MUA Zainab Azeez was one lucky lady at the WED Expo as she got a romantic proposal from her boyfriend of five months.
Celebrity MUA, Zainab Azeez of ZA Makeovers, got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend surprised her with a proposal at the WED Expo, where she was an exhibitor.
The boyfriend, Damilola, had come to support his girlfriend when he was struck with the brilliant idea to propose to her at the event, here is their love story and how he did it.
How they met from groom-to-be, Damilola:
"Zainab and I have met through a colleague 5 months ago and everything just fell in place. Yes, it seems like a short period but the truth is when you meet that person (your soul mate) you just know. I really don’t know how to explain it but you just know and there’s really no point wandering around for what’s not lost and wasting time."
"I have actually been in previous relationships of 3 years and more but this one has been very different. I know she loves proposals and love stories but I had told her many times that I didn’t believe in them. Actually that was a trick as she just understood and never expected she would get one. So we planned to check out wedding rings together on the island after the exhibition."
"When I came around, I discovered they were jewelers around and tricked her into window shopping for rings. She found the one she really liked but I told her I couldn’t afford it, and maybe we should check somewhere else. When she returned to her stand, I quickly dashed out to use the ATM and went back to the jeweller, Rings et Al to buy the ring. But I didn’t know what to do as I had decided to pop the question later."
"Coincidentally, I met a friend after I bought the ring who introduced me to a proposal planner exhibiting at the expo, LoveBugs Proposals. I told her I wanted to propose now at the expo and asked her to help plan it and all the rest is history."
The actual proposal from Damilola:
"Zainab was invited to the exhibition ground in the guise that she would win N1 million Naira if she emerged a winner as ‘best posed picture’ while collaborating with co-exhibitors, Jide Odukoya Photography and 5D Imagery. So we had her posing for photographs right in the middle of the exhibition floor at the admiration of a large audience."
"With Zainab flashing various poses, the music changed to ‘All of Me’ by John Legend and I stepped out from the crowd towards her with a rose (which actually was a ring holder) and on bended knees, flipped the rose opened to reveal a ring and proposed. She was totally stunned! and then she said Yes!"
We are certainly happy for them and we can not wait for the wedding.
Check out pictures and a video of the memorable proposal.
Photography: Jide Odokoya Photography | Instagram:@JideOdukoyaPhotography
Proposal Planner: LoveBugs Proposals | Instagram: @lovebugsNg
Ring: Rings et Al
Video: Xteam Studios @XteamStudios