Our very own coterie member, Damola Makeovers, shows off her future hubby and wedding bling in this elegant avant-garde engagement session!
To celebrate her upcoming destination wedding in Dubai, Muinat (aka Damola Makeovers) and her fiancé, Bolaji, showcased their love in a beautiful pre-wedding photo session.
Captured by the talented photographer, Kunmi Owopetu, the couple wanted “something very classy, avant-garde, and elegant.” And their team delivered!
Keep scrolling below for more details on their love story and photos from their classy shoot.
- Couple: Muinat and Bolaji
- Occupations: Pharmaceuticals and Engineering
- Wedding date: November 21, 2021
- Wedding location: Dubai
- Location of Engagement shoot: Lagos, Nigeria
- Theme: “Classy, Avant-garde, and Elegant.”
- Wedding Hashtag: #thebmw2021
How they met…
Muinat and Bolaji first met through a mutual friend.
Their first date…
“We went to see the lion king on Broadway.”
Muinat recalls the day Bolaji asked her to be his wife as if it was yesterday.
“It was my birthday and we were on the beautiful island of Aruba.”
That night, Bolaji had planned an intimate dinner for them on the beach. Little did Muinat know he had booked a private cabana for them overlooking the waters of the Caribbean Ocean.
“When we arrived at the restaurant, I could not believe how stunning the location was,” she says. “He had rented out a whole cabana on the water with a private chef, decorated with candles, and a bed of roses on the floor.”
While they ate, Muinat noticed a photographer taking pictures of the sunset, but she didn’t pay much attention to it. She soon decided she wanted pictures of the sunset for herself.
“…So I asked bae to come and take pictures of me- for real he’s the best photographer, [and] while doing so, the photographer walked towards us and said ‘do you guys mind if I take pictures and videos of you guys? I am the photographer for the restaurant, and we are trying to get more guest pictures to post on our website’.”
She agreed (since oddly enough her hubby’s photography skills were not coming through that day – except that was all part of his plan!) and they began walking hand-in-hand towards the beach to watch the sunset together.
She recalls, “…suddenly I see a violinist playing my favorite song, [and] before I could figure out what was going, he was on his knees asking me to be his forever. I said ‘yes, yes baby, yes shuga, I will marry you.’ [Then] we danced into into the sunset while being serenaded by the beautiful sounds of the ocean and the violin.”
Favorite thing to do as a couple…
They love to Travel!
Wedding planning so far…
“It has been amazing, having the best team in your corner really helps make things go smoothly.”
What she’s looking forward to most on their wedding day…
“Marrying the love of my life in front of our friends and families.”
Looking for more elegant avant-garde engagement session inspiration?
- Bride to be & Coterie Member: Damola Makeovers
- Photographer: Kunmi Owopetu
- Planner: Tess Allure events
- Bridal stylist: The Wadrobe Manager
- Bride’s Dress: House of Dova
- Groom’s outfit: Kimono Kollection
- Makeup: Zaina Bazeez
- Hair: Ferdin and Shair
- Fabric: Glitz Allure Fabrics
- Shoes: Aqua Zzura
- Accessories: Retro Glam 12