Abbey and Samuel’s love story began while both were traveling with friends on holiday in Miami.
Their initial meeting took place at an off-beach bar, where Abbey fondly recalls how “it was love at first sight.” Approaching Abbey’s seat, Samuel struck up a conversation that felt so natural it was as if they were picking up where they left off. As their relationship continued to develop over time, Abbey recalls how Samuel was “very different from anyone I have ever dated before, but he was exactly what I wanted/needed in my life, and being with him has been like the missing part of my puzzle has been filled.”
Realizing that he had also found the missing part of his puzzle, Samuel began planning their perfect proposal. What seemed to be a normal date night dining out changed course when instead of Samuel picking Abbey up, an Uber driver pulled up instead. Not disclosing their destination location, Abbey was dropped off at the tallest building in Europe, London Bridge tower – The Shard. Under the guise that the driver had dropped her off at the wrong location, Samuel met up with Abbey and decided that while they were there they might as well go in. With champagne in hand, on the highest floor, they stood overlooking the sun setting on the London skyline. A few floors down they then enjoyed a romantic candlelight dinner after which Samuel reflects on their life together up to this point, and what the future may bring. Before Abbey has a chance to understand the true significance of the evening, Samuel gets down on one knee and shocks her into silence by asking if she’ll spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.
Abbey and Samuel were married in a stunning destination wedding in Santorini, Greece. Abbey was gorgeous in a custom Alonuko sheath gown with a detachable overskirt and floor-length veil. Surrounded by the love and support of family and friends dressed in traditional Nigerian attire in honor of their heritage, Abbey and Samuel were forever joined as husband and wife.
Best Memories: The best memory from the wedding was exchanging our vows with the caldera in our backdrop view. Absolutely breath-taking!
Advice for Engaged Couples: The best advice I can give engaged couples is to enjoy the day! It only happens once so enjoy every second of it! Also, smile always, the photographers will be snapping away, you want to look happy even in the candid pics.
Bride’s dress: Alonuko
Bride’s Hair: Kemi Fadeyi
Bride’s headpiece and/or veil: Fabulous Accessories UK, Alonuko
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Cakes/desserts: Rocabella Hotel
Catering: Rocabella Hotel
Ceremony venue: Rocabella Hotel (The Kiosk)
Event decor/design: Betty Flowers – Santorini
Entertainment MC: Adot Comedian
Entertainment DJ: DJ Snypa
Entertainment Harpist: Harp’ Eri
Event planner: Roe Weddings & Rocabella Wedding Concierge
Florals: Betty Flowers – Santorini
Groom’s attire: Daniel & Lade
Lighting: Events in Santorini
Linens: Rocabella Hotel
Makeup: Kemi Fadeyi
Photography: Phosart Photography
Reception venue: Rocabella Hotel (Infinity Pool)
Videography: Phosart Photography
Rainfall Fireworks: Pro Support
Welcome sign: Weddings and Whimsy