Akinwale & Oluwaseun’s dream proposal in London, captured on camera by Matt Badenoch Photography
It’s been a bumper year for proposals – which only proves that love is stronger than any pandemic. We will get through this – and when we do, the other side will be so full of joyful celebrations we won’t know where to turn. I have the most romantic proposal to share with you today – with beautiful Oluwaseun taken completely by surprise when Akinwale popped the question on a quiet day in central London.
Akinwale planned everything perfectly, with London proposal photographer Matt Badenoch ready and waiting to capture the moment. Afterwards they had a stroll around the city for some more beautiful photos to celebrate their engagement!
Oluwaseun is my dream woman. She has an unimaginably deep recess of kindness and love. While I was planning the surprise proposal, my biggest challenge was keeping it a secret from her. That’s because we have grown to share most things with each other.
I’m glad it turned out so beautifully well. She was quite astonished and even looked more beautiful than ever as she said Yes! Thankfully, Matt was hiding in the background taking magical photos of those precious moments.
Akinwale’s proposal felt surreal, it still does. I love surprises, so the fact that it was a surprise was a very sweet icing on the cake! It was a perfect proposal for me because Akinwale was so thoughtful and he had actually ensured that all the little things that mattered to me were present, while at the same time ensuring that I had no clue what was going to happen.
Asking me to marry him in a city we both love and in one of my favourite places in London was so quite a romantic thing to do. The fact that the proposal was on a date that was important to the both of us made it an emotional one for me. The added surprise of having a very talented photographer capture our beautiful moment, as well as the sizzling photoshoot thereafter made me so happy, as he knows how I do love to keep memories like tin pictures.
I am so happy the future I looked forward to is finally here. I cannot wait to marry this man.
All images are by London wedding photographer Matt Badenoch