Sharing mutual friends, Tolu was well aware of Busola, who he had been trying to connect with for over six months. The opportunity finally arrived when they both found themselves at the best friend's house of Busola's sister, in preparation to attend an awards ceremony. After officially being introduced they later reconnected over social media, slowly getting to know each other better. Their first date was a lovely evening of window shopping followed by a late night dinner - where it was clear that a connection between them was growing...
Continue reading all about Busola & Tolu's love story, proposal, and wedding aspirations in their winter romance engagement in Minnesota - featuring planning by MunaLuchi Coterie member This Love Weddings.
Bride & Groom -to-be: Busola & Tolu
Occupations: Nurse & IT specialist
Wedding date: 08-10-2018
Wedding location: Mystical Rose Garden
Location of Engagement shoot: Aster Cafe and Hewing Hotel
Tell us how you met. After multiple prayers from both ends of the spectrum. Tolu and I met through one of my sister’s best friends from college. Our worlds collided when my sister asked me to go to one of her award ceremonies and I hesitantly agreed. I was always a home body but I decided to support her that day. Little did I know that I would meet the sweetest guy ever, one who would change my life. He had tried meeting me for roughly six months, through my sister, but I always told my sister that I was not interested. She told me that he was a soft spoken guy which was surprising because when I met Tolu at my sister’s best friend’s house (she was doing my sister’s makeup in preparation for the award ceremony) he freaked out and was so loud trying to catch my attention. He later found me on Facebook and messaged me and was so respectful.
Tell us all about the proposal. I knew that Tolu would be proposing to me, I just had no idea when he would be popping the question. I felt like I would know when because he could hardly keep a secret from me. He planned to propose later in October but because I was going on a week long trip he changed his plans. I told him to not try to propose during the photo shoot he had planned for us. I was so obsessed with engagement stories that I could have sworn I knew it all. The photoshoot was planned for a Sunday and he had his sister-in-law, my sister’s best friend, do my make up. I didn’t even know who the photographer was but I just went along with the plan. I asked him why we were even doing it and he told me not to worry, said he just felt like he looked too good to not take pictures. I laughed it off and didn’t really think much of it. When it came time to take pictures we kept walking around Centennial Lake Park, his chosen photoshoot location, looking for a good spot to pose when I saw someone who resembled my brother, wearing a similar cross, which confused me. Next thing I know my boyfriend was down on one knee and whispering softly asking me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! I, then, realized that the person I saw was my brother. Tolu had asked a few of my family members to come for the proposal. We later celebrated with dinner at Chino Latino. I could not believe that he had put so much time and effort to propose to me including surprising me with my family!
Describe your engagement session. We had a winter theme and then followed it up with intimate moments.
What did you do on your first date? Tolu decided to take me to the Mall of America so that we can go to the aquarium but I lost my phone. He waited patiently for an hour. I called him and he was still in the car parked outside waiting for me. Since I messed up the aquarium date we decided to go to the Mall of America and walk around, then we went to the Indian Cafe in Minneapolis for a late night dinner. It was so much fun!
What's your favorite thing to do as a couple? Tolu and I have a love for movies. Tuesday nights at the AMC followed by a dinner date.
How has wedding planning been so far? Stressful but I am thankful that my sister is a wedding planner - everything is coming together.
Tell us what you're looking forward to most on the wedding day. Honestly, I just want to have a good time with my future husband and I look forward to our vows and the speeches. I am a such a cry baby!