Candice and Gareth


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Candice & Gareth

[dropcap color=”rosy”]G[/dropcap]areth and I are high school sweethearts and have been dating since the age of 15- we met in High School and our love just flourished from then onwards. Gareth would often go away on rugby tours and one night in the back yard he pointed to the middle star of orions belt and said that if i was ever lonely when he was away i just need to look at the middle star and know that he is thinking of me and since that day the middle star has been our star, jump to 9 years later and in Oct 11 we had been dating for 10 years and he still had not asked the question – I was starting to loose my mind!! until the weekend of our anniversary (10 years) i hired out a bed and breakfast for the Friday night and we had a romantic dinner to celebrate where i made jokes about how it would be funny if he popped the question whilst his mom was away- i didn’t even think he would pop the question because his mom was away in France and I thought he would wait for her to come back (honestly by this point i had come to terms that I would always be a bridesmaid and never a bride 🙂 )

Ok so we have dinner and the Saturday morning arrives and he tells me to dress nicely because we are going for a picnic but he had a surprise for me first and off we drive to the planetarium in cape town- i had never been so i was so excited- but we walk into the main planetarium and there is no one there but the projector operator and i thought well this is weird no one else is here but ok this is nice. the show starts and it is all about orions belt and the middle star and how important the star is and on and on the show goes and eventually on the screen in the stars a story of how Aquarius (my fiance) had his heart stolen by Gemini (me) and how the galaxy could not keep them apart and in BIG WRITING IT SAID: “Candice will you be my best friend, the mother of my children and my wife” WILL YOU MARRY ME? I turned to look at him in shock and amazement and he was down on one knee (which the poor guy just had operated on due to a rugby injury) and he proposed to me!!I was among the stars literally and physically  We then left the planetarium (i messages all my friends) and went to Kirstenbosch Gardens where all our friends and family were waiting for us , Gareth has arranged champagne, sushi, snacks and all our friends!This was an amazing day that I will never forget.


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  • Amy Mellem

    Beautiful story, very romantic….wish you everything of the best

  • Catherine Moorcroft

    These two are sooooooooo cute together! PLEASE VOTE, coz I vote for them! <3

  • Linky

    How can this NOT be anyone’s favourite proposal!!!After 10 years it’s about time 🙂

  • lynton

    you guys are a stunning couple you were ment for each other

  • Jade Picoto

    An amazing and gorgeous couple! Its written in the stars that are meant for eachother… they deserve to win!

  • Giovanni Sauls

    Truly a match made in heaven.

  • Donna

    Ive known these two lovebirds for almost a decade and was starting to wonder when Rowe would pop the question myself, nonetheless he did and here I am reading this blog with goosies covering my arms, we are really looking forward to celebrating with them on their wedding day and hopefully (sometime soon) they can add some rugrats to our growing circle of friends <3

  • carrie

    U 2 R Amazing

  • Darren

    Great story!!!

  • Monique

    One of the best couple’s i know!! Couldnt think of more deserving winner… Good luck with the wedding guys xx

  • Jessica

    What a special story and now its ur turn to be the bride 🙂

  • Tanya

    WOW! I am at a complete loss for words right now! Absolutely amazing, you guys are meant for one another!

  • Ruby

    Very touching, very romantic, love is in the air.

  • Sherisse

    What an amazing story!!! Talk about romantic… You make a really lovely couple!

  • Stephanie

    Very romantic proposal one of the best I have ever heard or read in this case

  • lindsay goncalves

    Honestly one of the most amaze couples ever.

  • Suzanne Rowe

    Yes, mom Rowe was having an amazing holiday overseas and knew all about the proposal. Could not wait to hear from them. They are just perfect for each other. Love you both millions.

  • Bee Gerber

    What an amazing fairy tale love story. This is so cute, wishing you everything of the best.

  • Joy Yeung

    Candice,you would be one of the most beautiful bride!! Such a romantic story~~~ wish you a wonderful wedding and happily ever after^^~~~


  • Heather Bailey

    Lovely story & most original proposal! You deserve to win.

  • Kathy Wilton

    Lovely couple, they deserve to win, they truley are high school sweethearts
    and in this day and age, that is a beautiful thing – so rare

  • Joan

    No doubt this must be the winning story….
    who else than a bride who has her name
    written amongst the stars!

    Good luck Gardice!

  • Debbie van Niekerk

    Absolute winner Candice….. Its about time I tell ya….

  • Megs

    my Candy hunny bunches is ‘simply da best’ – what a gem of a person – congrats hun!!! x mwahs!!!

  • youlei

    Sweetie, all the best wishes~~~~~~

  • Carl Lowton

    Hi. I’m the Carl from
    I know this is a competition, and that comments mean votes, but to me it is more than that.
    This is about marriage and the people who take that step. You have chosen this path, and my wish is that your relationship may be blessed.
    Congratulations on your engagement and all the best for the big day – and every day of your journey together.

  • Brenda

    So well thought out and special 🙂 Lovely

  • Leande Kleinhans

    What a beautiful couple!!!!!! They deserve to win! Xx

  • Jade Higgins

    Wow…. One of the best couples I know. your love for each other will only continue to blossom! Congrats Candice and Gareth!

  • Max Yang

    Wow, that’s an amazing story. I love it . I trust you guys would have several kids. Pls name one of them, Miss Candy. All the bests.

  • Mbalentle Ayanda

    Hei guys this is beautiful and stunning, I wish you all the best just keep doing the goodies. Mwaaaaah!!!

  • Tatum

    WOW candy!! Never heard this story before and literally brought a tear to my eyes!! You guys deserve to win this and I wish you nothing but the best for your future together!! LOVE IS DEFINITELY HERE TO STAY <3

  • Gilda Nunes

    Wish u all the luck in the world! Amazing couple!

  • Inge Winter

    Im such a sucker for romantic stories and this must be the best by far!! Goosebumps!! Most certainly a prize winner!!

  • Nicole

    what an truly beautiful story….. starry eyed surprise 🙂 Can’t wait to celebrate this union soon…. x

  • Barbara

    What a romantic, beautiful story…I wish you both everything of the best…!

  • jasmine chen

    vote for the match made in heaven!

  • Cherise

    A perfect proposal for a perfect couple.

  • Michelle

    what a beautiful story. This is what movies are made of. Cherish him – as he is one in a million. I wish you the very best! x

  • Charlene Schaff

    Woooooooooow! U guys r truelly a match made in heaven! There’s no question about it, this is the winning story!

  • Peggy

    Very cute!! aww~~~

  • Bianca

    Romantic story;

  • Jacky

    Well what a fantastic way to be proposed to. The univers has this effect on couples and it always binds you together for every. Knowing the two of them they will remian stary-eyed.

  • Lin & Hugo Heydenrych

    Well done Gareth, that was really well planned, we were very impressed. Welcome to the family. Love gran.

  • Pops

    Well you two. I was also a bit worried about where you were going, in your life. So now you have started on what I hope is going to get more and more romantic. I wish you all the joy and happiness that I have share with my wife for 53 years. Just enjoy each other, help one another over the bumps that life will throw at you, and savour the great times together. LUV you guys.

  • Bo

    So excited about ur marriage. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Also, you and Gareth gave me a chance to go back to South Africa, Cape Town again. Best wishes for you. Love you!

  • Veronica

    Gareth and Cancide are truly “star crossed” lovers. They make the most amazing couple!!!

  • Donato

    Great Story!!! Everything of the best for the two you.

  • Lana

    So romantic 😀

  • Philippa

    Awesome couple. Super duper friends. Mwah. Cant wait for their big day.

  • Trish

    Thanks for sharing your story!! Very very touching!

  • Nicole

    very cute 🙂

  • Rochelle

    Love you guys!!!

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