We’re getting all the fashion feels after perusing these charming photos from Juliet and Ahmed’s gorgeous wedding planned by Cadaora Exquisite Events. In true Naija fashion, the bridal prep photos of the beautiful bride Juliet with her best girls were bursting with so fun and excitement, and we’re so impressed with the beauty present in every single frame!
Sunny beauty Solution and Achica Bonita made sure the bride looked like a star for her big day and Julieth was absolutely divine and a vision swathed in the most beautiful wedding dress by Style Temple with shimmering adornments, and we’re loving how the sparkles burst off the screen!
These sweet lovebirds have been in a long distance relationship for 3 years, and they definitely had a wedding weekend worthy of their epic love tale with the help of Cadaora Exquisite Events, they were able to pull off a dazzling event filled with style and romance. After their wedding ceremony at the Maria Assumpta Cathedral the love birds joined their guest to celebrate at the chic Cubana Hotel in Owerri.
See all the lovely photos captured by Xian’s Imagery below, read how these two love birds met, be inspired!
I really still can’t believe I’ve known this Amazing human for 3 years already.. and it’s just so so surreal that we are just some steps away from getting hitched FOREVER!!
Did I just say “FOREVER”? Like!!! I’m really getting married to my Bestfriend ?? I get to wake up to good morning kisses!! Cook our favorite foods together!! Smile and annoy each other!! Have the cutest lil babies!! Stand by each other FOREVER!!!
Someone wake me up please!!!!
I’ve loved this man since the 7th of September, 2014.. I love him more than I did 3 years ago.. I love him even more today and I will still love him tomorrow wayy more than I do today.
I’d honestly say our story is a case of a relationship that was already predestined by God to happen.
So 3 years ago, my friend Mimi came to town and asked for us to hook up alongside her other friends.. I was skeptical abit as that was the first time we were officially meeting.
However I finally met up with her after work, exchanged pleasantries with everyone there and left after about 35minutes as I was supposedly heading for midweek service that day.
Fast forward to the weekend, she called to say a friend of hers wanted my bbm pin!
Me: ‘Ehn no!! Don’t give any guy my pin o! I don’t like just any guy having my pin.. next thing you’ll start hearing different kind of stories.. Pls I don’t want!! Thank you’
(lol! I hated the thought of random strangers having my pin as then BBM was really trending and most people will just add you to chat b.s)
Mimi: Jules calm down joh.. he’s my very good friend and he’s very responsible.. if he says anything u don’t like u can just delete or block him straight up! He just wants to be bbm friends, nothing more.. Just trust me on this!
I hesitantly accepted for her to give my pin to him after all my numerous queries and days of persuasion from Mimi.
Unknowing to me, one of Mimi’s friends, Irene.. saw me that day when I came to meet up, and called Ahmed after i had left to say she has found him a wife!! (How do you just see someone for the first time and term her your friends wife?? Hahaha) Could only be GRACE!!!!!
Days Later, I got an add request on bbm and I’d say that’s where the Love story started!
You know that moment when you’re chatting with someone for the first time and you guys just click instantly and then you’re just gisting & flowing like bestfriends who’d lost contact and suddenly rekindled their friendship? That was exactly what happened..
We started from texting everyday.. took it a notch higher to phone calls & video calls.. We became too addicted to hearing our voices.. we’d talk the whole day and it wouldn’t still seem enough!
I’d say we were becoming really fond of each other even as we hadn’t seen ourselves then!
Well, time passed and we were obviously getting too obsessed with each other! We needed to see ourselves and be sure this wasn’t a facade.
Luckily and unfortunately he had to come back to Nigeria, he had lost his uncle and the funeral was in 2weeks..
Voila! That was an opportunity for us to see!!! but at the same time we had to still contemplate if it was really worth it cuz of the distance, when he could just send the family something to assist and not necessarily show up for the funeral.
On the other hand, while I was excited I was at the same time very worried!
“Isn’t it too early to meet?”
“What if all this butterflies i feel is just because he knows how to coordinate his words?”
“Will he really like me when he sees me?”
So many thoughts running through my mind.. lol
For some reason, that whole week seemed like we were somewhat distant from each other.. Aha! My fears are coming to reality I thought.
After 2 days of being incommunicado.. I got a call from an Mtn number and next thing I hear is “Shey na like this we go de Dey” (this is what he will always say to me anytime I miss his calls or he hadn’t heard from me in 1hr)
I just screamed omg!! Ahmed!! Where have u been? Who has this number?? Don’t tell me you’re in Nigeria?? Are you tryna prank me or what?? I was just too damn excited!
He said ‘Yes I am..was tryna surprise U.. I’ve missed hearing your voice’
Immediately I could feel the butterflies in my tummy again..
Could I really be in love with someone I haven’t seen before.. or was I just tripping? This just couldn’t be true.. lol
He invited me to come to Lagos to meet up and I declined. In my head I didn’t want to look easy!
Told him to come to Abuja if he wanted us to see so urgently.. or he’d have to wait till I come for my friends wedding which was luckily in the east and coincidentally same day with his uncles funeral.
He accepted.. and the scheduled day came!
I flew to the airport with my heart in my hand the whole time.. I was darn too nervous! lol
When we landed, I called to tell him and he said he was waiting to pick me up and in my head I was like awww that’s so sweet of him.. most guys will ask you to take the airport taxis.. not saying it’s such a bad thing but I mean lil gestures like that mean the world to me.
When I came out to the arrival area.. I was just looking around for the Mr.. and next thing I see someone standing in d crowd beaming from cheek to cheek with this very cute smile!
He walked up to me and gives me the most soothing hug I’ve had in my life.. and Damn! He smelt so good..
I could hear my heart racing.. I only just managed to mutter the words ‘Finally’
I must say.. a girl was swept off her feet literally!
He looked far better than the pictures I had seen!
The fact that there was no awkward moment of silence was another thing I was so impressed about.. he knew just the right things to say! He was too funny, too sweet and everything nice!
We drove to town and had lunch, just before he offered to drive me home.. I was just in total awe of everything.. He’s seriously sacrificing his time to go drop me and funny thing, He’s also offering to come take me back to the airport after the wedding! Wow!! Like!! Wow!!
Time passed.. and he eventually ticked off all the boxes of ‘everything I wanted in a man’.
However as with every relationship, we had our fair share of ups and downs, fights and makeups, many cold and lonely nights.. but through it all our love only grew deeper and stronger..
True love is patient, so I patiently waited.
True love forgives, so I did time and time again..
I prayed to God for a good man who would try his best to make me the happiest girl on earth, someone who will cherish and adore me, someone who will act like having me in their life is a miracle and a great blessing and He answered!
I am too excited about our future my Darling and definitely can’t wait to spend every single day with you for the rest of my life.
From d moment I met u, I knew that this moment was in our destiny..
We share a bond that is unbreakable.
If I had to choose who I desire, I’d choose you my fire!! I’d choose you in a hundred lifetimes!! In a hundred worlds!! In any version of reality!!
I’d find you and I’d choose You Ahmed!❤
We actually met through mutual friends while I was in Thailand.. We started talking and bonded almost immediately. We texted and called each other everyday for hours.. but honestly deep down inside of me i wasn’t too sure if I wanted anything other than being just friends.. this was because i didn’t believe in long distance relationships due to my previous experiences.
Not too long into our friendship, I lost an uncle and had to travel down to Nigeria to help with the funeral arrangements.. (I figured it would also be an opportunity to get to meet the face behind the voice.. lol)
When I got back, I was too overwhelmed with loads of activities and i kinda slacked in the communications, but Julieth would still check in every now and then to make sure everything was going well and to my surprise even said a prayer for me during one of our phone conversation after I had lamented to her on how I was frustrated about some things.. It meant so much to me and that was the point I began to have a totally different perspective about her.
Some days later, she mentioned she was coming to the east for her friend’s wedding which coincidentally was on same day with my uncles funeral.. I pleaded to pick her up from the airport and take her home as I desperately wanted to atleast see her in person & also get to have her company no matter how short the time may be.
The D-day finally came and I’d say it was the longest wait I’ve had in my life!! I was too anxious!! You can’t believe I was already at the airport before she called to say they had boarded.. lol (i didn’t want to hear any stories).
Well, she finally called to say they had just landed.. immediately my heart started beating faster! My palms suddenly became sweatier!!
Setting my eyes on Her, EVERYTHING CHANGED !!
I knew I was in big trouble!!
She was so tall and incredibly beautiful.. I had the biggest crush on her that minute. I was just speechless! How did I find a girl so adorable?Where have you been my whole life? I thought to myself, whilst smiling from ear to ear like I had just won myself a lottery ticket lol.
I quickly offered for us to have lunch and she obliged.. it was the best 1 hour of my life literally.. I kept staring at her the whole time!
While we were leaving the restaurant, I met one of my friends Jeff, I introduced Juliet to him as my friend and next thing he said was ‘Wow! Ahmed she fine o! She resemble Tiwa Savage’ lol
Before I knew it almost all my friends started calling her ‘Tiwa’.
Meanwhile as I was driving back to Owerri after I had dropped her off @ home, I kept asking myself “Ahmed are you sure this is what you want? Are you just infatuated? Can you handle long distance? Can you marry someone who’s not from your place?” Too many questions on my scared mind but I just shrugged it off and just told myself I’d keep an open mind and let love and fate take its course.
After the wedding/funeral, I went back to Aba to pick her back to the airport as she was meant to leave that same day because she was resuming work the following day.
Our communication became even stronger and I realized we had too much in common. Not to sound cliché, but she was everything I wanted in a girl.. amazing persona, very hardworking, God-fearing, intelligent and to top it off good looking.
I couldn’t hold in the feelings I had for her any longer.. it was definitely Love!
We officially started dating and I left back to Thailand after a month.
Looking back to how we met and where we are now, I truly believe we were destined for each other and there is no doubt She’s the woman made specially for me.
Julieth, You have inspired me in so many ways, shown me the true meaning of being in love, and defined the meaning of a soulmate. I can’t tell you how blessed I am to have found you and above all to share the rest of my life with you.
Thank you for sticking with all my bs.. thank you for your patience and thank you for not giving up on Us.
Im blessed with the best mother and father-in-laws’ to be.. for bringing you up in the right way and for all their love and support.
I vow to always be fair and honest with you. I promise to support you in every way I can. I promise to always hold your hand and brush your hair when you ask me to. I promise to help you fix your lashes when you can’t do it yourself. I promise to tuck you into bed every night. I vow to show you how a man should treat a woman for the rest of our life. I vow to be the best husband on earth. I vow to be the best daddy to our unborn babies.. And above all, I vow to protect you, care for you, and love you unconditionally till death parts Us!
Happy Bride! #JAhmed18
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