Candace took Kelis's song "Milkshake" literally, when she hooked her fiancé Andrew. He said she brought him the "best vanilla milkshake ever," 11 years later he is still in love. They meet in 2003 at Fairleigh Dickenson University through a mutual friend and have not looked back. The bride-to-be said she knew he was the one by how he treated her, “He was spontaneous and full of surprises. He shows me what a true gentleman is and always treats me like a queen.” For their engagement session, their planner said they wanted to capture the essence of the couple, “We decided to go with a couple of places throughout NJ to incorporate all of the elements that captured the couples sweet, classic, and adventurous love,’ Their planner Emma said. "The ‘Sweet’ reflects the milkshake Candace presented Andrew with on their very first meeting, the ‘Classic’ is a representation of Coca-Cola Classic bottles and the ‘Adventurous’ symbols Andrew’s passion for motorcycles and the adventurous side of the couple’s love." Their sweet and classic engagement shoot done by Digna Toledo Photography told their epic love story, which will culminate in their May wedding. We wish them the best of luck in their upcoming nuptials.
How They Met
Having met over a decade ago at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew and Candace have been madly in love ever since. Their mutual friend, Shelton Cleaves, introduced them in 2003 and they hit it off immediately. Andrew said, "What first attracted me to Candace was her incredible smile. On our first date, she bought me a vanilla milkshake and I have been hooked since then. We have been through the different seasons in our life together and still have the same spark as when we first met (11 years ago). She is a woman of God and always has my back. Every time I look at Candace, it is a look of admiration, peace, love, and trust."
By 2012, the couple had been together for nine happy years and in that time they were blessed with a beautiful son, Master Aiden. Christmas Eve of that year, Master Aiden presented his mother with an early Christmas gift, a jewelry box. Candice smiled, thinking it was the pair of earrings she asked for, but once she opened it she realized the box was empty. When she looked up in confusion she found Andrew bent down on one knee before her, asking for her hand in marriage.
The Engagement Session
The phenomenal Digna Toledo of Digna Toledo Photography captured the couple’s engagement session. The couple’s wedding coordinator, Emma Pierre-Louis of Prestige Affairs Event Production, coordinated the milestone event and in collaboration with Digna, the pair came up with a memorable concept for the shoot. They decided that it was important that the couple’s personalities be incorporated into the photos, along with things that were of significance to them.
Looking Forward to the Wedding
“I’m looking forward to finally saying I do to Andrew, the love of my life, starting a new chapter in our lives, and sharing our special day with our family and friends."
Photographer-Digna Toledo Photography