Me and My 6.5ft Fiance with Love to the World
A few weeks back we saw the amazing photo of these wonderful Nigerian couples for their DLMerger18 Pre-Wedding Shoot on instagram through our Wedding Inspirations page. And like anyone, there’s no way you can miss something exciting about this photo, a pre-wedding shoot of not an ordinary relationship but an amazing stunning couple in which the groom to be (Olaolu Oduleye) was a whopping 6.5ft tall and his super duper gorgeous bride to be (Derin Luwajisoon soon to be his wifey for lifey) at 5.2ft tall.
You need to see my face on the day I saw this image of the tall lad, my chiselled JAWs dropped. If a photographer had taken a shot of me at that point, i’d look like a caricature for real.
One of the things that strikes us about the uniqueness of this Nigerian couple, wasn’t just the height difference but the fact they both look so genuine, simple, humble, God fearing, well educated with Derin Luwaji a recent medical doctor graduate from University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and most importantly the fact that they both have good taste in colour choice like us. Yes, we can be cheeky like that, why not. For their Pre-Wedding shoot, the TALL groom to be Olaolu Oduleye donned a Dapper light burgundy blend bespoke suit and his gorgeous bride to be Derin donned a simple but classy and stunning burgundy dress.
The 2 Love Birds met while they were very young when Derin was just 10 years old at the church they both attended with their parents, Living Faith Church Faith Tabernacle Canaanland in their children’s church drama group. We are not sure who first winked at each other, but Derin did say on their Wedding Site on The Knot that it was “Crush at First Sight 😄”. One of the reasons why we have selected these 2 Love Birds is that their Long Distance Relationship reminds us of ‘dem days’ when romance and true love was real. Their Love story and relationship is so inspirational and brings a lot of warmth to our soul.
@derinluwaji and @olaoluoduleye we at My Afro Caribbean Wedding Africa want to wish you the best wishes for DLMerger18 and in your new exciting chapter ahead. We can’t wait to see your family photos, already imagining your tall kids with Derin stucked in between (can imagine Derin’s face trying to strangle us right now). No bad intentions, all love for you Derin as you’re the most awesome and Olaolu is the luckiest Nigerian lad.
Their beautiful DLMerger18 Wedding will be taking place on March 24th at The Winners Chapel in Lagos Nigeria. Best wishes in the planning process and we wish you both an amazing new chapter ahead once more.
And because you guys are both Christians, we are leaving you with this simple but powerful marriage prayer. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Gal. 5:22-23.
And oh, a cheeky romantic poem below. Don’t strangle me Derin (Our cofounder says). In my Nigerian slang accent, let me come and be going. Cheers and best wishes to you once more. Enjoy their beautiful pictures below, but for real Olaolu is a lucky chap, check out his Nigerian Queen just STUNNING.