Guest Book

Sherry Sharpley

Friday, September 29, 2017

What a beautiful day thank you so much for inviting us in sharing you love. We had a wonderful time.

Brennen and Stefanie

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WE HAD A GREAT TIME, AND ALOT OF FUN!!! Thank you so much for inviting us.

Vinnie Prince

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I am so proud of the two of you! You prove that Jehovah's Way is not only possible but the BEST WAY. For that fact Jehovah will and has bless you. You have been a great roll model for all of us. No matter what satan throws at you remember our 2017 Convention's theme ::あきらめてはいけはい、and 1st Corinthian 13:8 愛はけしてたえません. I KNOW for a Fact this proved true for me in my marriage of 39 years,and it will prove true for you as well.プリンえ 姉妹ありがとうございました.

Dimante K Robinson

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Maya Angelo once said, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breaths away." I believe this can be classified under one of the moments? Congrats, and I wish you both more breathless moments to come!

Jackie Gardner

Friday, September 8, 2017

Congratulations to both of you! I'm sure you will enjoy years of wedded bliss! Remember, this is your day! Enjoy it!

Sela Fletcher

Friday, September 1, 2017

I wish you nothing but the best. Love you

Brenda Williams

Monday, August 28, 2017

You certainly deserve all the lights and glitter Leah you are truly a beautiful woman, sister, friend.

Tresha Woskobojnik

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thank you for including me to this grand occasion, the embarking of a life-long journey on Jehovah's path of purpose and promise. As a stellar couple, you will bring so much joy to each other and those around you, the only kind a three fold cord can bring. May your hearts swell as you serve Jehovah more fully, together...forever.

Janet Davis

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together. Congratulations and Best Wishes to both of you! <3 <3 <3

Andrea Jones

Monday, July 31, 2017

This website is Awesome. Absolutely Beautiful, I have to say I was highly impressed. Much love to you both and may Jehovah continue to bless you and remain in your Journey through life.

Toure

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Your love is contagious, makes me love you both. May Jehovah bless your union.

Bill & Tonya Crum

Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was such a pleasure getting to know you even better through the pages of your beautiful guest book. May Jehovah bless your marriage forever. We love you dearly.

Giles & Felica Gross

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Leah I always knew that you was going to be someone's wife you such a beautiful young lady that going to be a wonderful wife to her new husband Martin, May Jehovah bless your marriage and continue on putting him first and also including him in your marriage. Leah and Martin my heart goes out to both of you all and I love you all, May Jehovah bless your coming future together.....

Brian & Tara Day

Monday, July 24, 2017

Yours is a beautiful love story, but this is only the beginning! I'm so excited for you and Martins. Being married is a wonderful gift from Jehovah, To love & support each other right on into the new world! A friend and constant companion for life! Congratulations!

Eric & Maria Tidwell

Monday, July 24, 2017

Another milestone that we continue to share.. looking forward to sharing many more in the New World to come.

Kevin Hobson

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Danyelle and I wish Jehovah's blessing on your marriage,, and many years of happiness as you serve him together.

Jaime Mercado

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Congratulations to the both of you :D My best wishes and good vibes on this new step of your life.

Nathan Malhotra

Friday, July 21, 2017

Congratulations to the both of you! I wish the both of you all the best as you move forward into a new chapter of your lives.

Traci Ballard

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wishing your marriage lots of Love & Happiness! So excited to attend the wedding!!

Lori and Cornelius Osuka

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It was a joy coming to your website, I feel as if I know you both more intimately. We wish you both the best and we know you will be okay because you have Jehovah.

Brittany Saunders

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Great website! I really liked the stories of how you met and the proposal. I'm so happy for you both! Looking forward to your big day!

Donnell & Zenobia Boyd

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Looking for to being a part of the love is in the air theme in September. What a wonderful thing to find someone to ❤️ who has the same purpose & goals.

Larry Stokes

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Congrats may Jehovah bless your union always keep Him in your Marriage and you will be successful .

Margo Hatcher

Thursday, July 13, 2017

So happy you both found a partner for life now and into the new world.

Randolph and Lisa Johnson

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We love you both!!!

Babatunde Obisesan

Monday, June 12, 2017

I wish you happiness in your marriage.

Gallery

Our Wedding

Wedding Reception Video

Wedding videos

Click on "Love story video" to watch!

Friends and family, our honeymoon location changed due to hurricane Irma. We landed in hot, sunny Las Vegas for a week!

Our Wedding

Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower

Please follow the link to see more photos from Leah's bridal shower!!

Our Wedding

For Travelers

For Travelers

Thank you all so much for arranging your schedules to travel to Michigan to attend our wedding! We know some of you are coming from out of state and even out of the country! We are very happy you will be present to celebrate our wedding with us.

Love,

Leah and Martins

Our Wedding

Registry

WEDDING REGISTRY

BED BATH AND BEYOND

Our Wedding

Wedding Party

Wedding Party

Our Wedding

RSVP

Wedding Ceremony

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Detroit, MI

Wedding Reception

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Farmington Hills, MI

About Us

Our Family

Family

Leah and Martins would like to especially thank their families for their love, happiness, and support as they prepare for marriage.

Family

About Us

Proposal

I was in the friendly skies when my ring finger on my left hand got slightly heavier.

Martins and I were on our way to meet and pick up his family from NYC as their flight was arriving that evening. After we boarded the plane, Martins went to speak with the flight attendants and the pilot. I didn’t think much of that action as I know he loves airplanes and enjoys flying.

Once we had been airborne for awhile, I began to notice the flight attendants walking by more frequently than usual. My heart started beating fast. ‘Is this plane OK?’ ‘What’s going on?’ I wondered. Martins kept fidgeting with his backpack that was on the floor, and then he randomly jumped up and walked to the front of the plane. It was at that moment that I couldn’t move. My body was in a state of excited-shock (if that’s even a phrase). I instantly thought ‘He’s about to propose.’

Seconds later, the flight attendant announces ‘Can we please have passenger Leah Johnson come to the front of the plane?’ OH. MY. GOODNESS. THIS. IS. IT. I just knew what was about to happen. Honestly, I don’t even know where the strength in my legs came from to walk to the front of the plane, but thankfully I made it.

Martins was standing at the front with a piece of paper in one hand and the microphone in the other. I started to cry as I looked at him and he almost started crying too.

“Leah, I haven’t been myself since I met you…” Tears, from me as I tried sooo hard to gather myself and focus. But my blurry vision from the tears didn’t help and all I remember was the ending as he said “..... I am now ready to take this most important step, and so I will ask you this important question… Will you marry me?”

While shaking my head I said YES!!!!

The passengers on the plane clapped and cheered as Martins placed the ring on my finger. I was so thankful that he only hugged me at that moment because I was still crying and shaking.

The flight attendants arranged a “Honeymoon Suite” in the back of the plane for us, complete with champagne and chocolate for the rest of the flight. We walked to the back of the plane and people congratulated us, gave us hugs, asked to see the ring, and one passenger even gave us money!

As we sat down in our “suite” I remember saying to Martins “ I can’t believe you proposed to me in this way! It was something I’d never expected and it was memorable!.”

And there we sat, until the end of the flight-crying, laughing and thanking the excellent flight attendants for their help.

I went into the air as Leah Johnson, and touched down as the official future Mrs. Olajide.

About Us

How We Met

The uniting of two friends and two cultures began January 2014…

At an annual program where the bible is discussed, Martins approached Leah and initiated a casual conversation. “What’s your name?” “What do you do for work?” “What do you do for fun?”

Leah asked similar questions in return, but her main question was “How do you spell your name?”

“Olatunji, O-L-A-T-U-N-J-I.”

“Do you have a nickname?” Leah asked (as she knew it would be hard for her to pronounce it correctly after just learning his name).

“Yes, most people call me Martins which is my middle name.”

“Oh, that’s much easier!” Leah said.

After the program’s last session concluded for the day, Martins approached Leah again and asked for her number, which Leah gave to him. But, Leah didn’t think he would call her or contact her anytime soon. She was proved VERY wrong as he began texting her the next day.

Over the next five days, Leah received daily messages from Martins such as “Hi, how are you?” “Good morning, have a wonderful day!” accompanied by emojis. Until one text came through that made Leah’s heart stop. It read:

“Hey! It’s been almost a week since I’ve been able to hear your voice. Do you mind if I call you?”

‘Uh-oh’ Leah thought. ‘He wants to talk to me, but how can I tell him that I’m afraid it will be difficult for me to understand him because of his accent?’ So, Leah told him “no” initially.

Martins didn’t despair. He asked again the next day, and this time Leah’s answer was “Yes.” So, Martins called her. Late. In. The. Evening. Like, bedtime late. Which made Leah think ‘Doesn’t this guy know I’ve been working all day? it’s after 10 p.m., and I’m sleepy’

“Hello,” Leah said as she answered the phone, trying hard to sound awake.

Martins greeted Leah on the phone and a casual conversation ensued; much of which Leah doesn’t remember because she was sleepy and Martins accent (although she couldn’t understand much) was relaxing.

In time, Leah and Martins agreed to meet again in person. This led to Martins eventually meeting Leah’s parents and family and he became a regular visitor at Leah’s home. Later that summer, Martins’ mom visited the States for the first time, and Leah was able to spend a lot of time with her.

Leah and Martins’ friendship introduced them to new things such as cultural traditions, phrases, food, activities, etc.

“LeaMart” as they refer to themselves since becoming a couple, prove that love crosses oceans and continents, and can be sustained when it is based on respect, and deep appreciation for the Creator of love.

About Us

The Groom

Olatunji Martins Olajide came to the U.S. by way of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is the last of 6 kids and the last of the children to take the important step of marriage.

He is affectionately called Martins (his favorite), Double O by his workmates, and Tunji by friends and loved ones. Although he's known to be a quiet person, Martins has quite the fun personality. He enjoys singing and dancing for fun (in fact, Leah loooooves when he sings and dances for her and uses props like hats and guitars).

Martins knew from youth that he enjoyed taking things apart/breaking them on purpose to figure out how to put them together. He's an engineer and loves cars.

Martins gives much priority to his spirituality, even learning Japanese to expand his ministry.

He loves to travel, and since meeting Leah, he likes to try different types of wine too. But a cherished hobby is playing with his flight simulator since he loves flying and wants to pilot a plane someday.

About Us

The Bride

Leah is a summer baby, (born August 1st) a writer, an avid reader, and Shoe-Lover.

She takes her spirituality seriously, and is looking forward to becoming a wife and respecting the headship arrangement.

Currently, Leah assists her alma mater (The University of Michigan-Dearborn) as a Communication Consultant. To add to these job titles, Leah also manages and serves at the editor of her own publication, ColorBlind Magazine (colorblindmagazine.com) an online magazine for teen girls and women. The magazine celebrates its 5th year in operation in October 2017.

Leah credits her dad for her desire to be a lifelong learner, which is why she enjoys learning about history, culture, and languages. Leah has been studying the Japanese language since November 2015 (in addition to having studied German, French, and Spanish since middle elementary school). Leah is also learning common phrases in Yorba, the language of her fiance.

Welcome

Greeting

Thank you for visiting our site!!

We created this space as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our wedding taking place September 9th, 2017.

We hope you enjoy and please sign our guestbook!

With Love,

Leah & Martins

"LeaMart"

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