Culture, food, music, colours… There are so many reasons why we absolutely love traditional weddings! Chiamaka and John tied the knot in this breathtaking Igbo traditional wedding ceremony and we’re smitten! The lovebirds progressed from friendly neighbors to an inseparable couple – the kind of thing we love to see! ?
Chiamaka and John’s traditional wedding was indeed an experience with all the glam and love on full display. The joy of bringing two different families together and uniting them in an eternal bond was all so evident. Our elated groom and his groomsmen also came fully representing, to get his woman. There was more than enough to eat and drink, with exquisite music to fit the happy mood.
Their love story, and how Chiamaka tells it, will leave you smiling for the rest of your day! Continue scrolling to read their story, and enjoy all the amazing moments of #TheAJExperience from the photos below:
Their Love Story
There are three people you should never get ENTANGLED with. “Your colleague, your church member, and your neighbor,” they said. But no! I get coconut head, I no dey hear word?. Jay was coincidentally the first person I met when I moved into the compound. He was an absolute delight that first day, he was very chatty and tried to make me feel really special. And in my head, I thought mmm Dude is definitely feeling me. Imagine my dismay when all of the ‘special treatment’ didn’t continue.
After a few months… I noticed he would randomly appear by his balcony each time he sees me coming into the compound from work. And would always say something cheesy that would make me laugh. In one of those conversations, he chipped in that even if I was engaged he would still steal me. I’m sure he didn’t even mean it at the time! In no time I started looking forward to seeing him at the end of each workday. And I would get disappointed on days I don’t see him.
He finally asked for a date and the rest they say is history. I gave him my heart, collected it back a few times (?), returned it. again…
Here’s how Jay proposed
He planned with a friend of his to invite me to his wife’s birthday soirée. On a set day, I got dressed up and was waiting for him to come to pick me up. Only for him to call to say he got a distress call from his mom. He said he wouldn’t be able to come, but his brother would come to get me. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into a room filled with some of our favorite people (friends and family).And just right by the corner, I saw my Prince Charming kneeling with a ring.
There and then I knew no other person could even come close to how much he means to me. He takes butterflies and everything in between to a whole new level. The best love stories are the ones you don’t see coming. Ours took us by surprise and swept us right off our feet.