Young love in the face of cancer

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On October 11, 2018, Ashlee and Brett stood before family and friends to commit their lives to one another. For the young couple, the day signified a bright spot in what has been a challenging couple of years.

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Ashlee and Brett first started dating in 2014 after being introduced by Ashlee’s brother at a picnic. Since that day, they have been inseparable. Three years into their relationship, Ashlee found out that she was pregnant with their first child together.

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While pregnancy is normally a joyful time, Ashlee’s pregnancy turned worrisome after discovering a lump in her breast during her second trimester. While her doctor initially dismissed the lump as likely nothing to worry about, it continued to grow and give her problems. Following the birth of her baby, she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her bones. Ashlee underwent a mastectomy, radiation and oral chemotherapy. She is currently being closely monitored for her cancer and is trying to her best to live each day to the fullest, despite the often debilitating pain in her hips.

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Wish Upon a Wedding was honored to grant this wish for Ashlee and Brett and loved taking part in their very special day. From the joyful sunflower décor to the decadent feast and beautiful cake, the couple laughed with friends, danced with their kids and enjoyed a day free from the stresses of cancer.

We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing support of our incredible wish granters. Huge thanks to this amazing team:

Wedding Planner: Square Mile Events

Venue and Catering: The Event Center at Shepherd Hills

Photographer: Jon Athans Photography

Music: Freddie Frederick Jr. DJ FF

Music: Scott Marshall

Florist: Rich Mar Florist

Baker: Custom Cakes by Adele

Linens: Nuage Designs

Stationery: Simply Paper Co

Video: TLJ Studios

Gown: Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne

Groom’s Attire: CE Roth

Hair and Make-up: Make up by Roxy

Chair rentals: Dream Events