True Love Story: When I Saw Her My Heart Beat Faster (Angela and Raymond)

They met through a mutual friend at the University and he was instantly attracted to her – on first sighting her, his heart beat skipped. In this post, about-to-wed couple, Angela and Raymond, share their journey to true love, from the first date until engagement, PLUS their cute pre-wedding / engagement shoot pictures.

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Their Romantic ‘How We Met’ Love Story by Raymond

June 15th, 2011 is a day I cannot forget in a hurry, as it was the day I met my dearest wife. On that day, I was outside my room at my off-campus hostel, trying to put on my ‘I pass my neighbor‘ generator when I suddenly saw one of my female neighbours step into our compound gate with this young and gorgeous looking lady. I felt my heart beat unusually fast as they drew closer, and when they finally reached where I stood, they both greeted.

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At first I stood speechless and aghast, until my neighbour introduced us, which I gave an abrupt response to, because (as a young man who was running his 2nd degree in Law) I had told myself that I wouldn’t allow any distractions from the female gender. So I pretended indifference. But when I returned to my room, I could not concentrate – I kept thinking about the lady I just met. Right then in my mind, I knew I wanted to know her beyond her name which kept resounding in my head.

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So I took up the bold step, walked to my neighbour’s doorstep, knocked and told her I would like an opportunity to sit and chat with her friend. As my paddy, she understood and we both laughed. Then she told me that it was my lucky day, as her friend was already complaining that her phone battery was running out and she needed to charge it. They both came to my room and I eventually got what I wanted. We talked so well, and for such a long time, like we’ve known each other for long. Her sense of humour and sense of belonging got me so into her that I said within my deepest heart that if only I could have her as a life partner that it would be the very best thing that has happened to me.

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Funny enough, the next time we came in contact, I had a different say. I felt hatred towards her, due to her lackadaisical behaviour towards me. I kept asking myself if she truly was the same girl who made me so happy the last time that I even started thinking of having a future with (lol), and then I had a rethink. However, like they say ‘what is yours eventually comes to you and what’s meant to be will always find its way’. After a while, I got to know and understand her person so well, and realized that as our faces and races are different, so are our personalities. I chose to accept her the way she was, but also to mould her into the kind of woman I desire.

MORE: Read Angela’s story of their true love journey, PLUS More of their Cute Pre-Wedding Pictures

Looking Back…

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Raymond reflects: 4 years has since gone by and she’s the only woman who makes me so happy and sad, as well as laugh and angry. We’ve had our share of good and bad times, but our love for each other has kept us going. She’s been everything to me – a sister, a trusted friend, a mother, my partner in crime, and above all, my beloved in whom I am well pleased.

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Angela gushes: It is amazing how our union turned out, because there were a lot of doubts from people who never thought we’d last together. It’s the possibility that kept me going, not the guarantee. But now we are here. There were obstacles and temptations, but for the fear and love of God in our hearts, we were able to conquer. It wasn’t an easy journey. Apparently the world is not a wish granting factory, so I worked hard to make my wish become reality. Just like it’s said, “a journey of a thousand mile begins with a step”.  Sure, we have our differences and get on each other’s nerve, but when all is said and done, we bring out the best in each other. What we have is genuine, and I am grateful for that. For me, the moral lesson of our love story is that “there will be someone that would come along one day and offer you an entire galaxy, when you only expected a single planet”.

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Toasting to their Love

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Raymond to Angela: My dearest wife, Angela. My cherie koko , you’ve been that someone who makes me laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter, and live so much better. I am grateful for each day that we’ve spent together and for your sweet and genuine love for me. So my beloved, take what you lack from me, as I do likewise, and let what we both share make the difference, as I look forward to sharing the rest of my life with you. I promise to be a loving and caring husband to you, as well as father to our kids till death do us part.

Angela to Raymond: My beau, the only man that knows how to tickle my fancy and get me to give my genuine smile whenever I’m forcing or faking it, out of all the men in the world, I am glad that I am having you as my husband. We’ve come such a long way, and even though we both aren’t perfect, we stood by each other through thick and thin, good and bad times. Four years with you seems like four days, for you are such an awesome company to be with; the playing, the advice, the future planning and dreams we both share, makes it worthwhile. I am glad that my desire to be the best for you was greater than the desire to take a break from you, and that got us riding on until we got here. I love you more than words can explain, mon chéri, and I pray that the good Lord that brought us thus far, will forever dwell with and direct our paths.

Do You Have a Romantic Love Story to Share?

That’s it from Angela and Raymond. If you’re engaged or about-to-wed, and have a sweet, romantic love story to tell us, contact me by clicking here or message us on NaijaGlamWedding’s Facebook page.

In less than a month, these two lovebirds will walk down the aisle to say “I do”. Now that you’ve seen their engagement shoot pictures, you would agree that their wedding is going to be glamorous. We here, at NaijaGlamWedding, wish them a very happy married life.

If you enjoyed reading Angela and Raymond’s romantic love story or simply like their engagement shoot photos, please leave them a comment or well wishes in the comment section below. After that, check out more True Love Stories here and Real Life Wedding Stories here and see stories and pictures from real-life Nigerian weddings here. Thanks for reading.

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