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10 Years Down, Forever To Go! Bukola & Femi’s Vow Renewal in Dubai was all Shades of Beautiful

What are the odds that a decision you took 22 years ago would set the course of your life in the right direction? Well, for Femi, asking Bukola to be his girlfriend was one of such defining moments that led them to where they are today.

Theirs has been a beautiful journey of love, growth, and resilience. Ten years after they exchanged their vows, their love is still as bright as day! They had a vow renewal in Dubai where they reminisced on the past and looked forward to an even a brighter future. Surrounded by the warmth of the two cuties and loved ones, they made a vow to love and to cherish forever. Also, to celebrate this remarkable year, we asked them a few questions and their answers were just so enlightening and sweet to read. You’ll love every bit of it as you scroll.

Enjoy their vow renewal photos and love story below:

Their love story as shared by Bukola:

We started as friends in Uni days (2001). His demeanour was attractive and I wondered who this guy was, but then again I waved off the feeling and didn’t dwell on it. Fast forward a year later, we became friends and were part of a small music group. He was very choleric and firm especially when it came to rehearsals but again I found him very arrogant. I started having second thoughts about him like who does he think he is… Lol. we remained friends for some time until 2002 when he decided to ask me out. I’ll let him take it from here.

Bukola made such a gorgeous bride  😍

Their love story as shared by Femi:

On the 23rd of July 2002, I asked her to be my girlfriend. I was just about rounding off 100 level and was thinking isn’t it too early to start a relationship now? But again, I had this inner witness that I couldn’t shake off, I just was so drawn to her that I then grew very fond of her. I recall a time we were on a long strike action by the university so we didn’t get to see each other for a very long time and because of this I fell very sick, and was diagnosed that it was emotionally related. I was just so in love with her that it affected my health not seeing her.

In 2008 during our NYSC, my elder sisters (twins) were getting married on the same day and on the day of their engagement, I was alone with her in the room somewhere in Abuja and decided to ask her to marry me. Shortly after that, I left for the UK to do my PHD and then we got married in 2013… 11 years after courting. I had always wanted to give her the kind of wedding she wanted even though I didn’t have the means at the time we got married but God made a way for me to create that experience for her after 11 years of marriage with our two (2) lovely daughters. Marrying my wife has been the best thing that has ever happened to me, she has covered my many flaws, mistakes and still loves me for me, who will not want to give such a woman the world.

Talk about a gorgeous couple 😍

See how the lovebirds answer our 10 questions for 10 blissful years…

Describe each other using only three words

Femi: Loving, Virtuous, charming
Bukola: Caring, loving, kind

What’s the most memorable moment from your 10 years of marriage?

Our first trip to Dubai

Share a funny or quirky habit that you’ve discovered about each other over the years.

Femi: She knows how to get what she wants from me by all means necessary
Bukola: He’s so persistent In getting what he wants (he never gives up) and he hates the word “divorce “

 Reflect on a challenge you faced together and how it strengthened your bond.

We had a season in our marriage where some costly decisions were made by me, I thought it was going to break our marriage but my wife never gave up on our marriage.

If you could revisit one day from your wedding day till date, which would it be and why?

Our recently concluded Vow renewal. It was one of the most memorable days of our lives because it gave us the opportunity to see one of our many dreams come through.


Let’s begin with the groom’s entrance

How do you keep the spark alive in your relationship after 10 years?

Regular away trips activities together
Praying together has always been the foundation of everything we have ever achieved

Why did you decide to have a vow renewal?

It had always been a desire as the husband to give my wife a wedding that I couldn’t give her when we got married 11 years ago (a destination wedding) so when God made the opportunity available, it was a no brainier not to give her her dream wedding

What’s a shared goal or dream you both have for the future?

Philanthropism,  kingdom financing and becoming one of the most iconic fashion house in the world

What advice would you give to newlyweds based on your experiences?

Never let the fire and spark of affection and love dwindle in your marriage, find avenues to fan to flame your  love regularly, forgive more, pray more together, travel together regularly

If you could advice your younger selves on your wedding day, what would it be?

Femi: Impossible is nothing, never settle for less when there is more in God.
Bukola: Love and patience is the main ingredient in a successful marriage


Here comes the gorgeous bride 😍

Time to renew those heartfelt vows

Here’s to forever! 😍

All set for a fun reception!

Lovebirds and their cuties coming through!

A sweet anniversary surprise!

It’s after-party o’clock!

It’s all fun from here!


Photography @jgatevisuals
Videography @mkay_productions
Planner @themindofire
Catering @leroyalmeridiendubai
Makeup @oasis_bl_dubai.mua
Hairstylist @her_crown
Groom’s outfit @jahzapparel
Bride’s outfit @jahzapparel
Decor @mkay_ambience

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