Candice & Kelechukwu


Kelechukwu Obinna Okoji

Candice Onyinye Mekoba

The summer of 2016, Candice and I were both chosen to be a part of a mutual friend’s wedding. We met the night before at the rehearsal. At that moment, the bride informed us that we would be paired to walk down the aisle at the ceremony. The bride gave every bridesmaid/groomsman pair one task: choose a song to dance to for the reception.

After the rehearsal, each pair broke off from the main group to discuss song choices. As far as first impressions go, I could tell she was passionate about her music. She helped me realize pretty quickly that the song choice wasn’t going to be my choice.

Wedding day arrived and throughout the day we spoke sparingly. But as the night went on, we started to form a connection. Soon after, the reception was wrapping up and with a nudge from the bride, Candice stepped out on a limb and approached me, letting me know she enjoyed our time spent and didn’t want it to end there. We decided to exchange numbers that night and from that point, we’ve spoken every day since.

Now in the presence of our family and friends, we get to walk down the aisle for a second time together…only this time, she’ll be my wife.


Friday, June 11th 2021
5:00 PM
Paterson, NJ 07501


The Art Factory
70 Spruce Street
Paterson, NJ 07501

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