This unique couple met in Colchester whilst Annette was a student and Christopher was working in London. The pair clicked automatically and as they talked, discovered that they shared and valued practically the same things. Initially, due to their cultural differences, they didn’t know where their relationship was heading, but fast forward five years and the rest is history.
Christopher proposed to Annette whilst the pair were on a mini-break in Scotland. Annette had always wanted to visit Cameron House on the banks of Loch Lomond and so just before Christmas in 2010, they spent three nights in one of the most picturesque places they’d ever seen. The snow-capped trees and mountains made Loch Lomond look like a winter wonderland and after a magical few days, Christopher proposed with an ice cream in one hand and Annette’s hand in the other.
Christopher chose Annette’s engagement ring himself as a surprise and the couple spent the next 18 months planning their marriage of two cultures. Their first wedding took place in Nigeria during January 2013, and their second wedding took place in Essex the following May.