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Sweet Proposal: She Couldn’t Just Say No

What a Sweet Proposal. When it comes to fun-filled, quirky yet romantic pictures, Iyanu and Femi definitely know how to play their game. Every photo is filled with smiles and laughter, promises of a happy married life to come.

This couple’s sweet proposal and love story will keep you smiling as you scroll through every picture. Even still, their fun, yet romantic proposal story will leave you in awe:

Iyanu & Femi’s Sweet Proposal love letter
Sweet Proposal

The Proposal:

Iyanu’s Sweet Proposal Story

Every girl on earth has an idea as to how she wants (fantasizes) her proposal to go, I was no different. We all want to be princesses at some point in our individual lives. I love to control everything that happens to me, so I told Femi how I wanted him to propose. I think I said something like this:

“Femi, you really need to get this right ooh. The proposal has to be epic, I want my friends there as witnesses. I want a restaurant scene, where even people I don’t know are happy on my behalf and clap for us when it’s all over. Obviously, you have to go on one knee and tell me cute things, maybe put the ring in a glass of champagne or in ice cream etc. If not, you are on your own oooo.”

Femi is a shy person. I knew I was taking him out of his comfort zone plus I wasn’t even sure he would do it the way I wanted, anyway I still hoped he will. We had been dating for a while and I kept asking him, “when do you plan to propose?” his response was always a shrug.

This fateful weekend I came to Lagos. I had a full weekend planned, I had to work, visit friends and family and obviously to see Femi as well. For the First two days I stayed at a friends place “Mense”. I had to go home on Saturday night but she kept trying to persuade me to stay. I insisted on going home, Femi came around and also tried to convince me to stay, I won finally and he called a cab for me and insisted on going home with me.

We talked for a while, then he brought up the topic of his proposal and asked me for my opinion on his speech. “What if I said, Iyanu, would you do me the profound honour of being mother to my kids and life partner forever?”

I told him that sounded cliche, that he has to be more original, I might have even given him a few lines (can’t really remember). Then he tried again:

“Iyanu, before I met you, I had never known what it was like to look at someone and smile for no reason. I thought I had the perfect life before I met you. After I met you, I knew I was missing something vital this whole time. You complete me Iyanu. Be my wife?”

Well, I was taken aback because even the cab driver was looking at us via his rear mirror. I smiled and told him we still need to work on it a little, then he said he was joking.

When we got to my house, like the gentleman that he was, he saw me to the door, then I told him, he didn’t need to come in, so I escorted him to get a cab. But then he decided to escort me back to the door and we continued escorting ourselves for about three more times, then while I was escorting him to get a cab for the last time, in the middle of the street, he went on one knee and said: “What if I wasn’t joking in the cab? What if I meant what I said? Iyanu, will you be my wife?”

Iyanu & Femi’s Sweet Proposal

I was in awe but that wasn’t the only emotion I was feeling at the time. I was angry (because its not how I would have planned it), I was excited (because a new journey was about to begin with the man I love), I was shocked (Femi is overcoming his shy nature). Quickly I noticed people were standing and looking at us, so I told Femi to stand up ooh. He said: “not without an answer. Oya answer me ooh.”

Obviously I said “Yes darling, I’d love to go on this journey with you, but let’s remember that you have to propose again ooh. I don’t like this one ooh.”

Femi’s Sweet Proposal Story:

So long and short of it was the plan didn’t go well at all, Iyanu can be stubborn. I planned to surprise her, I skillfully got some of her friends contacts and added them to my BBM. Now we had some hurdles:

Ring size: Joke (her friend), contacted another friend in Port Harcourt to get the ring size. She pulled through.
The Ring: While we were dating, Iyanu was specific on what she wanted. At some point, she even sent me a picture. So that wasn’t really difficult, I already knew what she would like. Lucky and I looked for it.
Proposal date: We got to find out she was arriving Lagos soon. So it was decided, I’d use that Saturday to propose.

I had already planned with Mense to keep her back in case she decides to leave, but Iyanu was adamant. I had arranged to do Karaoke for her, we got talking to friends from Ikoyi, VI, Lekki and the Mainland to show up. Iyanu was stubborn though, I knew that if she went home on that day, then karaoke was a no no, she had a 9pm curfew. Bukky (our friend) was still trying to get a cool location, but I had given up ooh. I just said if she decides to go home, I’ll just give her the ring.

Iyanu & Femi’s Sweet Proposal
Sweet Proposal

Now, I knew that if I didn’t give Iyanu the ring that day, it’ll delay our marriage, ’cause I wasn’t sure of when she’ll come back to Lagos and I didn’t know when I’ll go to Port-Harcourt as well. So it was today or a distant future. I know that it’s not by proposal or wedding party, but what comes after all of that. Although the proposal would go a long way ooh, so on her way, I started rehearsing with her. I honestly didn’t know how I’d do it, the plan I had prepped for months just changed overnight. When we got out of the cab, I still didn’t know what to do. After we did back and forth a couple of times, I summoned the courage and went on one knee (on the untarred road). It was so unfair but then in my bad state my bride-to-be said she won’t collect the ring ooh, that this sin’t what she wants. So I told her, “collect the ring first, we’ll change the story later.”

So she dragged me up and gave me a kiss right there on the street. It was an epic misplanning but still ended with “YES DARLING, I WILL.”

Iyanu & Femi’s Sweet Proposal Photo

Iyanu & Femi’s Sweet Proposal
Sweet Proposal photo

Source: Weddaily

Photo Credit: ICE Imagery

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