New details and photographs have emerged of conservative commentator Candace Owens’ wedding to British Oxford graduate George Farmer, revealing the bride wore three gowns and their guests donned red ‘Make Weddings Great Again’ hats at the reception.
The 30-year-old political activist, a well-known supporter of President Trump who was once praised for her views by Kanye West, met Farmer, 28, the son of a baron and conservative peer, in December 2018.
The pair, who met at the launch of a right-wing student group in the UK, got engaged over a FaceTime call after just two-and-a-half weeks of dating.
They tied the knot at the end of August, over Labor Day weekend, at Trump Winery, near Charlottesville, in front of a host of equally conservative guests, including actor Jon Voight, radio host Larry Elder, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and Charlie Kirk, who founded right-wing Turning Point USA.
Owens met Farmer, who stood as a Brexit Party candidate in the EU elections in May, at the launch of Turning Point UK – the British version of the pro-Trump college campus organization. She first met Farage backstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2017 and the pair went on to become close, with the former Ukip leader later appearing on her podcast.
In some images from their wedding day posted to social media, the couple – who live in a rented apartment in Mount Vernon, Washington – thanked Eric Trump for the ‘incredible venue and sunset in the captions, and revealed their simple white wedding cake was topped with a red Make Weddings Great Again’ hat, which guests also wore later in the evening.
Eric Trump is the president of the winery, and oversees the company’s winemaking, marketing and global distribution, according to the Trump Winery website.
Pictures from their wedding show Owens in a traditional lace, floor length white gown with sleeves. Her hair was tied back in a loose half up, half down style she wore a long veil.
After the ceremony she donned a red ‘MAGA’ hat and her new husband wore a light blue Brexit Party cap and smoked a huge cigar.
Following the couple’s first meeting, Farmer reportedly then ‘followed’ Owens to Palm Beach and stayed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, where Farage was also visiting. It was during this time that Farmer reportedly confided in Farage, telling him, ‘I think I’m in love with Candace Owens’.
The son of Michael Farmer – a London financier who previously donated more than £2.6million to the Conservative party – then proposed to Owens on a plane South Africa.
Owens posted images of her three dresses after tying the knot in August, writing: ‘To the ladies asking — I wore @moniquelhuillierbride for all three of my dresses. I don’t know her personally but I think her gowns are beautiful, timeless, and delicate.
‘I went with long sleeves down the aisle and for the reception because I think modesty is always en Vogue.. Princess Grace of Monaco was/is the most elegant bride of all time.
‘A beautiful bride is a kind bride. I’ve seen a lot of women treat their vendors, bridesmaids, make up artists, parents, (and sometimes even their grooms) terribly leading up to their wedding days. The most important thing for both George and I was to make sure every single person that played a role in our wedding, from the vendors to the guests, knew how grateful, excited and blessed we were to have them be a part of our wedding.
‘Our policy was kindness and love throughout the entire process. There are a lot of people I will thank in later posts but first and foremost, to our wedding planner: @justalittleditty Dickie Morris, we love you so much.
‘From start to finish just the most wonderful person in the entire world. You are now our planner for everything, forever and always.’
Her new husband also kept things traditional, wearing a morning suit with tails.
They both shared a series of loved images from their special day to their social media pages where it appears their wedding ceremony was conducted outdoors.
Owens posted to her 1.7 million followers: ‘Before God, our family and friends— 8/31/19. The Honorable George and Candace Farmer.’ She shared two images from the day.
Farmer wrote: ‘Could my wife @RealCandaceO look anymore beautiful? She takes the crown for the most beautiful woman in the world.’
He later added: ‘The venue and sunset were incredible. Thank you @EricTrump and @trumpwinery for letting us use your beautiful venue.’
Posting a picture of his wife he said: ‘The woman I love more than anything – what an incredible day.’
Bridesmaids and guests wore mock MAGA hats, with ‘Make Weddings Great Again’ written on them as they enjoyed the evening celebrations dancing to a live band under fairy lights.
Radio host Elder wrote: ‘The incandescent @RealCandaceO got married today. Congratulations!!!#LifeIsGood.’
Journalist Peter Lloyd wrote: ‘Huge congratulations to @RealCandaceO and @GTSFarmer on their incredible wedding! Was such a pleasure to celebrate alongside them.’
Trump firebrand Owens, who hails from Connecticut, has courted controversy since she burst onto the political scene. In March this year she was slammed for using a laughing emoji in a tweet about the New Zealand mosque massacre after being named in the terrorist’s manifesto.
The gunman, Brenton Tarrant from New South Wales, Australia, named the conservative activist as his biggest influence in his 74-page manifesto.
But rather than distance herself from his views or even condemn his violence, she tweeted ‘LOL!’ followed by the emoji.
She went on to argue that she was not responsible for inspiring the attack and fumed that ‘racist white liberals’ were trying to blame her for it.
Owens has also been criticized for her pro-Trump activism, which has seen the President call her ‘tough’ and ‘someone I admire’.
In 2018, she co-founded the Blexit movement, which encourages black Americans to separate themselves from the Democrats. She was the former communications director of Turning Point, a conservative youth organization.
It was at the launch of the Turning Point UK event where she met Farmer.
In September, Owens told Congress that white nationalism and white supremacy are not a problem for minorities in America.
And she joined the National Rifle Association after the Parkland school shooting, saying: ‘No member of the NRA has ever committed mass murder.’
Owens – a former Democrat – officially became a Republican after Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual-assault because ‘the Democrats had clearly spiraled into lunacy’.
And in a spectacular tirade on social media on Tuesday, she lashed out at Meghan Markle, calling her a ‘witch’ after the Duchess of Sussex spoke about the difficulties she has faced over the past year as a royal. She said Prince Harry is ‘under her spell’.
Her new husband, whose father is British conservative peer Lord Michael Farmer, is equally as controversial and was a candidate for the Brexit Party in Britain but did not win a seat in the European Parliamentary elections.
In 2012 it emerged his metal trader father funded his son’s membership of the notorious Bullingdon Club at Oxford University. And he said ‘the best life-chance that a child can have is to be born in wedlock’ and ‘there are only two biological genders, it’s a scientific fact’.
In a recent interview with Tatler the controversial pair called Trump a ‘genius’.
Owens, who grew up in social housing, told the magazine ‘the Black Lives Matter movement is based on a lie’, ‘MeToo cheapens the suffering of real rape victims and ‘a lot of women who haven’t had children by the age of 40 seem to go crazy’.
Owens, who once could count on the support of Kanye West, was said to have been walked down the aisle by her dad Mike, Radar reports.
West said has previously said: ‘I love the way Candace Owens thinks’. But he has since distanced himself from her, according to reports.
Speaking to Tatler about their whirlwind romance, Owens said: ‘It was like I’d known him my whole life. We shared the same views, we had the same sense of humor. When he went back to London, we still hadn’t kissed – but I was, like, ‘I’m pretty sure my husband just left’.’
Farmers said that when he met Owens, he ‘fell in love so hard that nothing else mattered’.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Lauren Fruen