Olamide + Dotun Married | Agnes Scott College
Olamide + Dotun Married | Agnes Scott College | I love a great story. I find that in life if you were meant to be, the universe will find a way to make things happen even if you are half a world away. Today on the blog we have just that – love from a serious distance.
Meeting and Falling In Love
Olamide and Dotun are both Nigerian, born and raised. Their Nigerian heritage is a very big part of their life, and most importantly, part of their relationship. Olamide was raised in Nigeria until she was 15 and Dotun was her neighbor and great friend. Life for Olamide had some travel plans and she left Nigeria at the age of 16 to move to the US. In 2007 her sister was married back in Nigeria and, of course, she traveled for the wedding. While visiting she connected back with her old friend, Dotun. For the next year Olamide and Dotun would chat on the phone and Skype often until each realized their friendship was growing into something different. The two made a very hard decision to start dating each other living a half a world away. Eventually, Dotun moved to the US to be with his beautiful lady!
In April of 2012 Dotun totally surprised Olamide with a lovely proposal. Here it is in the bride’s own words:
Dotun proposed in April 2012 and it was a total surprise. My birthday is April 10 and in 2012 fell on a Tuesday. The original plan was to go to dinner on that day with a few friends. However on April 7 (the Saturday prior), some of our friends invited us over for board games and dinner. When we arrived, I was surprised to find that all of my friends were present and it was a surprise birthday party. I was shocked but very happy. We ate, drank and danced. About 1.5 hours later, the guests started to present me with gifts and Dotun opted to go last which I didn’t think twice about. After everyone gave me their gifts, I was getting ready to cut the cake when he took my hand and I heard people screaming. I looked over and saw him get on his knees. I was so shocked, I apparently tried to run awayIt was all soo sweet. He popped the question and I said yes. He put the ring on my finger and it was soo gorgeous I started to cry. None of the guests at the party were aware beforehand of the proposal, so they were just as surprised as I was. I later found out that my sister helped him pick out the ring in Atlanta. Needless to say, it was a wonderful night.
See this totally beautiful, dance filled, Agnes Scott College wedding below! To Olamide and Dotun (Ola and D as we call them) We are SO thrilled that your long distance love and friendship turned into the most important relationship of your lives. You are so humble about your love and it shows. D, in every photo of you I can see all the love you have for Ola. We are so luck to have met you both and be there to photography your commitment to life long love. Cheers to love and laughter for the rest of your lives!
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