Candi Crawford & Luke Brandenberg

Candi Crawford & Luke Brandenberg

When Candi and Luke first met at a cancer benefit pre-party at Luke’s apartment, Candi devised a plan to see him again. She strategically left an item at Luke’s apartment and when he called to return it, she suggested drinks. Luke caught on and drinks turned into a long, romantic dinner. That night was the beginning of their fairy tale love story. A little over a year later, Luke asked Candi to be his wife in a castle in Carcassonne, France.

The couple chose a “rustic elegant affair” aesthetic for their nuptials on Saturday, March 5, 2016. “The pink linens—my favorite color—were accented with white tulle and created a formal yet comfortable atmosphere in an exposed wood venue,” explains the bride. She mixed natural elements such as antlers and rustic chairs with lush floral arrangements and pops of pink.

When Candi looks back on her wedding day, two of her favorite moments involve dancing. “When my husband proposed, I had an 89-year-old grandfather that was largely wheelchair-bound and a future 2.5-year-old ‘miracle’ niece that defied doctor’s expectations when she unexpectedly born at 26 weeks. However, she had not yet learned to walk due to her cerebral palsy. I was overjoyed to dance with both my grandfather and my niece who walked under their own power,” says Candi.

Wedding Ceremony/Reception: The Venue at Waterstone
Photographer: Grant Daniels Photography
Stationer: Crane & Co.
Bridal Gown Designer: Rivini
Bridal Gown Retailer: The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus
Hair: Jessica Tigert
Makeup: Kate Yancey
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: White by Vera Wang
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Terry Inman, My Secret Garden
Wedding Cake: Jackie Spratt
Caterer: Celebration
Transportation: Wynn Transportation
Band: Think Big Party! with the Bulletproof Brass Band
Lighting: Think Big Party! with the Bulletproof Brass Band