Kausarat & Odunayo’s love story is so beautiful! The twist in the way they met was unexpected ? You know what? Let’s read it together this time.
How We Met (The Bride-to-be’s version)
Odun and I met sometime in 2012, I was in my 100 level in university. I got introduced to him for a modelling gig with a top Nigerian company. I was so excited. I prepared my portfolio and went to his office in Victoria Island to deliver it, awaiting the good news. That never came, lol and we barely spoke for about 4 years.
In September 2016, we started talking a lot more than our once or twice in a year kind of conversations. He invited me to be his date at some events. I could not make it because my mom wouldn’t let me then. Lol. In November 2016, he invited me for a show that was happening later that month. This made it the second time we were meeting in 4 years. That was also the beginning of the deep and sweet friendship that became a relationship in January 2017. Odunayo is a very persistent human I must say and he is my sweet gift from God.
The Groom-to-be’s version
Sometime in 2012, I was flipping through pictures on my friend’s phone and Kausarat’s image caught my attention. I asked my friend who she was and he told me they had met her on set during a photoshoot for a clothing line. I asked that he introduced us and my friend decided to give me her number but there was one problem…Motive!
We brainstormed and came up with the brilliant idea of packaging everything around a modelling deal. So, as a big boy in one of the top O&G companies in the country, I called her and told her I needed her to submit pictures of herself so I can share with our corporate communications department for consideration in one of their upcoming adverts. Of course, she was excited and we agreed on a date for her to visit my office and to submit the pictures. She came on the agreed day and definitely caught everybody’s attention.
Surprisingly, that was the last time we would meet until late 2016. Prior to 2016, I would occasionally call to invite her for some corporate events (of course, she always turned down the offer). It wasn’t until when we started dating in 2019 that she knew the truth about the modelling gig I told her about 7 years ago. It was all a strategy to just meet her physically, the pictures never went anywhere besides my drawer. Now, the rest is history and I got the best through divine guidance. ?
The Vow (The Bride-to-be’s version)
Bride: Babe in all this time, you have shown me and proven to me that true love is real and that it can overcome all things. I choose you over and over, every day and at all times, to stand with you and for you. I promise to love you without fear, faithfully, forever and unconditionally, to honour you, to put you first above others, to treasure and cherish you, holding you dear to me forever. You’re my absolute love Odunayomi!
The Groom-to-be’s version
Today my life begins;
Today I become a man;
Today I become accountable to someone else other than myself;
Today I become accountable to you, to our future and to all the possibilities that marriage has to offer.
You are my Always;
You are my Forever;
You are my Reality and;
You are my Sunshine.
Here is my hand and it is yours to hold;
Here is my heart and it all belongs to You;
I give my love to you Olamiposi. You are not just a gift; You are my heaven-sent and I would like to put the stars in your hands;
I love you with all I am, and all that I will ever be.