From the fun and interesting way they met to the journey of their relationship, this lovely couple has weathered every storm and are now heading to forever.
We are so happy to share the beautiful love story of My Big Nigerian Wedding Season 2 (Abuja) winners, Blessing & George.
HOW WE MET:
Early in 2012, friend of mine, Bella, calls me and asks if I’d want to meet someone since I was on a sabbatical from relationships. She asked if I’d want to meet a guy and I was like, why? She said he saw my picture on her dp and told her I was his wife. And I was like, what a fake line. Of all the toasting lines, he would bring that one. After she begged and pleaded with me to at least let him have my pin, days later I accepted but warned her not to give him my number.
On chatting with him, I found out he was actually course mates with my immediate elder sister and I knew him. I wasn’t sure I wanted a relationship at first. But after about 7 months, on Christmas day! I sent him my number. I had missed my flight to Abuja and had to sleep in a family friend’s house in Lagos. We agreed to see and talk.
He came to meet me at the airport and we went out to have a drink. He was very quiet and simple, leaving his friend and cousin to fuel the conversation while he just observed me. Somehow, when he dropped me off at the airport, we didn’t feel like leaving each other. I thought he would kiss my cheek; he thought I’d hit him if he tried. I probably would have.
Plenty drama ensued between myself and him-one time I told him to stop calling me. After months of having him come to see me monthly, I agreed to date him on August 9, a month shy of my birth date.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR:
Amazing, interesting, annoying and exciting. He’s really solid and helps to steady me. We learn each other everyday and I absolutely adore that he loves God and just has so much faith- in God, family, me and everyone. He believes so much in me that I feel like wonder woman sometimes. We have our issues ( and boy, we do have them) but we try to sort them all out. And the fact that he tried to visit me every month even when it wasn’t convenient was absolutely a winner. He’s patient, humble and quiet (which can be annoying) and can curb my excesses. I have learned to be more confident in my giftings, more prudent, more deeper with God walking with him.
Truth is, I didn’t see him coming when he did but I’m glad God gave me the common sense to choose him.
HOW HE PROPOSED:
It wasn’t the romantic dramatic thing I would have dreamed but I was surprised. He’s not the kind of person to whip out a ring and go on one knee (but he does have potential and we are working on that-evil grin). I already knew he wanted to marry me but he had gotten into Abuja the evening before but we couldn’t see. The next day he was waiting for me at my office, chatting with my colleague. I told him to come into my office and there on my table was a pretty bag. I was oohing and aahing and then I see a note in the bag saying he was happy being with me and was ready to take the next step in this journey with me. Would I do him the honour of being his wife? I turned back to see him kneel with a ring box and I’m laughing and screaming (I can’t call that screaming though) and he’s confused, standing and kneeling again. I can’t remember saying yes (I knew we were going to get married) I just remember thrusting my finger and him slipping it on.
Coming from him, it was so sweet that he put me first and thought to do something that would make me really smile.
Photography: Cognito Studios @shawn_cognitostudios
Makeup: Pretty Ink Signature @prettyinksignature
Wedding Planning: Ivy Lil’ Beth Concept @ivylilbeth