Coty and Olamide’s love story began in the Windy City, where they were both “buried in books” in preparation for careers in the medical industry. Set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, they immediately hit it off becoming inseparable ever after.
On a beautiful day in April, Olamide took Coty to a gorgeous botanical garden where he asked her to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. The emotional moment was captured by a photographer, all while being serenaded by a violinist.
Read all about Coty & Olamide’s love story, romantic proposal, and wedding aspirations in their beautiful botanical garden engagement in Houston, featuring the work of MunaLuchi Coterie member Events with Darrell. View the complete selected gallery by MunaLuchi Coterie member Daniel T. Davis Photography here.
Bride & Groom to-be: Coty & Olamide
Occupations: Transplant Pharmacist & Doctor
Wedding Date: February 18, 2018
Wedding Location: Houston, TX
Wedding Venue: 1919 Wine & Mixology
Engagement Session Location: Houston Museum District & Mercer Arboretum (Outdoor Proposal)
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Our romance began in The Windy City when neither of us were enjoying the city because we were buried in books. We were set up on a blind date by mutual friends. We are forever grateful for them. On our first date Olamide decided we would go bowling, there is still a discrepancy on who won that day but the rest is as they say history. Since that day we’ve stood hand in hand praying, accomplishing our dreams (we are Doctors now) and enjoying this love God has blessed us with!
Ola proposed in a beautiful Botanical Garden with a violinist serenading me to my favorite artist, Beyoncé. He always said he wished he could bring Beyoncé to perform at my wedding because he knows how much of a fan I am. I didn’t realize she was playing for me for a very long while. I just assumed it was a feature they had while people enjoyed the garden or for one of the other couples walking around. It was epic and so thoughtful. He had my mom, brother and favorite wedding planner all in on the plan. He even had a photographer there ready to capture the moment. I cried like a baby, big surprise there but it is a moment I will never forget!
The engagement session: I wanted something very sultry, romantic, elegant. I wanted to give a prelude to our wedding which will be like a romantic, candle lit jazz club. We immediately fell in love with the space when Daniel, our photographer, showed us. He was able to capture the dark and sultry vibe I wanted! We also took some lighter pictures outside of a church to capture our fun side.
Our first date: On our first date Olamide decided we would go bowling, there is still a discrepancy on who won that day. We enjoyed ourselves so much we didn’t want the night to end so we met friends at a club. We were in our own world on the dance floor.
Favorite thing to do as a couple: We are big foodies so our favorite thing to do is try different restaurants, in Chicago that made for really fun date nights with all of the diverse types of food!
Wedding planning thus far: Wedding planning has been crazy and exciting. We are having two ceremonies, a traditional wedding in Nigeria and the other in Houston, TX. Darrell from events with Darrell has made me and my family a believer in wedding planners. I would not have been able to pull off a wedding without him as Olamide and I are both in residency. In addition neither of us live in Houston! So Darrell sets up several days of meetings with some of the best vendors in the Houston market so that we can meet everyone then hop back on the plane! Darrell has become a part of our family and his spirit makes you even more excited about getting married.
What we are looking forward to the most?
Coty- I’m most excited about Olamide seeing me for the first time as I walk down the aisle. I’m also excited to just have a celebration we have been so dedicated to advancing our careers I’m ready to let loose and have some fun!
Olamide- I’m excited about our first dance, even during different stages in our relationship when either of us were having a bad day we would slow dance to change our focus to something that has always been positive which is our love. So I’m excited to do our thing on such a special day.