November 23, 2024

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Candace and Isaiah

Hard Rock Los Cabos Resort

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Her Story

It was back in 2012, when I arrived to Valdosta State University for my freshman orientation. Well if you know me, then you should know that I'm alwayssss late. My family and I were late and lost, but then came Isaiah to save the day (as always). He just so happened to be an Orientation leader and helped my family and I with directions on where to go. He then realized that he knew my family and I from church fellowships back home in Albany, Ga. Isaiah's family church used to fellowship with my family. But listen, I did not remember Isaiah at all. How ironic that we both attended the same church services but never noticed one another.


Isaiah was very kind and even ended up helping me create my schedule at the end of orientation. We then connected and began following each other on social media. My first semester started and it was extremely tough. There were times I wanted to pack up and move back home. I used to tweet about it allll the time. So one time Isaiah slid into my dm's (lol), only to give me advice on how to have a better college experience. Instantly we just clicked and began texting all the time. I kind of looked up to him as a big brother (eww, lol). And although I had a boyfriend at the time, Isaiah and I communicated heavily and I thought we were just going to be best friends...but I just fell in love with how genuine, thoughtful and kind he was. He gave the best advice and held my hand through some tough situations in just a few months of knowing him. After that, I was ready to get married, lol. But I didn't even know if he felt the same way about me. So I tried to shoot my shot and boy oh boy.... lets just say that's another story for another day. Hahahaaa. We ended spending the entire summer together and have been inseparable ever since.


In August 2014 he asked me to be his girlfriend and in July 2022 he asked me to be his wife. Although we are complete opposites, we have a special bond, a special kind of love and we definitely balance each other out. I truly believe we were made for each other.


His Story

Let me set the scene. Summer 2012, June if I'm not mistaken. It's hot. I'm wearing a red V-State polo, khaki shorts, and some nice Nike running shoes. My hair was at the famous "bob length" and I weighed less than I do now. Among the MANY hats I wore at VSU, I was an orientation leader at the time and if you know anything about Candace (and her family), you know being late will come before they arrive.


Candace arrived to her freshman orientation late and lost. But there was a hero there to save the day (as always). I just so happen to be assigned to round up the stragglers and ended up helping Candace and her family. As I walked with them, I realized that they looked familiar. (Years prior, our families worshiped together on various occasions at church in Albany,GA. But, Candace did not remember ya boy at all). Ironically, I was also assigned to her major group and assisted her registration for class. From then, the seed was planted before either of us knew.


Fast forward! Shorty went from calling me her big brother, to secretly liking me, to not-so-secretly fighting for my love with a close friend (I love that story, lol). She visited Spring Meadow a few times in the summer and never left. Literally, I can see her as I type this.


On August 30, 2014 at 5:45pm I asked Candace to be my girlfriend, and on July 23, 2022 at 7:30pm I asked her to be my forever. Y'all pray for me, I don't know if I'm crazy or in love, lol.




Bridal Party

Matron of Honor

Matron of Honor

Kaylee Grace

Bride’s Cousin

Khadijah Guthrie

Bride’s College Best Friend

Caitlyn Raven

Bride’s Sister

Haylee Miller

Bride’s College Best Friend

Maid of Honor

Maid of Honor

Bridesmaid

Andrea Jimmerson

Bride’s Childhood Best Friend

Kyla Raven

Bride’s Sister

Bridesmaid

Best Man

Craig Akins

Groom’s Best Friend

Best Man

Devin Wesby

Groom’s Best Friend

Will Jimerson

Groom’s College Friend

Micah Howell

Groom’s College Friend

Bradley Floyd

Groom’s High School Friend

Attire

Green Paper Texture Background
burnt orange glitter surface
Reddish brown textured background
Abstract blurred gradient background in brown colors.
Art Paper Closeup, Rough Surface, Delicate Nude Pink Color, Painted Texture, Background
Liquid Gold Circle metallic frame
Bronze Metallic Texture
Brown Blurred Gradient Background

Marriage is an adventure, and we're starting it off in paradise....We would love for you to join us!

Plane with Heart Trail

When: November 23, 2024


Where: Hard Rock Resort Los Cabos

Hard Rock Los Cabos Resort is a beautiful location surrounded by breathtaking scenery. We are asking you all to come vacation and celebrate with us as we embark on this new journey. The wedding is a 4 day, 3 night weekend long celebration from Thursday - Sunday. This resort is all inclusive with different restaurants, room service and amazing amenities. There are excursions, spa massages and lots of activities that you can add on to your stay. Nobu restaurant and resort is located on the same property so be sure to check them out. We traveled here for our first international experience and the feeling we had on that vacation was indescribable. So we thought why not gather our closest family and friends to celebrate our marriage and enjoy an amazing getaway. We can't wait to celebrate with you.

Get your passports,

we're going to

Mexico

Book Here

Here you will book your stay. This booking site will have all the information about room types, travel insurance, and more. Our travel agent is Jovi Welch. She will be able to

assist you with any questions about booking.

View Resort

Here you can check out the resort's website. You can view photos,

look at amenities, check out the restaurants and gather more information.

Q + A

Do I have to stay at the resort?

Yes. Guests will NOT be allowed on the resort if they do not have accommodations at Hard Rock Los Cabos.



What is all included in the stay?

Round-trip ground transportation to and from the resort, room accommodations, all drinks -bottled water, juices, domestic beer, cocktails and top shelf drinks, unlimited meals - 8 restaurants, coffee cafe, a buffet, delicious snacks, poolside service, 24/7 in-room service, fitness center with instructors, daily activities, nightly entertainment, live entertainment, complimentary Wi-Fi, free internet on resort computers.



What activities are at the resort?

Tennis court, bowling alley, teen club, adult night club, game room, music lab, 5 resort pools, water slides, spa, beauty salon.



When is the deposit due?

November 1, 2023



Is there a payment plan?

Yes it is. Once you pay your deposit, the system will generate a payment plan for you. The payment plan is optional, you don't have to follow it. Just as long as your balance is paid by the July 16, 2024. You can also pay as much or as little as you want each month.



What are the minimum required nights? And how many guests can be in a room?

You must stay at least 3 nights. There is a 3 adult maximum in each room.



Do I need a passport?

Yes. Please be sure to apply for a passport 6-9 months before the wedding. Also verify that your passport will not be expired by the wedding travel dates.



Are flights included in the resort booking?

No. But flights will become available later this year. You can contact the travel agent Jovi, and she can possibly add on flight arrangements for you. If not, you are required to book your own flight.



Can I bring my little ones?

Unfortunately, children are not allowed at the wedding or the reception. But you are definitely welcome to bring them to the resort for vacation. This resort is a family friendly resort. There is a chaperoned kids activity center that they can go to while the parents attend the wedding. It is a fee for this service. Please contact our wedding coordinator, Betty Williams, if you would like more info.



Can I bring a date to the wedding?

When filling out the RSVP form, please list your potential date. After reviewing RSVP's, we will inform you if your guest can attend or not. Your guest is still welcome to come vacation with you even if they are not invited to the wedding/reception.



Can I bring other guest for my stay at the resort?

Yes, you sure can. Treat this as a vacation. You are allowed a max of 3 adults in your room. But only the invited guests are allowed at the wedding.



Let's say I already paid a deposit and booked my room. How do I add roommates later?

To add any guest(s) to your room please first send a message to the travel agent, Jovi Welch, with your guest's full name and date of birth. She will then add the guest(s) to your invoice and the new price will reflect the update. Email her at travel@royaldestinationsny.com.



Is there transportation to and from the airport to the resort?

Yes. Your travel resort package includes roundtrip travel from the airport to the resort and back.



Who can I contact if I have questions?

Please contact our wedding coordinator:

Betty Williams - 404-989-2376

or email us at thesmartexperience@gmail.com



Who can I contact if I have questions about the resort payment, deposits, or accommodations?

Please contact our wedding travel agent:

Jovi Welch - travel@royaldestinationsny.com