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    Hello friends and family. The primary goal of this blog is to keep our friends, family and loved ones involved in our life journey. And hopefully make some new friends along the way. We will try to balance the content in this blog with our personal thoughts/experiences as well as with some life updates.

    Please, feel free to leave comments, ask questions or send us an email by using the contact link above.

    Thanks for visiting (and please visit often).


    Lola and Wale

Picking out the ring.

Hey fine people.

If you do a quick google search, you’ll know the best way to pick out the right ring for your bride is to have her pick it herself. Fellas…don’t waste time in trying to surprise her.  Having photographed loads of weddings, I know for a fact that this is true- most couples DO shop for rings together. So naturally, picking out a ring for my bride would be completely easy. I’ll just take Lola to the stores…and have her pick her favorite. No need for me to play any guessing game. Boom…done!


My bride went to the store with me once…and was completely overwhelemed with all the options. So we thought we’d go to a few different stores later…until she finds the right one. Short story…that didn’t happen! Lola’s statement was “…you know, you should just surprise me. I’m sure whatever you pick would be nice.”  ERROR!!!  Agreeing to this was the biggest mistake any guy can make.

First thing I did was ask her sister, Yewande. Yewande came back with about 6 options ranging from a nicely priced ring to a ring Will and Kate would consider pricey! So I had to figure out what cut she wanted, what color and clarity was do-able,  etc. Not an easy task.

I spent countless hours at the jewelrey store. I looked at photos from past clients, looked at all kinds of rings online, and still continued to ask Lola what she thought. All I got was…”don’t get yellow gold” or something like that. Hmm….I was tempted to use the money to buy some nice photo gear.

Anyway…one day, I just decided I had to get this ring NOW! So I went to a store my friend Tracy recommended, and spent close to 5 hours going through a possible ring for my bride. 5 hours!!! I know just about everything there is to know about the sales lady and engagement rings.

All in all…Lola wanted something classy, modern and simple. I think I was able to deliver…I mean she said yes, right?

September 26, 2011 - 2:29 am

Dami - lol!!!!!!! great post! lovely story :)

October 11, 2011 - 6:08 am

N - Lol. but did she like the ring?

October 30, 2011 - 4:14 pm

Lola and Wale - Yep she did!!!

October 30, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks Dami!

October 23, 2012 - 8:42 am

Nino - you guys are just way too cute…love the post and all…wish you all happiness and then some more

January 21, 2013 - 2:04 pm

AYO - Thanks for sharing this. I was smiling all through.

April 10, 2013 - 4:03 pm

EbonyHK - I know I am late but a friend just sent this link to me as she thought your wedding planning was so creative and as I am trying to go down that route in September I was happy to start reading your blog, second blog in and I can’t stop laughing! Wale I can actually hear you saying ERROR!!! about choosing the ring yourself lol lol lol you are soooooo right. I sent a pic of my preferred ring to my sister-in-laws knowing that my hubby would ask one of them to assist him and then they led him in that direction – problem solved.

I’m looking forward to reading all, you guys are too cute

April 11, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Wale - hey EbonyHK…you were smart in doing that. LOL. keep it simple for us men. thanks for reading our blog. good luck with everything and let us know if we can help with anything. and PLEASE keep in touch :-)

About Us

About Lola

“Anyone that knows Lola knows that she’s a caring person, with an incredible sense of humor. She’s very passionate with just about anything she sets her mind to, whether it’s doing accounting, planning a 1 year old birthday party or making new friends. She’ll put her heart into it.  She’s also very stylish. And, I admit, Lola is the only reason I have any sort of style.” -Wale



About Wale

“Wale is one the finest men I have ever met; and I am not referring ONLY to physical fineness. He is fine both in and out. I love him mucho because of how gentle and caring he is; how creative and innovative he is; how funny he is; how razz he has become (he deceived me when we first met, he used to speak “foneh”); and how he loves Baba & loves me!!! He is also the most talented photographer I know.” – Lola

September 19, 2011 - 2:29 pm

Baby - Ermmmmm Lola how could you leave out Wale’s singing abilities?????Wale Valentino album launch coming soon :)

September 22, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Wale Ariztos - yelz!!! wale valentino in the hiz-house!!!

October 1, 2011 - 12:44 am

Ynx - OMG!!! Lola got Wale stuttering and all, and Wale got Lola boo-hoo-ing like one of the kids she teaches in Sunday School. Love is a beautiful thang! #sigh! On the real real, I love you guys very mucho, and I thank God for the unconditional love that he has placed in your hearts – it will forever be nurtured IJN.

October 30, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Lola and Wale - hahaha!! Wale’s singing abilities? hmmmph!! :-)

October 30, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Lola and Wale - Amen!!! Awww, thanks Ynx! We love you too!


Welcome, friends and family.

We launched this website as a way to stay in touch with our friends and family, and to be honest, to make our wedding planning easier (we needed some sort of outlet. LOL). So rather than do a website, we decided to launch a blog.

To avoid keeping you from getting bored, we plan on updating the blog with content about our personal thoughts, experiences, and weddings prep. Yes….we said weddings. LOL. We’ll get into that soon.

We’ll be updating the design of the site in the coming weeks…so don’t be alarmed if things look different. We’re just fine-tuning it as we go along.

We hope you enjoy, please let us know if there is any part of our story that speaks to you, or you would like to know more about.


Lola and Wale

September 14, 2011 - 4:29 pm

DamyB - Can’t wait….start updating!!!

September 15, 2011 - 5:16 am

Bigbolaji - This one na another level. May the Lord’s hand continue to be upon you.

September 16, 2011 - 6:46 pm

Wale - I go love too oh… Nice one Wale and Lola.

October 7, 2011 - 2:48 pm

FunkeO - OMG I love the blog! And I love love love the LOVE that exists between you two. May your joy never cease IJN. It’s a pleasure getting to know you individually and as a couple. Keep the updates coming guys!

October 28, 2011 - 1:46 am

Shile - Awwww love the website and your celebration of love. I wish you both the very best and I can’t for new updates :)

October 30, 2011 - 4:14 pm

Lola and Wale - Amen!! Thanks Funke!

October 30, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks DamyB!

October 30, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Lola and Wale - Amen!!!

October 30, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Lola and Wale - lol!! Thank you Wale!

October 30, 2011 - 4:18 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks Shile!!!