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Candice Thorpe & Tion Thomas

Venue: Chateau Briand in Long Island, NY

Honeymoon: Freeport, Bahamas

Home: Portland, OR

Candice is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist for Multnomah County Health Department. Tion is a software engineer for Intel. When Candice came home to find instructions and rose petals leading to the bedroom, she followed every step. The last note requesting she open her jewelry box seemed odd at first, until doing so revealed her new engagement ring.

He knew he was in love when…

He felt his heart melt with a smile from Candice atop the Sears Tower in Chicago when she said she was as happy as she’s ever been. Only a month into their relationship, he knew that his life wouldn’t be complete if he could not receive that smile from her forever.

She knew she was in love when…

Tion pulled Candice in his arms to keep her warm and kissed her on the forehead while on the deck of a dinner cruise overlooking a star-filled sky in Chicago. The trip was a surprise birthday getaway planned by Tion only a month into their relationship and in that moment Candice looked up in his eyes and knew she loved this incredibly romantic, sweet and loving man.

In 10 years we will…

Still be in love, happily married, blessed with two children, senior level in our careers and living in our custom-built dream house close to our families and friends.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him…

To slow down and savor the special moments. Time passes so fast and it’s important to take full advantage of the here and now. Start living and loving right away.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

You both will have to compromise certain aspects to make the marriage work. Particularly, communication is essential and effective communication may take changing your communication style to better match your partner’s.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Watch movies either at home in the home theater or out at the movies.

Our nicknames for each other are…

“T Baby” for Tion because Tion is the someone Candice wants to hold, love, and cherish, so Candice combined Tion’s name and the word baby, and “Peach” for Candice because she reminds Tion of his favorite fruit: round, sweet and soft to the touch.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

Cuddling in each other’s arms.

Our song is…

Kem’s “Share My Life.”

Our perfect date night is…

Going to a romantic restaurant followed by live music at a jazz club or attending a concert.

 

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