Monday, October 17, 2011

Did she say she eloped?

When I was responding to my versatile blog award, I mentioned that I eloped to get married. I was quite happy nobody commented on that till Ginger with her eagle eye saw it and asked for the gist. It isn't much of a gist either but I promised to tell it.

Anyways, I met my husband at my place of work. He came to do a survey on branches from our head office * yes we both worked at the same bank*. We were attracted to one another and he was easy on the eyes. He was transferred to work at my branch and then I got to know him better. We were both sure we wouldn't date each other cos who dated their colleagues? The tension would be too much right? We became quick then great friends.  I knew he was especially fond of me and though I liked him a little too much I was just thinking I didn't want to date a fellow colleague and one in the same office with me. But we connected at a level that people felt something was going on.

He was then selected for a bank project and was transferred to a different branch outside of  our town. The night he was to leave he came to my house and after a lot of beating about the bush, he said, he wouldn't like to be the guy who saw a good thing and then allowed it to slip away from him because he thought he had time; there and then, he proposed to me and said i could give my answer anytime, he just wanted me to know that was how he felt. I jokingly told him that wasn't how it was done, even if I wanted to say yes, where was my ring? He promised to do it right. I knew him  well enough, my family knew him *my mom used to call him my brother*, i knew his folks and siblings but I wanted to pray about it.

To cut a long story short, we started dating and the next time he proposed * with a ring this time*, I said yes. We used to discuss the kind of wedding we would like to have. We both wanted something simple but our families wanted something more elaborate. He was on vacation and I had  already planned to spend a weekend with him, so he asked if I was ready to do this our own way, while we waited for the BIG wedding. I told him yes. In a small ceremony that he had organized, with a few witnesses, we exchanged our vows and a bible and became man and wife. After that weekend, I went back home and acted like nothing happened.  We had our wedding later that year in December.

Six years and 2 kids later, I am happy that I had a wedding for me. For us, we celebrate our wedding anniversary in April but every other person congratulates us in December.

PS: If my hubs should read this he will say I didn't tell the story well. Oh well, he is the story teller in our family. :-)

23 comments:

  1. wow! love story is like malta guiness to me :)

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  2. Wow...*teary eyed* I love happy endings!

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  3. Hmmmmmm,this is indeed sweet! I'd have teared up,but then again i'm not P.E.T Projects.#okbye

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  4. Wow...i love this. I want a small family only wedding but most Nigerian don't roll that way.

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  5. wow...wow.. this is beautiful.

    Knowing the kind of family I come from, I hope I get to have a simple wedding someday.

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  6. Thanks for obliging me Oke. After all the M&B romance, I appreciate real life romance well well na :).


    That was such a brave story. I applaud you both. Poor love struck guy. He just wanted to chain you to his side before long story go enter.lol

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  7. awwwwww, i love this love story. It warms my heart. My colleague also met her hubby in the same branch, but the guy had to get a job elsewhere, cos colleagues couldn't get married. I'm glad your's worked out very well too. I also like the fact that you guys still mark your initial wedding before the other one. It's sooooo romantic. *sighs*. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now. ;-)


    naijabankgirl.blogspot.com

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  8. As you guys have now finished all the sweet 'aawwwwwws', what is left for me. Oke, that's a romantic story though I actually was curious when you said it on the award details.

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  9. Love the story
    I also had a small wedding (3 friends who acted as witnesses)
    So much easier and intimate and as I dont like 'effizy'...this was more my style.
    I always say that if I had a daughter, I would advice her to invest the money for a big wedding in property instead

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  10. This is Love.
    Love story.
    Love!

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  11. Damn, That's some sweet lovestory right there.

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  12. I love reading how they met stories, this is sweet. Now let me go read the award post. :)

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  13. LMao..I read thus and I was like...oh lawd! You should let your husband guest-blog his account jare.
    Anyway I awarded you with the stylish and versatile blog on my blog.

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  14. That's such a great story!

    Did your immediate families know you guys had had your cute little ceremony beforehand?

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  15. Wow! I don't even know what to say, you have me dreaming of crazy, cheesy things. I'm happy for the 2 of you and i pray that God keeps blessing your marriage

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  16. I love love stories. If My Mr. Right is reading this, take notes o cos i wana elope too. 1st time here and following. You can check mine out too http://toinlicious.blogspot.com

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  17. Oh really, we were nicely deceived alright...nice story, I love love stories...

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  18. i like......

    May union ever remain sweet and beautiful...

    xxxx

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