“I am an oncology nurse. I have been practicing for over 30+ years and it is not often that I am touched in the way that I have been by this extraordinary patient. Therefore, I am reaching out to you in the hope that you may be willing to help us with our mission. My team and I are currently caring for a 32 year old patient with a terminal brain tumor. She was married by the clerk of court but has never had her ‘dream wedding.’ We, as a group, would like to be able to make her dream come true. We are trying to plan a wedding with support from her community and wanted to extend the invitation to Irresistible Portraits to be a part of this ambitious endeavor.”
We received this email on September 20th and immediately said yes. This nurse and her colleagues planned a wedding and surprised the bride on her birthday on September 22nd. She was shocked and thrilled. She said it took a day or two to really sink in that she’d get her dream wedding.
This past Sunday, we were part of Becky & Jarrod’s big day. We had the honor of capturing all the moments they’ll hang onto forever. It was truly a gift to meet Becky and she’ll hold a special place in our hearts forever!
Here are some of our favorites from their day!
Below are the kind medical professionals who made Becky’s dream a reality for her.
Yes, there is a stand up as a groomsman! Becky’s brother, Dan is deployed and was unable to be there emotionally, but he was there physically! 🙂
I know Becky & Jarrod are so thankful to everyone who made this possible and we were able to witness the joy on their faces throughout the day, so we’d also like to thank the vendors.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation
Old Mecklenburg Brewery
Bridals by Lori
Jessica Partlo (Hair for Bride)
Isabella Baudo (Makeup for Bride)
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe
Best Impressions Catering
Krystal Heffinger (musical entertainment)
Salvatore Contrino (Musical entertainment)
And to the doctors and nurses who made this dream a reality, you’ll never know what an impression you’ve made on everyone’s lives, in addition to the Yonker & Bradley families. Your generosity is inspiring to all.