|Tolu and Yoyin|
Happy New year to you our faithful and wonderful Kfbers, you have been amazing 🙂.
For our very first 2014 TLS, we bring you the beautiful story/fairy
tale wedding of Yoyinsola and Tolu…they are one super hawt couple who
got married in the last quarter of 2013, and yes they didn’t fall in
love at first sight!
Their love story:
We met while in the
University of Lagos sometime in 2003. A mutual friend introduced us and
well, let’s just say it wasn’t love at first sight; she thought he was
arrogant, he thought she talked too much.
thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
forward a couple of weeks. It turned out we were in the same faculty
but he was a year ahead and in a different department.
We got talking
and realized we had so much more in common. Anyone who knows Tolu will
agree that the guy has a silver tongue…there’s something suave about the
way he talks and I could listen to him forever. Okay, so I fell for
We began dating and we just couldn’t do without each other….
How he proposed:
so Tolu and I left Nigeria in 2011 for our Masters in the UK. We
decided to visit Paris and Tolu left me to plan the entire trip; I
picked the travel dates and our itinerary so I really wasn’t expecting
anything ‘special’ outside the plan. On the train to Paris he gave me a
pink envelope with a poem he had written for me in a card, but this was
not completely unusual cos he does sweet things like that from time to
hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
next morning, he gave me a second pink envelope with an even nicer poem
about us. In my mind, he was just catching the romance of Paris.
that night, after a long day touring Versailles, we ordered room
service and after dinner he gives me a third envelope, but this time it
was a letter, handwritten in silver ink. It was the sweetest letter
ever, talking about our history, how we met and the sweetest memories of
|Queen of my castle, herald of my future!|
Then the final lines in the letter just took me to a whole new level:
today, I ask you for your all; for keeps for always; to make more
memories with you as you take your place as Queen of my Castle, the
Herald of my future and Mother of our legacy” ~ Aww
first thought was “hmmmm, shay this young man doesn’t know how serious
this his letter is” … and then, I heard our song playing in the
background “Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You” at this point the tears
just started rolling, in fact flowing!
Then Tolu sat down and put
me in his lap, kissed my forehead, wiped my tears and asked me “Do you
know what comes next?” Before I could answer, he showed me a tiny box
wrapped with a cute bow and asked me to open it. I removed the bow and
the silver wrap, then he takes the box from me, goes down on one knee,
opens the box and says “Morolake Yoyinsola, my best friend and better half, will you marry me?”
|Falling in love with you is the best thing that’s happened to moi|
now I was crying even harder but I managed to say Yes, nodding my head.
Then he took my finger and slips the most beautiful ring on it, and
held me until I stopped crying.
How they made it work:
were best friends. 9 years is a long time and we have learned a lot
about each other to know how to manage our strengths and weaknesses.
It’s all about the unity of purpose. Mutual respect for each other and
constant communication are essential. It is easy to get caught up in the
boyfriend/girlfriend stereotype without really becoming friends and in
my opinion, true friendship is the essence of lifetime relationships.
see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Now we leave you to enjoy their traditional and white wedding photos:
Ah! And my biggest dream cometh to pass
Together, forever, for better, for worse
I pronounce you ‘husband and wife’
Yes! We are married!
To have and to hold until death do us part
No one else drives me as crazy as she/he does
We’ve got the swag!
“Your laughter is a question I wanna spend my whole life answering.”
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
“We loved and love with a love that was more than love.
My name is safe in your mouth, you call it in a way that makes me glad!
You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having
We came, we saw, we put a ring on it!
couple and train
Yoyin and her train
couple and groosmen
Ijo yaa, awa lani ijo
Dear God, thank you for today!
We love to dance
Yeah baby we rockin’ the dance floor
Remember this moment, for it is the beginning of always.”
Go Tolu, Go Tolu!!!
Go Yoyin, Go Yoyin!!!
“Even If it all falls apart, Our love will still be as fresh
Yeah, we are one!!!
How lucky I am to have something that makes heart sing for joy
You are always new,
The last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Everyone listen up cos I’m about to tell y’all how these lovelies met
A toast to our beautiful tomorrow
One of d moments when you kiss someone and everything around you becomes hazy.
I will never leave you. That’s a promise.
For I have found the one whom my soul loves.
She must chop my money, chop my money, chop my money….cos I don’t care
ah han, the love wey me get for you na jackie chan ahn…
When she laughs…..
Single ladies getting set to catch the flower
Son and mother dance
Train and their special dance presentation
We know you admire us yeah we know…
” Will you love me for the rest of my life? “No, I’ll love you for the rest of mine.”
Aww, check out the latest bride in town!
Reading of the ‘letter’
Groom dances in with friends
Ki ijo mole jareeee….
Nothing in this whole wide world don’t mean a thing
If I ain’t got you with me baby
And Yoyin feeds her man
You wanna define happiness, look at these two!
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all, all of me
Every breathe in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me
You’r the star of my life story
You are the music in me…
“My heart is, and always will be, yours.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
Each morning as I awaken, your the reason I smile, your the reason I love.
We will share our lives together until the last breath leaves your body or mine.
|The beginning of our ending….actually true love stories like ours have no ending|
KFB wishes Tolu and Yoyin a fabulous and wonderful marital life!
a wedding you’l like to feature on the KFB True love story series, you
can contact us via [email protected] If you missed last week’s
TLS, you can view it HERE.