Tosin and Fiyin met when they were kids and did not know the plans providence had in store for them. Read all about how they sustained their relationship right up to the point of ‘I do’ as told by the bride.
Bride: Fiyin Fawibe
Groom: Tosin Fawibe
Wedding Date: June 14, 2015
Ceremony and Reception Location: Brown Conference Center
We met officially for the first time during a church summer camp in 2007. At that time, Tosin seemed to take a keen interest in me and we had deep conversations as if we’d been friends for years. I was seeing someone else at the time, but we still exchanged numbers and kept in touch sparingly for the next few years.
At some point, Tosin reminded me that we actually met when we were much younger during a visit my family made to Nigeria while he was still living there with his family. We were only about 5 & 6 back then; I am so surprised he remembered!
You can say we sort of lost touch sometime between 2007 and 2011 until another summer camp came up. This time it was Tosin who was taken and I had recently gotten out of a rather long relationship so the timing again wasn’t the best. Nonetheless, that brief interaction was all we needed to get our minds going again.
After camp, we stayed in touch a lot more than we did the last time and when I was planning a trip out to Houston, TX where he lived, I gave him a heads up that I was coming. He was working as a nurse and worked long hours almost daily, but he switched his schedule around to make sure he would be available when I came. I was there on a school related trip, he drove me to all my meetings and we hung out with friends most of the time.
The night before I was to travel back home to Georgia, we stayed up all night going from club to restaurant and back to club. I had such an early flight the next day that I only had time to pack my things and head to the airport when all the fun was over.
On the way to the airport, Tosin asked me what we were going to do about the feelings that were obviously transpiring between us. I told him I didn’t know because I was afraid of getting into another long distance relationship. He nodded, but I knew he wasn’t going to let me off that easily; lol! He dropped me at the airport; but before letting me go, he drew me close and kissed me. I was on cloud 9!!
When I landed and got home later that day, I checked my messages and one said ‘I miss you already’ and it was from my love.
When I landed and got home later that day, I checked my messages and one said ‘I miss you already’ and it was from my love. That was the beginning of our courtship that blossomed shortly after into a 3 year long challenging and yet rewarding relationship. It was challenging because it was long distance 99% of the time and we were only seeing each other for 3-5 days out of a month, sometimes fewer.
Skype and FaceTime were our substance! God was our source of strength —we made sure to pray together every morning and night. I truly believe that making Him our foundation has opened up doors for us that otherwise would not have been possible. Our reward was getting engaged on our 2nd anniversary and sealing the deal in the presence of over 800 friends and family members shortly after our 3rd anniversary.
Photography Credit: The Price Approach Photography
Submission made by The Price Approach Photography