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From their First Meeting, He Said He Would Marry Her! See Temi & Gbenga’s Pre-wedding Shoot

It’s such a big flex for Gbenga to say – “I always knew” when asked about his princess, Temi.

Temi and Gbenga had met for the first time in an official setting. But this did not stop Gbenga from telling her exactly how he felt. Years down the line, and it’s a “happy ever after” for the love birds. Their pre-wedding photos are so beautiful and have us feeling all mushy and warm on the inside! We’re totally digging the relaxed vibes and it’s not hard to see why the two would hit it off -they’re a match made in heaven! We bet you want to know the full details on how this beautiful love story was birthed. Keep scrolling to see. PS: the lovely couple also give us an insight into the proposal! ?

Catch all the feels on Temi and Gbenga’s love journey below.

Their Love story as Gbenga tells it:

In my office back then, there was an opening at Zenith insurance specifically for a female marketer. So I reached out to a friend of mine that worked in another company to get him to send me some resume of competent hands. Temi’s resume was one of the CV’s sent to me. I reached out and booked an appointment for her to come in to meet with the ED at that point. When she came, I had to have a chit-chat with her before getting her into his office. I recall that we just discussed and I told her there and then, that I was going to marry her. It was so weird as that was the first time we were meeting and it was an office environment. It was just a gut feeling.

That was the beginning of it all. It wasn’t so rosy initially because it seemed like I wanted to take advantage of her due to the job. So I let her be for a while. We started talking again after she got the job and we picked up a friendship from there which advanced into dating.

Their love story according to Temi:

I met Gbenga first at a pre-interview in March 2018. He was the link to meet with first, before meeting the main interviewer. I had known him through a mutual friend from my former place of work. On the first conversation we had, Gbenga literally said to me that he knew I was the one he would marry. I rolled my eyes at the usual guys’ slang – knowing what they’re always really after. I got the job with the company and was seeing him more frequently. Then I finally agreed to go on a date with him to eat. I enjoyed conversations with him and wanted to hang out with him more often. We started dating officially in November, that year.

How he proposed:

It was my birthday in 2019 and I was not expecting it at all. I knew he was going to surprise me, but I didn’t think it would be a proposal. So my mind was channelled completely on getting to see what he had pulled together. That evening, he came to pick me up from my friend’s place (He wasted a whole lot of time, and I was already getting pissed at how fast the day was going). He finally got there and we headed to Twin Waters in Lekki.

When we got to the Chinese restaurant, it looked empty. I didn’t understand why, but I figured maybe he wanted something intimate. So I picked up the menu to make my selections, and we gisted whilst awaiting the food. I opened the plate to eat and say ‘Will you marry me?’ boldly written. Gbenga got on one knee in the process. I was shy, shocked and felt all the emotions – all I could say was “Oh wow” all through… I looked around to see our friends coming out from different places. I didn’t know how to behave or react but it dawned on me, and I said Yes! We proceeded to have a nice dinner with the people closest to us. It was indeed special. The highlight for me was the cake! ? . I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man.❤

Gbenga, on how he pulled it off:

It was her birthday on the 4th of July, 2019. We were just about 7-8 months into the relationship but I already knew I wanted to marry Temi from day one. I planned to propose to her that year. So, what better day than her birthday to make it more memorable for her? Especially as she’s big on birthdays. Perfect timing, perfect ring, with the perfect girl.

I got her sister and a friend of hers involved in the planning process. They later gathered our closest friends together. We planned a surprise which involved me taking her to dinner at Chai Tang. Her friends were already there – unknown to her of course.

We walked in, sat down, started eating and gisting. In the middle of the discussion when the waiter had brought the ring, I knelt to ask her to be my wife. Her friends came in to complete the surprise. As I said from the very first day, I look forward to starting forever and creating my entire world with this beautiful lady.



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Photography: @tosin_josh
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Makeup: @Quints_n_Class
Hairstylist: @Mobeautybar


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