Blake Ellington and Candace Van Dyk have announced their plans to marry. Candace, daughter of Brian and Trudy Van Dyk of Rocklin, graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2006 with a double major in marketing and international business finance. She is currently employed as a marketing coordinator with Mother Lode Holding Company. Blake, son of Anthony Ellington and Alana Owen, also graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2006 with degrees in government and journalism. He is currently employed as an associate editor with the California Chamber of Commerce. Blake proposed at their favorite park along the Sacramento River immediately prior to the couple’s Valentine’s Day dinner. Blake and Candace are set to wed on Aug. 9 in Sacramento and have purchased a home together in Citrus Heights.