Nathaniel straighted his tie for him and tried to get him talking so the pictures could look as natural as possible. He called Nana Ama one last time to check if she was finally alright . She had been tearing up all morning and the make up artiste could barely get the eye lashes on and Kukua had called him so he could get her to be calm.
As she stepped at the entrance , grabbing on to her dad’s arm she looked straight up the aisle, there were more flowers than she expected , those white roses and lilies did not look like artificial flowers.
When she looked down, the carpet was burgundy with white petals on each side. She looked up again and realised there were gold bows on the ends of every pew. She straightened up and smiled.
There was Kofi standing with that grace she’d been attracted to, dapper could not even describe how majestic his white suit and gold bow tie made him look.
From the moment he stepped at the entrance, he knew his dream wedding had come true, he could see her through her veil beaming with joy. He could not even hear the Canon D being played by the organist. His eyes were on her the whole time. If Nathaniel had not been clicking on his every move, he would have even allowed that tear to drop.
The only thing he heard during the whole ceremony was when the priest said I now pronounce you husband and wife. Even when Sedinam, one of Nana Ama’s friend was melodiously rendering her own version of “You are the love of my life ” , his mind was far away from God, he was just lost in his wife’s smile and how she was indeed the love of his life.
Nana Ama, was blown away, dream come true was not even close, she did not know how he had done it but he had transformed the church and youth hall into a fairy tale. She suspected his sister had a hand in it, she had about two months ago started talking about how she also wanted to get married soon and wanted decor ideas for her wedding.
Nana Ama could not hold her laughter in as Kofi and his friends danced to Okyeame Kwame’s ‘Small small ‘ . When they came to pull her to dance with them she even offered no resistance whatsoever. She looked at her hand and smiled as the lights in the hall bounced of her ring, another surprise he had given her. It had been a long journey but God had brought them far .
He carried her into the room like she had once told him was one of her fantasies. She was giggling and kicking her legs demanding to be put down.
He said ” Mrs Boakye, would you get a hold of yourself. ”
Ah, Mrs Boakye , how good that sounded.
There was definitely a lot to look forward to.
Nana Ama was excited when he swooped her up in his arms, blind folded she wondered what other surprise he had planned.