Arike and Yinka met while they were at the university, she was captivated by his complexion and looks but, unfortunately, his attitude that day, immediately changed her thoughts about him. As fate could have it, there was a second meeting but, this time, around, Yinka erased the bad thoughts when all his gestures only tickled her fancy. They exchanged pleasantries and He couldn’t resist her beauty.
After a while, they became friends, he decided to take her out on a date and so their journey of love began.
After 9 years of sharing and being in a relationship, they just can’t imagine spending d rest of their lives without each other; they have found Love and for them, together they are a perfect couple.
Their pre-wedding photo shoot is absolutely awesome as they wore different outfits from traditional to casual attires; it was an indoor shoot and the couple just couldn’t take their hands off each other for one sec throughout the shoot as you can clearly see in the photos. For them, Love is the greatest gift of all.
scroll down for their love story and beautiful photos.
It all began in the year 2007….The month of April. I was a shy teenager (super hawt and pretty too!!) *winks*, who gained admission as a DEGREE student to study COOPERATIVE AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT at OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY. I remember vividly the first day I laid eyes on him, the first thing that caught my attention was how lovingly DARK COMPLEXIONED he was!! I was busy wondering how possible it was for a dude to be totally and richly dark complexioned (and handsome too!!) and just at that moment, he WALKED right in between me and the lady I was conversing with and my sweet thoughts about him immediately changed and right at that moment, I termed him as ‘ARROGANT’!!
Days rolled into weeks and weeks into months and neither one of us crossed paths until the very day I know GOD had previously planned and which was unknown to us!! It was a cool night in the month of October , I was on my way back to my room when I surprisingly ran into a fellow course mate, SAMUEL and guess who was with him, the ARROGANT DUDE!!! Uh oh!! Samuel happened to be a close friend of his. He introduced himself and to top the night’s surprise, he told me his name was GANDHI!!! I mean come on, he’s joking, right? but NO!! Dude’s surname was GANDHI and that further heightened my curiosity to unravel the mystery beneath the cool facade of the ‘ARROGANT DUDE’ as I termed him (smile). The memorable thing about meeting and conversing with him was his easy ability to make me laugh effortlessly…he knew just what to say and how to say it (not that I had anything in mind though) *clears throat*
Moving forward……baby finally asked me out some weeks later (as a sharp dude.. coupled with the fact that boo was hawt and superb as well and he had to try his luck) *wink* and you know how ladies like to prove hard to get coupled with the fact that I had never dated anyone since I gained admission. I asked my friends about their thoughts and each person had something to say both positively and negatively. I knew the major decision depended on me and within me, I knew I wanted to be his girl and fast forward to 9 years later….. now, I’m his WIFE!!!!.
Amidst the joy, tears, heartbreaks, friendship and endless lessons, WE SURVIVED and came this far by the grace of ALMIGHTY ALLAH. There are still so many hurdles to be encountered but the AMAZING GOD AND THE SINCERE LOVE that brought us together will endlessly see us through.
I’m getting married to my LOVER, FRIEND, BROTHER, CONFIDANT, TUTOR and PILLAR and I love him endlessly because he makes LOVING him effortless.
GOD BLESS US…..#ARIYINKA2016#
I really suck at things like this, I will honestly say I have no record of most things because I had no idea we’d come this far…..
She’s stubborn and naughty most of the time but beneath all that, she’s my little cutie (Orente) who makes my every day better and I’m thankful to God I asked her out…..I remember I was out with a friend (Samuel) the night I met her on her way to her hostel and that was how it all started.
I pray for us a life of endless LOVE, PATIENCE and above all, God’s GUIDANCE and PROTECTION as we begin…..#ARIYINKA#O.STRONG!!!#