It was the friendly thing to do, to trade off playing the role of the husband. Two young girls danced around in their mother's wedding dresses, planning their future wedding days, imagining the prince that they'd one day find. Candace had a list a mile long of traits that this man simply must have. Her best friend didn't know for sure that he even existed.
With tears in my eyes I watched Danielle deliver a speech at her best friend's wedding this past Saturday. Candace had met the one who fit her every criteria. He was handsome, he was strong. He was intelligent, kind-hearted, came from an amazing family, and ultimately he swept her off her feet. The sparkly dress she wore was no longer part of their childhood dress-up games; it was real. Candace had found Mark, and together they'd share their lives.
One thing remained the same, though. The wedding still felt like a fairytale.
Candace & Mark -- you have inspired me with your love story ever
since the first email. Witnessing your proposal was an honour and I couldn't be happier for you as an officially married couple today. I've used your story
as a hopeful anecdote for many a single girl, still hoping she would find her perfect fit. I have no doubt that your relationship will remain one that others aspire to.
All my love, from the bottom of my heart.
Mr. & Mrs. Bell. It has such a nice ring to it.
THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Reception Venue: Hugli's Blueberry Ranch
Hair: Kreationz Hair Studio
Makeup: Erin Best
Florals: Kevin's Flowers
Bride's Dress: Essence of Australia from With Love Bridal Boutique
Earrings: Sarah Walsh Bridal Jewellery
Bride's Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Menswear: Fraser's Clothing