We love pre-wedding shoots a lot! It has a way of capturing two people who are so in love with each other in a stylish way. This is because they dress up, go to a beautiful location and create memories.
You are going to love looking through the #BriyeUnion engagement shoot and enjoy every bit of Ibiye and Bright’s love story. It is one built on a strong friendship and now they are ready to spend forever together!
Here’s how the #Briyeunion love story started according to the groom-to-be, Bright:
We met for the first time during a trip to the UK in the summer of 2013. She was quiet and composed, her beauty glaring effortlessly each time I looked at her. She had to be my friend – it wasn’t love at first sight, that’s not real! After many dates and calls, getting to know her over time, I knew she was the one for me. But she responded “No” each time. The first 2 times, I thought she wasn’t ready. I was patient. At the 3rd time, I was disappointed, maybe I was wrong. I was ready to move on.
Turns out I wasn’t ready myself, I had a lot of growing and learning to do. I’m still amazed at how she could see it, well enough to hold back from committing to failure, yet keep me at a reachable distance till I was ready. And then in November 2014, the deal was sealed, we became official. Fast forward to the present, I’m confident in our preparations for our life journey together. The love and support from our church and families have been overwhelming. I’m happier than I was. I’m happier than I was 5 years ago when we first started. Through it all, we’ve had a blast. She was my first, and will be my last!
Here’s how the proposal happened according to the bride-to-be, Ibiye:
He had mentioned getting married a couple of times but I kept saying not yet, I wasn’t ready for the phase just yet. He was so patient with me and was actively involved in my continuous growth and development. In 2018, Bright made arrangements for me to meet with his Dad and Mum in-person for the first time in Montreal. The meeting was amazing and there was an instant connection. Behind the scene, I had no idea he was communicating with my housemate (Funke) in Toronto to confirm my ring size as well as the exact ring I wanted.
January 13, 2019, he worked with Funke alongside other friends and deceived me in attending a “boyfriend’s birthday party” which turned out to be my proposal. I didn’t even know he was in Toronto, he travelled from Montreal ready to ask the question ~ I said YES. Glad he asked and I am so elated to be doing life with my baby!