Real Weddings: Percy & Afaa -He Said To Himself, 'This is My Wife'


Percy first spotted Afaa in September 2013, at the airport in Abuja. She was returning to Port Harcourt after attending her sisters law call to bar ceremony in Abuja.
In that moment Percy said to himself, 'this is my wife' but he couldn't foster the courage to walk up to her so he just sat there and admired her from a distance till her flight was announced and she walked off to board the plane.

He was filled with regret as he didn't ask for her number but as God would have it he came across a guy who works with Arik airlines who had helped him purchase his ticket earlier. The pair got chatting and he found out that his new friend was Afaa's airline ticket agent.


He immediately asked him for her contact number, going to the extent of giving the agent some money in exchange for the number. Filled with so much joy he began calling that day and unfortunately Afaa was very reluctant to give him an audience because she didn't personally give him her number and didn't entertain such gestures. Percy was adamant and very persistent and kept calling and sending messages but Afaa still wasn't interested.

8 months later Percy came across Afaa's Facebook profile and Whatsapp picture on his colleague and friend's phone. He was really excited and pleaded for an introduction between them but his colleague was very reluctant to do the hook up. He kept on pushing and as fate may have it in June 2014 he attended a party with that same colleague and friend.

Who would walk in looking really beautiful and breathtaking but his 'one and only ' crush 😍😍and true love... Afaa. He quickly rushed over to her with his friend by his side, his friend did the introductions officially and he immediately took over from there by offering to get her drinks which she declined. He also asked for a dance but got turned down too...

But this time was different, Percy  was very determined and bold and he kept pushing. She was there with her twin sister and her friend and he kept asking for her new number but she kept saying no.

He even had to plead with them. It got to a point where he got down on his knees and pleaded. Saying "Afaa please I am on my knees and I will not leave until I have your new number and permission to call you." Afaa smiled and told him to go and come back later, promising to give him the number the next time he comes back.

After a while Afaa was ready to leave and walked out of the party with her friend and sister and got into her car ready to drive off home when Percy appeared from nowhere in front of the car and said,

"You will hit me today if you don't give me your number."  Afaa's twin then persuaded her to give him the phone number which she finally did and he let her drive off with a huge grin on his face.

The phone calls began again and as usual Afaa wasn't totally receptive but she picked up the calls and spoke to him. She was reluctant to take up his request of a date until one faithful day she randomly decided to meet with him for dinner.

It was like magic...  They just clicked and gisted all evening.  This led to them speaking over the phone everyday, and eventually becoming inseparable.

Afaa was surprised and kept asking Percy why all this while she just avoided meeting him. He turned out to be her knight in shining armour. After multiple dates, 5 months from that day, Percy proposed to Afaa by surprising her at a family get together at her elder brothers house. Percy got down on one knee, gave a long heartfelt speech and proposed with beautiful roses and the beautiful ring.

On that faithful Saturday evening Afaa came home and was trying to get ready to go pay her elder brother, his wife and their new baby a visit. Percy was supposed to pick her up from her house and accompany her to see her brother and sister in-law. Strangely for Afaa her twin sister kept trying to convince her to wear a nice dress and some makeup but Afaa was adamant that she wouldn't as it was just a regular visit.

 After much persuasion and continuous refusals, Ingi (Afaa's twin sister) gave up and drove out claiming to be late for a date. Only to be caught later by Afaa when she arrived at her brothers house. After drinking, dancing and gisting Percy got up and was acting quite shady, he said he left something in his car and he went out to get it with his friend, after a while they came back and the music was turned down and the proposal began...

Percy stood up and started giving a heart warming overwhelming speech, and got down on one knee and asked Afaa the magical question.  Whilst this was going on Afaa kept asking for makeup of any kind and she kept asking her twin why she didn't force her to wear something nice because according to her she looked very ordinary.

After the comedy and much laughs. Afaa said yes. Afaa was perplexed and overjoyed. It was magical- Percy and Afaa  kissed and hugged and that was the beginning of their life together.


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Photography by 7th April Photography.

3 comments:

  1. Cute story and the wedding was beautiful

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  2. My goodness. Pictures galore. Happy married life

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