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An Orlando Rock N Roll Vow Renewal

An Orlando Rock N Roll Vow Renewal

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, 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. 

Throughout their 25-year marriage, Denise and Erik have weathered a lot of storms including most recently, Denise’s illness. 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, she 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. She was diagnosed with lung cancer. She underwent a rigorous chemotherapy and radiation treatment plan and is now doing immunotherapy. Denise and Erik are trying to maintain a positive attitude and are taking life one day at a time. 

We’ve loved getting to know this adorable couple and were honored to grant their wish for a vow renewal.

A Country Side Ohio Wedding

A Country Side Ohio Wedding

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Courtney and Theresa (Tess) gathered before their nearest and dearest to say “I do” and to pledge their lives to one another in marriage. For this sweet couple, the day marked the perfect opportunity to celebrate a love that has seen its share of joy and pain. 

The day was filled with so much love and light and we could have been more honored to play a role in this beautiful couple’s special day.

A Costa Mesa Wedding Wish

A Costa Mesa Wedding Wish

Danielle and Brandon first met when they were just 14 years old and became friends but did not starting dating until they were 20. Once they got together though, they quickly fell in love and became engaged. Although their family and friends doubted their decision, Danielle and Brandon were married in a quiet court house ceremony on March 17, 2008 and have spent the last 11 years falling more deeply in love. Throughout the years, the couple’s vow to love each other in sickness and in health has been repeatedly put to the test.  Starting at around age 26, Danielle began experiencing chronic pain issues in her back and hips. In 2015 she discovered an apricot sized lump in her breast but was told that it was benign. Two years later, an MRI revealed a growth in her hip which sadly turned out to be stage 4 breast cancer. Unfortunately, by the time her cancer was discovered, it had advanced considerably. She underwent aggressive chemotherapy for five months but has continued to steadily decline in health. Despite the pain, sickness, and exhaustion she battles on a daily basis, Danielle and Brandon are trying their best to remain hopeful and to savor each moment they have left together. Wish Upon a Wedding fell in love with this beautiful couple and was truly honored to grant their wish for a vow renewal.

A Steele City Wedding Wish

A Steele City Wedding Wish

Shelley and William first met in 1994 through one of Shelley’s co-workers. They started dating immediately and soon after had their first child. 10 months later they had another baby. The next ten years were spent trying to get to know one another and figure out life with two small children. Throughout that time, they battled a lot of hardships but came out on the other side stronger. A few years ago, William began to experience some unexplained health problems. Despite numerous doctor visits, they were never able to get any good answers. On April 11th of last year, William had a stroke and collapsed at the grocery store. He spent the next 77 days in the hospital with a slew of harrowing complications including having a heart valve replaced, being intubated for months and spending 34 days in a coma. On more than one occasion, he was clinging to life. William was ultimately diagnosed with interstitial lung disease with pulmonary fibrosis. His conditioned as progressed considerably and his only hope for survival is a double lung transplant, which as of now, he has not been able to qualify for. Wish Upon a Wedding fell for this sweet couple and simply loved granting their wish for a vow renewal.

An Art Deco Chicago Wedding Wish

An Art Deco Chicago Wedding Wish

Rachel and Alvie first met at a dive bar in 2006. They immediately noticed each other because of their height (she’s 6’6’, he’s 6’7’). He walked over and introduced himself and the two chatted for a while. Two days later, Alvie called Rachel and they immediately hit it off and began a long, committed relationship. In 2013, Alvie had a brain aneurism that ruptured and he nearly died. It was a wakeup call for the couple. After Alvie recovered, they became pregnant with their first child and decided to finally get married. In 2017, shortly after the birth of their second child, Rachel started to have some rib pain and was having trouble carrying her baby around. She had been coughing for months and was beginning to feel worried. By March of 2018, her pain was so unbearable that she went to get checked out. Her scans revealed that she had an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread to her bones. She has spent the past year receiving a variety of ongoing treatments, including hormone blockers, chemotherapy, radiation and laser treatments. Wish Upon a Wedding was thrilled to grant Rachel and Alvie’s wish for a vow renewal and to celebrate a love that has conquered so much. 

A Northern California Wedding Wish

A Northern California Wedding Wish

Brook and Mike first met online last year. After chatting for a while, Brook had to have a very hard conversation with Mike. She told him that she had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes. Mike wasn’t scared and told her that he was sticking around. They quickly fell in love and got engaged. After fighting through several rounds of failed treatments, Brook made the hard decision to switch to palliative care.

Wish Upon a Wedding fell for this couple from day one. We lined up an amazing team of wish granters and simply loved granting them the wedding of their dreams.

A Sunshine State Wedding Wish

A Sunshine State Wedding Wish

Sharn and Anthony first met online a couple of years ago. They were both starting over, with children in tow and were looking to find love again. After chatting for a while online and over the phone, the couple decided to meet. From day one, Sharn was struck by what a true gentleman Anthony was. They went on a couple of wonderful dates and soon became inseparable. They got engaged on May 19th and were excited to start planning their wedding when they received some terrible news. Sharn’s routine mammogram that August turned out to be irregular. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and over the next few months endured a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation.

Wish Upon a Wedding fell head over heels for this lovely couple and was honored to play a role in a their beautiful journey.

 

A Seattle Vow Renewal

A Seattle Vow Renewal

Kerry and Kiernon first met when they were home from college on a break. They fell in love and ended up getting married just 10 months later. Two months into their marriage, Kerry unexpectedly collapsed while on the treadmill at the gym. She went into cardiac arrest and was air lifted to a near by hospital where she was diagnosed with a very serious heart condition. She underwent a surgery to have a defibrillator implanted. Over the next 18 years, they had four beautiful children and Kerry was able to manage her heart condition fairly well until having another massive heart episode.  Six months later, it happened again and her condition began to rapidly worsen. She was put on a list for a heart transplant and got the call on September 12, 2017. During her surgery, she suffered major complications, which resulted in a stroke. She spent seven weeks in the hospital and countless months in rehab learning how to do everything again. Throughout it all, Kiernon has been her rock.

We have loved meeting and getting to know Kerry and Kiernon and were honored to grant their wish for a vow renewal.

A Music City Vow Renewal

A Music City Vow Renewal

Cathy and Scott met online just over 15 years ago and embarked upon a whirlwind romance that has seen more than its fair share of hardship. After battling a variety of health issues for many years, Cathy began to experience some new and troubling symptoms in 2017. She underwent multiple tests and was sadly diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her bones. She’s currently receiving a variety of exhausting treatments, all while caring for two small boys. Just as he has been since day one, Scott continues to stand by Cathy and support her through all that life throws at them. Wish Upon a Wedding loved meeting this wonderful couple and was thrilled to help them renew their vows.

They Still Do in Lexington

On February 7, 2019, Deborah and Greg gathered with family and friends to re-new their vows after 25 beautiful years of marriage. For the sweet couple, who first met as teenagers, the day was wonderful reminder of the great love they have for each other and the many obstacles they’ve faced together throughout the years.

For the past six years ago, Deborah has been battling breast cancer that has spread to her bones. Despite lengthy treatments and frequent pain, her joy remains. Wish Upon a Wedding was honored to hear Deborah and Greg’s story and to grant them this wish.