Match-Making Done Right: Martina and Jerry's Love Story

How we met - Bride

Jay’s family and mine have known each other for the longest time although I’d never met him.

I’d gone to a pharmacy to purchase some medication when I ran into his father and sister, Ada. Ada kept prodding about who the present man in my life was. I told her no one serious and had to run off.


Because I’ve never subscribed to matchmaking, I kept stylishly dodging all her efforts. But this girl is the real monitoring spirit! She’d show up at my office, home, everywhere! Mehn, she wore my resolve thin.Eventually, I told her that the long distance thing wasn’t for me.

How she did it, I don’t know but her brother called me up to say, “Hey, I’m going to be in town next week, and I’d like to take you out on a date.” When he showed up, I was not the best version of myself and very uninterested. But I guess he had been overcome by the awesomeness of me (giggles). This guy just didn’t quit, I’m like this must run in the family. 

I thank God I gave him a chance, I would have missed this gem with my plenty forming.

He is the very best, perfect match and the kindest, most considerate person I know. I couldn’t have asked for more.

The ProposalGroom

I got to know Tina through my sister who loves to hype things. When I met her, I was very pleased with her looks and demeanor. Even though I could sense some hesitation, I resolved to keep at it. She came around and within three months, I knew she was the one.


I wasn’t about to waste time. I connived with her little sister, Joy and got around to picking out her ring. 

Joy, however, hinted me that Tina would not like an elaborate proposal.

I took her for dinner at a fancy but quiet restaurant and asked her to marry me. My goodness, I’ve never been so nervous but she said yes! It’s been the best thing I’ve done in a while and I’m thankful to call her mine.

Photography: Diko photography @dikophotography

Makeup: Gloria @blmstudio29

Styled by; Asanwa @iamtazblack

Written by SWP editor