4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
-1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Groom: Joseph Edet
Occupation: Chief executive officer of La’shakara Branding and Clothing Company
School of graduation: Kings College.
University Of Calabar, Calabar
I love ShuShu’s …: Beauty, kind heart, her caring, kind, soft +strict and endearing nature, her smiles, her Cooking.
Hobbies: I like watching movies, basketball, I love dancing (first love), I also love travelling.
Best memory together: Her last birthday, she was so surprised and happy that day.
One trip to Coldstone in Lagos. She was so happy and excited
Best Series: Game of thrones, Suits.
Bride: Ushang Achu
Occupation: Program Analyst at Focus Hub
School of graduation: Coventry University, UK
University of Calabar, Calabar
Federal Government Girls’ College, Calabar.
Hobbies: Travelling, exploring new places, meeting new people
What you I love about Joe: His support, constant communication and commitment to me and our relationship
Last book I read: Love and Respect by Dr Emerson Eggerichs
HOW DID YOU PROPOSE?: BY THE GROOM
Hmmm.. Having known Shushu and I’ve been her friend for a couple of years, I decided that I was going to settle down. And as the bible says, ‘he that findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord’* I decided to “find a wife” and in the guise of finding a wife, I am someone who is principled and I like to look out for certain things I like to look out for in a woman. Funny enough I’ve known Shushu for like 10 years now and it didn’t occur to me that she was my wife all this while but I realized when you’re ready, you’ll notice the diamond under your nose and then I noticed this diamond shining so bright. That was the turning point of my life. The thought just kept hitting me every other hour even before I started going out with her. I had confirmed prayerfully and even her mum had confirmed it the first day I met her mum.
Here we are, some months later and I was supposed to propose to her. She had no idea, she had even planned out the biggest surprises for me and she had no idea that I had planned out the biggest surprise for her. My friends cooperated and decided to organize a dinner for me. And Shushu , her friend, brother and sister were invited as guests. There was this session where everyone was asked ‘what do you know about Joe?’ It got to her turn and I had “connived” with my friends to send random text messages to her “WILL-YOU-MARRY-ME- SHUSHU?” and all of them sent different things. When she was done, I urged her to check her messages and she was trying to understand then she coded, her face changed.
Then the fairy tale method, I went on my knee and brought out a diamond ring from my archives and proposed to my beautiful wife. And… that was the proposal. Proposal of life!
HOW DID YOU MEET?: BY THE BRIDE
We met 10 years ago in our first year at the University of Calabar, Calabar…it wasn’t a love at first sight meeting but more of a casual exchange of names as Joe was drawn by my smile and warm personality. We both however remained casual friends until I returned from my Masters program in the U.K. Joe was relentlessly asking to see me and even wanted us to go on a movie date but trust me I had to give Joe a little tough time. I finally agreed to see him and we had our first date in April 2015. Joe asked me out but I didn’t give him an immediate reply as I needed to be sure I was making the right decision and that Joe meant it. I eventually said yes to Joe and we have been crazily in love since then and Joe’s outgoing, caring, and loving personality makes it even more fun. I’ve come to learn a lot from Joe.
1 best man: Bralador Ojokojo ( Friend of the groom since 2000)
1 Chief Bride’s maid: Wofai Ibiang (Best friend of the bride since Secondary school)
- DATE: 25/02/2016
Venue- A7/1 Kasuk street by Diamond bank, State Housing, Calabar
CHURCH– Unical Chapel of Redemption, Calabar
RECEPTION: De Venue Event Center, Parliamentary Extension (Big white Tent)
Colour code– Touch of Purple
Rice selections: Fried rice, Jollof rice, Coconut rice
Sides: Moi Moi, cole slaw
Protein: Chicken, fish
April By Kunbi (wedding dress), Tope FnR (Reception dress),Affifimma couture (Bride’s traditional attire); Lovita creations (Bride’s onyornyo), XposureBySteveDavid, Silhouette Photography (Photography), Stormblast media and UCOR media (Video coverage), OMAZPRO (Bride’s makeup), SLAISHOWS (lighting), SOUND CONSTRUCTION: Victor Edet (Sound), Last Prophet, Mc Mbakara, Roby Ekpo(Masters of Ceremony), Mc George (Comedians), DJ Uwah, Dj slam (DJs), 8tte Fingerlicking (Small chops), Hazel drinks and cocktails (Cocktails), House of Romix (Ushers), Fenzy Media; Turning Point Bridals (Invitation Cards), Cr8tiv media (Wedding logo), Ourblogazine, Confidence tawo (Bloggers), Crown Excellence events (Reception decoration), TruelyLovely cakes (wedding cake), Lashakara Branding and clothing (Groom and Groom’s men outfits)
Ourblogazine wishes you both a very happy marriage. God bless you marriage, Shushu and Joe.
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