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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).

    Love,

    Lola and Wale

Valentine Getaway :-)

Our first valentine’s day as husband and wife.. yay! Wale is Mr. Valentino so everyday is Valentine’s day:-)however… we still decided to go out for dinner to celebrate the lover’s day.

We had a lovely dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille in DC on valentine’s day. The food was amazing! If you live in DC and have not been there, please try it out sometime soon. We got the specials that they offered that day and hmmm… we can’t wait for our next visit there.

Our church, Jesus House DC hosted a valentine getaway for married couples at a hotel in MD; Pastors Sola & Bimbo Fola- Alade spent some time with us discussing some very important topics related to marriage and then the evening ended with dinner and dancing. It was plenty fun! Pastor Sola also gave Lola one of his amazing books – The Little Things That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Marriage

March 14, 2013 - 4:17 am

DamyB - Awesomeness! Looking lovely and sharp. We are definitely going to Del Fris.

March 15, 2013 - 3:52 am

She - Definitely one of my favorite couples! Just whispered a prayer to God for you! May your marriage be heaven on earth :)

March 15, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Lola and Wale - Thanks so much @Damyb and @She. Amen!!!!
We really appreciate it! :-)

March 16, 2013 - 1:57 am

Bukdabs - U guys r so swit, may The Lord bless u in al areas. I respect n admire u guys. Pls I nid inspiration from u guys. Muaaaaaah n big hug

March 16, 2013 - 1:59 am

Buksdab - Lola I lyk. Ur dressss, cumin to steal it

March 18, 2013 - 12:47 am

Elizabeth - Thanks … Will make the nextbguybwhontries to toast me carry me there … Hehehe

March 18, 2013 - 12:48 am

Elizabeth - Typo.. Sorry .. “Who tries to toast me

March 19, 2013 - 7:25 pm

minabrown - Looking lush guys. Love!

March 21, 2013 - 5:09 am

Aramide Oliyide - Lola, I absolutely love your style and simplicity! Dont worry I am not crying this time around haha! Wale looks smashing too :)

March 29, 2013 - 6:37 pm

Havilah - You two make marriage look even more beautiful! Lovely dress and earrings. Goodluck!

April 11, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Kunbi A - That dress!!!!!

Dubai – Christmas 2012

we decided to take a trip to the lovely Dubai for Christmas/new year. the weather was great… not too hot and not too cold.

more pictures from dubai over on wale’s blog.

February 23, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Opeyemi - I have been stalking your blog waiting for an update (lol). Nice pictures!

February 23, 2013 - 8:07 pm

Lola and Wale - aww.. thanks @Opeyemi; I know we have been slacking off. We will try to update more frequently. thanks for following our blog! :-)

The real dress

Happy Monday!!!

Remember I posted about my wedding dress earlier on before the wedding when I made my decision. See previous post here – http://www.lolawale.com/2011/11/28/the-dress/

Did my actual dress meet your expectations? I hope so. I absolutely fell in love with the dress once I tried it on. I loved (and still love) the intricate details and the bling; it all worked perfectly for me. The designer was awesome enough to make straps for the dress, which I wore during the ceremony. Thanks to Love Couture Bridal and Stephen Yearick!

Big tip to brides… the last few weeks to your wedding, especially the last week, make sure you consciously eat because the last week tends to be the a bit more stressful than others because you are thinking of one thing or the other and can forget to eat. Or you are so excited and anticipating the wedding and you can get al nervous. I lost 9 pounds the week of my wedding without knowing. Nine pounds!!! It was rather interesting. I really was not stressed out that week but I guess I forgot to eat some meals, lol! I did my last fitting the Monday before the wedding (wedding was on Saturday) and everything was fine. I should have done another fitting on Thursday. I did not realize I had lost weight until I put on my dress the wedding morning and I was like woah! My mum kept telling me I had lost weight but I did not really think I had. All the weight is back though, thankfully!:-)

The back

I wore crinoline (a.k.a. poofy skirt) under my dress but it was a small one that made the lower part of my dress stand and it also accentuated the mermaid style of the dress. If you are a bride to be… depending on the style of your dress, you should consider wearing crinoline. It does make a huge difference.

I loved the detachable straps made for the dress;

The dress did not come with a bustle but the seamstress who did my fitting put some in. The bustle is really to hold up the train on the back of the dress so that it is somewhat easier to walk, dance etc. My dress was quite heavy so the bustle definitely helped.Enjoy your week!

January 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

minabrown - LOVE!

January 14, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Tfaks - Your dress was absolutely amazing and I loved the details. And you looked beautiful in it

January 21, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Marty - wonderfull i think it is simply awsome i do appreciate hope to have you as adviser the day of my wedding too.

Stay Bless! from Cameroon

January 21, 2013 - 3:59 pm

tolulope - such a lovely gown,i love the bridesmaid dress too,i wish i could have a slim stature as urs ” sobs”

February 10, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Lola - Thanks everyone!!!!! :-)
@Marty… mos definitely; email me when you are ready!

March 5, 2013 - 3:37 pm

Molli - Your dress is breathtaking, I love visiting your blog once in a while and seeing the updates!

Happy New Year

Hi friends!!!

Happy New Year from us! We hope you had a lovely time over the holidays. We will share pics with you soon on our vacation; it was fun and relaxing. We are deeply excited about 2013 and will try to blog more often:-)

Our wonderful wedding coordinator, Pam Barefoot of AtrendyWedding posted one of our pictures on her blog – click here. She is an amazing planner and we learnt a lot from her. Thanks Pam for your hard work at our wedding:-)

Engagement Ceremony – One Year Anniversary

Yay!!! It has been a year already since we had our Engagement Ceremony in Lagos. Nigeria. It seems like yesterday; time really does fly! Wale & I are truly grateful to God for keeping us until this day and we look forward to many more years together. We thought to share some of the fun memories from the engagement ceremony. Two days until christmas!!! Enjoy!!!

ladies pin your “iborun” or whatever it is called to your “buba” it really helps; prevents it from falling off and you have more control of it.

 

 

thanks for the awesome pics Jide!!!!Merry almost christmas!!!

December 23, 2012 - 7:55 am

Desayo - Y’all are too cute!
May God continue to bless your union.
Happy anniversary :-)

December 23, 2012 - 4:51 pm

bukola fagbohungbe - Congrats LolaWale,May your union continue to give you joy n reasons to thank God

January 4, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Lola and Wale - Amen!!! Thank you!