“My college roommate actually introduced us the night I came to meet her future husband,” Candace was eager to meet her friend’s fiance, who was wonderful. Little did she know she would meet her own husband at the same get-together!
Nathan is a policeman who previously served in the military. Built like a line-backer, he personifies the strong silent type. But Nathan was blown away when he met Candace, a school teacher with glossy brown hair with doe-like brown eyes to match.
Their friendship soon deepened into a deeply spiritual love for life.
Nathan decided to pop the question at the beach, which they both love.
“We planned a trip to the Outer Banks,” Candace said, because she had never seen these beautiful barrier islands, and Nathan hadn’t been in years.
“We wanted to take a trip before Nathan left for a deployment to Egypt in the fall. Nathan planned dinner outside over looking the Pamlico Sound at sunset. After dinner we went to Hatteras beach to walk. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves,” Candace said.
“We got to a spot in front of the Cape Hatteras light house and Nathan stopped walking and faced me. He then started talking and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.” A delighted Candace of course said yes!
The couple married in Candace’s childhood church Bethel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Steven King and the Rev. Dennis Hester (Nathan’s Dad) officiating.
What made their wedding unique?
“The amazing family and friends who helped along the way!” Candace said.
The couple first danced to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz at their reception. Candace said the best thing about her wedding was ”
committing our lives to one another and then celebrating with our family and friends!”
After their reception at The Laboratory Mill, the couple left for their honeymoon in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.