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Now that Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes) is the new face of Midori, she gets to attend all kinds of fancy events for the bright-green liquor. Last night, she and her Vampire Diaries co-star Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett) were hanging out at the Midori Happiest Day of the Year party at the London Hotel Rooftop. Not only do the friends and castmates have musical talent in common, they’re both the two members of TVD who are soon-to-be brides. Candice’s fiancé, The Fray’s Joe King, popped the question on their recent romantic trip to Italy, while Kat’s been engaged to model Cottrell Guidry since October 2012. At the event, Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with both actresses about their engagements.

Wetpaint Entertainment: How's your summer been going?

Candice Accola: It's been great. We actually had 23 episodes instead of 22 this year, so it was a shorter summer than I'm used to. But I took complete advantage of it and I've been traveling. I took cooking classes off the Amalfi Coast, traveled through Europe, traveled through Italy, and got engaged! It's been very exciting.

The engagement made the trip, I bet.

Candice: Yeah, it's the best souvenir you could ask for!

How's the wedding planning going?

Candice: Well, we just got engaged. I was still traveling. We hadn't seen each other for a couple weeks. So we're still celebrating, it's all new, and just enjoying our time with friends and family.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What kind of wedding prep are you doing?

Kat Graham: It's so cute because Candice is engaged now, and we're going to be doing it together a bit. She's helping me, I'm helping her. Obviously it's our first marriage. [Laughs] I never thought I would have a friend engaged at the same time as me. So it's been very spectacular to have this experience with her, and be able to share it with her. So yeah, we're very close.


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