Joe and Candice Accola King Welcome Daughter Florence May

01/25/2016 at 11:25 AM ET

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Candice Accola King‘s littlest blessing has arrived.

The Vampire Diaries star welcomed her first child with her husband, The Fray guitarist Joe King, on Friday, Jan. 15, she announced Monday on Instagram.

The new parents shared a snapshot of daughter Florence May King‘s tiny toes on an embroidered blanket.

“I’m in love again,” King, 35, captioned the image, while Accola King, 28, went with a simple red heart.

The actress and King, who were engaged in Florence, Italy and married in October 2014 in New Orleans, announced her pregnancy last August with a sweet Instagram photo.

“So proud to welcome this new life into the world with my beautiful wife and daughters. I truly am a lucky man & dad,”  King wrote at the time. He has two daughters, Ava and Elise, from a previous relationship.

Baby King has a special distinction right out of the gate — Florence was blessed (inside Accola King’s belly) by Pope Francis during his U.S. visit last year.

“My husband’s band got to perform for the event in Philadelphia on Saturday night,” Accola King told PEOPLE at the time. “I was there just supporting him and them, and it was such an honor to have a moment with the pope.”


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What cravings? 😛🍦

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Sunday Dreaming of what's to come….loving this sweet angelic @wrapaboo #wrapaboo

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The actress, who previously told PEOPLE she’s “excited for the adventure” of motherhood, actively documented much of her pregnancy on social media.

From cravings to adorable accessories for the little one, Accola King shared every aspect of her maternity journey with fans.

The Vampire Diaries returns for a new season Friday night on the CW.

— Lindsay Kimble

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maryhelenc on

Congrats to them! Such a lovely name!

really on

Ok…don’t most babies have tiny toes? What’s the big deal? She had a kid….happens about once every 3 seconds 24/7

sandy on

Love the name! How refreshing!

Anonymous on

They were engaged in Florence Italy, thus the name..

Rain on

Lovely name! Congrats.

Renee Hudson on

Florence is such a cute and unique name for a girl! Love it!

Xia on

Congratulations to the happy couple.

Etsy on

I love it when baby names have special meaning, yet are still ‘normal’!

Marinette on

Wow, your daughter’s birthday is the same as mine January 15. I am starting to watch Vampire Diaries. Congrats to you both and a precious little girl. 🙂