An Orlando Love Story

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Erik and Denise first met at a concert through Erik’s best friend. While at the concert, they flirted and bonded over their mutual love of music. Soon after, the couple started dating and quickly fell in love. Three years into their dating relationship, they found out that they were expecting a child. They were married in a small, intimate ceremony and nine months later, welcomed their daughter into the world. 

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Throughout their 25 year marriage, Denise and Erik have weathered a lot of storms, including layoffs, sick parents, moves and new beginnings. Throughout them all, however, their love for one another has only grown. 

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A couple of years ago, Denise had an accidental fall in her kitchen which resulted in a collapsed lung and five days in the hospital. After recovering from her fall, Denise continued to feel lousy and often experienced pain and fatigue. Finally, she decided to have her lungs scanned again to assess whether or not she was healed. Much to her dismay, the scan revealed a large amount of spots on her good lung. Further testing revealed the worst. 

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Denise was diagnosed with lung cancer and began a rigorous chemotherapy and radiation scheduled. She has recently switched to an immunotherapy treatment, in hopes of slowing the progression of her disease. Throughout it all, Denise and Erik have remained positive and hopeful. 

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Wish Upon a Wedding was thrilled to meet this music loving, super sweet couple and cannot wait to grant their wish for a vow renewal. As usual, we’ve been blown away by the generosity of the amazing wish granters who have stepped up to help with Denise and Erik’s rock n roll wedding. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Planner: Pave Weddings by Nicole

Venue and Catering: Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes

DJ: White Rose Entertainment 

Florist: Fiora Design Studio 

Photographer: The Hendricks Photography

 Videography: Seltzer Films

Stationery: Eleven Note, LLC

Hair and Makeup: M3 Beauty

Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals

Photobooth: Our DJ Rocks

Officiant: Rev. Glynn Ferguson, Sensational Ceremonies

Gown: The Bridal Finery

Alterations: Sarah’s Alterations, LLC

Linens: Nuage Designs

Robe: Ella Winston, Co

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