Monday, September 17, 2012

Bridal Feature : Kenken

Hey Pretties,

The story behind this makeover is one that is truly humbling & it helped open my eyes to a lot of things. Kenken (better known as Kehinde) got married sometime in June & this required me travelling to Abuja (I'm Lagos-based) to carry out my duties.

Now the real story is that Kehinde contacted me almost 2years prior & for 1second, never changed her mind about I being her makeup artist, which has never happened to me before. For cogent reasons, the wedding date kept changing & she made sure i was duly informed as progress was made.

It's impossible not to have ended up being friends with her & she's a woman of great faith & wisdom, i couldn't help but Love her. I was looking forward to this trip & finally meeting her in person, obviously no bridal trial was done,she had too much confidence in me & i was determined not to let her down.

And then Tragedy struck, the DANA crash that took the lives of some hardworking & truely inspirational youths, my cousin & another prospective bride were aboard (RIP 'Kunbi Adebiyi & Ayoola Somolu). May the Souls of the Departed continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord. I broke down, i couldn't imagine their last thoughts & i realised it could have been anyone.I broke down some more :-(

Kehinde's wedding was exactly 3weeks after, my dear hubby would not have a word of it : You're Going to Abuja :-((((((((( ? No You can't Go. By Air? Certainly Not!!!  Then i became really worried, I couldn't disappoint Kehinde now. What was i to do? I began to pray. All manners of thoughts crossed my mind & when hubby gave the go-ahead, i gathered my wits & courage about me looking forward to my return trip to Abuja.

I got to MMA2(Local Airport) & missed my flight. Gosh,i booked this flight. To get on the next one would cost me some money i hadn't planned on spending :-( While lamenting on the phone to hubby & Kehinde, i 'jejely' brought out my ATM, prepared to pay the extra charges & an angel in the form of Eniola saved me the trouble. ENIOLA, YOU ARE A HUGE PART OF THIS STORY, GOD BLESS YOU.

I would leave out the terrible thoughts i had aboard the plane to & fro, but i saw life in another light & i realised that we had to live a life pleasing unto God,no matter how he chooses to call us home. But one word Kehinde said that will never leave me is : I HAVE COMMITTED ALL WHO WILL TRAVEL DOWN FOR THIS CEREMONY INTO GOD'S HANDS. ON ACCOUNT OF MY HUBBY & I, THEY WILL ARRIVE THEIR DESTINATIONS SAFELY.



In Full Traditional Wear


Hard at work
Off to Church she went




ME in Full Groove Mode
 I had an awesome time in Abuja, kehinde & her Family treated me like the CELEB that i am,lol & i met so many wonderful people, you just can't imagine.

Off she went for her thanksgiving, while i headed to the airport
Kehinde, it was a huge honor working for you. Thanks for Choosing SITPRETTY


xoxo
PrettyK

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    1. Thank God for Journey Mercies, i also had Makeup Booking in Abuja a week after the Dana Crash but my flight experience left me in tears.We got caught up in thunder storm. During the flight i prayed like never before and was sobbering like a baby flashes of the Dana crash kept coming to my head and I kept saying ” Dear God I shall not die but live” since it was jus a week to my wedding. At that point i felt how terrible the victims of the crash must have felt.My trip was suppose to be 45 minutes turned to 2 horrifying hours, but i thank God we landed safely.


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    2. Wow! It must have been terrifying for you. Thank God for his mercies over you. May the Souls of the departed continue to rest in peace!!

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  2. PrettyK I must confess u did a great job, waoh indeed, I watched how u did ur thing dat day, so commited to it. God increase u the more.

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  3. Wow the plane crash is really sad, but regardless God knws best.. U did a great job more grease to your elbow.

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    1. Thanks Chuqqie,yes it's very fresh in my memory

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  4. Wow!!!!I'm new on ds blog and hv been reading thru d posts (still reading thru tho)May Kunbi's soul rest in peace I met her 2months b4 d crash and she's a lovely pson(may her soul rest in peace)cos we r yet 2 get out of shock and her dad hasn't fully recovered#so sad#im an upcoming MUA I'd come bk 2 drop my comments after reading thru d post up on 2 d last page.

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xoxo
PrettyK