Every story is a unique representation of love – the meeting, the maturity of the relationship and the journey towards marriage. Two individuals coming together to build a life as one. Despite the hurdles and hiccups along the way, this is their happily ever after. Meet some newly engaged couples, basking in a state of romantic bliss. These loved up pairs have been kind enough to share their proposal stories with 77 World.
Today, we meet Taf Alabi, a Creative Director from London and Temi Bamgbade, an Operations Manager based in Kent, who will be tying the knot in November.
“We grew up together in the church. We didn’t actually like each other initially, but the passing of Temi’s aunt brought us closer together and we have been best friends since then. We have been dating for nine years,” Taf shares.
She’s the one
“I knew years ago, in the early stages of our courtship that Temi was the one but we were young and had a lot to learn. Temi has been there for me through my hardest times. The fact that she is so patient and loves me wholeheartedly is what made me realise I couldn’t lose her,” explains Taf.
Taf proposed by City Hall in London Bridge in October last year. As a guise, he told Temi he was taking her to dinner with friends by the pier. Once they arrived, Taf said he had a surprise for Temi; she looked up and standing in the window of the building were her two best friends, Taf’s sister and cousin holding up signs spelling out, “Will you marry me?” Temi burst into tears while Taf got down on one knee and asked the question. And of course, she said yes!
The engagement ring
It was exactly what she envisioned, says Taf. The engagement ring, made by the bespoke design team at 77 Diamonds, features an oval diamond surrounded by a double diamond halo and a three-row diamond band in 18k rose gold. There was also the special inclusion of the couples initials hidden underneath the halo and visible from the side profile. “My attention to detail and the hidden initials were the icing on the cake! She loved it,” Taf exclaims.
The wedding plans
The couple has set the wedding date in November and is currently busy in the midst of the planning. They are tying the knot in Hampshire and are hosting a large wedding with 400 guests with seven bridesmaids, seven groomsmen and about nine page boys and flower girls.
Congratulations Taf and Temi, we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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