Just Engaged: From Prom Dates to Soon-To-Be-Weds

Buffy and Folabi Just Engaged
Photo by Fotos By Fola
Bukky and Afolabi’s first date was when he took her to the prom. She thought they’d part ways afterward, but he’s wanted to spend every minute with her ever since. We celebrate their love!

The Lucky Lady: Olubunkola “Bukky” Alase, 26, Nursing Professor

Her Leading Man: Afolabi Alexander, 26, Structural Engineer

The Big Day: October 10, 2015

Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA

How did you meet your man?
When I was a senior in high school my older sister asked me if I was going to prom and I said no because I had no date. She called her friend Joseph (Folabi’s older brother) and asked if his little brother was seeing anyone, and if he wasn’t, would he ask me to prom. I was HORRIFIED, so when he called and asked me, I told him that I would think about it. I figured he would give up and not call again, but he did. So we talked almost every day until prom night and he took me to prom. We danced the night away. Afterwards we said our good-byes and I thought I wouldn’t hear from him again, but he never stopped calling.

What was your first impression of him?
I thought he was so quiet! I’m a talker and even more so when I am nervous, so that night I felt like I spoke a mile a minute and he barely said two words. But, I also thought he was very sweet.

Describe your most romantic date ever?
That’s a hard question. Our dates are usually not typical dinner and a movie dates. I am more of a Dave and Busters or football game kind of girl, so we usually don’t go for candlelit dinners. The most romantic one would have to be the first time I met him which was on prom night.

How did he pop the question?
I have always loved Ferris wheels, so I had been bugging him for months to take me on the Atlanta Skyview (a Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta). He finally agreed to take me on a Friday. After the ride, he suggested that we walk over to Centennial Park by the water fountains. When we got there I told him that we needed to take a break and sit by the benches. (My feet hurt.) While we were sitting there, I heard our song, Joe’s “No One Else Comes Close,” which is from the CD he made me. I looked at him and said it was odd because its a slow song and its an old song for them to be playing at the park. He suggested we go closer to the fountain, and when we got down there I saw one of his friends (DJ Ecool) standing behind a speaker. By the time I turned to him and asked what was going on he had started his proposal speech. The tears came! When he got on his knee, I saw our photographer with a camera and then I heard screaming and shouting and looked up to see a huge crowd of our family and friends running towards us.

Photos: Fotos By Fola

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