The Pandemic may have caused a lot of disruption to normalcy, daily routines and leisure but in its unique way, it created room for many relationships to blossom, creating more time for couples to bond online over a long distance relationship, or in person by isolating together. As much as it had its pros and cons, it worked in favour of so many couples as they were able to discover and build on true love without the distractions that come with our daily hustles. The lockdown and work from home era afforded couples more time to know each other for real. One of such is our beautiful couple featured today. Mmeyene and Emmanuel recently tied the knot in Akwa Ibom State, and have had us mesmerised by their beautiful pre-wedding and wedding photos. Along with these breath taking photos, we will be sharing their beautiful story as narrated by the bride.
Mid-January 2020, a friend (I’d like to call her X in this story) showed me Emmanuel’s picture and she was like “if you were single I would have introduced you both” I looked at the picture and told her “Nope, not my type, I don’t do fine guys because most of them come with a headache” and she was like “You know when they fall in love, they love hard”. A few days later I saw him in my dream talking with my mom, when I woke up, I giggled and said this should be a malaria dream.
In February, X and I went to a friend’s birthday party, then X posted a video of us dancing on her WhatsApp status which Emmanuel saw and asked her for my number but she declined. Then in March, Emmanuel came to Nigeria for his mom’s funeral, he chatted with X and asked for my number again (this time he was more serious saying he just wanted to be friends with me). X obliged and finally gave him my number. He chatted me up but didn’t get the attention he wanted. March 21st, 2020 after my choir rehearsal, I decided to meet up with X, we then went to meet her boyfriend and I met Emmanuel there, we hung out that night and again a day after at a restaurant. We connected mentally hence we’d talk for hrs on the phone.
On 25th April 2020, I woke up to a normal day but later in the evening the environment was a bit different. Everyone was so happy and nicer so I felt it was because we were leaving Port-Harcourt the following day. We started an in-house party while in the middle of it, Emmanuel proposed and 1 year, 4 months, and 11d ays after, I am keeping his heart forever.
We are glad to share in their joy and we wish Mmeyene and Emmanuel a most blissful union.
Photography: Dizzney Studios
Fabric: Madamchi fabrics