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My Wedding And Everything In Between – The Low-key πŸ’–

Hi fam πŸ’™, thanks for reading the last episode, but if you missed it, you can read it here πŸ‘‰The postponementπŸ‘ˆ
So, this episode is about my low-key wedding and I will be giving tips as well

Some persons like their celebrations to be low-key while others like theirs to be elaborate, it is entirely down to our personal choices and that is also fine. What is most important is that you’re doing what you want and not been pressured to conform to the standards of society.

In Nigeria, it may not be too easy cos our mothers ehn, them too like big weddings πŸ€£πŸ˜…, but in all, be clear on what you want.

If the reason you are considering a low-key wedding is money, hmmmm, trust me you’re still gonna spend, just like the popular Yoruba adage that says β€œko si inawo kekere” (There is no small ceremony)

In my case, we opted for a low-key wedding because of the corona virus outbreak here in Nigeria. First, we had to postpone our big day, so I will be sharing my experiences from the wedding.

My low-key wedding happened so fast, I told just few friends but I told them to stay where they were, I told two of my friends in Saki, AdéọlΓ‘ and Munirat. Omo! Twas a wise decision o because they were really helpful. So, if you’re planning a low-key wedding you still need your friends around you, one is fine and at most, maybe two.

On the eve of the wedding, I already sensed there was going to be a big turn up, I was not comfortable with the crowd coming to greet us ahead of the next day, lol. Yorubas can greet! At that point I had to ask my parents, how many people did you tell?πŸ™„ This is supposed to be low-key wedding and if we’re having this much people around before the day, what then will happen tomorrow? In their defence, they didn’t really tell much people but it just happened like it did, it was all love.

The lesson here for me is, if you want it to be low-key, then don’t tell people at all. We told some persons just so they’d be aware of our wedding for the knowledge of it and asked them not to come on the grounds of keeping to precautionary measures but they came anyway, you don’t want to send people away so save the news as much as possible!

You need MONEY! πŸ€‘

Kill the thought that you are not going to spend anything for a low-key wedding except it is a wedding that is exclusive to about 6-10 people only. If it be more than that, then be very ready to spend money, but the fairness in it is it that it wouldn’t be as expensive as the elaborate one.

Make plan for refreshmentπŸπŸ›

Yeah, it is just you and your family but you’d never really know who’d turn up. My low-key wedding was supposed to be between me and my family until we saw a crowd we were not even expecting, your neigbours might show up, your friends, your parents’ friends and all.

You can say you didn’t invite them and so you’re not going to be responsible for anything, but to save yourself the stress and headache, make plans for a little more food, not too much but enough for a few extra persons. My mum had made plans for amala, and from my husband’s side, they brought food in takeaway packs.

Takeaway? That sounds like a good idea, you don’t want people to stay, just pack their foods in takeaway packs so it’ll be easy for them to leave, although some will still want to eat there and takeaway packs cost extra.

Look beautifulπŸ’…

Low-key wedding

It is a low-key wedding but that doesn’t mean you cannot wear your dream dress, you can always slay on low budget, that beauty should not be low-key on you for any reason.

Boo and I decided to turn up in a beautiful way, we agreed to wear the clothes we had planned for our big day and we did, trust me, it’s a beautiful feeling. I wore my two piece gown, it was so stylish, something like a princess regalia, bobo on the other hand wore his white agbada looking dapper and stylish.

My Friend Munirat doubled as my makeup artist, I gats to look good, I got my henna done and made a very beautiful hair! Pay attention to these little details.

Take good pictures πŸ“·

Low-key wedding

A lot of people tend to rely on phone for a low-key wedding pictures, it’s a low-key wedding but still, make it memorable! Keep memories. We talked to the photographer we had scheduled for our big day and he was around for some great shots.

One funny thing happened on the day, we left very early in the morning for the photoshoot just before the program, we were having a good time, we dropped our phones inside the car and took our time, little did we know that the clerics were already at home waiting for us πŸ˜‚β€¦

We got to the car only to see series of missed calls, we got home and people were already sitting outside 😩, some were even frowning their faces, I didn’t know how to get down from the car πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…, Bobo was so shy as well, but it’s our day, they won’t scold us nah so we got down anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Have Fun πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί

Relax, smile and have fun, low-key or not, it is your big day except you are getting married to someone you don’t have feelings for. Try to enjoy your day to the fullest.

My low-key wedding was all shades of fun, I enjoyed myself πŸ’–πŸ₯°,, the hardest part was leaving with Bobo 🀣😭, I’m leaving with the love of my life yeah but I’m also leaving my beloved family πŸ’”, its not like I’m leaving them forever, I can always visit them but it’s contrasting reality somewhat 😩😭.

I cried my eyes out, memories were flashing through, I couldn’t look at my parents in the eyes as they prayed for me πŸ˜­πŸ’”, the memory of my sister’s hug still melt my heart, the way she wrapped me in her arms crying, it’s hard to let go as people were saying, God will accompany you πŸ₯Ί. The look in my brother’s eyes, my aunty and every member of my family that was present πŸ’”

The funniest thing is I had told Bobo that I’m a very strong girl that I wouldn’t even cry, hard girl hard girl, I cried like a baby 🀣.

I got to the car crying, I was literally wailing, Bobo had to tease me “You’re coming to me, you will be sleeping and waking up beside your Bobo everyday and you’re crying 😩”
He managed to console me and we had our beautiful ride to our honeymoon πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–.

That’s all for this episode but before I round up, let me quickly throw this question, why are some people always angry that you didn’t invite them to a LOW-KEY Wedding? I mean it’s low-key for a reason and you should respect the couple and their decisions, if you’re one of these people, try and fix up, understand people and respect their decision, God bless you πŸ’–πŸ₯°..
Compliment of the season guys πŸ’šβ€οΈ

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I am Hummulikhair Aderonke Lawal, a graduate of the Department of Mass Communication Fountain University Osogbo. I believe that versatility will take you anywhere so I decided to be versatile. I am a presenter, a voice artist, video editor, audio editor, graphics artist, writer and I am now a blogger. All pictures and graphics here were designed by myself. Thanks for stopping byπŸ˜πŸ’žπŸ’πŸ’—πŸ’•

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  1. I love u,both ur Bae and Boo. Ur blog is educative and very sensible but most people believed on their own that for LOW-KEY program everything have to be low which is not so. Thanks for sharing ur taught. I also wish to be a blogger if there is any possible lead.

    1. Awwwnn Thank you so much πŸ’–πŸ₯°. Ofcourse there’s lead, try and reach me on what’s 🀭

  2. This is a beautiful …I pray God make you both best friends till Jannah.
    In btw,hard girl like you cried like a baby and I learnt I must have fun after all,they can’t shout on me because it’s our dayπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. Nice content. Oh my! You cried? I can be such a cry baby too,I know I’ll cry too most definitely.
    Regards the last paragraph,people say things they don’t mean sometimes,it might just be a passing comment not necessarily something to take serious or some entitlement shi*.

  4. Nice and interesting story, people will complain even if you do high-keyπŸ˜…

    Alhamdulillah it all ended well, May Allah bless your new home

  5. Very interesting.
    I pray Allah continue to fill ur with love ❀️,joy 😁 and happiness ☺️

  6. Which ever way the feelings of the family’s is quiet different from the spouse bcox during the process that we were kids out of ignorance we committed series of sin which with the blood which happen to be thicker than water they able to get ride of it whether being strong or not the crying of departing from your blood family most be sheared

  7. People didn’t just fight you because u don’t just only invite them to ur low key or big day but out of the love they have for you and entire family of your they has to try and reciprocate what u have done for them. This commonly happen between the Yoruba people as a matter of fact Yoruba may even term it to another things all because they just want to show you their love

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