Ayotola and Tobi’s rustic chic backyard reception is proof that it doesn’t take much to transform a simple space into something magical. They kept the colors and decor simple, focusing on a few key rustic details, that completely transformed their backyard into a cozy and beautiful wedding-ready space.
Ayotola and Tobi were exactly where they needed to be when they met each other outside of a party in 2014.
This beautiful love story started on a warm spring evening about 6 years ago. You know how they sometimes say “this was destined from the start”, well it was one of those…Tobi
Ayotola was surprised by his kindness and chivalry, while Tobi couldn’t stop thinking about her warmth and beauty.
We randomly met and now I can’t imagine my life without Tobi by my side.”Ayotola
Learn more about their love story and see the beautiful details below!
- Couple: Ayotola & Tobi
- Location of Wedding: Backspace of house- Hamilton, Ontario
- Wedding Date: 06/06/21
Tell us how you met
Tobi and I met outside of a party in April 2014 while my friend, Enang and I were waiting to catch a taxi. I saw Tobi walk up to us and he said hello and asked for my name. Once I introduced myself he offered to catch us a taxi. During this time I was a bit shocked by the chivalry because that isn’t common nowadays.
He helped us into the cab and again I was shocked that he didn’t ask for any other information but my name. I figured he was just a nice guy doing his regular nice guy duties so I didn’t think much of it.
Only for me to wake up to a follow request on Twitter the next day. To be honest, I was shocked he could find me that fast (the magic of living in the digital era – it makes the world feel so small). We followed each other on Twitter and we started talking, look at us now! lol
We randomly met and now I can’t imagine my life without Tobi by my side.
This beautiful love story started on a warm spring evening about 6 years ago. You know how they sometimes say “this was destined from the start”, well it was one of those…
We were at this party and on my way out, I saw her. I thought to myself “wow, what a pretty lady I need to get her number”. So like the gentleman that I am, I walked up to her and introduced myself and got her a taxi (we didn’t have UBER in those days) and I asked for her name, she whispered slowly “… Ayotola” and it stuck in my head. I went ahead to get her number from a mutual friend and the rest like they say is history.
It was easy to become friends with Ayotola because she is so warm & kind to everyone she meets. I used to think “Damn, I really got lucky with this one”. From that point on, I can say my life is significantly better. Everything I did, turned out for the best and I became a better human overall because of her. We’ve made amazing memories, traveled the world and I can’t wait for what the future holds for us.
Cheers to the love of my life!!
We had our traditional wedding in Lagos, Nigeria (where we are from). For our reception, we ensured to incorporate Nigerian music into it.
Simple and rustic. We love pastel colors as well.
Simple and beautiful. My sister and mom got me my wedding dress.
What was your best memory form your wedding?
Every moment, but we loved that we were able to still celebrate with close friends despite the restrictions.
- Bride: Ayotola Osigbogun, N/A, @ayotolao
- Groom: Tobi Popoola, N/A, @oluwatobiloba
- Bride’s gown: Lulus Weddings
- Bridesmaids dresses: IbilolaOgundipe
- Groom’s suit: Fari Hara Custom Menswear
- Make up: D E E B E A U T Y
- Hair: Ganvas Beauty
- Photography: Michellenp Photography
- Food: Crowned Elements Hospitality
- Cake: Frutilicious Cakes
- Decor Design: JT Decor & Events