Fatimat and Kingsley’s story begins like most great fairy tales – in a nightclub, lol! They were both at a club celebrating with friends, and by the end of the night Kingsley asked Fatimat for her number. The two began dating in 2017, and after two years of watching their love grow they got engaged in 2019. The couple tied the knot in a modern wedding ceremony captured by Stanlo Photography, and previously featured in the winter 2021 issue of Black Bride magazine.
Bride: Fatimat Okafor, 35, Pediatrician
Groom: Kingsley Okafor, 39, Rapper/Writer/Enterprise Risk Manager
Photography by: Stanlo Photography
Place of Residence : Houston, TX
Wedding Date: June 27, 2021
Wedding Location: Omni Houston Hotel, Houston, Texas
Wedding Theme/Motif/Inspiration: Modern Chic
Honeymoon Destination: Turks and Caicos
I was working on a song and convinced Fatimat that I needed her to sing some reference vocals (since she has an amazing singing voice). I loved the song, and it hatched a plan about a year in advance for my proposal. I begged her for months to do a video with me for the song. She finally agreed, and the plan was set in motion. I set up a real video shoot, so we could always have a video commemorating our proposal! As she was singing her part, I snuck her parents and friends onto the set and she went from confused to shocked to crying her eyes out. I pulled her back to the center of the room, dropped down on one knee, and asked her to make me the happiest man alive – and she said yes!
Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how the both of you felt on your big day.
Our wedding experience was amazing! We did everything the way we wanted to as a couple; no outside noise, no cares for what people might think, and with the focus on us, our love, and our culture. The most memorable moment was our wedding entrance. We entered to a love song as everyone would expect, but then the beat dropped. It was organic, it was us, and we’re still shocked that moment resonated with so many people across the world!
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
Our first dance song was “Smile for Me” by Simi.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
We are most looking forward to making new memories together, growing together, and hopefully one day having children.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
It is your day- do as you please! You will get a lot of requests and unwarranted advice, but ultimately is what will make you all happy.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss!
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- Stanlo Photography
- Omni Houston Hotel
- Bridal Dress
- Pnina Tornai/Kleinfeld Bridal
- Groom Attire
- Don Morphy
- Who Made the Cake
- Caterer & Bar Services
- TwoThirtyFour Kitchen
- Event Planning
- Chioma Nwogu-Johnson with Dure Events
- DJ Omu
- Bridal Headpiece
- Su Reina Bridal
- Bricks Group Media
- Floral Design
- Décor 2 Remember