It’s always extra special when we find love in unexpected places. Calling all single ladies looking for love: The next time you notice a gorgeous man staring your way, don’t be afraid to look back. Newlyweds Nike and Dayo found love at a special place .For bride Nike, she met the love of her life and her future husband Dayo when and where she least expected. She apparently forgot her sandal in a friend’s car during a team bonding at the beach and when it was time to go home, her friend was no where to be found. Nike couldn’t go home barefooted so she had to go look for her colleague where he said he was. Nike wasn’t in the right mood because she was extremely exhausted and couldn’t wait to get back home. Unknowingly to her, on getting to where her colleague was, she met a handsome looking man that swept her off her feet. Tired of being subtle, they finally struck up a conversation and they quickly learned they had loads in common.
For the proposal, Dayo whisked Nike away to Ghana for her birthday and he had it all specially planned out for Nike. “I was absolutely surprised,” she recalls. “He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and through my tears, I managed to say yes. I was so happy in that moment; words can hardly express just how much.
The Lovely Meeting
We met on November 26, 2011. It was my office team bonding day and we went to the beach. Unfortunately and fortunately, my sandal cut and I had to put it in a friend’s car, only for him to call me later that he had gone for a party somewhere in lekki and I should meet him there to pick it up. I got to the party at Lekki and Dayo walked up to me and said his name was Dayo Tejuoso and I was wondering why he was telling me his name. Luckily for him, his younger sister and my elder sister are close friends so the name rang a bell and I asked if he knew any Toyin Tejuoso, which happened to be his sister. We exchanged numbers and that was it.
An Unforgettable Proposal
The proposal happened on the 31st of May, 2013, 3 days after my birthday. He just mentioned that we would spend the weekend there with some friends to mark my birthday. We all went out that night to a club called Twist, and as the music played, it stopped all of a sudden and the DJ was like there is someone here who has something special to say, and then Banky W’s yes/no started playing at the background and I saw him on his knees asking me to marry him. Apparently everyone knew except me. Of course I said YES!
The wedding was perfect. We started planning as early as January, my mum makes Aso-Ebi so she started making designs of Gele for my friends to pick from and also for family and the general Aso Ebi. We chose the colors in less than 30minutes. At some point, it started getting frustrating because I had to do most things by myself. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law were so sweet. They sorted out so many things for me. My husband was also very supportive, we fought at times though. But everything went well at the end of the day.
Bride and Groom’s Name – Adenike Adejuyigbe (bride) Adedayo Tejuoso (groom)
• Date of wedding – engagement (May 1st, 2014) wedding (May 3rd, 2014)
• Location of Wedding Ceremony and Reception Overall theme/Colour palette for the wedding – church(Latter rain assembly)
Wedding Reception – 10 degrees event center. Color theme for wedding – Red and Champagne. Color theme for engagement – Teal and Pink
Engagement Venue – Memorable gathering event center, Alausa
• Bride’s Wedding Dress and Shoes – Shoes (Gucci) Wedding Dress (Justin Alexander)
• Bridesmaids Dresses and Shoe designers- BMs dresses by Ela Rose (elarosefashions on instagram) CBMs dress – custom made by Peerlesschic (@peerlessweddings & @peerlesschicng on instagram)
•Groom and groomsmen wear- Groom’s suit (BOGGI),shoes (Russell & bromley) groomsmen(custom made)
• Photographer. – Anu Famosinpe (aanufamo on instagram) Ajibade laolu-adewale(@lagosgbajumo on instagram)
• Flowers / Centrepieces / Tableware: Flowers by Aralia
• Jewellery worn – Jon richards
• Caterer – Mama Cass, Choppies & Toshi
• Cake – Opindos
• Makeup – Awelewa (awelewamakeovers)
• Décor. – Twist n Turn
• DJ – DJ Hassan
• MC – Tee A
• Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator-. Twist n turns