365 Days of Love and Fun for Rachel and Kuntak! Happy Wedding Anniversary
We just want to say a big ‘Happy Wedding Anniversary’ to this couple of life “Rachel and Kuntak” It’s been an amazing journey of pure unadulterated love, fun and happiness. Just last year, you started your beautiful beginning in the clouds of love; we share this moment with you again! Another joyful step of goodness, fun and plenty of laughter. Rachel and Kuntak are good friends of the house and it’s such a privilege to be part of their love journey. They whisked themselves away to a beautiful castle overlooking mountains and hills somewhere in wonderland to celebrate their one year anniversary!
For those of us who didn’t get the full gist of how they met, well here is the epic story! First thing tho, Rachel and Kuntak are both members of Jehovah’s witnesses so it is a beautiful union of Faith and Love.
One more thing… Kuntak is half Hongkong and half Nigerian. Rachel is quarter mixed with half Lebanese (Dad) and Benin (Mum). Imagine how their kids would look? Amazeballs…lol
Photographer: IG: (@cloud.9ja
And here is how their story goes….
I saw him 2007 at a convention in Benin, he was so cute with an afro and most of his hair were grey and I looked up to the heavens and asked Jah “why didn’t you just wait for me to be older so I be married to him,why? I was just 21 at the time and added ‘WoW I envy his wife’, thinking he was married because he was standing with another sister exchanging pleasantries with people. And I thought I saw them wear the same white material. The following week, I was ill so couldn’t make it to class; my class rep. and another classmate came to see me in my room. They tried cheering me up. They were like “Rachel, you are sick and you look this good? Let’s go to basement and have a picture (called basement at the University of Benin). I reluctantly followed them. Getting to basement, lo and behold who did I see? The same guy from the convention that made me question God.
Hummm! I couldn’t approach him at the convention since I thought he was married, plus I needed to confirm if he was the same person. So I summoned up courage, walked up to him and wanting to be informal as possible my words were ….’hi, am Rachel, sorry to bother you, are you one of Jehovah’s witnesses?’ And his reply was ‘Yes’ I then added I thought as much because I saw you at the convention. What’s your name please? He replied ‘Kuntak’ and I said what kind of name is that? He laughed and said his dad is from Hongkong and I ‘wowed’; asked what he was doing under the tree at the basement? Apparently, he came to type his final year project work in my school from his own school Igbinidion University Okada. Well, didn’t want to pry much because I still thought he was married we said our goodbyes and I had pictures with my classmates and we left.
At the end of the week, I decided to fix my hair and nails so that I can resume school perfectly the following week after being ill. Before it got to my turn, it was already evening and so the late evening met me there, the generator was on and only the people outside the shop could see those inside but miraculously, I looked up and caught a glimpse of him outside and he saw me too. He came into the shop and said ‘Rachel, seeing you again this evening I can’t go without getting your number ‘. And that was the period there was a guy named ‘undertaker’ around Ugbowo robbing students of their phones and shooting them in the bum lol, so I didn’t have my phone on me neither did he. I remember he wrote my number on a weavon pack tore it and walked away (5 years later he showed me that same weavon paper). Anyways, when I got to my room he called, we agreed to meet the next day. Turned out he was just as young and a baby as I was, he saw me first 3 long years before I noticed him. He always looked forward to seeing me in every other convention he would even walk with his friends to my family car hoping I’d just notice him but I never did. He never gave up, he hoped and prayed I was in his school but he found out I was in Uniben…. lol. He knew my name and surname, congregation and all long before I noticed him. Surprisingly, that convention I noticed him, he didn’t even know I was there. We were friends ever since a whole lot of things (wonderful & painful) too lengthy to relate. But on January 23rd , 2014 he popped the magical question and my response? I bet u know already….hehehe ‘YES’ and a big one. March 29th was the engagement party, 9th and 11th October we got married all in 2014. It’s been a magical 8 years with him, I can’t even put it down in writing but these 365 days together are the most precious of them all.
This moment below is one of the best I can not forget in a hurry! Kuntak proposed to me again with a different wedding band . Pleasantly surprised and still madly, deeply in love with him too. I said yes! AGAIN! xx
The Aso-oke we wore was originally given as a gift from my hubby’s grand uncle. Him and his wife had worn it in the early ’60’s. He had given us the Aso-oke as a wedding present but we already had something else in mind that’s why we decided to use the Aso-oke for the the anniversary .
”Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
And I’m feeling good”- Muse, Feeling Good
Happy Wedding Anniversary to us Kuntak and Rachel Fok.
June 23, 2017