You never know when true love is just around the corner. Little did Chinenye and Fred know they would be husband and wife when they bumped into each other in medical school. Chinenye is the friendly and bubbly type as she finds it quite easy to introduce herself to folks from her home country, Nigeria, while studying in Poland. When she met Fred, on a beautiful evening, she knew right there that he was a new face she was yet to meet. She introduced herself to him and the total strangers became friends and closer friends when they found out they were in the same class. After successfully transitioning from classroom friends to lovers, Chinenye and Fred couldn’t let go of each other and they both decided to spend the rest of their lives together.
For the proposal, Fred had it all planned out in a very romantic way which left Chinenye speechless for the rest of the day. “He took me by my hand and walked me into the house; going down on one knee, he gave a sweet romantic speech, popped the big question, which I responded with a big Yes”, says Chinenye
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Our Love Story
One fateful evening, before classes began in a faraway Citycalled Katowice in Poland, I was making a phone call when I saw this tall gorgeous beauty walk up to me to say hi. As I was new in that country, I needed all the help that I could get. We talked for a while, I was so happy to learn that she is Igbo and is in my class. We became friends over the years.
During our clinical rotation I started seeing her as someone that is more than a friend, but I could not summon the courage to ask her out. She was so close to my heart yet very far away, until one unbearably hot afternoon, I asked her out for a quick ice cream as I know she loves ice-cream. She quickly refused, saying that it is her nap time as she wants to study later. After so much persuasion, she agreed to go for just thirty minutes. We ended up spending five hours, and like they say, the rest is history.
By nature I am not a nervous young man. On that very day, I was post call (after night duty in the hospital). I had the ring and a plan to execute, but I was very tired. However, the excitement and anxiety gave me this adrenaline rush that kept me awake. I had to put my best foot forward. She was on her way back from a trip and I wanted her to stop by the house. She was too tired but I pleaded, as I have already made preparations for the special occasion. She told me that the only way she could come to my house was to pick her up from the airport. I quickly agreed. I setup a romantic atmosphere in my house with lit candles and rose petals. Placed on the table was a gift box containing a dress, shoes and bouquet of roses on the side. After the preparation, I dashed out to pick her up from the airport. I maintained my cool throughout the ride back considering I was paranoid of the candles burning down the house. As she walked into the house, she was shocked and started crying. I led her inside and then I went on my knees. Of course she said Yes!
I love my princess with all my heart. We have been through so much together, she stood by me and has been my strength. I know she will always be by my side, and so will I. We make each other happy and I pray that our love will be forever.
It was the beginning of a new session and my second year in medical school. I was excited to see Nigerian names on the list of new students coming in that year. When they arrived, I had to go introduce myself and welcome them to Poland. One uneventful evening, on my way back from the library I saw a young man of African origin standing in the lobby, I was surprised as I have made myself known to all new African students. I walked up to him to introduce myself, we exchanged pleasantries, chatted for a few minutes and went our separate ways.
For most of our basic medical education we weren’t close but we helped each other out when needed. My friends were expecting us to date as we were from the same country, but I was mostly focused on my studies. I remember one occasion when a man from my town in Nigeria came to visit Poland, I went to see him, not knowing that Fred was with him, he asked if we were dating, we quickly said NO and tried to change the subject immediately. However he persisted saying “it was none of his business, but looking at us he can tell we are meant for each other”. I disagreed and Fred laughed it off.
During clinical rotations (the last two years of medical school),my friends decided to do theirs in the US, whereas, Fred and I decided to do ours in Poland, and we became close friends over time. One hot summer afternoon after our classes, he asked me out for an ice-cream. Innocently, I agreed to go for a few minutes, however, a couple of hours later we were having pizza and he told me to mark this day on my calendar as it is our first date. I thought he was joking, but that really was the moment it all began.
I caught Fred on a few occasions watching proposal videos on YouTube, I didn’t know what to expect. Being my typical self, I was curious to know what was on his mind, but he was very discreet. The day, the time and the scenario was beyond my scope of imagination. As he was always the romantic one in our relationship, I wasn’t bothered.
One day, after a horrible flight experience that left me crying at the airport, all I wanted to do was go home and sleep. Fred was post call and I knew he will be tired, but was surprise when he agreed to pick me from the airport. Little did I know he had something planned.
While heading out with my luggage I saw Fred with a bunch of rose flower, which made me smile. I didn’t suspect or ask anything on our ride back. On getting to the house, he opened the door and I was blown away. All I could see from the door was lit candles and rose petals welcoming me like a queen, I was shocked, speechless and overwhelmed with joy .The sadness and frustration from the flight disappeared immediately. He took me by my hand and walked me into the house; going down on one knee, he gave a sweet romantic speech, popped the big question, which I responded with a big Yes.
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