It took years for former high school classmates Dayo and Tasha to finally have a chance to truly get to know one another, but the moment they did, they became best friends, lovers and now husband and wife. See their lovely wedding!
The Only Man For Me
It wasn’t hard for Tasha to realize that Dayo was the man for her. “I knew he was the one when I saw the effort he put into us and the relationship he started to form with my family,” she shares. Read their romantic love story and check out their beautiful wedding day.
Tasha picked all the right accessories to complement her beautiful ballgown. “I wore a Steve Madden glitter shoe with a strap across my toes and a strap around the ankle,” Tasha shares. “I also wore an earring and bracelet set I got form Saks Fifth Avenue. I wore a veil that was longer than the train on my dress that had some embellishment towards the end of the veil and a blusher added. I also had a gem out headband that went around my big top bun.“
“Eve of Milady was the designer of my dress,” says Tasha. “I found it at Betsy Robinson Bridal in Baltimore. I was somewhat indecisive, so early on it was a little difficult selecting a dress. I had to decide little by little. My first big decision was if I wanted a princess dress or a fish tale dress. I decided on the princess dress because when would I ever be able to wear a dress like that, where would I be going? After that it was not too hard because I had a specific dress I was looking for. I knew I wouldn’t know until I put it on though.”
“The funny thing is I never thought about being a bride before I got engaged,” Tasha admits. “I didn’t have some fairytale built up in my head; I wasn’t that type of girl. I just thought I would cross that road when it came, I just didn’t think it would come so soon. Now that the experience has come and gone, I can say with confidence, on my wedding day I felt like a princess.”
“I love that I could spend all my time with her and never be bored or disinterested,” says Dayo. “Everyday with her seems new and refreshing. I feel like I am on a sitcom that is scheduled to air for eternity. (Never cancelled and no reruns!)”
Even though they barely knew each other in high school, thoughts of Tasha would always pop into Dayo's mind post graduation. He reached out on social media, but they never managed to connect. Thankfully, a mutual connection brought them together years later making way for their future together.
“I’m not sure there are words to explain that feeling of looking into his eyes at the altar, but if I had to describe them, I guess it would be that I felt happy and confident in our union and overcome with joy,” says Tasha.
“We knew we wanted both a Nigerian traditional engagement ceremony and an American or white wedding,”says Tasha. “We did not know it would be so big for sure because we were trying to keep our numbers and expenses low, but that was not the case. We both have large families and our families are popular.”
We love how Tasha and Dayo's wedding photos were both cool and classic. Kudos to their photographers for truly capturing their essence in these awesome photos. (But of course the groom is also a photographer, so it all makes sense now.)