A Long Beach Love Story

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On October 8, 2019, Gilbert and Kiletta will stand before family and friends to exchange vows and begin their lives together as husband and wife. 

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This adorable couple first met online in 2015. At the time, Kiletta had been communicating with several different people on her dating app when she noticed that she kept getting messages from same person – Gilbert. She initially ignored the messages because she didn’t think that they would be a good match. Eventually though, Gilbert’s persistence and humor paid off. They started communicating and ended up having a three-hour phone conversation. They met up for coffee and the rest is history.

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After dating for three years, the couple decided to get married. Their plans were sadly put on hold when Gilbert began to have some health issues. He had developed some severe stomach pains and decided to get checked out. He underwent a colonoscopy and a body scan which revealed a devastating diagnosis – colon cancer that had spread to his liver. 

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Gilbert began an aggressive chemotherapy treatment plan and is trying his best to remain positive and hopeful. Wish Upon a Wedding has loved getting to know this sweet couple and simply cannot wait to grant their very deserving wish for a wedding. 

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We’ve teamed up with our friend Alesha of De La Planning who brought an impressive group of wish granters on board. Special advanced thanks to this dream team! 

Wish Granters:

Planner:De La Planning

Venue:The Modern

Catering:24 Carrots Catering and Events

Ceremony Floral:Bloom Theory

Reception Floral: Earth and Grace, Co.

Photography:Holly Sigafoos Photo

Videography: Storytime Motions

Stationery: Type J Creative

Lighting: Honored Occasions

DJ: DJ Tony Hernandez

Makeup:Jenny Bouton

Bride’s Hair: Justine Duron

Cake: KH Desserts

Linens: Nuage Designs

Live Event Painter: John Garcia Event Painter

Favors: With Love From Scratch

Coffee: Conscious Bean

Airplane Hanger for Photos: Pacific Air Center

Table Top Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals

Popsicles: Pacific Organic Pops

Photobooth: Mirror Me This

Officiant: Great Officiants

Robe: Ella Winston

Tux: Friar Tux

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