Here is the amazing love story of TolaniAyo-Vaughan and Ibikun Eweje.
From the bride, Tolani:
"I think the story starts when one day in class. A friend asked me if I had met this new guy named Ibk. I told him no, and he proceeded to tell me all about him. He said Ibk had moved here (to the US) from Netherlands but is Yoruba, from Nigeria, and in the corps of cadets etc. It’s funny because we both do not remember the exact day we met, but we think it was at an African Students Association (ASA) meeting back in 2009."
"Fast forward two years, I was organizing a scholarship pageant and needed some volunteers to help with the event. I reached out to him asking if he was interested in being one of our hosts and he agreed (till today he is convinced that I asked him to participate in the event because I was ‘interested’ in him)."
"Later in the year we started talking frequently on Facebook and then through texts and then phone calls everyday. We quickly learned that we had a lot in common, both really into Nigerian music…both engineers…both God fearing… both oil kids growing up in different countries…both hate olives etc and so our friendship grew quite rapidly."
is truly a blessing to me. He has this natural gift of lighting up a room by bringing smiles and laughter to everyone with his outgoing personality. I admire his drive and dedication in everything he does, and I really appreciate that he also motivates and pushes me to strive for my best as well. He is my very best friend and I don’t know what I would do without him. He has been a constant source of happiness in my life. I thank God every day for bringing him all the way from Netherlands to Texas and into my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him."
From the groom, Ibukun:
"Words cannot describe the amount of joy and happiness I have experienced since I started my relationship with She is one of the most caring, thoughtful and selfless people I know. She is smart and beautiful. Majority of females seem to have either one or the other. Sometimes, none. I am blessed and highly favored to be the one she chose to spend the rest of her life with. From the day I met her, I always thought she was too good for me. I know there is a God when he decided to show grace in aligning our paths. She is my best friend, my close companion, my adviser, my love."
"We took our time in getting to know each other. We were both attracted to each other but did not want to rush things. The pace of our relationship seemed to bug people as they would often say, “Make it official already!" I will like to attribute the success of our relationship to our love for God and our deliberate focus on building a solid foundation of friendship. We learnt each other’s likes and dislikes: the fact that she claims to hate green but seems to purchase items in that colour the most, or her utter repugnance of guacamole. is a woman of many talents: A dancer, 5 star Chef, an engineer, an athlete, and a classy beautician. She is a shining example of the perfect wife and I am sure that the Lord has a future full of blessings and prosperity ahead of us."
Check out the pre-wedding pictures above and the creative, hilarious video with Woju as the theme song below.
Photography: Alakija Studios | instagram.com/alakijastudios
Video: B3nkay Films