
• Location of Wedding Ceremony and Reception :Troy, Michigan, USA
Overall theme/Colour palette for the wedding: Lilac and champagne
• Bride’s wedding dress and shoes: Winnie Couture and Jimmy Choo
. Bride’s accessories: Givenchy and Gucci
• Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Virgos Lounge
Groom Tux: Calvin Klein: Groom’s Accessories: Movado watch, Armani bracelet, Gucci Bow Tie
.Groomsmen Suit: Joseph Abboud
• Stationary Designer: Omonye and Seun
.Wedding Logo: Studio of Modé
• Photographer Main: Craig David Butler Studios
Additional Photographer: Illusions Imagery
• Videographer: Craig David Butler Studios
• Flowers / Centrepieces / Tableware: Flowers by Rene
• Jewellery worn: Givenchy earrings, Gucci watch for bride
• Caterer: Banquet Hall
• Makeup: The Glam Doctor
. Hairstylist: Sophia Boyd
• Décor: Flowers by Rene
Stage & Lighting: Jena Sound, Stage, and Lighting
• DJ: D.I.S. Productions
• MC: Conphidance “Stand Up Guy”
• Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator-Purple Clover Events (Day of Coordinator)