When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. Eddy believed in Love and went for it all the way to convince his lovely bride how much he loves her and want to be with her. After several approaches and self determination from Eddy, Olga decided to give him a chance and she said that was the best decision she has ever made in her life. We are happy to introduce the lovely couple to you Olga and Eddy because they are in love and that is all we share; that is all we communicate and that is our language. LOVE
Captured by the fabulous Vividblue photography, this session is fun, candid, romantic, stylish – and passionate!
How they met ( By the groom)
Olga is friends with my nieces and she would often come to the house. She got on my nerves all the time because I never understood why she would always speak English with my nieces when she came over. One evening, a good friend of mine called me to come and join him for dinner, so Michel and I joined him. To my surprise, Olga was there with him. I did not recognize her immediately. After dinner, I asked my friend if there was something between them and he said that they were just colleagues. I then began my research on her through my nieces and other sources. All my attempts to get her number through my nieces and my buddy didn’t pay off. I was lucky enough to run into her a month later at my sister’s house and she gave me her number. Getting her to go on a first date was a challenge and on a second date , she brought her dog along. I didn’t quite know what to make of it. She kept going on and on about how she was not ready for a relationship because she was moving to the US in the next 3 months and to top it all off. She wanted to be friends. I honestly told her that my intentions for her were not friendly and that I had taken enough time to know that I wanted to marry her. When I mentioned the word marriage to Olga, She went cuckoate ano on me. It was then that I realized that we would have to play it by her terms just for a while.
We dated and courted for a year and of course I told my whole family and even introduced her to my parents. I met all her siblings except for her parents, that was the last barrier. I had shared my plan with one of her brother in law whom supported me. Eventually one night before I travelled to Dubai, I told her that I was going to see her parents to ask for her hand in marriage by the end of the month and she should arrange it. If she didn’t want to, I would go ahead and do it with or without her. She was livid and furious and went on for hours about how I made a decision without consulting her and that she would not play any part in it. As the days kept approaching, she gave me no details and acted like we did not have that conversation. She eventually came to her senses and it seemed she had taken this time to come to the decision that she would take the plunge. The rest is history, we cannot be happier to have found each other at such a critical time in both of our lives and we are extremely excited for what lies ahead.
The rest is history.
How they met ( by the bride)
A few years ago I had moved back to live in Kinshasa and I was introduced to a group of young fabulous women whom had similar background as I, Kanku’s nieces were amongst them. I therefore cannot recall the exact day I met Kanku, all I know is that it was definitely at his sister’s house and he was my friend’s uncle. His nieces were very fond of him and his name would constantly pop up in our conversations. Almost 2 and half years ago, I went to have dinner with a colleague of mine and as we were about to order dinner he received a call from his buddies whom were also going to join us for dinner. His buddies arrived and to my surprise his buddies called him (Kanku) Eddy. I was shocked because his nieces called him Kanku, I remember thinking to myself what a scandalous guy, with a double identity. As soon as I got home I debriefed with my sister and we went on a man-bashing session. A few days later, my colleague from work called me to let me know that Kanku/Eddie wanted my number, I was extremely upset and told him that there was no way that I would give my number to a guy whom has a double identity. He was perplexed so I went on to explain to him that I knew him as Kanku and that Eddy was not his name. My colleague cracked up laughing saying “You should know better Kanku is the name given to a twin in your tribe”. I did feel very bad but I still didn’t want to give my number. We eventually met a month or two later, and my colleague had said something along the lines of, he is a good business man and he may only want your number for business purposes. I then gave him my number. He would call me every day for another month or two and he eventually asked me if we could go on a date. The date was set for 7 pm at about 6h45 pm, My sister asks me whether I was going and I had just gotten back from work and I told her that I would not go. She said to me “What is the worst thing that can happen, it is not like you are marrying him” I went on the date and we had a very good time. I remember then thinking to myself I enjoyed myself but I cannot get into a relationship . I had my master plan, I was moving to the US in less than 3 months therefore a relationship was not on my priority list let alone marriage.
Eddy had a different plan, He wanted marriage and he had told me that from DAY 1. We went to several dates until then and we agreed that he would not mention marriage and we would take it 1 day at a time. I never left for DC and plans suddenly changed until Eddy gave me an ultimatum a year later. The rest is history. I am happy that I have decided to take the plunge with Eddy and can only be happy that we will be surrounded with all of you on this special day.
The Wedding Photos
Background music: Zahara – Loliwe