It’s the #MLaffair21 and it’s a full-on celebration of love! Yewande and Lukman are giving us so much brightness and colour today and we’re absolutely loving it.
The love birds met at the Bank where they both work, but that is only part of the story. A mutual friend who also happened to work at the same bank was definitely on Cupid’s payroll as she did the linking of both parties, using their soft spot – the gym! Friends like this deserve all the accolades. 😅
The two then hit it off and now, we’re celebrating their happy ever after! The sweethearts jumped the broom in a colourful Yoruba traditional engagement ceremony with family and friends on deck to share the big moment. After this, was their Nikah ceremony and it was truly beautiful. Yewande gives us all the gist of how they met and how Lukman popped the big question. While taking in all the feels of their trad, you get to enjoy their beautiful love story as told by Yewande.
Enjoy the #MLaffair21 traditional engagement photos below.
Their love story as shared by Yewande:
It was in 2019, I had just gotten an internship with a Nigerian bank. On my first day at work, a lady walked up to me and said I looked like someone who had just left the bank and that was how I made my first friend in the bank.
We got talking and I realised she just started her fitness journey. I was also really serious about fitness at the time, so she mentioned that the bank had a gym and one of her friends was training her. I was excited about this and told her to take me to the gym after work.
We got to the gym and she introduced me to the said friend/ trainer who turned out to be Lukman. We exchanged pleasantries and he trained us. The next day, Lukman sent me some baked goods through our mutual friend.
I wondered why he sent me baked goods, so I collected his number to thank him for the snacks (the baked goods were amazing btw). That was how we got talking. I also discovered that he was a healthy meal lifestyle coach and he had his own kitchen.
Let’s head over to the man of the hour, Lukman…
Being a content creator myself, I would go over to assist him in filming and packing orders for his clients, he’d often help me with fashion designing and creating content for my ready-to-wear line as well, which made us grow closer.
Two months later, he asked me to be his girlfriend. We dated for about 2 years and a few months before he asked me to marry him.
Here’s how the proposal went down according to Yewande:
He knew that I loved adventure. So one day he called me and told me to pack a bag, that we were going somewhere (in my mind I was like shey this one wants to fly me to Dubai ni). We sha went to Abuja and he told me we were going to hike in the Usuma dam.
It’s time for the ceremony but first, let’s take in this beautiful decor.
I was super excited because it was one of my favourite things to do. He already had my friends waiting and set up a zoom link for those who couldn’t make it. He asked me to marry him that day and I said yes, and here we are today! 😉
Now, let the ceremony begin!
Make way for the groom as he comes to get his bride!
Here comes the bride!
Officially, Mr and Mrs! 😅
Engagement outfit: @mariebabs
Planners: @finethingsevents | @events_by_aisha