Maryam and Rilwan first met almost 10 years ago at a USC party. However, they didn’t start talking until 3 years ago when he asked the umpteenth time for her number. She told him:
“No, I’m not going to give it to you because I’ve given it to you over the years. So if you want it go find it. And he did.”
That was the beautiful start to their wonderful relationship.
About the Bride
Maryam is the most amazing woman I have ever gotten the opportunity to know. She is smart, hardworking, beautiful, caring without hesitation, inquisitive, thoughtful, and always placing others above herself.
Her vision towards life is inspirational and boundless. Her actions and thought processes are a model for my own personal self reflection and growth. Where I am undoubtedly weak and deficient, she is easily strong and complementary. I have truly become a better person since her presence became a necessity in my life.
I thank God for creating her and allowing me the opportunity to know this truly blessed and honorable woman.
May I introduce you to the future Mrs Maryam Oluwatosin Balogun aka my bestie, lover, protector, wife, best chef, other brain, life partner, future mother of my kids and queen of our family.
About the Groom
Rilwan is truly one of a kind and a Godsend. I sincerely believe God created us for one another and although it sounds like a cliche … LOL… I believe that with all my heart. Finding someone that you can be your true self with is an amazing feeling. With him it is non-stop laughs and jokes. He lets me be me without judgment and loves me the way I am, he truly has become my best friend.
He is the smartest, kindest, most hard working man I know. I’ve witnessed him tackle the challenges of med school, board exams and now residency with such resilience. His work ethics is unmatched and seeing how hard he works motivates me to be better. He is also my biggest cheerleader, coach, teammate, adviser and believes in me more than I believe in myself at times.
Rilwan is a man of great integrity, a man of his word and that is something I admire dearly. Above all he is a God fearing man, and will keep God first in our home. He is a reminder of God’s love for me, and how truly blessed I am.
Abiola Rilwan Balogun I am looking forward to forever, and couldn’t imagine doing life with anyone else but you. I love you!