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Real Engagements {Atlanta}: Ekibo & Boma! – Blackbride.com

Bride: Ekibo Okebie, 28, Director of Operations

Groom: Boma Dikio, 27, Software Developer

Place of residence: Atlanta

Engagement Shoot Location: Atlanta

Wedding date: 9/1/13

Ekibo and Boma met in 2005 while attending the same University. The two started their relationship as friends and it slowly blossomed into a sweet romance as the years went by. Three years after their first meeting they both decided to take their friendship to the next level. Since becoming a couple the two have been inseparable and now  plan to make their union permanent with September nuptials. Check out their super cute rustic engagement shoot captured by Charlton Inije of Inije Photography.

Engagement story (from the bride-to-be):

I am a very hard person to surprise and I could imagine Boma had been thinking up a storm of ways to surprise me. One night, he told me that he would like to take me out for something to eat. After running a few errands with him, he decided to stop by his house to grab something before heading out to the restaurant. We arrived at his front door and as he opened the door, I was surprised and in awe of the enchanted scene of dim lights, music playing, rose petals gracing the floor, and candle lights trailing a pathway to the basement. As I walked down the rose petal covered staircase, I arrived at the basement. The room was pitch black but the floor was illuminated by a single candle surrounded by more rose petals in the shape of a heart. He turned on the light and I saw my family awaiting me with exclamations of SURPRISE! He gave a beautiful heart felt speech, got down on one knee as I lovingly shed tears of joy, and he asked me to marry him.

What makes your love special?

 We are best friends.

What was the theme for your engagement shoot?

We aimed for the “not your everyday, cliché shoot. Some-what rustic. Contrast.

Were there any memorable moments during the shoot?

Exploring places in Atlanta we’ve never been before and having fun with whatever was thrown our way. Getting dressed in the car and trying to stay cool in Georgia weather!

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding?

Being pronounced Husband and Wife!!!

The end of the stressful wedding planning

And dancing the night away…

Check out more photos from this fun E-session shot by Charlton Inije of Inije Photography  in the gallery below:

 

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Photographer: Charlton Inije of Inije Photography

Curated by our Wedding Features Editor, C.K. Alexander. C.K is the owner and founder of Love Ink. Keep up with C.K. on Twitter here: @Love_Ink

 

 

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