Going to the chapel of love

CAREFREE couple Candice Prinsloo and Angelo Johannes wanted their wedding day to be as fun as they were – and with gospel hits by Elvis Presley, giant paper flowers for bouquets, card games and dominoes, the couple got exactly what they wanted.

They married at scenic Slipperfields on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth in March and their wedding features on top British wedding blog rocknrollbride.com

Songs by “the King” welcomed guests to the chapel, while bridesmaids in colourful maxi skirts bopped down the aisle to the sounds of Mary Wells’s My Guy.

“The moment I couldn’t wait for finally arrived and I saw my husband waiting for me on the other end.

“I can’t remember hearing the groomsmen’s folk acoustic version of Here Comes the Bride. Angelo and I are both involved in film and TV – he was the Kings super fan in the Vodacom ads – so a film element had to be prevalent in our day. We had popcorn holding up our table numbers and a picture of a clapper board on our invites,” she said.

Junior creative producer Candice – who matriculated at Alexander Road High School – is the daughter of Cleary Estate couple Norman and Essie Prinsloo, while structural engineer Angelo – a part time actor – is from George.

The newlyweds used Slipperfield’s honeymoon suite: “Waking up to the mooing of the cows the next morning was surreal – it took us a couple of seconds to realise we were married and were ‘not in Kansas anymore’.”

Jeffrey’s Bay photographer Erna Loock suggested and designed the couple’s very own newspaper with their love story, song words, information on the bridal party and a ‘credit list’ of wedding providers.

“They prepared video messages for each other that literally had me shooting blind because there was no time to wipe the tears,” Loock said.

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