Layebi and Lekan’s love story will give you goosebumps!
The couple met through Layebi’s sister’s boyfriend and their romantic love story began from that moment they set their eyes on each other. Babatunde revealed to Lekan how gorgeous his girlfriend’s sister is but he didn’t want him to come closer to her. But Babatunde was outsmarted when he forgot some important documents in Lekan’s car and it’s just amazing how God works in mysterious ways.
A magical and unexpected meeting at the Barcellos will soon turn into happily ever after for Layebi and Lekan. Just one look at these photos and you know these two are made for each other.
The groom-to-be Lekan is filled with surprises and for the couple’s surprise engagement, he whisked his bride-to-be away to the stunning city of Dubai…..The surprise proposal was an intimate and spectacular one for these twosome who would be getting married pretty soon.
Scroll down to view the couple’s captivating pre-wedding moments captured in by Laphy Photography + read their super romantic love story.
Our Love Story
Lekan & I met through a mutual friend. Our very first encounter was at Barcellos, I was out having lunch with my sister and her toaster at the time, Babatunde. Lekan happened to be dropping something off for Babatunde but decided to join our table. When I saw him for the first time I remember being pleasantly surprised as all of Babatunde’s friends I had been meeting were somewhat off (lol). The next day, Lekan called me up and to my surprise, we got along quite well. He went straight to the point saying he liked me and I was his retirement plan (I was like really… who says that), but I had a boyfriend at the time so we remained friends. We didn’t see after that till about 4 months later, during this 4-month period we became really close and the best phone buddies, we would talk for hours and he would make me laugh, he always had a lot to say and just always cracked me up.
Having a boyfriend at the time didn’t seem to sway him rather he intensified all efforts to show me who was the better man and I saw that he was. He was, kind-hearted, selfless, funny and not to mention good looking, what more could a girl ask for. After some sort of drama in my current relationship, Lekan and I eventually started dating and I understood what it was to be treated like a princess, he treated me like his whole world and was always doting on me. Fast forward to today after 8 years of dating what I can say is that we’ve gone through our fair share of ups and downs like most couples but in all of this we have always found our way back to each other. I am happy and grateful to God for sending you my way because sometimes I wonder what I would do without you.
From the first time, I met Layebi. I knew she was going to become my wife. There was something about her mannerism and her eyes that just stuck with me and there was no letting go.I was with a friend of mine, Babatunde when I overheard his conversation on the phone about taking a girl he was chiking at the time and her beautiful younger sister out to Lunch at Barcelos. I asked him to tag along so I could be her date but he said NO. Luckily for me, later that afternoon I realized Babatunde had forgotten some of his documents in my car, remembering that he had mentioned Barcelos,
I went there and called him up and told him I was outside and wanted to drop off the documents he had forgotten in my car. He laughed mischievously because he knew what I was up to. When I eventually met Layebi I realized Babatunde wasn’t at all exaggerating. She was even better looking than he had described and I knew instantly that I wanted to get to know everything about her and more. I knew I had to get her to like me just as much as I liked her and well… I did! Not only did I get her to like me and finally love me. I also got her to marry me.
How He Asked
We had planned a trip to Dubai months earlier, closer to the date we were to take the trip, he calls and says he won’t be able to make it on the trip anymore. I was sad because I had been looking forward to going on the trip with him. I eventually decided to go since my sister and friend were coming with me on the trip. He called me about two days before we were to leave and says he could make the trip after all, but that he would be joining me towards the end of the trip. I was excited so I booked him a standard room at the Le Meridien Beach Resort & Spa hotel. He came in on a Thursday morning, but I didn’t get to see him till later in the evening as I had earlier gone to the water park. On getting to the hotel I realized that he had bumped us up to the presidential suite, needless to say the rest of the trip felt like a fairytale, we went to the spa, went swimming, learnt how to ski, went shopping, everything was pure bliss and just when I thought the trip couldn’t get any better he proposed.
The night before we were to travel back to Nigeria, we were about going out to visit my sister then I heard the safe door open, I was sitting on the bed and he walked towards me with his hands behind his back, he had been playing this game throughout the trip so I didn’t think anything of it, but this time around he looked so serious and his voice was shaking, he knelt down and started talking, but before I fell for it, I wanted to be sure there was actually something behind his back so I peeped and I was surprised to find a box, my heart started racing when it dawned on me that this was it! He was proposing. I didn’t hear anything after that till he got to the part where he asked me to marry him and I said YES to becoming Mrs. Aluko.
“ He asked…
I said Yes! “
Background Music: All I Want is You by Banky W x Chidinma