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Joy Proposal Story: Anjola & Temwa

by Kelsey Vickers
Joy Proposal Story: Anjola & Temwa

Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?

I proposed an ‘impromptu’ dinner to Temwa at the same restaurant where I asked her to be my girlfriend in Derby. It wasn’t exactly impromptu as I had it planned all along for our anniversary month. However, I had to distract her by telling her we were traveling in a months time to avoid arousing any suspicions. Also, hopefully getting her to assume if anything were to happen, it would be on our trip. Lo and behold the 29th came and after a romantic dinner, I went down on one knee and she said, “Yes!”

What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

Our engagement photo shoot was so much fun! We went to Kew Gardens with our friend and favorite photographer, Femi. It was our first time there and it was the perfect place for us because we love nature.


How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?

As a Christian, I’ve have found that the best way to stay sane under pressure is to have faith that God is in control. Although we can make our plans, marriage is God’s initiative. This has really helped me to stay grounded, even when things are not going to plan.


What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?

It’s so efficient and clever, we couldn’t believe it’s free! We love that we can download our guest spreadsheet but our favorite feature of all is the app. It’s exciting to know that our guests can have all of our wedding details in one place and interact with us. We can’t wait to see the memories section fill up with photos of our special day!


What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?

Make sure your guests know about all of the features Joy has. There’s so much more to it than just a wedding website!

At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?

I remind myself that a wedding is just for a day and a marriage lasts for a lifetime. I believe it’s worth investing much more into my marriage than my wedding day, making sure I’m fully prepared for the road ahead.


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