- Marchiano and Candice dated for 5 and a half years
- Marchiano got Candice's family to come along to an impromptu photoshoot
- It turned out to be a proposal and she was left almost speechless
A video of a Durban couple's perfect proposal has gone viral - in the process warming the hearts of many.
Glenhills resident, Candice Marie Vandersteen, has been dating Marchiano Markoem for five and a half years.
After this relatively long period, Marchiano's proposal had to be special - and it was. It happened at the Beverly Hills Hotel in uMhlanga last week and he got Candice's family in on the plan.
Someone in the family randomly suggested that they should go for an impromptu photoshoot. To Candice's pleasant surprise, Marchiano proposed when it was their turn to pose for the camera.
Her sister Jasmin recorded the moment and shared the video on her Facebook page, where it has racked up more than 5,400 views.
Speaking to northglennews.co.za, Candice described the moment:
I had no idea my family and Marchiano were planning this at all. My dad works overseas and he was down in Durban and my mom, Mary-Ann, suggested going as a family to Beverly Hills Hotel for breakfast.
My grandpa also loves going there. All the while there was this secret WhatsApp group going on where my family were planning the proposal with Marchiano.
So when I arrived at the hotel, he had set-up a photo shoot and I thought what a lovely surprise because we don’t often have many photos together as a family. My sister was there ‘pretending’ to take photos but actually videoing it the whole time.
When it came to our turn and he got down on one knee I was just overwhelmed with emotions. It was just the sweetest gesture and so romantic.
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