“I felt as though time had stopped; it was literally seemingly out of a movie scene. He reached out to shake my hand and I simply stared back at him as he said, ‘I feel like I already know you, too…’” This is how Candice recalls her first encounter with Joseph. It was like a scene out of a movie; their attraction was instant. They embarked on a seventh month courtship, filled with sweet gestures and words of love, and it was very evident to the two of them that they were meant to be together for a lifetime.
So Joseph proposed on their seventh month anniversary. Candice reminisces, “[Joseph] took me to dinner where he gave me a poem (we’d written poetry for one another throughout our relationship) and a gift that consisted of items he’d been collecting from past dates that we’d been on up to that point. After dinner we decided to go for a walk in the city. After taking a few moments to relish the cool, crisp air he gave me another poem and the box he’d given me on our first date – a box that had held a lock and key inside of it. On this occasion, however, there was an engagement ring on the other end of the lock.”
Bride: Candice Tyer
Groom:” Joseph Tyer
Wedding date: 5/16/14
Favorite item on the menu: Turkey pot roast
First dance song: “Head to Toe” by Eric Roberson
Seven months later the couple exchanged vows in an intimate and moving ceremony in Georgia. It was the first time the couple would kissed! Candice shares, “We [were not intimate because] we wanted to make sure that we were both emotionally and spiritually healthy – that our relationship grew based on more than ‘feelings.’” There strong religious beliefs sense throughout their nuptials. Candice stresses, “the most important thing for us was to represent Christ – we wanted to conjure an atmosphere that emanated his love and the beauty of simplicity.”
It was this sense of beautiful simplicity that gave their wedding so much charm! They choose a rustic venue, with large windows, exposed brick, and wooden ceiling beams. Greenery, neutral floral and lots of candlelight gave the space a natural and romantic feel. To make guests feel like they were in their home, Candice and Joseph served their food family style. It was a beautiful wedding that perfectly blended simple sentiments with rustic, southern charm and urban accents.
Best memories: “The kiss. Not only was it our first as husband and wife, but it was our first kiss as a couple. From the moment we began courting we both agreed that we didn’t want anything physical to sway our view of one another. We wanted to make sure that we were both emotionally and spiritually healthy – that our relationship grew based on more than “feelings”. So it’s no surprise that we both greatly anticipated that moment. How would I describe it? Sweet and electrifying all at once.”
Wedding advice: “Speak up. Even if your loved ones or event coordinators mean well, let them know if you feel that something they have suggested isn’t quite your taste. And don’t give in to the pressure of making your day look exactly like someone else’s. Every detail should be a representation of you and your husband-to-be. Most importantly, take a moment to sit back, exhale and recognize the blessing and beauty of what your wedding day is, and that’s the beginning of a lifetime of growth alongside the one who has chosen you. The ability to give love is a gift, but what’s even greater is to be loved in return.” – Candice
Hair – Danielle Carrington at Loop Salon
Makeup – Scoobie West
Groom’s Attire – J. Crew
Photography – Inije Photograpy & Films
Videography – K.D. Gray Productions
Florals – Sonshine Florist (Norcross, GA)
Cake – Apple Butter Bakery
Catering – The Flying Biscuit
Event Design – Natalie’s Ncredible Interiors, Inc.
Bridal boutique – The Dress Theory (Katie May)