They Started as Family Friends, Many Years & a Reunion After, It’s #DamKoko

Love is truly one of the most unpredictable phenomenons to ever exist. No patterns or formulas to it – just beauty, as it unfolds. For Dami and Sam as kids, they never imagined a future with each other but this is where love comes along to flex its power. 😅

The beautiful couple had known each other right from their childhood days. However, this was never an indicator for anything as both parties were not close at the time. Things changed years later when Dami and Sam’s brother reconnected in college. Now, everything gets more interesting and we bet you want to know how everything played out and you definitely will as the love birds shared it all with us!

Today, along with their beautiful love story, we’re simply drooling over their white wedding photos as they tie the knot in a magical garden ceremony with family and friends present. After their traditional engagement, they went on to say “I do” and the beauty has us dreaming of fairytales and magic stories and we can’t hold back our excitement. The couple went on to have a blast at their reception and after-party after exchanging their vows to each other. Everything about this union was simply a hit.

Enjoy all the breathtaking moments from their wedding below.

PS: Dami and Sam also had an utterly breathtaking post-wedding shoot and you most certainly want to see it. Enjoy!

Their love story according to Dami and Sam:

On this fateful sunny beautiful day in summer 2013, walking on the beach I saw this handsome Igala man walk by and I just knew…. jokes jokes 😂

Sam and I met a while ago, we probably don’t remember the year because we were kids. Growing up, we attended the same church and he was friends with my older brother Deji. I don’t think we ever spoke growing up.

Sometime in 2012 when I was just rounding off A’levels in Manchester, guess who I see casually being a student at my school. Not Sam but his brother James.

James and I immediately reconnected and became friends. Fast forward to 2013, I think it was a summer holiday in Abuja Nigeria. My friend (Jacintha) and I went to visit James at their family house and after about an hour it was time to leave.

On approaching the gate of the estate, we saw a muscular guy all covered in his sweat walking in. Lol, that was Sam. I don’t know if I was excited seeing him as we hadn’t seen since forever, or I was just being too familiar.

But I leaned in for a hug and he smiled and leaned back. With his baritone voice, he politely said “I don’t want to rub my sweat on you guys”. I was a little pained but forgiveness is key right?

Anyways we didn’t exchange numbers or anything fancy. The summer holiday was over and I went back to school. One random day, I went on Facebook and saw a friend request from him.

We exchanged a few messages on Facebook, moved it to Instagram and then FaceTime. Our friendship was so easy that the first time we decided to have a proper date, it felt as though we had had several dates prior to that.

Sam is also gearing to get hitched to the love of his life!

From then on, we spoke almost every other day. Fast forward to November 20, 2015. We started dating officially after taking permission from my older brother and informing his mom as well.

Such a proper gentleman right? 4 years later (December 6) he asked me to marry him and now we’re here.

Here’s how Sam tells the love story:

We grew up in the same church a long time ago and our families also knew each other. Not like Dami and I really knew each other at the time or even ever spoke (so interesting).

However, her brother Deji and I started off our friendship from that time. About 100 years later (hehe), Dami and my younger brother (Ele) ended up in the same college.

While spending summer in Nigeria, she decided to visit our family home. She was on her way out and I was just getting home from the gym (it all makes sense now, something was telling me to go home lol).

Out of excitement and a pleasant surprise at how beautifully she had grown, I also wanted to reach out for a hug but gym sweat mehnnn.

We spoke briefly and that was it. Later that day, I innocently reached out to Deji on Twitter and told him I saw Dami and how beautiful she is now (and Deji laughed). We didn’t know things were going to turn out like this.

We connected later that year on social media. From talking about random stuff on Instagram and sharing videos, to getting me on Snapchat.

It has been a great friendship since then. We started dating end of 2015 and bent the knee end of 2019. Dee has taught me a lot (like she helped me grow lol).

She has been my special adviser, great support in my spiritual life, she knows everything about me (good and not so good), gist partner, and enjoyment buddy.

Time for the wedding ceremony.

Not only is she beautiful but wise, caring, and hardworking to mention a few. God will continue to direct us, preserve us, bless us, let his light shine through us, and fulfil our purpose. Amen.

Now that the vows have been said, you know it’s reception time! 😅

Time for that precious father-daughter moment that leaves us in our fellings.

After the show comes the after-party and Dami cami ready with the slay! Her reception outfit is everything. 😍

Now, let’s check out these amazing post-wedding photos captured by the brilliant photographer, Bedge. We can’t help but love when magical moments are frozen in time and these photos are simply beautiful treasures preserved in amber. 🤭



Bride: @fmi_dami
Groom: @samuelbass
Planner: @qmaravieplanners
Photography: @ftweddings | @bedgepictures
Videography: @wrgoimagery
Makeup: @jideofstola
Hair: @mimihairartistary
Bride’s wedding dress: @lulaannbridal
Reception dress: @princessmira1
Bouquet: @furebybyfurayya
Groom’s suit: @baldonclothiers
Decor: @perfectintegrateddecor
Dj/sound/lighting/special effects: @iamdjdannymix
Cake: @cakes_by_la
MC: @iammista_jay
Ushers: @panevents_services
Venue: @palme_dor_gardens

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    Gospel Shift
    May 24, 2021 at 11:58 AM

    Very beautiful

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