Groom’s Romantic Story
We are both deeply committed Christians, and very involved in the ministry. So it was just natural that we met in church. We particularly become close when we were called to serve on various committees in church. When I realized we were really getting close and there was a certainty in my heart that Matty was the one God had chosen for me, I did what we were raised and trained to do- I spoke to my pastor about her. Considering the close relationship we both enjoyed with her (my pastor), she gave a go-ahead, and we started courting.
On her birthday, April 19th 2012, I presented Matty with her ring. I had tried all I could to get the ring the day before (up till 1am on the 19th), so I could present it to her first thing in the morning before she went to work, but somehow the jeweler couldn’t deliver. So, I saw her that morning wished her a happy birthday and she went to work. Knowing her very well, I knew she would have been surprised I didn’t present her with any gift. We chatted all day, and still I hadn’t said anything about her ‘gift’. When we saw later that evening, she couldn’t hold it any longer, and with a low countenance said “I received so many gifts today, but nothing from you”. I smiled and said “some of the best things in life, come later than you expected”. With that statement, I went on my knees and presented her with the ring. I will never forget the image of her face lighting up with her trademark angelic smile as I slipped the ring into her finger.
THE WEDDING DAY
July 27th and 28th 2012 will remain the second best days of our lives (after the day we individually gave our lives to Jesus Christ). Everything went impeccably according to plan, though we had a few funny incidences mainly on the groom’s part. The wedding day was on the last Saturday of the month, which in Nigeria is a no-movement day till 10am due to the monthly environmental sanitation. So, the groom and best-man’s barber couldn’t get to their location before 10am which was too close to when we had to be in church. Well, we were not too late getting to church, and our hair were cut nicely! Every other aspect of the event, from the church to the reception went smoothly and according to plan. The pictures tell the story.
OUR LOVE STORY
Mathilda and Bugie were made for each other, and met themselves at God’s appointed and destined time in their lives. They are a perfect complement to each other. They both love God so much and are committed to the work of the ministry. Matty is a banker, perfect organizer, has a great and kind heart full of so much love for everyone, very humble, fairly reserved, an extremely intelligent being, and effortlessly beautiful! Bugie is multi-talented. He runs his Brand Consultancy firm, runs a clothing line, does public speaking, is a great actor, has an amazing sense of humor and has a passion for photography and music.
In their words, “our union has been bliss, made in heaven. We wake up and go to bed every day with gratitude in our hearts to God for giving us each other as soul mates.
Love is Beautiful
With Bugie, it’s never a dull moment full of laughter and fun. He’s being my love, strength, shoulder, inspiration, support, and best friend. In Matty, I have had the greatest companion and friend. Every man needs a constant cheerleader, who encourages and believes in him. Matty has been my number one fan, and with her, there’s nothing I can’t achieve. She is my strength and I love her with my life.
We know the future ahead for us and our kids will just be one of pride and glory, not because we won’t have challenges, but because in spite of the challenges we may face, we have made up our minds to run our marriage as God who created the institution of marriage has instructed.
Congrats Mathilda and Bugie. WDN wishes you a very happy married and blissful marriage.
WEDDING DATE: JULY 27th & 28th, 2012
WEDDING VENUE:CHRIST EMBASSY BENIN, BENIN-CITY & METRO EVENT CENTRE, G.R.A BENIN-CITY
STATIONERY (INVITATIONS, SOURVENIRS, PROGRAM,): MADE IN HEAVEN BRANDS-08028386873
GROOM & BESTMAN’S SUIT: BASE 1-08034919759
BRIDE’S GOWN: ALL BRIDAL- 08037254245
BRIDE’S MAIDS’ DRESS & SHOES: PAGES – 08138004307
CAKE: SUGAR WORLD- 08184808310
CATERERS: AMBASSADORS CATERING- 08075251226
DECORATION: ANNIBELLS EVENTS- 08033231447
MUSIC: DJ DARMIX (RHYTHM 93.7 BENIN)- 07031955450
VIDEOGRAPHY: VIDEO EVENTS
COLOUR THEME:GOLD & CREAM
PHOTOGRAPHER’S NAME: STANLEE OHIKHUARE (www.stanleeohikhuare.com)
PLANNER’S NAME-M.I.H EVENTS- 08028386873
MAKE-UP ARTIST:OSAMU’S BEAUTY MATTERS- 08023412300