Okay hold on tight to your seat becasue you are about to be blown away with one of the sweetest and magical love stories of all time. The kind that conquers space and time, defiles all odds to come out strong, that kind of story Cupid took all his creativity to make, that on ethat would leave you blushing for weeks, yes Chinedu and Jenifer’s love story is so sweeeeeet. The groom-t0-be Chinedu, explained how they met, sustained the relationship and their traditional wedding below…Enjoy!
We first met at an Atlanta lounge where we spoke briefly, but nothing came of it. Jen to this day claims she does not remember that meeting. Fast forward 9 months later, we met again, this time in Chicago on the last night of the Umu Igbo Unite (UIU) convention. In the middle of a very crowded dance floor, we caught each other’s eye and our eyes locked for what felt like forever. It was a moment so surreal to both of us that it is difficult to explain.
By the end of the night, we found our way towards each other and had our first conversation. We found out we had so many things in common and most importantly we laughed. We exchanged phone numbers, went our separate ways and travelled back to Atlanta. To complicate things, Jen either gave Chinedu the wrong number or he “misheard”. Thankfully Chinedu’s facebook stalking worked, and he found Jen and sent her a message.
Jen is never on Facebook, but somehow she figured there may have been a phone number mix up and decided to check her Facebook where Chinedu’s message was waiting. She gave Chinedu her correct number, and the story continues. We were long distance, kind of. Jen was a full-time medical student living in Macon, GA and I was working in Atlanta. But we made it! Several trips back and forth from Macon to Atlanta, daily phone and FaceTime calls, and many trips together helped sustain our relationship. Jen graduated from Medical School and started residency in Savannah, GA.
The long distance was easy on some days, but more difficult on others. However, we always maintained communication and saw each other whenever possible. Our love for one another continued to grow and two years later, on June 15th I proposed to Jen. It was very unexpected and a very happy moment for both of us. Six months later we had our beautiful traditional wedding in Mbaise, Nigeria. Now we are excited to celebrate our white wedding with family and friends in 2 months during Memorial Day Weekend. Things really do happen for a reason and we are so grateful to have met one another. This is a match made in heaven!