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Hashtag “Ultimate Throwback”

Hello my lovelies! 

It’s been a crazy couple of months since we got back from our Stateside trip, work got really busy and we welcomed our second baby *yaayyy*

Now for today’s post…

I woke up this morning with a notification from my Dropbox account that I have exceeded the free allowance and either need to delete some photos/videos or pay for 1TB storage space I’m sure many of us have received this message 😂
So I went in, scrolled down to the first file in order to start deleting unwanted pictures then I came across these particular ones… the memories flooded my brain…

March 2012 – Wedding dress shopping

Check out dem gunz💪🏽

My husband and I got married in 2007 at the Dublin Civil Registry Office in the presence of three people only, so it’s always been a dream of mine to walk down the aisle and have a traditional Yoruba wedding. I then decided not to change my maiden name to until he had performed the traditional marriage rites.

The year was 2012, plan was to travel home to Nigeria to have both ceremonies in December of same year. I was determined to have a quirky ceremony, going against status quo of how weddings are carried out in my parents’ church – I wanted a tea length dress with a fascinator rather than a veil, bridesmaids dresses of different colours/styles to reflect their personalities and possibly have only a handful of people at the reception. Ok to explain what I was up against – according to my folks, their “strict” Anglican parish will only marry you if the girls are fully covered up, the bride will wear a veil and bridesmaids in scarves, and there was no way my father’s Egbe Ore Ofe in church will not be allowed to attend the reception plus many other potential guests I had never met. I also wanted every guest at the white wedding to be formally dressed, traditional wear should be for the traditional wedding and that’s it (the drama!).

Then I fell pregnant… due date? You guessed it December 2012! Like I could literally go into labour on my wedding day, besides no airline would allow me fly that heavy so we had to cancel the event. I was so devastated cos I felt like I disappointed my dad, apart from the fact that he now knows I’m having sex (anyone with Nigerian parents will understand this situation). Anyways baby bump grew and we had our first little girl in December.

Baby girl 1

The years flew by and our 10th year anniversary was approaching. What other way to celebrate this milestone but with a renewal of our vows. We decided to have the event in the summer of 2017 August to be precise (just before the new school year starts), we had told many of our friends some of the detail – destination wedding possibly Greece, we just needed to find the villas we would use then send out a ‘save the date’. This time I wanted a bohemian theme, flowers in our hair, floaty dresses, outdoor ceremony and our daughter would throw flowers on the aisle as we walked behind her…. then bam! I fell pregnant again! And due date? yes you guessed it again August 2017!

My girls💞


Now you see the reason for the title – my ultimate throwback! Fate just has a way of playing with me doesn’t it hahahahha, the two times I tried to walk the aisle with my beloved husband I got pregnant. Both disappointments with a silver lining (or silver coverage if I may say!), I’m grateful that both my girls are healthy and beautiful and we couldn’t be more blessed with them in our lives.

Moral of the story: I better make sure my contraption is water tight when we plan our next marriage milestone😜

Till next time guys!

♥Fabmomma♥

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Summer Weddings – Dublin

 

 

 

Hi everyone! I’ve attended two summer weddings and it’s barely June but I did promise to share so here goes! This wedding was in Dublin and I went alone so all the time to indulge in my new found love of photography 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Momblogger…

I’ve finally broken through my inertia of not updating my blog! Yayyyy!

The new year came along with its own challenges and went from setting goals & affirmations, getting all fired up with motivation (I’ve been listening to inspirational speakers), declaring 2016 as my year of growth; to absolutely nothing… Eh why now? January blues? Fatigue? Trying to do alot at one time I guess… At least I managed to regularly update my IG page with #momblogger haha! Continue reading

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As 2016 beckons…

I reflect on 2015 and how much change occurred in my life…

For one I started this blog after alot of procastination and many more miracles that I am grateful for…

I’ve also connected with a lot of people via this blog, instagram and other platforms. I want to say a huge THANK YOU for the following and all who have read my posts/made comments.

Looking forward to an amazing 2016 – Happy New Year all!!!
xoxo

Temi

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Birthday Reel💋

Morning movie “Inside Out” with the little one

James Bond “Spectre” in the evening

Dinner @ Thai restaurant “The Meeting_Enfield”

Staff in full Halloween garb

Starter – Crispy Aromatic Duck

Reception

They went all out with the props 🙂

Pla Meuk Krapraw: Stir fried squid

Neur Krapraw: Stir fried beef

Pla Neung Manow: Steamed Sea Bass

Pla Neung Manow: Steamed Sea Bass

Fabulous and delicious! A+


Hope you’ve all enjoyed my day with me (albeit in pictures!)

P.S. The food at The Meeting is fabulous, place was packed by the time we left (to accommodate bookings, they have hourly time slots) so if you happen to be in North London check them out The Meeting_Enfield


xoxo

Temi♥

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Autumn TV Shows

Autumn’s here! Schools are back and with the sun slowly disappearing, there are no more bbq parties and the chill is here. This can only mean one thing, comfort TV! (Trashy TV to some) But for those chilly nights, wrecked from commuting, kids in bed and can’t be bothered going to the gym; you can rely on a good bout of X-Factor, Strictly come dancing, Dragons Den, I’m a Celebrity…Get me out of here! etc

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