Last week, we brought you highlights from the extravagant wedding of Chinazo and Mekam (#CHIME2017).
We told you of how the wedding had over 2000 guests in attendance and how over N200million was spent on it.
mjWe now bring you the love and proposal story and also their really really beautiful pre-wedding album, enjoy!
Their story as narrated by the bride:
Our dads were close friends back in the day when they both lived in Onitsha, Anambra. Apparently, they used to have these hangouts where they would talk about business and cars. They decided to catch up years later, and Mekam’s dad came over to my parents’ house.
Mekam came along too and that was the first time we met. We talked briefly about our hobbies and careers and he kept asking me all these questions about myself.
I was a bit shy that day so I honestly wanted to escape and get back to my afternoon nap. He came across as really laid back and a bit nerdy, but he was easy to talk to. I didn’t think too much of the visit, plus I wasn’t interested in a doctor that lived so far away. All these Obodo Oyibo/Americana guys that will confuse you up and down. Me I didn’t want. Also, anyone that knows me knows that I swore never to end up with a doctor. Karma.
Clearly, he was interested because he insisted that he would accompany me to a wedding I was going to a few days later. His plan was obviously to spoil my market because everyone at the wedding assumed he was my date. Thanks Mekam. Surprisingly, he turned out to be good company but as a real ‘G’ I kept my cool. We stayed in touch even after he returned to the US, and our conversations became longer and deeper.
I’m a very reserved person and I rarely open up about my personal life with anyone but somehow with Mekam I shared everything; from things that happened during the day to other guys that were disturbing my life lol. Sometimes we would gist like old classmates, other times we would pray together. It took me some time to figure out that Mekam was exactly the man that God had planned for me and I did my best to fight any feelings that wanted to come up. Again, as a real ‘G’.
During one of his few breaks from work, he planned to fly into Lagos on a Friday night and leave on Sunday afternoon. I was really excited about this particular visit only for Mekam to send me a strange message minutes before his flight that he wouldn’t be able to see me until Sunday evening (right before his flight back) because of some ‘complications’.
I was half confused, half worried and rather angry. We had basically talked about his visit for weeks and then all of a sudden we could only see for a few hours. I decided to push him to the back of my mind and keep it moving.
My sister happened to be in town that weekend, so instead of bothering myself about Mekam, we decided to spend the day together and go to a spa. Little did I know that she and Mekam had concocted an elaborate plan and halfway through a relaxing spa day, Mekam surprised me out of nowhere, got on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
I can’t even begin to describe how shocked, emotionally drained and speechless I was, but in that moment, I looked at Mekam and somehow it all made sense.
Through the long distance, daily facetime calls and time zone problems, I have fallen more and more in love with my best friend. Of course, we have our little fights and our disagreements, but every single moment…good or bad…has been perfect.
I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this soccer loving, sugar addicted, terrible singing, absolutely caring, refreshingly honest, and big hearted man
Below are photos and videos from the grand wedding planned by Zapphire events!
Videos: Father and Daughter Dance
When 2face performed
The ladiesand i’ll catch every tear before it hits the ground, and i’ll kiss your wet, velvet black lashes. and i’ll tell you that life is tough, but we are getting through it together. cause no one will ever hold you together tighter than i do, no one will ever let their hands bleed and bruise from picking up your broken pieces. and as long as i’ve got your back, you’ll never have to turn your head over your shoulder. and as long as i’ve got your heart, you’ll never have to worry about it breaking.…and as long as i am yours, and you are mine, we will be fine. #chinazo & #mekam #CHIME17 #details #about #lastweekend #saturday @official2baba #iconic#happy #best #couple #2017#weddingdigestnaija #sugarweddings#hotweddings24 #aonepure#inspire #totheworld #iconic#done #nigerianweddings#dope #africansweetheartweddings #africanwedding #bellanaijaweddings #photographysouls #photographyislifee #photographylovers #aonepure #ever #moment #post 🔑 Decor by @ijpbespokeevents , lighting @megavision_lights_ng , stage by @yemilight.........Event planned and produced by @zapphaire_events A post shared by Oseni A.A A📷Wedding💒�Events (@a1pure_storyconcepts) on
Such a special moment for Chinazo & Mekam at their wedding reception last Saturday 4th February 2017 @landmark_centre. #chime17 #landmark_centre #landmarkcentreweddings #zapphaire_events A post shared by Landmark Centre (@landmark_centre) on
' I feel lucky, Favored and blessed to have you' Planned by @zapphaire_events Special effects by @innovatemedia1 Decor by @ijpbespokeevents Lighting by @megavision_lights_ng #chime17 #lanreeshofilms A post shared by Olanrewaju Esho (@lanreeshofilms) on
♨️Our life is motivated by #LOVE 💝 Couple's first dance😍 is always #bae 😘👌. We add beautiful memories to your special day. #chime17 Phenomenal planning by @zapphaire_events 😙 👏 #teaminnovate #SpecialEffects #lowfog #fireworks #pyrotechnics #lovelywedding #wedding #naijawedding #life #beauty #Godovereverything ✔️ 💫 🌍 #GodblessNigeria 🙏 #BE2016 ☄️
The orchestraGood morning Instafam, Can't wait for professional video, 😷#chime17 planned by @zapphaire_events special effect by @innovatemedia1 #chime17 #ewaagonyin #weddingguest #weddingblog #weddingplanning #weddinghair #weddinggown #weddingdress #weddingideas #weddinggown #weddingmakeup #weddinginspiration #weddingfun#weddingphoto #weddinginspiration #weddingflowers #weddinginspiration A post shared by Innovatemedia1 (@innovatemedia1) on
One of the moments of #CHIME17 .... We literally cried , we cried ..... This was so so romantic ........ We know a few brides have sang on their wedding day but none singing opera/classical music backed up by 17 man orchestra lolllll.... Thank you Chinazo and Mekam for showing us how special love can be ..... #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #weddingproducer #weddingproducers #zapphairedreamweddings