Lovebirds Biodun and Fola met for the first time during NYSC camp.
Read the groom's [Fola] captivating proposal story below:
October 2015, I moved back to Nigeria and was ready to pop the question because at this point it seemed more of when we were going to marry, not if. I knew Biodun and I wanted to get married to each other, we had spoken about it, so it wasn’t a case of her saying no but I also figured she’d be too shy for a public proposal.
The initial plan to quietly propose over a private dinner fell apart when her detective skills caught her sisters and I planning, plans later changed to catch her unaware. November 7th, 2015 armed with a drama/a cappella team, flowers, friends, family and food, I asked my best friend to stay with me and be my wife. I had fooled Biodun into thinking I was travelling and she dropped me off at the airport where I had another friend waiting in the parking lot.
Her sisters took her to dinner in Panache restaurant that evening and as I had already arranged with the restaurant manager, they were seated in a prime location. I got a fake couple planted in the restaurant and found an a cappella group online who came and serenaded the couple with love songs making it seem like the guy was about to propose to his girlfriend.
Halfway through the songs, they turned their focus to Biodun and her sister’s table and continued singing to them. Just as the last song was finishing, I came out with over 20 excited friends and family who had been hiding in the kitchen all along.
The rest is history!