Old habits are hard to let go and that is the case of this perpetual bridesmaid who says she will still be one even after her wedding.
A Nigerian lady who is always eager to be in a bridal train said she has done so in over 40 weddings in the last 13 years.
The lady, known simply as Kokie, revealed t o Bellanaija that the whole journey started in 2006 with the wedding of her cousin. After her very first attempt as bridesmaid, it seems there was no stopping her.
Sharing her first time at it she said: “I have been a bridesmaid for over forty times. Yes guys, I mean 40! Please allow me, I just like the whole feel of being a bridesmaid honestly. My first engagement as a bridesmaid was in 2006. It was my cousin’s wedding and the entire family pulled out every stop to see that it was a success. I was completely overwhelmed by this feeling of excitement.”
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She said that she became so popular at it that she even get referrals from friends and family to be on a bridal train and since she love everything about being on, she is always eager to agree to it.
She said: “I recall one incident at work where I was in the tea room with a colleague who happened to be the only child of her mother. She mentioned that she was getting married and did not have a maid of honour. I quickly volunteered to be her chief bridesmaid. Two weeks later, I had my gown ready and was ready to rumble. I could be seated at my desk at the office working through a humongous spreadsheet at 2 in the afternoon when a call might come in asking me to be a part of someone’s train. As funny as it might seem, I get referrals like that from friends of friends and family.”
Kokie said every time she is attending to a bride on her wedding day, she always fantasise about her own wedding.
“I would often slip into these brief flights of fantasy just imagining my own wedding and how I’d get my little sister to play a role in my bridal train when my turn came.”
Recounting her 40 wedding experience in 13 years, she said:
“I know forty times is a big deal. It is just that I am a happy fixer and because I recognize the beauty and joy in every wedding ceremony and I want to see that the couple is happy. It gives me a sense of fulfilment that I’m unable to completely describe; I’ll just get into bed at the end of the day and feel this surge of satisfaction come over me. I don’t see myself ever quitting this. As long as there is a bride out there seeking the energies of a happy party princess, I shall be there.”
She has done it for others, now it is her time to be waited upon by other bridesmaids as she revealed that she will be getting married in a few days’ time but she said her being married might not stop her from being a bridesmaid.
“So guys, in a few days, I’ll be walking down the aisle, so definitely I am not going to be a bridesmaid this time. It is time for me to be the bride. But will I stop being a bridesmaid after? Umm, I know people who are forty and still enjoy some activities which hark back to their childhood like playing videogames or even just colouring drawings. For me, being a bridesmaid represents the magic and innocence of childhood and why would I throw that away in such a tough and uncaring world as this?”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported the story of a couple who met in January 2019, and are set to walk the aisle in April of same year. Chioma Francis has announced that she is set to walk down the aisle with the love of her life come April 28. The couple have released adorable pre-wedding photos on Facebook while she rained praises on her man for being the absolute best.
The pretty wife-to-be stated that her man, Francis Nwogu, has been her major source of happiness and delight. She said they first met each other in January. Although their relationship is just four months old, they are both sure that they want to make it official. Many can agree that love works in interesting ways.
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