College sweethearts Candice and Lonnie decided to show off the city they love so much, Richmond, VA, in their romantic outdoor engagement session.
When Candice and Lonnie met in college at VCU in Richmond, their chemistry was instant. On their first date, they connected over their love sports by playing a game of HORSE. Talk about love and basketball!
After a romantic proposal involving rose petals and a live singer, the couple is happily planning for their Spring 2022 wedding.
Keep scrolling to see their romantic outdoor engagement photos and read more about their charming love story.
- Couple: Candice Smith and Lonnie Carter
- Occupations: local News Anchor – Candice ; Team Manager, TMobile – Lonnie
- Wedding date: 4/23/22
- Wedding location: Dover Hall, Richmond, VA
- Location of Engagement shoot: Downtown Richmond
How did you meet?
College at VCU in Richmond.
Tell us your proposal story
I actually thought Lonnie was going to propose on my birthday when we went to our favorite place, Las Vegas. He later told me that was too obvious and predictable. The actual proposal was exactly what I wanted, simple and imitate. He had rose petals leading to him and my favorite local singer, who was singing John Legend when I arrived. I ugly cried through the whole thing. I was so shocked!
When did you know he/she was “the one”?
Lonnie: I knew she was the one after we moved into our first place together.
Candice: I knew he was the one when he went the extra mile to make sure I was always okay and happy.
Describe your engagement session. Did you have a theme?
Not necessarily a theme, but we met in Richmond and knew that we wanted to show off the city we love so much!
What did you do on your first date?
We both love sports! We went to the gym and played a few games of HORSE. Candice was so nervous she lost most of them, but Lonnie still took her out to eat after haha
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Playing and watching sports!
How has wedding planning been so far?
It’s been a little stressful but overall exciting. We’re getting married in our dream venue with the best wedding planning team around! We’re just so excited!
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of our family and friends! The pandemic has made that difficult these past months and we’re so excited to have both families together.