Candice and Evan’s Oceanfront Wedding in Atlantic City Was a ‘Dream’ Come True

Photograph of Beau Ridge

When Evan walked into Candice’s life in 2014, it was at a time when those around her were telling her that she should prioritize finding love the same way she prioritizes her job. Her coworkers and employees were so serious about it that they threatened to create a Tinder profile for her, prompting her to take action.

“They clearly thought I needed a boyfriend,” she jokes, thinking back to her single days. At their request, she created an account, worked on her profile, and was surprised to find that she was an immediate match for Evan. His first impression of their conversation was that he was kind. She also gleaned that he was “serious” about getting to know her because he asked her to meet him for dinner. From there, sparks flew.

“When Evan walked into the restaurant, I immediately thought he was extremely handsome in person,” she says. “He had a classic adult man style around him. From the minute we started talking at this restaurant I knew we would be together and have been together ever since.

Evan also left their first meeting knowing she was something special. As they transitioned from dating to a serious relationship over the years, that feeling grew stronger.

“When I first met Candice, I was blown away by her positivity and encouraging manners,” he says. “I have never been so encouraged by someone to really show what I can do and [who] also loved doing so many things with me. We laughed, traveled, dined and enjoyed each other’s company. She encouraged and supported me in [ways] I never knew and started to feel that we could do anything together. I loved our time together and the time apart just got harder and harder. It was then that I knew I had found this one.

After a proposition on a day that Candice now considers the “best, worst day of my life” (more on that later), the couple looked to their future. Although they had to postpone their nuptials for an entire year due to COVID, they made their love official on July 5, 2021 in front of family and friends they couldn’t imagine celebrating without the previous year. They said “yes” by the ocean in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Our wedding day was a dream,” she says in retrospect. “Every detail was perfect. It was more than I could ever ask for.

Learn more about their love story and see photos from their big day. The gallery includes dreamy oceanfront photos, the bride’s epic change of outfit, and everyone’s having a great time as these two become one.


Photographer: Beau Ridge Photography

Videographer: Dana Lynn Photography

Location: One Atlantic Events

DJ & Lights: Near Dark Entertainment, Patrice McBride and DJ Rashaun

Bridal hairstyle and makeup: glass slipper wedding, Aleetha Clanton

Florist: South Jersey Florist @southjerseyflorist

Alliances: Vivian Zhou @tiffanyblueviv @tiffanyandco

Bridal nails: @_deliciaaa_ @nailcandyshop

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