Tacorya & Abayomi
Abayomi and Tacorya met their first year of pharmacy school. Evidently, Abayomi had a little crush on Tacorya because he passed her a note one day just making small talk.
“I think I remember him saying I was really pretty and smart. I thought he was cute too, but of course didn’t tell him at the time. I was known to have study sessions at my apartment because I loved to teach and somehow, Yomi got invited one day. For some strange reason, no one else showed up for the study session that day...except Yomi! I’m pretty sure I got set up! The rest is history!” shared Tacorya.
Yomi planned a “low key” date night at Leblon Brazilian Steakhouse in Greensboro, NC one Sunday night. During dinner, he mentioned that one of his friends plays in a band at a local park on Sunday evenings.
“I felt like something was a little sketchy at that point. We headed over to the Greensboro Arboretum where I could hear the saxophone playing. We finally arrived at a beautiful gazebo with roses spread all around with only one saxophonist playing Brian McKnight ‘Back at One.’ As Yomi asked me to marry him, I noticed someone taking pictures and capturing those precious moments for us. Yomi had asked one of his best friends, who is now a photographer, to come to town for an engagement photo shoot. How special!” Tacorya continued.
The couple married at Grandover Resort & Conference Center, and incorporated both her American traditions, as well as Yomi’s Nigerian traditions. They selected the elegant colors of silver, gold and platinum.
“I fell in love with the platinum sequins bridesmaids’ dresses I found, so I knew I had to incorporate that color!
“During the reception, our entire bridal party joined Yomi and I in a wardrobe change to traditional Nigerian attire. We made a second entrance into the reception to get showered with money from all of our family as we danced together. We all danced the night away to some West African music,” said Tacorya.
“I’m sure most brides would agree that their wedding day was sort of a blur! Nonetheless, it was the perfect day full of love, family, and friends.”