Today we are sharing Candace and Spencer’s gorgeous wedding with you. We cannot get over that exquisite dress!
Congratulations on tying the knot, you two, may you live happily ever after.
Lovebirds | How did you two meet?
We met doing what both love…and that’s travel. We both traveled to South Africa from the UK to live in the remote bush and study to become safari guides. That’s where we met…and here we are 3 years later – still traveling and doing what we love, on a never-ending nomadic honeymoon. www.360honeymoon.com.
I said Yes | How did the proposal go down?
I had no idea he was going to propose, despite hoping that he would that day. I’d just returned home from a girls holiday with high hopes of walking through the front door to see him kneeling, ring in hand. Instead I found myself walking around London Zoo looking at monkey butts, so I decided that couldn’t be the day. However, later that evening we walked up Primrose Hill, overlooking London – the air crisp & the sun setting. I lay my jersey out to sit on and turned round to see him shaking with emotion while he asked me to marry him. Champagne & a meal at our favourite restaurant followed, it was perfect.
The Big Day | Tell us the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Our big day was exactly as we hoped it would be – small and intimate, with just a handful of close family and friends, in the middle of the African bush. There were however a few moments that were a complete surprise and totally unforgettable. Number one was my mum singing & playing her classical guitar as I walked down the aisle, it was so beautiful and so emotional. Another surprise was we had searched high & low for a traditional African choir to sing for us, but unfortunately none were available or they were out of budget. So cheekily I asked the one of the waitresses if she could sing.
When she said “yes” I jumped at the opportunity to ask if she’d do us a couple of numbers. The next thing we knew she had gathered all the staff up to sing a few beautifully harmonized African numbers. It was incredible, the talent and soul of Africa still baffles us & we were gifted with it on our big day. An unforgettable experience indeed! Last but not least we were blessed during our couple photo shoot when a herd of kudu came up to us; one female came close enough to sniff my palm, it was incredible!
I Quote | Describe in one sentence your wedding day
South Africa is the perfect place to have a fairytale wedding and it gave us just that.
Forever & Always | Any advice for future brides
Just give in and accept whatever happens on your big day. All that matters is the unity of you and the one you love. All the other little things that you could find time to worry about will melt away the minute you walk down the aisle…and you’ll realise they really didn’t matter in the first place!