Claudia and Daniel first met in 1989 when a mutual friend in their neighborhood introduced them. They hit it off right away and soon began dating. A year later, shortly after welcoming their first child, they got engaged – and are still engaged today! After getting engaged, the couple likes to say that “life happened”. They embarked upon many happy years together – raising 2 children, working, camping, gardening, traveling and becoming grandparents. Throughout it all, Claudia and Daniel have remained best friends. They love doing everything together – even grocery shopping – and are truly inseparable.
In 2012, Claudia received some very hard news. She had discovered a lump in her breast and after putting it off for a while, decided to see her doctor. Sadly, she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. She underwent an aggressive treatment plan that included chemotherapy, radiation, a double mastectomy and a full hysterectomy. In 2016, her cancer metastasized to her bones and she underwent a partial hip replacement. Despite the fact that her current treatment plan has come with a host of painful, discouraging side effects, Claudia remains so positive. Her doctor told her early on that it’s the positive people who have an easier time beating cancer, and she has taken it to heart. While she struggles to do many of the things she once enjoyed, she is joyful and keeps trying, all the while, with Daniel by her side.
The couple says they’ve put their wedding off long enough are so excited to exchange vows in front of their family and friends.
We are so honored to grant this wish for Claudia and Daniel and look forward to showering them with a day they won’t soon forget. As always, we are so grateful for the many wish granters who have signed up to make this day possible. We couldn’t do it without you!
Planner: Brilliant Event Planning
Venue/Catering: Mountain View Manor
Photo: Sasithon Photography
Video: Pioneer Media
Floral: Winston Flowers
Baker: Elliegant Cakes
Stationery: Bella Figura, NYC
Gown: Amsale Aberra
Music: On the Move
Officiant: Rev Richard Rodriguez, Tri State Weddings