Eji & Yomi

are getting married

May 14th, 2016

About Us

Yomi Shobowale

Yomi is the first son and second child of his parents. He grew up both in Lagos and in the United States. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and the University of South Florida. His got his masters in Chemical engineering from University of South Florida and his MBA at Arizona state university. Yomi is a very driven person ...

Eji Ativie

Eji comes from a large family; she is the first child of her parents and also has six siblings. If you ask me to describe one or two things that stands out about Eji, it will have to be her gregarious, bubbly personality and her compassion. I guess these are a few traits that I found attractive and makes me love her so much. She has been such a positive influence in my life and I do not believe I will be ...

Our Love Story

How We Met

I had just moved to Philadelphia about 2months prior and was still getting to know people around the area. On this faithful evening in October, a new friend I had met, Chisom, came to show me around. However, before heading out into the city he decided to take me ...

First Date

Yomi and I hung out quite a lot before our official first date. He would always stop to see me on his way back from work just to spend some time with me. We had several non-official dates (hangouts as I would call it) and they typically involved ...

The Proposal

For some odd reason, Boo likes to plan things during my study periods lol. I was preparing for a test the Thursday before Valentine’s Day and we had already discussed that we wouldn’t be seeing each other during this period. I was a bit disappointed about not spending ...

Wedding Party

Shola Makinde
Best man

Due to Yomi and I living in different parts of the country for the entirety of the time that he has dated Eji, it has been tough being able to spend time with the both of them at the same time. But May of 2012 at another close friend's wedding

Ella Ativie
Maid of Honor

I am Ella, Eji's cousin. Over the years, abundant blessings have come upon Eji and Yomi as a couple. Eji has always been the sister I never had. , she has showed me what it feels like to have that one person you can always trust and talk to. I thank God for bringing Yomi into her

Anthony Udo-Utun
Groomsman

I’m pretty sure life would be quite boring without friends. They’re like a family you share the things you don’t share with your family. You tell them your biggest secrets and you’re the keeper of their deepest secrets. In Yomi’s case I’m the keeper of all his secrets

Belinda Agyapong
Bridesmaid

My name is Belinda and I met Eji in the Fall of 2005 during our freshman orientation at Winona State. Her very bubbly personality and outgoing nature was so fun and infectious to be around. We've been great friends since. I am truly happy and blessed to be a part of her and Yomi's upcoming wedding.

Bami Olubajo
Groomsman

I met Yomi about 3 years ago at a lounge in downtown Philadelphia. Yomi had just moved to Philadelphia from New Jersey and was trying to find out the "hot spots" to go to in Philly. As a good

Dee Olateru
Bridesmaid

Flashback (or is it #tbt these days?) to Fall 2005 at Winona State University (woot woot Go Warriors!!). There was a small West African population, and an even smaller Nigerian student population (like less than 8), so we all were a pretty tight knit

Gabe Inyang
Groomsman

I met Yomi in 2006 through my sister when I graduated and moved to Tampa, Florida. She immediately recommended Yomi as the best person to show me the ropes around the city. Someone to show me the nightlife (Dale mabry), .....introduce me to other cool

Gracie Andoh
Bridesmaid

I met Eji during my 1st year at Temple Podiatry School. We got along instantly! Ever since then she's become a good friend of mine and I cherish my friendship each and every day. Eji, I pray for God's blessings as you embark on this journey and I wish you nothing but the best :-)

Eguas Agbontaen
Groomsman

I’ll try my best to provide an accurate narrative of my first encounter with the groom to be. It was a beautiful Saturday in 2003, with steady lights and soothing warmth of the sun beaming down in the Great Land of Tampa Florida

Korma Aguh
Bridesmaid

Bridesmaid

I met Eji in Winona State University,MN about 9-10 years ago. We immediately connected. She was not only Nigerian, but she loved to dance. Eji is like a sister to me, so when i heard that she had met someone important

Emeka Iwuagwu
Groomsman

You know I don't honestly remember exactly when/how I met Yomi. I know it was over 14 yrs ago, it's been a while! Back then as bachelors, life was a lot of drinking and eating out. One if the things I remember clearly is that

Raisa Tsvaygebaum
Bridesmaid

Eji and I met in school during our first year at TUSPM. It was the middle of the night, and Eji had come to the room where I was stressing over an upcoming exam. Something about her intrigued

Esosa Imoisili
Groomsman

I have known Yomi for over 23 years. We lived in the same neighborhood. A couple years prior my family had relocated from the U.S and the estate where we lived was the third placed I lived

Winnie Nyambane
Bridesmaid

People always say the friends that you make in college would be your friends for life, and I never thought it to be true. Eji and I met during our freshman year in college. It was pretty evident from the start that we would become good

Ehinomen Oigbokie
Groomsman

I met Yomi through his cousin; Shola at the University of South Florida, during our junior year. Yomi, came to Tampa from Kansas with this New York swag and style that rubbed off on me. Soon

Adeola Fadumiye
Bridesmaid

Eji and I have been friends for a little over 8 years; I met her during her freshman orientation week in college. Someone had mentioned that there was a female Nigerian freshman, and the few of us Nigerian females

Chizom Ezenekwe
Groomsman

I was introduced to Yomi through a close friend of mine in Philadelphia about 3-4 years ago. I must say upon meeting the brother in a few occasions one can readily identify his persona. Whether it being from his charming smile or sharp-mounted tongue to his inquisitive and over daring

Gucci Aguh
Bridesmaid

Eji and yomi......hmmmm well I met yomi for the first time two years ago, when eji brought him over to MN. Cool dude, that was my thought, sharp mouth and rightfully so, because that is the only way to get along with my boo

Wedding Events

Engagement & Traditional Wedding
March 11th, 2016

All Seasons Multipurpose Hall
Agbara, Ogun State, Nigeria

Wedding Ceremony
May 14th, 2016

Christian Fellowship Of All Nations
4750 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640

Wedding Reception
May 14th, 2016

European Crystal Banquets Center
519 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Accommodation

Hyatt Place Chicago/Schaumburg

Hyatt Place Chicago/Schaumburg
1851 McConnor Pkwy
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Reservation: Hyatt Place

The Marriott Hotel

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg
50 N Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Reservation: Marriott

Blog

Bridal Shower & Bachelorette Party
Minneapolis, MN

Eji's bridal shower/Bachelorette night was super memorable. It started off on friday night, She flew in to Minneapolis and was picked up by one of our friend's, Winnie. The next day, we the bridesmaids had to disperse and take care of various task for the shower like food, decor, games etc

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Bachelor Party
Tampa, FL

Eguas planned most of the events. It was basically a 3 day weekend with different activities lined up for each day - Paintball, Fifa Tournament, Ping-Pong Tournament etc. Most of the guys arrived on Friday, April 4th and I believe we all decided to go Paintballing that same day too

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