“A beautiful young lady who I knew of worked in the ER of Ben Taub but I had no information about her…” Olalekan fondly recalls of first seeing Kaye-Ann.
Their paths would cross from time-to-time but without presenting a reason for introductions. That is until a mutual coworker decided to help them make the connection, asking Kaye-Ann if she were single, loud enough for Olalekan to hear, and in a manner that clearly suggested the information was for his benefit. The exchange gave him the confidence to reach out, exchanging numbers with Kaye-Ann, and shortly after setting up the first date. What began as a casual meeting over a few drinks lasted long into the evening, with neither wanting the conversation to ever end…
Bride & Groom-to-be: Kaye-Ann & Olalekan
Occupations: Physician Assistant & Registered Nurse
Wedding date: October 13th 2019
Wedding location: The Farmhouse in Montgomery
Location of Engagement shoot: Museum District of Houston, Texas
How did you meet? Kaye-Ann: “I went to work feeling positive. It was a rough few months prior but that day I felt at peace. Awaiting for patient transportation I just decided to take the patients to the unit myself, something I seldom did. I got to the unit to see a new face, a pleasant face. I went on to get the patient situated and as I was walking out Ms. Ford said, ” Kaye you are single, right”? I responded, ” um yes”. The “new face” started to smile. I smirked. Ms. Ford continued, “so you are open to a new relationship”. I said, “hmm Ms. Ford”. We laughed a moment and I took a last glance at the “new face” and left. After completion of the day, I received a call from the “new face”. He was confident, bold, funny. He asked for my number and after giving him a hard time on the phone for a few minutes I gave it to him. The rest is history and now a new beginning.”
Olalekan: “A beautiful young lady who I knew of worked in the ER of Ben Taub but I had no information about her. Our paths would cross but no circumstance presented itself for our introduction. On that special day, Kaye brought a patient to the unit. I looked and thought “its that girl”. She proceeded to walk the patient to the seat, made sure she was comfortable. She talked to all the staff and had the brightest smile. Seeing her, in my mind, I was like “Oh crap” and my heart started to race. Ms. Ford, a coworker on the unit, said, “that’s a nice young lady and you should talk to her”. She did not know that I had been trying to get the chance to. Usually, I’m a fearless man but the thought of talking to her made me nervous. She left and I had to figure out how to call her. I finally got the courage to call and she gave me her number. The rest is history.”
Tell us your proposal story: Lekan proposed on November 12th, 2016 at the Light Festival. He had me leave work early to meet him at home. We took a drive, but he did not disclose where we were going or why. When we arrived, his younger brother was present with a picnic basket, blanket, chairs, and lanterns. They both told me we were there to celebrate his younger brother’s birthday. I sat on the side and wrote my prayer on my lantern, as I struggled to light the lantern, I noticed someone to the side taking pictures. I turned around to see my now fiance on one knee. He recited a poem he wrote and asked me to be his wife. We then lit our lanterns together which he had written on beforehand, expressing our new engagement. The sky was fully lit with thousands of lanterns. So many prayers, wishes and different journeys in the sky at one time. It was absolutely amazing and beautiful.
Describe your engagement session. For our engagement pictures, we wanted to incorporate the natural environment and beautiful scenery of Houston plus display our love for one another. We had our photoshoot in the Museum District of Houston.
What did you do on your first date? Our first date almost did not happen because he was two hours late. I found out he was actually caring for his daughter and that’s all I needed to hear to be forgiving. His love for his daughter is one of the main reasons he grabbed my heart. Our first date was at Sherlocks which is a bar, nothing special as far as a location but what made it special was talking for four hours (until closing). Not wanting to leave, we went to Waffle House and talked for another four hours.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? God has blessed me to not only have the best fiance but also gaining the sweetest daughter. In addition to his daughter, we have two beautiful children together. We love movie night, cooking and traveling as a family.
How has wedding planning been so far? I am from the West Indies (Jamaica) and Lekan (Nigeria) so incorporating both cultures/traditions have been amazing. Our wedding planner Darrell Colone has gone above and beyond to make sure all is perfect.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day. Being Mrs. Olalekan Ojeshina!