“The true beauty of this is not the ceremony or the idealist conception that marriage is the ultimate but in the fact that despite the immensity of the cosmos, I still found Elsie, who puts up with my imperfections.” –Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Writer.
On 25th March 2017 at Tema in Ghana, we will be getting married–so that we can disappear thereafter, to explore the world without anyone worrying us about our whereabout.
Marriage may seem the ultimate to many people but to us, it’s the beginning of a wonderful journey together–the licence to be stupid, make countless mistakes and to be in each other’s arms all the time.
Both of us love to travel: and we want to spend the rest of our lives seeing the world, experiencing new cultures, challenging and shaping our ideas–from Argentina to Zimbabwe.
We are just not lovers, we are friends, gossip partners and above all, it’s in our distinctive personalities and perceptions that we find the needed compromise and patience, that have served as the flourishing grounds for our relationship.
Mostly, we can’t even agree on which chocolate has the best taste–but that enables us to keep trying the available chocolates, in search for the best.
Our ideas are lucid and each day, we challenge each other to become better by finding the weak spots in each other’s philosophical stance–that’s the beauty of two intellectuals occupying a “cosmic space” of love.
We do not compete, we complement.
Of course, we yell at each other once in a while–but not at the same time. We understand our strength and attraction dwell in our differences. After all, it will be extremely boring to spend the rest of your life with a “mimeograph” of yourself.
We are both Game of Thrones fanatics, rooting for the Starks–and over the Christmas holidays in the United Kingdom, we spent 48 hours in bed, binging on Orange is the New Black, our new found TV love.
We are the interesting couple who has exhausted all the luxurious Honeymoon destinations in Ghana, where we are getting married–so we wouldn’t even have a traditional honeymoon.
For us, every day is a honeymoon. We’ve been to all the popular Ghanaian honeymoon destinations; on a bad day, we have our breakfast at Kempinski Hotel in Accra and on a good weekend, we party with the stars at Royal Senchi Resort or we get hosted by Dr Felix Anyah, CEO/Founder of Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm in his stunning and matchless Presidential Suite, ‘Melchizedek.’
You can also catch us having a lunch at Hilton in London–or queuing up at Labone or Osu in Ghana, for our favourite Waakye with fried plantain.
And those who really know us appreciate the fact that, we are kebab junkies–we only stop when our gums begin to hurt.
- Elsie Anthony-Williams, soon to become Elsie Agyapong Febiri is a first class graduate and Founder/CEO of Elany Collections
- Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate. He holds a masters degree in International Human Rights (LL.M), holds a degree in Law (LL.B), and he’s currently at Nottingham Law School, studying for his Legal Practice Course (with a second masters degree in Law) to practise as a UK Solicitor–he’s a Professional Truth Sayer. He is also the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.”