What’s not to love about #BNBling moments! The excitement of getting to spend the rest of your life with the love of your life is all too real. For the beautiful bride-to-be, it’s all the thought that goes into making it such a special moment for her by her baby, and for the groom-to-be, the excitement of popping the question and getting a resounding yes! This was one very beautiful day for Tolu and Femi and we can’t hide our excitement.
Tolu’s birthday began like other birthdays with her getting all the love and of course, pampering that comes with birthdays. What she didn’t know was that there was a special element of surprise this time around. The type that left her absolutely speechless and excited. In the most beautiful view with friends and family present, Femi went down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Of course, she said yes! The lovebirds who met through a friend on an independence day hang-out are now on to the next phase of their life. Yes, the forever phase and you can just tell how excited the lovers are about it!
Tolu shares their love story with us as well as how the proposal went down. Keep scrolling to read it all. Also, enjoy all the lovely photos from the proposal below.
Their love story according to Tolu:
I met Femi on October 1st 2016 while I was still an undergraduate at Bowling Green University. It was Nigerian Independence Day when a friend asked me to hang out at Femi’s apartment in Ohio. This date marked the beginning of our forever yet we didn’t know that!
I then met Femi again at another hangout session where I admired how funny he was! This is my favourite thing about him to this day. The next time we met was fate written in the form of a cancellation! A friend was supposed to drop me off at the airport for my move to Texas but cancelled last minute. Then Femi volunteered to drive me without asking for gas money. ?
Fate then stepped in again 6 months later when Femi texted me that he was also moving to Texas due to work. I was super excited to have a friend to really hang out with! That was when the connection began and strangers became friends. I loved that Femi made me feel comfortable throughout our friendship and Femi would tell people that he loved how hardworking and selfless I am.
He would even let me sleep on the bed while he slept on the living room couch on multiple occasions. The man is a gentleman and chivalry is definitely not dead! Sadly, that didn’t last because he had to move back to Maryland due to work again (where we both now have settled). However, because our bond was so strong, we kept in contact and had each other’s best interest at heart.
In March of 2019, I asked Femi to be my date to a friend’s wedding that he was already attending. See God working hard. ? As luck would have it, we were supposed to reserve an Airbnb with my friends but they all cancelled last minute. So, Femi booked a hotel for just the two of us.
That night at the hotel, he tried to kiss me and when I said no he didn’t even try again. (Can you imagine?? he just went to sleep jeje. Didn’t try anything while I was there forming hard to get by myself). But, at the wedding, Femi confessed his feelings to me and I realized this was my man and we started dating.
For me and Femi, it was a long yet short story. With our beautiful son Andrew a.k.a “Star baby Drewshark”. But our lifetime began with Femi proposing to me on my birthday. Like always, he made my birthday extraordinary! It was definitely one of the most anxious days of his life. It started with shopping for rings with his sister, @mrstutcybaby.
Femi and I are thankful to @damie_treasure for helping him find the perfect ring. After finding the ring, there was an issue with the delivery of the ring, with Zales wanting to change it to May 6th the day after our proposal. However, after he contacted Zales, all was quickly solved as if God knew that this was a moment written in the stars. We are also thankful to @jessicadansotv for helping make this day possible.
She helped with decorations, hiring a photographer, a videographer, a caterer and finding the perfect location. She even helped set up a fake house for a spring rolls anniversary party. Finally, because the location is critical to him, Femi wants to thank @iamqueenceline for hosting the proposal at the gorgeous rooftop because the struggle was 100% real.
On the day of the proposal, Femi did everything he could to annoy me on that day so I don’t suspect anything. Although we were 2 hours late to our event, and we are 100% sure DC will be sending us a speeding ticket, we wouldn’t change any of it for the world.
Femi and I have known each other for 5 years and 2 of those years have been the happiest. I can wholeheartedly say, I am beyond lucky to have the best Femi in the world. I truly can not wait to spend many many more years with the love of my life.