A Tailored Love Story

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 ” When something is made for you, every detail fits perfectly.”

I’ve posted fiction on this blog for 3 years but this is something  different. On  the 20th of September, God willing, I’d  be marrying this beautiful girl I met on twitter! Shes a fashion designer and definitely the one for me.

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And just like you, she came on here sometime and became a follower of the blog. Here’s sharing our little love story…

Foluso’s Story

 From Fans to friends to future partners
How we met:
I first knew of Tunde in April 2012 when my cousin had sent me a link to his blog, (They were friends from church). It was his debut online series ‘Finding Hubby’. I fell in love with his writing moreso, twas a very relatable story, but since I’m not an avid reader, I stopped going to the blog when the story ended.
Then In Dec finally, after that same cousin of mine had given me 1thousand reasons to join twitter, I found one more- I was going on there to get first hand info about my Ex. And then I found Tunde Leye, I’m like “oh the writer!”. So I started following him.
 
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 One afternoon, late April 2013, he had tweeted about bad network, hence was in an awkward position in another room in his apartment.  I replied the tweet saying that I was also in the same position in my brother’s room for the same reason. So he responded asking if I was a cousin of Tinu George’s having seen my name, I answered in the affirmative and that was how we got talking. He said immediately (as though he had been waiting for the opportunity) that he’d plan a meeting soon and within three weeks of everyday chatting, we met on May 12 at La Mango.
 
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Things I like about our meeting:
 
1. I like that I found him when I wasn’t even looking, even when he and my cousin were friends, we never got introduced and things just played out on their own.
 
2. There was ‘no long thing’. On our first date, He told me straight up he wanted something really serious. And that was well  understood cos from our chats he had identified the difference between dating and dating seriously.
 
 
The Proposal
 
It happened on the afternoon of Saturday March 15th, it was two weeks to my 30th birthday. I was home relaxing although in the midst of workmen because my mum was remodelling the house, mostly for our introduction scheduled for Easter Monday, wedding plans were in the works So I knew a proposal was coming soon but I really thought he’d make it a birthday something.
 
 
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 That’s why when he showed up, I didnt suspect anything.  Naturally we just started chatting about the introduction party. I had mentioned that I hadn’t told my friends yet since he hadn’t proposed officially and in that instance, he got up and said I should come to my studio to give him the books ( that I had borrowed from him for a shoot).
 
I was wondering ‘cos he had come many weekends after the shoot and had told him to sort out his books but he won’t listen. Well, I followed moments after and typically, I continued with what I was saying about not having told my friends since he didnt respond and seemingly covered up with books. Then he justed started laughing and I’m like what’s funny, then he goes “you’ve not told your friends about our introduction and you still don’t have a ring on your finger…awwww”, raising my hand and really laughing.
 
I moved away from him forming sulking since he was making fun of me. Then he pulled me to himself and said “oya sorry lemme sing for you”. I’m like I don’t want to hear any song, rolling my eyes in my mind-“wetin concern singing for this matter now?” He said he was serious as I sometimes ask him to sing, so I said ok. He held me close with my head on his shoulder and started singing Luther vandross’ ‘Dance with my father’ whilst stroking my hair and kissing my face, did the last verse in his own words (as written on the card) “…I would love to be your husband as long as I live. Now I’m going on my knees. ..” and it was in that moment I saw the opened box with the ring in front of me, it happened so fast I didnt know where it came from. Then he went on one knee and slid it on my finger. I was too surprised to talk.
 
 
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Things I like about the proposal
 
Even though I was expecting a more dramatic proposal knowing the kind of things he writes about, I ended up loving the way it turned out- more private and intimate.
 
 1.I like that it happened in my house and in a room which holds many memories for me. Its the same room I had cried myself to sleep many times heart broken. It’s also where I launched off my dream of fashion designing, moving from a bedroom to a fashion workshop.
 
2. I like that he honoured my late dad in his own way with the song. He asked if I knew why he chose that song and I nodded.
 
3. I like that I was truly surprised for the first time ever! Because I always figure things out somehow. Even though I knew the proposal was coming, he pulled it off when I least expected!
 
Advice:
1. When it comes to relationships, you can’t be too careful. Don’t fight it and don’t generalise. Let God take care of you.
 
2. Comparison is the killer. Don’t compare your relationship with another. Be patient and understanding.
 
3. Pray together. Possibly, set aside a day when you fast together. It works!
 
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My Story

How Finding Hubby Found Me Wifey
 
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How We Met:
I had known about Foluso for about a year before we first talked. Like destiny, different people in different areas of my life knew her closely, but we had never met.
First, her cousin Tinu was my very good friend from the church I grew up and she always talked about going to Foluso’s house regularly. I had even seen pictures of her and thought, all these fine girls sha. Take one, I didn’t listen to the nudging.
Then one of my colleagues grew up with her. I was very good friends with this colleague and I had seen Foluso on her DP a couple of times as well. Take two, I still didn’t listen.
Then I discovered she was very close friends with a friend’s cousin. We talked about her, but I still didn’t hear.
Thankfully, in spite of my non-hearing, social media brought her to me. Like a blessing in disguise, MTN’s epileptic network led me to tweet about it. She responded, and all the previous bells rang in my head. So began three weeks of chatting non-stop. By the time we met at La-Mango, I knew it was her and I asked her out. So, my writing brought me my wife.
 
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The Proposal:
I knew she was expecting it either on Vals Day or her birthday which was a little over a month after. She was working on Vals Day on a bride’s wedding dress though so we didn’t see. I had planned to do the proposal rather dramatically at a Karaoke Bar, but that didn’t quite work out. Foluso is very hard to surprise, so I decided to ensure I did. Our parents had already met and we had fixed Intro date by then so she was watching for the proposal.
That Saturday, I planned everything down to my clothes. Just tees and linen pants (so it could hide the ring in my pocket), I got to her house. Workmen were everywhere except her workshop, so I knew that was the only place I could do it. As we got talking about the intro, she began talking about how when her friends asked her about proposal, she would just look like, en, he hasn’t done it yet. Inside, I was laughing. So I would not burst out laughing there, I went into her workshop. When I called her to come and sort my books (I loaned them to her for a photoshoot) she gave me a “look” and came to the workshop still chatting away.  I couldn’t help it any longer, I burst out laughing and I could see she was getting pissed. So I asked to do a song And then I proposed.
 
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Advice:
If you see what you want, don’t dillydally; go for it.
Don’t let ghosts of the past haunt your current relationship. I’d been single from a nasty break up for 3years when we met. I didn’t allow the experience affect our relationship
Answer your DMs. NICELY
 
 
Ok so, we have played this out in our ” Tailored Love Story”…Enjoy!
  

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Foluso’s Clothes: Foluso, for Ma’am – Yours Fashionably. Twitter @ursfashionably IG @yoursfashionably

TL’s Clothes: Chris Legend

Photography: Laphy Photography.

 

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70 thoughts on “A Tailored Love Story

  1. Dats so swt…luv! luv!! Luv!!! May ur marriage be more beautiful dan ur photoshoot!…I tap in2 ur anointing of my perfect man *wink*

  2. Congratulations!!
    It really is a tailore love story!!
    As you’ve brought joy and closure to people through your writing,may God almighty bless your union and your home. May you both grow old together,surrounded by your great grand-children, in love,peace,laughter,joy,prosperity and unity. May you always have reasons for praise and thanksgiving. Amen.

  3. When I say you haven’t made a mistake, am serious. I met Folusho thru my brothers wife, she sewed the bridal train outfit. Now not only is this Folusho humble, she has style. She is when I mean good, I mean very Good. I know cos my mum was a fashion designer those days, and since she stopped it has been hard to see a good stylist.
    Wishing FG and Tunde, a happy married life.

  4. Congrats tunde leye truly I believe in destiny and I believe in yours. I’m happy for both of you. You really touched a lot of people when you wrote “finding hubby” and I must confess alot of people stopped going to ur blog after that series ended cause the new series weren’t all that. They were too serious and politically inclined. We females love infatuation and we want to read about something that touches our feminine side. Anyways…I wish you guys the best of marital bliss and please don’t let the media get too involved in your relationship. Cheers.

  5. I see Tinu was the culprit in the entire story; ‘props abi na plot’ thank God for her life (nice one pretty ebony woman). FG’s comment’s touching & a reflection of initiation into “A beautiful mind”. (Almost dropped a tear – kama ri ni Paul wi). Oga TL, nothing usual, maturedly-romantic. Surprisingly, the brain behind A Beautiful Mind doesn’t speak many words after all. Classic. I was almost believing FH was a true life story. May God bless your new home and establish you upon your own land; your testimony shall be REHOBOTH. HML in advance.

  6. This is inspiring. One more reason to keep writing. I just might find Mrs. Right.
    Happy for you two. And the pictures are fabulous, the dresses too. Two artists living out their dreams together. Nothing quite tops that.

  7. God bless ur union. Am so glad abt d way Love found u both wen u weren’t even lookin. Thatz hw God wrks,urs z made in heaven and established on earth. Kudos.
    I also fell inlove wiv d Findin Hubby,dtz wat got mi attracted to ur Blog.

  8. Congrats TL. Ur wife fine make all dis ur ppl no come enter twitter for her. Try marry quick quick.
    Besides i wan do series for ur plog so me ma go get wife

  9. happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy married life in advance,it can”t be more romantic.best of happiness i wish you both as you become one.

  10. I love love stories, and this is one.
    There’s also a classic love story building up for me, hoping I’ll get to write it soon as well.
    Congrats TL, this moved me to comment on here for the first time.
    May your love be daily renewed.

  11. Congrats Tunde!!! God bless your new home and may His peace always be with you both. And Foluso is a very beautiful woman, God bless you both.

  12. What a lovely story, i guess it shows that what they say about ‘sokoto’ and ‘sokoto’ is true. Congratulations to you both, may the Almighty bless your home. The pictures are really amazing………….

  13. Awwww! I pray both of you have a blessed marriage. Indeed you, TL have found a good thing, hence, the rest shall follow. A huge fan; read all your stories(romantic n all).

  14. Ever since I read that Oyin Clegg story on a FB page, I’ve wanted to see what TL the creative writer looks like and huuuugh! At last! I found you, see your big cute face for here?!

    Bros, your stories are inspiring! I like how you make fiction look so real like a true life confession. The Oyin character you created was a special, funny and relateable being! ….and I’m not surprised that Finding Hubby found you a Wifey!
    God bless your marriage! E ma ba arayin kale oo!
    I’ll surely come back for more!

  15. Its been long since i ve been here!!! You got yr fairy tale in real life..She is adorable,,,God bless your union..E ri adun nibe loruko Jesu..

  16. I have tears in my eyes TL. Can’t believe i’m just seeing this. She is beautiful and i can see that you are crazy for each other. May God bless and keep your home. May it be filled with laughter, love, bubbly beautiful and God fearing Children.

  17. Awwwh, a tailored love story indeed. Many congratulations Mr. TL and Mrs. Folusho. I believe by now the wedding has taken place by GOD’s grace.

    Beautiful pictures, you both look truly lovely together. My advice, trust GOD, hold on to GOD, and allow HIS will for your lives. Do pray together as Folusho said, attend church together and be honest with each other.

    Wishing you the very best, now and in the many years you have to spend your life together.

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