David King and Stacey King (nee Kemp) began skating together as a pair back in 2003. 13 years, 10 British Champion titles and two Winter Olympics later the couple were finally able to tie the knot last month with the wedding of their dreams.
Although their days of competitive skating came to an end two years ago, the pair skaters shared a wonderful career together. This took them all over the world and along the way they have made lifelong friends in the skating world.
Having been a romantic couple since they began skating together back in 2003, they had dreamed of the perfect wedding day for years. It wasn’t until their first Olympic visit in Vancouver 2010, however, that David proposed to Stacey at the closing ceremony; something which made their first Olympic experience all the more memorable.
The next four years of their life were so busy skating in the build up to Sochi 2014 that there was no time to even think about the wedding properly, let alone deal with the planning, but when the couple retired from the competitive scene post Sochi that changed. They set the date as 23rd April 2016 and preparation began for the perfect fairytale wedding.
Speaking of their big day David said;
“When the day finally arrived it was perfect, the sun shone all day and we couldn’t have asked for more. As we were to become Mr & Mrs King we decided on a fitting royal theme with white horses and a castle to boot.
“After so many years it was amazing to be joined by skating friends and family from all over the world for our magical day. We are so grateful to everyone who shared the day with us and we’d like to say thank you to all of our family, fans and friends for their gifts, cards and kind wishes.”
We wish Mr & Mrs King the best of luck as they embark upon married life together.
Published: 18th May 2016 :www.iceskating.org.uk