Damilola & Yinka’s Rustic Garden Wedding is Everything

Intimate weddings are definitely taking over.

Now we are definitely crushing on Damilola and Yinka‘s rustic garden-themed ceremony with 30 guests in attendance. Every detail came together beautifully to give the couple the day they have always dreamt of.

We are pretty sure you want to know how they met, so keep scrolling, the groom Yinka will let you know all about it.

But first, here’s what you should know about their wedding:

It was clear from the beginning that we wanted a rustic garden wedding with just friends and family. We had wanted to have it earlier in the year but for COVID-19. I remember telling her why we should pause the plans for the wedding as it was not really wise to start a union at the break of a crisis that is affecting all sectors of the world’s system including families. So we postponed in order to understand the problem at hand and how it will affect our plans for our union. When we saw the green light, we moved ahead knowing that we could handle anything that the crisis threatens. Our planner, Gem Events Ng brought our ideas to life with a guest of 30 people. We had a lot of fun and the rest is happily ever after.- Yinka recalls.


Here’s how their love story started according to the groom, Yinka

We met in 2014, I was a struggling photographer trying to make a name for myself in Ondo City and somewhere there was this aspiring young event planner who needed a photographer for a fashion show.

We met at a popular restaurant in town to discuss the modalities of the show but I couldn’t but notice the beauty in the eyes of this event planner. I said nothing because I have been taught not to mix pleasure with business (but it wasn’t a bad mix after all?).

3 months later the show was cancelled but I kept on feeding my eyes on her BBM display. The wisdom she churns out daily and that smile. Who is this girl? She is fine, she knows the Bible, she is passionate, she has a brand, she has the best dentition. It was at that point I decided to mix business with pleasure and she switched from calling me Mr Yinka to Unku (meaning uncle) and she calls that ‘Unku’ in such an annoying manner more like laughing at me.  6 years later, the Unku became her husband.



See a few pictures from their traditional engagement…





Bride: @the_oludamilola
Groom: @thetruthweddings
Planner: @gemevents_ng
Suits: @Deji&Kola
Dress: @styledbysprinkle
Hair: @hairbydayjee
Shoe: @right_legs
Bouquet handpicked by @the_oludamilola
Photography: @illuszionzweddings | @trendstudioweddings
Videography: @captainpaulweddings

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    October 10, 2020 at 6:51 PM

    This is so beautiful?

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    June 9, 2020 at 12:26 AM

    Congratulations Dami ! You deserve the very best ?

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    June 8, 2020 at 6:24 PM

    May your marriage be fruitful sis

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    Akas Ovi
    June 8, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    Awesome story… love the reportage, simple and classic.

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