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Aloy and Grace got married on the 10th of December 2016 at Bahamas Event Center, Abuja after meeting during Grace’s NYSC service year. The couple shared their story and pictures from their wedding with us, via their wedding planner – Sculptor Events.
How we met
Aloy and I met during my service year. I was posted to the hospital where he works, for my NYSC service year. The first time I saw him was when he came into my consulting room to pick up some equipment, although he says he had seen me before then while I walked through the corridors.
We realized some weeks later that we had a mutual friend and that sparked up the first conversation we had. Thereafter, it was the occasional ‘hi’ and ‘hello’ until one day, he walked me to the car and when he learnt I was passing through the market on my way from work. He insisted he wanted to share in what I was shopping for so I invited him for lunch.
Our first date came after I passed one of my exams and he asked to take me out to celebrate my success. I cancelled several times then eventually, I agreed and from then on, our friendship blossomed, which grew till he took it to the next level when he asked if I was seeing someone. We began dating and the rest is history.
How we proposed
The proposal was a quiet and intimate one. It was my birthday and he asked me severally what I wanted for my birthday. Each time I jokingly answered, ‘all I want is u.’
On that day, after opening my gifts, he took me back to the same place we had our first date. After eating, we slow danced to the music playing in the background; then from nowhere, he got down on one knee, brought out a ring and popped the question.
Of course I said yes and here we are today.