I Chose Love Over Money—Bonnie & Wilbroad, Winners Of #TheBigWedding2019

The Capital FM Big Wedding 2019 – Season 7

Our love story started 7 years ago in 2012, when I had just joined Kyambogo University. My friend, Sheila and I decided to go for a HIV test and during the exercise, one of the organizer set his eyes on me without me noticing it.

The spokesperson of an association came and encouraged us to join the Association and scribble down our names. I gladly wrote for the sake of it and funny enough, the list on which I wrote was given to the gentleman that had seen me during the HIV screening exercise and he was supposed to call the year one(s) that had shown interest for a get-together party of their association.

He called asking whether I was to attend the party and I told him that I was not because I had no money. He insisted and offered to pay for me and my friend, Sheila.

When I met him at the school canteen, what struck me most was the chest, Jeez! The six-pack chest. The looks (I got goosebumps) and I remember telling Sheila that whoever his girlfriend was, she was just a lucky woman. He hugged me Oh God, I just wanted to remain engulfed in the hug. We were given our tickets just like he had promised to.

It is after the party that I realized that he was slowly falling in love with me yet I was having my own intentions of ‘no commitments’ and “de-toothing” him not knowing that, that was going to be my fiancé in the future.

Wilbroad and Bonnie via mikolo.com


During our cultural gala at Kyambogo, on one knee, with tears running down his cheeks, he said, “If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then, would you realize how special you are to me!” I told him I would think about it and after a couple of days, meant to test his patience on 22nd December, I said ‘Yes’.

He graduated, leaving me at campus and got a job with a salary of 100,000ugx ONLY and renting a room of 90,000= so we had to look for means to fend for ourselves.

One would imagine how a campus babe would love a man that earned 100,000= with no girlfriend allowances but I chose love over money. On 22nd December, 2018, we did the Kukyala. Now we await our wedding.

The couple have emerged winners of the Capital FM Big Wedding 2019 Season 7, beating ten other couples who had made it to the top 10.



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