Sometimes, going out to have some fun may just be the move to meet the love of your life! For Ife and Segun, it was one games night – then another. Now it’s #thisISlove21!
Ife and the love of her life, Segun had met at a games night. This was definitely not unusual – meeting new people at a games night, that is. However, this went beyond just a random meet as the pair, bumped into each other again at another games night. This time, Segun knew he had to shoot his shot. 3 years after that meeting, their love journey officially began and here we are years after, loving all the photos from their pre-wedding shoot as they countdown to their big day.
Check out all the beautiful photos from their shoot below. Also, see how Ife and Segun narrate their love story. Enjoy!
Their love story according to Ife:
Our paths first crossed at a games night organized by my friend Dami in 2015. However, we barely said a word to each other. A few months later, Dami organized another games night at her place, which Segun and I both attended. I think the first thing I noticed about Segun was that he was also very playful and friendly. Coincidentally, we paired up as partners for one of the games that required everyone to be in groups of twos.
It was so much fun and we ended up winning the game, which was also exciting. Segun and I chatted throughout the rest of the event and he collected my number that night. He reached out that evening to know if I got home safely which was very thoughtful of him. In January 2016, he reached out again and had to re-introduce himself as I had not saved his number previously.
Anyway, we started talking regularly and eventually grew very fond of ourselves. Segun was always there for me as a friend, always ready to listen, advise me, and be supportive whenever I needed that. On January 27, 2018, we attended a party at Temidayo’s house and when we were ready to leave, Segun started saying some cheesy lines and then asked to be his girlfriend. I told him I would think about it.
By the time I went to him with a positive response, he made me ask him out which we both found funny. Anyway, I did and of course, he said yes. From that day, we both became inseparable – we went everywhere and did everything together.
On my birthday two years later, March 27, 2020, my best friend asked me to be his life partner and I said yes!!! I cannot wait to see what the future has planned for us.
The love story as shared by Segun:
I attended a party with my cousin and got invited to another game night that changed my life. That was where I first saw Ife. I remember watching how playful Ife was and for a fine girl, she was carefree and was about having a fun time. I immediately liked that about her so I asked her for her number but did not call. This happened in August 2015.
In December 2015, we bumped into each other again at a Christmas party at Dami Macaulay’s (which I was not planning to attend) and we started talking again. It was after this that I knew I had to ask her out which I did. Her response was no (more like ‘NOOOOOO’) but this did not deter me as I knew what I wanted.
I was happy to be around her in whatever capacity she wanted and at the time, she was willing to be just friends which I did not mind. Even though we were just friends, I continued to ‘shoot my shot’ for three years while I used the time to learn to understand her.
Our friendship helped me learn Ifelayo’s strengths and weaknesses, what amuses her and what upsets her, and basically, everything I could learn during that time. Eventually, I wore her out with my outstanding performance in the friend zone until she said yes. Yes, I am a very patient man.
Today, she has become Ifelayo Oluwa, the love of my life. Cheers to #ThisISlove2021!