The tale behind Candice and Troy's love story is one that makes their wedding day even more awesome. Not a classic romance, but a genuine love story we're sure you can all relate to in some way!
As one of White Lily's own, Candice can afford to be a little more candid than your typical newlywed. We're sure you all know the struggle of spying a certified hottie, only to discover they're already with someone. Well this was the case for our Candice until news spread the man of her dreams was newly single.
"I was looking for a formal partner and I asked my sister if she knew any good looking engineers who would take me to grad. She said there was this one good looking guy, but he had a girlfriend. About a week later I laid eyes on Troy for the first time at the shops - he was with his girlfriend. I turned to my sister and told her that I would marry that man one day. "
True story folks! Candice goes on to tell us how their relationship blossomed over the coming months.
"Three months later, Troy met me for the first time at a games night at my sister’s house. He tells me that he remembers thinking, "God help the man who ends up with that girl." (I guess I’m a little competitive).
He then started coming to my church and became quite close to my sister and her husband (this was ultimately my in). For the next year, I told every person I knew that I was going to marry this sexy-as engineer - even though we had never had a proper conversation!
At the end of 2016 I went on a group New Years camping trip, however I don’t have a 4WD, so my sister wing-woman-ed me a seat in Troy’s car for the trip. And as they say the rest is history!"
Can we have a round of applause for all of our wing-women out there who have helped us along the line?!
Despite their wildly relatable meet cute story, the pair had a tough start over the first six months, with Troy travelling over 600kms to regularly see her. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Candice says, "He is the absolute man of my dreams. He definitely changed my love of the city to a love of all things country."
The couple finally decided to say 'I do' in a gorgeous boho/country-infused wedding held at Rockhampton's own Heritage Village.
Candice looked beautiful in her boho chic Scout gown from Australian label, Emmy Mae Bridal, with her bridesmaids mirroring her relaxed A-line silhouette in soft blue. She finished the look with statement silver drop earrings and a modern updo to showcase the high illusion boat-neck of her feminine gown. Although being surrounded by choice at White Lily Couture herself, Candice immediately fell in love with her dream dress and its utterly unique charm.
"I just loved her beautiful soft tulle skirt and the spots - I’m beyond obsessed with the spots."
With a sparkling day of love captured by Levi Appleton Studios, the pair's full wedding gallery can be seen below!
Venue: Heritage Village Rockhampton
Dress: Scout by Emmy Mae Bridal
Photography: Levi Appleton Studios
Hair & Makeup: makeup: Chamay Brown Hair and Makeup
Hair: Beyond Hair and Beauty
Florist: Flower Box Rockhampton
Celebrant: Pastor Claude Fingleton
Styling/Theming Inspiration: Boho/Country
Entertainment: Maggie Russell and Daniel Frost
Cake: A Piece of Cake
Honeymoon: Amazing trip around Europe (Scotland, London, Paris and Norway)