Fam, we bet you can tell how excited we are today 💃🏽! This wedding feature is so special to us!
Our very own, Ink of #AsoEbiBella said I do to her forever love, Kunle. But that’s not just only what’s making us super excited, it’s also their love story. We’d just summarise it this way – A chance meeting on October 10, 2016- thanks to our big sister, BellaNaija.
Ok, let’s give you a quick back story about the bride, Ink and her groom Kunle. This stunning bride used to be the editor of BellaNaija Weddings! Yes, you read that right! She actually was the first-ever editor of this prestigious platform. She grew the platform from 0 to 2 million followers before she moved to oversee her very own business AsoEbiBella – A platform that shares the best African styles around the world. Do you see why we said this feature is so special to us? Yes! Kunle, Ink’s forever love is a talented interior designer who runs House of Assembles – an interior design firm.
Four years after their chance meeting, Ink and Kunle tied the knot legally on the same day they met, October 10, 2020. Though their wedding that was scheduled for August 2020 was delayed because of the pandemic, their love could not be stopped. With 17 of their closest friends and family, the two have become one! On a totally unrelated note, Ink and her best friend are married to different people but they have the same surnames and first names! Imagine having your bestie’s husband’s name as your husband’s name! Ok, we will stop now 😍.
Let’s take a look at their wedding photos and their love story as told by the bride, Ink.
Can we just take a minute to talk about Ink’s look 😍 ?
She rocked a sleek bridal jumpsuit by Wana Sambo Bridal for the civil ceremony. Makeup artist, Bimpe Onakoya totally slayed her flawless bridal look and hairstylist, Tobbies Touch did a fab job with the beautiful ponytail to complement her overall look. Ok, let’s allow Ink to share her super sweet love story!
Here’s how it all happened according to the bride, Ink:
I was on the way to the 60th BFI London Film Festival for BellaNaija. Kunle was returning to his Masters’ program after his brother’s wedding. He happened to be on the same flight with I and my colleagues. On the plane, he was tapped by Moses to take a group picture of us, which I posted on @bellanaijaonline.
We didn’t speak at all, as he went right to sleep after taking the photo, but that encounter wouldn’t be the last Kunle was destined to see of me. After Kunle stumbled on the photo online, he realized he had captured something he liked that day, so he decided to invite me to the launch of his interior design firm, and the rest is history.
Let’s take a quick look at the photo that brought about this beautiful union:
Now, let’s get back to the wedding photos.
A Destined Date on October 10, 2020:
On February 13, 2020, Kunle proposed and I said yes! Our wedding was set for August 2020. Then the pandemic changed our big plans but we weren’t deterred. We decided on a civil wedding to celebrate our love with 17 of our closest family and friends. We didn’t think much of the new date we chose – 10/10/2020, except that it was memorable.
A few days before the registry, Kunle’s brother was celebrating his anniversary and it made us remember that chance encounter. We checked the date Kunle took that photo of a random group of people on a work trip, never knowing his future wife would be one of them – it was 10/10/2016. Exactly four years after that chance encounter, on October 10, 2020, we became husband and wife as we look forward to the future and celebrating our love fully with all their loved ones, post-pandemic.
Balloon arch: @nazadikids
Groom’s Suit & Shoes: @okunoren
Groom’s Tie & Pocket Hanky: @thetiebar