By Ellen Hardison
Photography by Carly Fogleman, carlyfoglemanphotography.com
Candice Glosson and Cody Griffin vaguely knew each other when they attended Northwood High School but didn’t officially meet until a “spur of the moment” cruise with mutual friends to the Bahamas after they graduated. Looking back on the trip, Candice can’t help but think it was fate. “The best things in life are definitely those you do not plan, we can attest to that,” she says.
Cody, a graduate of Central Carolina Community College Fire Fighter Training Academy, is a local firefighter at Pittsboro Fire-Rescue, and Candice, a graduate of UNC-Greensboro, is a registered nurse at WakeMed’s emergency department. “A firefighter and a nurse make for quite the love story,” Candice says.
They went to look at rings together, but Cody ultimately decided on the final one. He held on to the ring for six months before proposing to Candice on a trip to Wilmington. Cody crafted a handwritten note that said, “Will you marry me?” and hid it in a bouquet of roses. Once Candice found the note, he asked her to turn around, where he was down on one knee with the ring. “Well, will you?” he asked. Candice said yes, calling it the “easiest answer of her life.”
The couple married on Sept. 19, 2020, at the Rigmor House. In attendance were Cody’s parents, Debbie Griffin and Daryl Griffin, who acted as Cody’s best man and is also Pittsboro Fire-Rescue’s fire chief; Linda Glosson, Candice’s mom; and Candice’s brother, Joshua Glosson, who walked her down the aisle. She says that anyone who knows her family knows how meaningful this was to her. Joshua was born with a rare chromosomal disorder called Pfeiffer syndrome, and ultimately inspired her career in nursing. “My brother is seriously my everything,” she says.
KJ Eddins catered the wedding, and the rehearsal dinner was prepared by Bill Hall of BH43 BBQ Sauces & Smoke. Pittsboro native Bobby Gerringer DJed at the reception. Wedding planners Tina Skinner and Tara Honeycutt handmade the decorations for the venue. Guests enjoyed treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes and a dessert bar with family favorites that the couple grew up with – from Cody’s grandmother’s key lime cake to Candice’s uncle Joe McMasters’ honey bun cake. The wedding was everything they “ever dreamed of,” Candice says. “The venue, the people, the decorations, the food. Simply bliss.”
The couple plans to reside in Pittsboro.