*walks in ringing wedding bells* Hello beautiful people!!! Trust you are all doing very well. I think this one time, my absence is somewhat forgiveable, lol. I have been away getting married! Yup, you read that right! August was my wedding month and between trying to wrap up at work, actual preparations for the various ceremonies and exploring the moon, I have been fully occupied! I will be sharing some details (and tips) of our stress-free wedding planning process, and wedding ceremonies in this post.

My heart is sooo full of gratitude to God for the successful wedding ceremonies and more importantly, an amazing start to this lifetime journey. I suspect, I owe you the full ‘how we met story’ but the short version of it is that our friendship caught fire at the right time and here we are now!!!

The JUNIT kissing near a tree
Kemi and PJ standing near flowers – complete it! Hahaha

I wrote this on a long flight – I had been traveling for almost 24 hours and was supposed to be completely exhausted, deep in sleep and probably snoring at the time. However, I mistakenly had a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino that afternoon and my body decided to turnioniown, lol. I had not had caffeine in years, so I think my body went into some state of shock and my eyes refused to close. I read a 262-page book (Gabrielle Union’s “We are going to need more wine”), read up work emails and I was still unable to fall asleep. So, I figured I’d use the ‘eye-shining’ time to catch up with you guys here.

Kemi the bride looking ahead with airplanes in the background

Mehn, I had a BLAST at my wedding! I had a really good time at all the events- from the bridal shower, to the traditional engagement ceremony and the white wedding (the vows were the highlight for me), I had an incredible time!!! Scratch that, we – PJ & I – had an incredible time. So surreal. I call my husband PJ, which is a short form of his actual name – Pelumi Joseph. Yeah, that means my new name is Kemi Joseph – KJ for short, hehehehehe. In fact, in addition to the official hashtag of the wedding #TheJUNIT (click here to catch all the highlights on Instagram), my bestie created her own hashtag for the wedding #KOtoKJ, lol. I digress! I was talking about how much fun we had during the wedding. As I reflected on how we were able to successfully plan and enjoy the events, I realize it was all about adequate preparation and stakeholder management, powered by the Grace of God! Let me share some of the things we did on this journey.

The JUNIT (Kemi and Pelu) dancing into their after-party
We had a BLAST and a half!

Agree on your priorities

Immediately after we got engaged in December during the Naija Nomads Mozambique trip which I wrote about here, we started discussing potential dates and as soon as our families agreed to the final dates, we swung into action. It also helped that I had a few weeks off work in January, so I had the bandwidth to engage and lock in a few big-ticket (and as such, potentially stressful) items. Before we engaged Qwint Perfect, our incredible wedding planner (click here to see my review / ‘thank you ’post to her), PJ and I sat down to agree on our individual top 3 non-negotiables for the wedding ceremonies, so that we could prioritize accordingly. For me, it was music, photography and that our guests were well-fed. For PJ, it was my outfits (I mean, his baby girl gotta look good, Yes? Lol), the music and that our guests were well-lubricated. We also both agreed to prioritize our honeymoon and as soon as we aligned on these things, decision-making on how we allocated resources became much simpler.

Kemi the bride and Pelu the groom looking into each other's eyes
The ‘look-gooding’ bride and groom, lol

Outsource – get a solid planner

You must also know by now that I am the queen of outsourcing anything that is not within my core areas of strength. I knew that I would not be able to devote the level of time and energy required to deliver the kind of excellent event we desired, so hiring a great wedding planner was non-negotiable. I trusted our planner – Qwint Perfect – to ensure that all the details were covered, and I also empowered her to make some decisions. She is the expert and I chose to trust her. This significantly reduced the stress of wedding planning and allowed me focus on work and other important things like preparing for the actual marriage – including both church counselling sessions and personal Christian-based marriage counselling sessions (I did one with Bisi of Secret Place Wives and a couple of online ones). There is no point paying for a wedding planner and low-key still planning the wedding yourself. That’s just going to end up stressing you in double portion! There is also no point spending so much time preparing for the wedding and forgetting to prepare for the marriage. Selah!

Kemi the bride and her marriage counsellor, Bisi of Secret Place Wives
After one of my marriage prep sessions with Secret Place Wife

Outsource some more – hire a stylist (if you can afford it!)

I also hired a bridal stylist to manage all things related to my looks for the 2 major ceremonies – pulling together the overall look (including hair, makeup, etc), sourcing fabrics and accessories, dealing with designers and other vendors and coordinating all other outfit related logistics. I styled myself for the introduction but I had The Wardrobe Manager handling the looks for the traditional ceremony, white wedding and wedding reception. I honestly could not have done what Tosin did for me (see my review here). If you know the number of things she saved me from ehn! Hahaha!

Kemi the bride dancing her way into the traditional ceremony while BeeJaySax plays
Having a stylist allowed me to focus on getting my dance moves right, lol

If you can afford a stylist, please don’t think twice before hiring one. I promise you, the investment is worth it! Some event planners double as stylists but refer to what I said about core areas of strength – I believe in letting everyone focus on their focus so that we can all make magic together. In fact, it was our planner that suggested that I hired a stylist given my work and travel schedule – she advised me well!

Kemi the bride with her bridal stylist - Tosin of The Wardrobe Manager
With the incredible Tosin of The Wardrobe Manager – my stylist of life!

To bridal train or not to bridal train?

Another thing that minimized our wedding planning stress was our decision not to have a bridal party. We both have a close group of friends who we love dearly but as we weighed our options, we concluded that the stakeholder management required would be too much. We would have to choose a color (which might not have suited everyone perfectly), then decide on who would design the outfits (and God bless you if the designer decides to force everyone to wear the same style, GOSH!), then decide on what color of shoes (which not everyone might have in their closet), then decide on the hairstyle for the ladies (then someone would complain about having to buy a weave they hate), etc. Too much wahala!!! Oh, by the way, all these things would not have been free o – it would have been a significant cost to them.

Kemi the bride and Pelu with their aso-ebi ladies in teal outfits
Our amazing ladies! Can you imagine if I had a bridal train? Lol!!!

We decided not to burden our friends or ourselves with that wahala – best decision ever! Our friends were low-key grateful that they had the liberty to wear whatever they wanted and focus on enjoying the events without any undue obligations. Besides you should have seen people on the white wedding day, so many stunning looks. What a relief!!! Again, our best man and maid of honor were EXCEPTIONAL, and they didn’t make us regret the decision.

Make up your mind quickly and keep it moving

We were quite decisive and didn’t drag out decision-making. No matter what vendor you go with, there will always be someone better, so contentment is super important here. We ensured that we largely stuck to the budget and paid for things earlier rather than later. One of the major causes of anxiety is linked to unavailability of your desired vendors, especially for makeup, hair, music, photography and compering services. We didn’t want any stories that touch so we locked them in way back in January and then continued to uphold them in prayers all through till August, lol.

Kemi and Pelu wearing the traditional outfits
😍😍

Remember, you are ONE team

Finally, we discussed EVERYTHING with each other and the other set of major stakeholders in wedding planning – our parents. There were points of differences and minor conflicts along the way, but we were focused on the important things, conceded a lot, but still remembered that we were working together as a team. Agreeing on our priorities upfront (see first point above) also helped in ensuring we stayed focused.

Kemi the bride and Pelu the groom with their parents and siblings
Our super family – parent and siblings!❤💛💙

Get the help of GOD!

Despite our best intentions and calculations and planning, we could not have pulled off any of this without the help of God. Our testimony is that we were MARVELOUSLY HELPED by God all through this process. He sent us help through our devoted and loving family and friends and our excellent partners/vendors – EVERYONE delivered excellently, except the asun guy that forgot the date, hehehehehe. We had perfect weather on both days, there was PALPAPLE JOY on both days, we enjoyed the MANIFEST PRESENCE of GOD on both days and we all felt surrounded by EXCESS LOVE on both days. They were truly glorious celebrations of God’s love and faithfulness and we are so so so grateful to our Good Good Father God for honoring us with such amazing Grace.

Kemi the bride smiling and holding a Bible
With the most important item of all – the Bible!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to celebrate with us, sent in prayers and well-wishes, gifts and words of encouragement. We are also very grateful to you. God bless you and cause your celebrations of joy to be unending in Jesus name. Amen

I promise to bring the ‘how we met’ story next. Or do you want the honeymoon deets instead? Apart from those 2 topics, what else would you like to know? Finally, what is the one advice/well-wish you have for me on this new journey (this was my favorite part of my bridal shower!!)

Hugs,

KJ (Hahahahaha – feels weird right now but we will be alright!)

p.s – the proposal video is on the 4th slide of this IG post

49 Comments

  1. Eny September 27, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Congrats KJ!!! I have been waiting for this post like…. See me shining teeth in the office.
    Your absence is very much forgivable. Welcome back from the moon.
    I dint have a bridal party either. It made things so much easier to manage.
    God bless your wedding vendors. The way you speak of them is so heartwarming. Indeed once you make your decisions, contentment is key. I remember how upset I was that the expensive perfume I bought did not make it into my wedding album. Of all things. Lol!
    The one advice I have is to continue discussing everything with each other and remember you are a team. May God bless your home *mwah*

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Ennnnnnnny!!!!! Thank you my darling! Not having a bridal party is a hack that no one talks about o – saves everyone cost and headaches!

      Ah! God gave us the best vendors/partners, mehn! That one was just God! Even the asun guy that did not show up is God too – maybe all of us would have started purging the day after, lol

      Amen!!! God continue to bless your home too. And thank you for the advice – we will continue to be ONE team by the special grace of God!

      hugs!

      p.s – I always look forward to seeing you here 🙂

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  2. Lala September 27, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Hi Mrs K.J ,

    Big congratulations to you.

    Super happy for you, I followed your #hashtag on IG like a hulk,lolll, It felt like I was there.

    Your outfit was 110%, you looked absolutely gorgeous.

    May God Bless your union.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      Hahahahahahaha! She said like ‘hulk’, hehehehe.. Thank you so much for e-celebrating with us.

      Amen to your prayers and God bless you!

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  3. Jay September 27, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Whoooooooooooooooosh!!!! Welcome back Kemsco.
    So much to write but fes, congratulations again. I am so happy for you and PJ and my prayers are continuously with you guys. My pictures even made it to ya blog, Hehehehehe. I can see myself in two pictures there.

    The wedding was 100 and i can absolutely see sense in all the tips you wrote, getting a planner and a stylist is something i would love to try when the Lord brings hubby our way and wedding bells ring. Let me just say again that i enjoyed the band… You really did plan this well, thanks also to your planner.

    My own advise (and i hope i m justified to give one because local lady is still single) is that different things work for different relationships/marriages; craft yours and make it work for you guys, never let other people set standards for what yours should be. As long as God is at the center of your union, you ll be fine. Congrats again my darling and I love you !!!

    As always , wonderful read. Cant wait for the other tips, because as your wedding was sweet, i know say na money kill am.. perhaps give us a faint idea of budgeting/saving for a wedding..(another post idea maybe) XOXO

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

      EIC toh quality!!!! Thank you again and again and again!

      The hubby is coming soon, so just start prepping your bank account, your waistline and your dancing shoes. God will handle the remaining!

      Thank you for the advice – makes complete sense. Even no 2 children are the same, how much more when you add 2 completely different human beings into the mix? The only constant in this crazy world is God and as we make Him our focus, we will figure it out, by His grace in Jesus name!

      God bless you dear! And make sure you invite me to your wedding o!

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  4. Nnenna Fakoya-Smith September 27, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Been waiting for this post! 😬 Lol!

    Congratulations once again Kemi dear 🤗 I truly enjoyed being part of #TheJUnit wedding 😊 May God bless you and Oga J and make your marriage blessed, peaceful and fruitful in Jesus’ name Amen 🙏

    Do continue making decisions and agreeing as one…it will make your marriage stronger. “Can two work together except they agree” Amos 3:3

    Looking forward to your “When We Met” and “Honeymoon” stories 😉

    God bless the #TheJUnit home 🙏

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      Hahaha! The post has come! First of 3! Yaaay!

      Thank you Nene, and thank you for coming out to celebrate with us! Amen and Amen to the prayers!

      Happy World Tourism Day!!!!! Here is to many more adventures!

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    2. Folakemi Taiye Odesola October 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      In fact, this is just part one Nene. lol.

      I’m so happy for you KJ, proud of you because you are grounded person., your head is there. lol. These would have worked when I got married and will work in another10 years time. Thanks for sharing to make some else’s life easier and I mean, they will take it from you so thank you for using your voice positively.

      Love always Catherine.

      P.S I was having too much fun, Nene made me leave, just thought to mention so that you can look at Nene somehow next time you see her.

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      1. Kemi O - Site Author October 13, 2019 at 1:56 pm

        Thank you my fabulous Adrenaline!!!! Your encouragement means a lot to me – thank you for loving despite my unfinished vision board *covers face*

        Praying that these tips do make someone’s life easier; no need to enter marriage with stress abeg.

        Whaaaat??? So it was Nene that made you leave early. NENE, I am looking at you somehow now now now sef, lol.. You better report to DM to tell me sorry, lol.

        Hugs and wet sloppy kisses for you Adrenaline mi

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  5. Ibilola Olowookere September 27, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Congratulations sis! Thank God for this unspeakable Joy, I pray that it will last forever in Jesus name. Beautiful post as usual, I will share with the singles in waiting 😀😀

    One of the inspired lessons that has been helping me with cultivating a solid friendship with my husband (knowing well that we didn’t have the luxury of plenty years of knowing each other before marriage) is this; I share my gists with him first before any other person gets to hear it.

    It’s quite simple but can be difficult for someone that enjoys doing the talk like me. So when I give him the gist first, he gets all the drama, emotions, energy that comes with the story and he is more informed or entertained and I get his feedback without mixing it with what others have said.

    I started this after I realised that whenever I shared the gist with others before him, I have the options of sharing with him or not depending on my mood, his mood, or if I share it, it might not be as detailed cos I’ve gotten the initial vibes from someone else.

    This decision has helped me to cultivate a deeper friendship with him and the same goes with him. We both have other friends that we do the “catch up” gist sharing with but we share first hand news😁 with each other.

    On what next to write on; maintaining long lasting friendships, tips on having an amazing Christmas holiday, how to have a size 8 body for your big wedding 😂😂.

    Ok I drop my pen KJ; that name sounds cool😘

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Amin Jesu o!!! Ameeen!!! Thank you so much, sis!

      Hmm – this sharing gist first is sooo wise but it takes discipline. Thank God for Whatsapp -the gist can be delivered real time even if we are in different locations. This is how people become BFFs o! Thanks for sharing this inspired advice.

      I see the topic ideas – I think I might have written about Christmas holidays before but power has changed hands so it might be time to refresh that post, lol.. As for size 8 body, that one is a matter of shant-gree, hehehehehe!

      Thank you for liking my new name, lol. What basket are you dropping your pen into? Hahahahaha

      Mummy Canada – we miss you. kisses

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  6. Joys A September 27, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Woosh! Thanks a lot for sharing Kemi!
    I am sooooo happy for you! Congrats Congrats congratulations!
    I am so inspired by how you have taken the time to write this blogpost to share all these, oya let me drop all my laziness and go and write too!
    Well done KJ!
    Wishing you greater Testimonies in Jesus Name
    ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! And AMEN to greater testimonies1

      Oya, go and write too and please send me the link when you do.

      Godspeed!!

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  7. Champ September 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Congratulations🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you, Champ!!!!

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  8. Morayo Omofolarin September 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Kemi,

    You write really well 🙂

    This was a very good read.

    Congratulations once again and God bless your union.

    I had a blast at your wedding and I’m glad I came. Thanks for inviting us 🙂

    One thing I would say re: advice is that you should continue to be friends. Make a conscious effort, go on date night, make a conscious effort to study everything about him (including the littlest details about him like who his barber is etc). It goes a long way. I haven’t been married for long but this has helped me immensely (given the fact that my husband and I are in a long distance marriage) so this was really key for us – maintaining and keeping the friendship more than anything else.

    Enjoy the journey, its a beautiful one 🙂

    God bless.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Awww! Thank you Morayo! I am so happy you could make it and that you had a great time!

      Who is his barber? I actually don’t know o! Good point on treating every single detail as important.

      Thank you for the advice on staying as friends – it gets easy to see finish but we will work at it.

      And thank you for stopping by the blog – yaaaaay!!!!

      xoxo

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  9. Mary-Anne September 27, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulations KJ, I pray you God blessings in this new journey…God’s wisdom and strength through it all….you an PJ will continue to enjoy His Favour and miracles on all side…..much love
    Mary-Anne

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 4:13 pm

      Ameeen!! Thank you so much Mary-Anne! God bless you hun!

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  10. @thereadingmom.ng September 27, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations once again! Love the write-up, as usual. Please don’t keep us waiting long for the other parts😉
    My little piece of advice (not like I’m a pro or anything) is for you both to always remember you are on the same team and always choose love.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Same team – choose love!!! A sooo much love the fact that you took the time out to advise us and the advice you gave is simple and straight to the point! Hehehehehe.. I needed to show you that we are taking your lessons, lol.

      You won’t wait too long for parts 2 and 3 – I promise 🙂

      hugs

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  11. Chinenye Mgbemere September 27, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Big big Congratulations Aunty KJ .

    Watching your wedding highlights on IG brought so much joy and gladness to my heart cause it was so obvious that you and your husband absolutely enjoyed yourselves.. I pray that the peace and favour of God will always be felt in your home and your union is blessed with joy and fruitfulness.

    My advice for you is that you always always seek for God’s leading in every area!

    God bless you and PJ!

    PS: I patiently await the tea date *winks*

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Ameeeeen!!!Thank you so much for the prayers – God bless you!!!

      Thank you for the advice – God first! We cant go wrong with that.

      Re tea date – I owe you!

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  12. Ma'ade Yaila September 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    These are great tips Kemi!!! God bless you and Pj always! I was super excited to see that you were getting married and made sure to watch all the videos and follow the hashtag too! I can’t wait to read the remaining part of this post!

    God bless you always. Amen!!!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Amen and Amen!!! Thank you so much! God bless you too!!!

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  13. Shalom September 27, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Aunty Kems..Kems! Now KJ! Thank you Jesus….I mean, your wedding brought me so much joy and more than anything, your love for each other and people shone through all of the wedding posts…So happy for this next phase of your life Sis! Its about to be lit in the most exciting and beautiful way possible…

    If there’s anything God has thought me about relationships its that once we continue working on our own selves and setting our minds right to be more like Christ, it becomes a God – filled journey. I mean, the embodiment of our lives’ journey and relationships take root in the “fruits of God’s Spirit”…This is what guides my life; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, forbearance, gentleness, faithfulness and self control…My prayer for you and Uncle PJ is that these fruits will be the bedrock of your home! And that you both enjoy this ride with so much love and positivity!

    Where others have failed, you both will succeed in Jesus name! Christ wholly defines your home! Love, love you…

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 7:21 am

      My darling!!! Thank you so so much! Yes to lit in the most exciting and beautiful way! Yes and Amen!

      Wow – love the ‘fruit of the Spirit’prayer – Amen! As we focus on Christ and receive His grace to be more and more like Him, the better our lives and marriage will be. Amen!!!

      Love love love you too! Thank you so much!

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  14. Aramide September 27, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulations Kemi! 🎉🎉🎉
    May God mightily bless your marriage.
    @advice I’m not married but I will take a stab at it: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 because love always wins

    I want the next post to be the ‘how we met’ story. I love a good love story 😊

    Congratulations again!

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  15. Aramide September 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    And thank you for the tips! Hoping I remember when the wedding bell rings😊

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 7:21 am

      Hope so too! The internet never forget so this will still be here when you need it – and it will be soon! 🙂

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      1. Aramide October 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm

        Amin! 🙂

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  16. Tolu September 28, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Congrats Kemi, it was with great joy in my heart i followed on Instagram your wedding ceremony. All i could say to myself is God makes all things beautiful in His time and He indeed beautified your big day. God bless your union. @ advice, not married yet but i love that scripture that talks about Adam and Eve were both naked and were not ashame. Which i believe inferes having nothing to hide from each other. God’s grace is upon you for the jourey that has just began.
    Much love Mrs. J

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 7:15 am

      Thank you Tolu!! Truly, God makes EVERYTHING beautiful in His own time.

      Yes to being naked and unashamed – vulnerability is not always easy but its the only way forward.

      Amen to God’s grace too. God bless you dear!

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  17. Ella September 28, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Thank God for everything and I am liking the new naw too *wink* Mrs KJ

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 28, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Thank you dear!! God bless you!! I think the new name is growing on all of us 🙂

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  18. Iwari September 28, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Yeeyy 💃🏾💃🏾 congrats sis! Uber happy for you! Can’t wait to read the other posts. I’m taking notes.

    I pray God keeps your home in perfect peace and surrounds you with perfect joy. Your joy in your home will never end in Jesus’ Name. Amen!
    Chai can I give advice now (I’m stee a smo geh) – my advice would be Communicate, communicate, communicate – never allow the line of communication break down (or go on temporary vacation)

    What else would we like to know on the wedding journey – as yoruba people will say ‘obe to dun owo lo…’ please give us tips on budgeting and saving for your dream wedding etc etc thank youuuu ☺️☺️

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 7:37 am

      Ameeeen!! Thank you my dear sis!

      Omode gbon, agba gbon lafi da Ile-Ife – no one is too ‘smo’ to give Holy-Spirit inspired counsel o! So thank you for sharing this ‘COMMUNICATE’ advice. Will take it to heart and by the grace of God, live it out everyday even on the challenging days- Amen.

      Tips for budgeting and saving – hmm.. Lets see if that can make it into a post. That budget one is really just contentment and guest-size driven. The same principles for saving to buy a house or pay school fees apply to saving for wedding – keep it farrrr away and invest in low-risk instruments so that it keep yielding returns. Above all, trust God for supernatural abundance – you will be surprised at the people God will raise to bless you!

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  19. Dammy September 28, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Congrats KJ 😉😉😉😉

    It was such a delight celebrating with #TheJunit at the events. You and PJ lit it all up with graceful show of love, respect and admiration for each other.

    Openness, honest communication, solid friendship and genuinely valuing each other are essential ingredients for a marriage to flourish.

    Do you remember this song? With Jesus in the family, happy happy ooo… It’s still very true.

    Cheers Joseph clan. You’re warmly thought of and wished the very best

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Awwwww!! Thank you Dami! Glad you had a great time!

      Thank you for the advice too.. so help us God – Amen!

      Now I cant stop humming that song.

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  20. Ade September 29, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Congratulations!!!! I really do admire you and your journey. I pray that your home is heavenly blessed. Amen!!

    I will like you to please share how you were able to trust God that He will send you your own man? Like what were the things you did?

    I’m 26 now it feels like nothing is happening and I am solely trusting on God for the past 3 years.
    Thank you ma’am

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Amen!! Thank you Ade!

      Hmm – on trusting God, I just came to the point of knowing that He is a Good Good Father and He wants only the best for me. I had tried on my own and got quite burnt so I just gave up and waited on God’s best. In the meantime though, I was living my best life, lol (at work, in church, with my friends, in life in general).
      I thoroughly enjoyed my single season and did not put my life on pause waiting for my knight in shiny armour to come and make my life lit. No one can make your life pleasant and beautiful apart from you and God. Strangely enough, I find that people are more attracted to exciting people than to people sitting around waiting 🙂

      Final thing that helped in this waiting was remembering some important truths – no one marks register for how old you are when you got married. It is better to be single and happy than to be married and miserable. Being married is not a pre-requisite to making heaven (Praise God for this one!!). Marrying right is more important than marrying young. Selah!

      Praying for God’s grace for you in this season! Celebration cometh in Jesus name.

      xoxo

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      1. Tolu October 15, 2019 at 1:53 pm

        Wow Aunty K,even the comments are blessing us!

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  21. Oyindamola September 29, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Dear KJ,

    Congratulations! The wedding events sure sound and look fun.

    I would like to know it all – ‘how you met’, honeymoon deets – shareable parts that is, getting married on a budget/negotiating right. You know, to take and apply learnings as this is me in a few years in Jesus name.

    My advice is that you keep being true to yourself and never lose yourself. Encouragement will be from the good book – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins”.1 Peter 4:8

    Stay blessed!

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author September 30, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Thanks Oyinda!!! Many thanks for the advice and encouragement too! God bless you dear!

      New posts coming real soon!

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  22. Ibiwari Jaja October 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulations Kemi 🎉🎊🎉 I followed your wedding posts like??? Thanks so much for sharing your stories…..I would have really loved to take your advice on not having a train but it’s too late for that 😭😭😭😭

    You union is blessed and you are led together in all things!!

    P.S. We met at Transcorp last week and I promised to send a WhatsApp message! Please expect it.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author October 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      Yaaaaay!! Thanks for stopping by, Ibiwari and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE!!!

      Dont worry, the Lord will make your day magical and your train will be a beautiful and helpful one in Jesus name.

      Amen to your prayers and I pray it right back for you in Jesus name!

      Will be looking forward to your message.

      Cheers!

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  23. Onome Oyedokun October 16, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Big congratulations KJ and PJ! I am so excited for you. Praying that it will be a blissful, blessed and fruitful journey for you both. Your marriage will be a blessing, your children and children’s children will surround your table. Enjoy every bit of this amazing journey.

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    1. Kemi O - Site Author October 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Ameeeeeeen!! Thank you Nomsy 😘😘

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