Candice Accola, Joe King round up ‘Vampire Diaries’ family for wedding
‘The Vampire Diaries’ actress Candice Accola marries Joe King of The Fray in New Orleans.
Candice Accola of "The Vampire Diaries" has married the Fray's Joe King.
The actress who plays high-strung vampire Caroline Forbes on the CW series wed the musician at the Montegut House in New Orleans on Saturday, her representative said.
The French Quarter-themed nuptials were attended by several of her co-stars, including Paul Wesley (Stefan), Nina Dobrev (Elena), Kat Graham (Bonnie), Michael Trevino (Tyler), Kayla Ewell (Vicki) and executive producer Julie Plec.
Accola, 27, plans to change her last name to King, her rep told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
The bride donned a strapless Monique Lhuillier lace gown that featured a high-low hemline. She wore her hair up for the ceremony and parade, then let it down for the lush reception. King wore a suit by Tom Ford, which he teased to on Instagram.
The actress walked down the aisle to music by Trombone Shorty and treated guests to a second line parade in the streets of New Orleans, which ultimately led them to the reception venue.
The newlyweds took to Instagram to share teasers from the gorgeous affair.
First, Accola shared a black-and-white snapshot of her husband planting a smooch on his bride during the street parade.
"Officially Mr. and Mrs. King! Best night ever! Photo Credit: Jonas Peterson," she wrote.
Officially Mr. and Mrs. King! Best night ever! Photo Credit: Jonas Peterson
Grammy Award-nominated King followed up that post with one featuring their intimate first dance that he captioned: "My wife, she makes me wanna dance. Photo credit: Jonas Peterson."
My wife, she makes me wanna dance. Photo credit: Jonas Peterson
Then the bride and groom shared a short sizzle reel by Velare Imaginarium featuring snippets from the ceremony, lively parade, reception and various other aww-inspiring moments.
Real life dream sequence. 10.18.14 Video By: Velare Imaginarium
This is Accola's first marriage and the second for King, who has two daughters from a previous union. The pair met in 2012 at DirecTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl and got engaged in Italy in May 2013.
Ewell, who served as a bridesmaid and played recurring character Vicki Donovan on the series, shared the picture too, saying that "There was magic in New Orleans last night...
"The Vampire Diaries" creator Plec also got caught up in the affair, tweeting, "My god, I love New Orleans." The Big Easy happens to be the setting of "The Vampire Diaries" spinoff "The Originals," though most of the filming is done in Georgia, as with "The Vampire Diaries." Plec also tweeted on Sunday morning, writing "Vampire Wedding. Spectacular."
My god, I love New Orleans.— julieplec (@julieplec) October 18, 2014
Vampire Wedding. Spectacular.— julieplec (@julieplec) October 19, 2014
Accola's costar Ian Somerhalder (Damon), who is currently dating "Twilight" alum Nikki Reed, couldn't make it to the event but sent his congrats via Instagram: "Candace and Joe- my brother, my sister. What a magical day this is for both of you. From the eye of the storm I am still with you in spirit!
"I am missing my home state of Louisiana and my city, the great city of New Orleans. Sending you so much love from my shoot in ATL- i'm working hard & I wish I could be there physically, but we have the rest of our lives to celebrate. I love you guys! So. Much."
Candace and Joe- my brother, my sister. What a magical day this is for both of you. From the eye of the storm I am still with you in spirit! I am missing my home state of Louisiana and my city, the great city of New Orleans. Sending you so much love from my shoot in ATL- i'm working hard & I wish I could be there physically, but we have the rest of our lives to celebrate. I love you guys! So. Much.
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