Initially brought together through a dating app, it would take Julianna and Victor only one date to realize there would be many more to come. That initial spark of interest would quickly grow as their feelings for each other deepened into love and devotion…
Read all about Julianna & Victor’s love story and surprise proposal in this romantic and scenic engagement session that retraces the steps of their relationship. Coordinated by MunaLuchi Coterie member & event consultant Mati Gono of Just as Planned.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Julianna & Victor
Occupations: Julianna works in Pension Fund management and Victor work’s in private equity.
Engagement Session date: 10/1/2016
Engagement Session location: Banking Capitol of London.
Wedding location: Santorini, Greece.
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal.
Victor and Julianna first connected on an infamous dating app. Meeting on the steps of the Royal Exchange in Bank, London. Victor and Julianna went on their first date on the 23rd of April 2014. If you asked either of them they would give a slightly different version of events on the reason why it took over a month to meet after connecting online. Despite all her first date rules and her attempts to interview Victor to assess his suitability for a possible second date, Victor managed to draw Julianna out of herself and for the first time she did more talking on the date than she had ever done. Five hours and more than one drink later, including Victor patting himself on the back (literally); it looked like the “one date wonder” might actually agree to a second date!
On the 22nd of November, Victor invited Julianna to his apartment for dinner and on arrival the door was opened to a room filled with candles and roses. In the background on a projector was a slideshow film of the the good times they have shared together. After opening an empty ring box Julianna turned around to Victor to see him on one knee with the ring in hand.
Describe your engagement session: It was fun but it was also really cold. We did things that came natural to us with the guidance of our photographer. We had long discussions with our wedding planner about how we wanted the shoot to reflect the two of us. So we went for a date night theme and a professional look.
What did you do on your first date? The shoot was located close to where we also had our first date, which was cocktails at Mint Leaf lounge – we talked for hours and hours!
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? We love to travel together but also love downtime of watching our latest favorite TV series with some sort of dessert.
Engagement Party Planner – Mati Gono of Just As Planned
Decor & Concept: Just As Planned
Sweets table: J&K sweet treats
Photographer: Adebayo Deru
Photobooth: The photobooth UK