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A Touching, Heartfelt, Lumberjack Themed, Snow-Filled, Oregon Wedding

A Touching, Heartfelt, Lumberjack Themed, Snow-Filled, Oregon Wedding

Heidi and Nate first met through an online dating site in 2017. They hit it off right away and quickly started seriously dating. In September of 2018, Heidi was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of liver cancer that had spread to her bile ducts. She’s endured intense chemotherapy and radiation and has recently switched to palliative care.

Wish Upon a Wedding was incredibly touched by Heidi and Nate’s beautiful love story and was honored to grant their wish for a wedding.

A Shabby Chic Southern California Wedding

A Shabby Chic Southern California Wedding

Esther and Ernesto first met by happenstance a few years ago at a local restaurant. After dating for several years, they decided to start a family together but were forced to give up on that dream when Esther was diagnosed with an aggressive form of hormone-fueled triple negative breast cancer in early 2018. 

Wish Upon a Wedding fell head over heals for this sweet couple and was thrilled to grant them their magical wedding wish.

A Windy City Wedding

A Windy City Wedding

Angela and Brad first met as little kids growing up in the same neighborhood. Their mothers were friends and they spent their childhood playing together and becoming good friends. Following high school they went their separate ways. After many years they reconnected and immediately hit it off. Before long they fell in love and began planning a life together.

Unfortunately, cancer had other plans for Angela and Brad’s relationship. After previously battling cancer twice in the past, Angela was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer that has metastasized to her spleen. Wish Upon a Wedding loved meeting this incredible couple and was honored to grant their wish for a wedding.

A Down Home Colorado Wedding Wish

A Down Home Colorado Wedding Wish

On December 9, 2018, Dalen and Stacie stood before family and close friends to unite their lives together at The Studios at Overland Crossing. For the couple, who first met and fell in love online, despite having 500 miles between them, the day celebrated a bond that has faced enormous challenges.

A Texas Wedding With All the Glam

Stephanie and Darryl first met at a friend’s party a few years back. Just six months into their relationship, Stephanie received the news that no young woman wants to hear. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Wish Upon a Wedding loved meeting this sweet couple and was thrilled to to grant them this wish.

Young love in the face of cancer

Young love in the face of cancer

On October 11, 2018, Ashlee and Brett stood before family and friends to commit their lives to one another. For the young couple, the past few years have been a host of joys and sorrow involving the birth of their son and a serious cancer diagnosis.

Wish Upon a Wedding was thrilled to grant this sweet couple a wish and was honored to take part in their beautiful day.

 

A Southern Hospitality Vow Renewal

A Southern Hospitality Vow Renewal

On November 2, 2018, David and Angie stood before their family and friends and renewed their vows on the grounds of Roanoke’s breathtaking Plantation of Sunnybrook. The couple had recently celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary and the day marked the perfect occasion to remember all of the very good times they’ve experienced together.

Three years ago David was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer that metastasized to his liver. It was his dream to renew his vows in front of their sweet little girl and to gift her the gift of a wedding dance with her daddy.

Chase and Alexa: A Beautiful NYC Love Story

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On July 10, 2018, Chase and Alexa exchanged vows in a heartfelt and moving ceremony at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City. The wedding, which was witnessed by a small group of family and close friends, was supposed to take place at the end of July in Boston, near the couple’s hometown but had to be moved do to Chase’s rapidly declining health. The groom suffers from a rare form of cancer called DSRCT and has undergone numerous rounds of experimental chemotherapy since his diagnosis last year.

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Despite a great amount of pain and discomfort, Chase was able to stand during the entire wedding ceremony. His bride was radiant in a beautiful gown, generously donated by Gabriella New York, and his smile upon seeing her walk down the aisle was everything.

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Chase was too tired to enjoy the decadent wedding cake and apple pie (a personal favorite of his) following the wedding, but he and Alexa happily feasted on it the following day.

As with all of our wishes, we couldn’t do it without the generosity of our wish granters. In particular, this unbelievable team pulled off Chase and Alexa’s wedding in just a matter of days, going above and beyond to make the day so incredibly special. We cannot thank you all
enough!

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Wish Granters:
Wedding Planner: Tammy Golson Events
Photographer: JC Lemon Photography
Hair and Make-Up: SB Beauty
Officiant: Louisa Porrata
Videographer: 15 Minutes of Frame
Music: Elizabeth Nicholas Synnott
Florist:  G! Floral Design
Gown and Alterations: Gabriella New York
Accommodations: The Plaza Hotel
Cake: City Sweets
Stationery: Invitations by Ana

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A Fairytale New York Wedding

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On July 19th 2018, Karen and Rich stood before family and friends on the grounds of the breathtaking Cedar Lake Estates and recommitted their lives to one another. The couple has been happily married for 24 years and was thrilled to renew their vows in the presence of their loved ones.

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Karen and Rich have a love story that most people dream about. They met in high school, were married right out of college – and are still crazy about each other. For years they had been dreaming about traveling once their youngest child was off to college. Just one month after she left, however, Karen began having some unexplained pains in her body. She was incredibly pro-active and demanded that her doctors run some tests. Not long after, she received the news that all women dread. Karen had been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.

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She embarked upon an aggressive treatment program, which included a full hysterectomy and months of intense chemotherapy. Throughout it all, Rich has been her rock and has lovingly supported and cared for her.

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Wish Upon a Wedding was touched by Karen and Rich’s beautiful love story and was honored to grant this wish for them. The day was straight out of a magazine. From the gorgeous scenery to the farm-to-table feast and the outstanding live music, Karen and Rich were treated to a day free from the worry of cancer. The couple mingled with friends and happily danced the night away.

We owe a huge thank you to the many wish granters who worked hard to make Karen and Rich’s day extra special. We are so grateful – thanks to you all!

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Wish Granters:
Planner: Loli Events
Venue: Cedar Lake Estates
Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty
Stationery: Christa Alexandra Designs
Videographer: McKenzie Miller Films
Photographer: Trent Bailey Studio
Ceremony and Reception Music: Jordan Kahn Music Company
Gown: Our Story Bridal
Ceremony Renewal Bands: Original Eve
Florist: Buds of Brooklyn
Linens: Nuage Designs

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