Kemi & Dolapo’s #AFreeUnion Wedding was a MAJOR Hit + We’ve Got Their Love Story! HINT: It Started in the DM

Are you ready?

Are you sure you are ready for this dose of love, beauty and happiness?

If you are, let’s get into it!

Through the last weekend and this week, we have been on cloud nine and are not coming down!

Kemi and Dolapo’s #AFreeUnion wedding has got us deep in our feelings. The winning couple for Union Bank and BellaNaijaWeddings Valentine’s Day celebration. Yes, they won an all-expenses-paid wedding and it was brought to reality on Sunday, 14th February 2021. Just imagine celebrating your wedding on Valentine’s Day, well, our couple can definitely relate to that.

Their love is a sweet reminder of how beautiful love is. Awesome moments as these are the reasons why love will always be celebrated. ?

Now, we’re going to be reliving the entire day in 3D with all the beautiful official photos. All the sweet moments, captured in timeless frames.  Right from the bridal prep to the first look, vow ceremony, reception and after-party, everything about their day is absolutely worth seeing.

We’ve also got Kemi and Dolapo’s love story and guess what? It all started in the DM’s! Dolapo had slid smoothly into Kemi’s DM on Instagram and on their first meeting, the connection was instant. Well, thanks to that sleek move, the sweethearts have now begun their new phase with so much love and happiness.

We know you want the full details on how it all started. Well, we’ve got that and more! Enjoy the juice from their big day and see how Kemi shares their love story below.

The day started with our bride, Kemi getting all prepped for her big day…


Their Love story as shared by Kemi:

It all started on 21st August, 2018 which was on my birthday. Dolapo sent a DM on Instagram wishing me a happy birthday then asked that I follow back. I checked his page and followed back. The next day he messaged again and asked for my phone number and for the first time on my DM, I did not hesitate to give him my number and he sent his, too.

In my head, I was expecting him to call but he didn’t till 1st October which was independence day and also a public holiday, so when he called he asked where I was and I told him I was at my studio attending to clients and he asked for the location, I told him and he said he was just a street away and in less than 5 minutes he appeared. Lol.

Immediately he saw me, the first thing he said was “Wow! You should be in Milan or Paris modelling!” I smiled but I couldn’t really attend to him, because I had clients in the studio. So he suggested to come back and see me later in the day. Lo and behold, he came back and we had a long conversation about our careers and aspirations. It wasn’t anything about love on the first day.

He spoke so maturely and sweet, so we clicked immediately because we had a lot of things in common. Him being a fashion designer and  entrepreneur, and I also myself being a model and a hairstylist made things interesting for us. The same month was Lagos fashion week and I invited him to the show as I was one of the models that walked the runway. That was where he asked me to be his girlfriend.


Of course, I had been waiting for that question because I’ve liked him since the first day we saw. However, I played hard to get for like a month before agreeing to date him. That was how we became lovers and started dating. 1st January, 2020, he proposed to me and it was a YES! A Yes to forever with the love of my life.



Guess what time it is? It’s time for Dolapo to take the first look at his bride, Kemi in her dress.

His reaction was priceless and we can’t get over the look on his face.

Now it is time for the vow ceremony. Let’s get into it.


Now, let’s get the party started…




Now let’s get the reception started…





And then Johnny Drille came back to perform the bride’s favourite song a second time.

Then it was time to get ready for the after-party…

Here’s how Kemi & Dolapo made their grand entrance into their after-party!



The winners of the #AFreeUnion proposal were also present to celebrate with the beautiful couple. You should totally check out their all-expenses-paid proposal too.




Bridal Styling: @lavish_bridal
Wedding Dress: @yemishoyemi
Bridal Suite: @koachellah
Groom’s White styling@kimonokollection
Groom’s Reception Tux@official.shabi
Reception Dress: @house_of_dova
Bridesmaids Dress: @jeweljemila
Groom’s Ring@sainttracys
Bride’s Ring@bozdiamonds
Wedding invites@inkheartsstudio
Wedding Programme: @1704crafted
Lighting & special effects@innovatemedia1
Food@jokspepperkonsult | @simplytastyfoods
Food boxes@celebratebytrendybee
Finger food@itarchops @grillx_

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