Sometimes, the love of your life may just be staring you right in the face and you wouldn’t know! That’s one of life’s many beautiful mysteries. Thankfully, love has its ways and in due time, it shines! Today, Mercy and Elijah are corroborating this view with their sweet love story. 🤭
It was just another hang out with the girls for Mercy one beautiful day, when she met Elijah. She had reluctantly gone out for a barbecue with her friends and wasn’t really interested in making new friends. Elijah on the other hand saw the beautiful Mercy and knew he had to make her his woman. Many years after that first meet, it’s #MOET21 and the love birds are now on a new phase of their love journey. We’re crushing on their beautiful pre-wedding photos and we can’t help but love their chemistry. You’ll get to see how Mercy narrates their full love story as you scroll through their lovely photos.
Enjoy all the photos from their pre-wedding shoot and love story below.
Their love story as told by Mercy:
In July 2011, a couple of friends and I went to Brooklyn for a barbecue. At first, I wasn’t going to go, then my friend told me that I needed to have more fun, call out of work, and enjoy myself once in a while.
So reluctantly, I went. We got there and I was just sitting around. I just wanted to leave and go home. After a couple of hours, we got ready to leave and as we were walking to the car, here comes a guy chasing me, saying “excuse me miss.” I kept walking because I just didn’t feel like entertaining anyone.
He was persistent though. He finally caught up to me and asked me for my BBM Pin. (Blackberry was in back then). I asked him why he needed my pin, and he told me, “I really want to get to know you”. I gave it to him and left.
I didn’t even get his name. It wasn’t until later that night that he messaged me and introduced himself to me as Elijah. Elijah persistently chased me for over a year. He called, texted, and I saw him everywhere after that day we initially met.
He was at every Naija party and every time, he would try and talk to me. I gave him every excuse as to why I couldn’t date him, but he wasn’t going for it. I was at a lounge with a friend and he spotted me there once again. This time was different.
He bought me and my friend a drink, and he pretty much left me alone for the night. I found myself looking for him because I wasn’t used to him not looking for me! 2 weeks later, we went on our first date to a cute restaurant. He asked me to be his girlfriend and I quickly said yes.
7 years later, Elijah asks me to marry him. I thought it was a graduation dinner for me, but clearly, he had a bigger agenda. He had all my friends and family there to celebrate with us.
We had plans of getting married in the summer of 2020. However, Covid-19 hit and we had to postpone.
It feels so good to say I’m spending the rest of my life with this man. A man who I was running away from in my earlier years, but every time I even get a glimpse of him, my head scatters!