In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, our partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding, granted a special wedding for a New York woman battling breast cancer. The wedding for Damaris and Sean was granted on Friday, October 3 at Top of the Garden Event Space in Midtown Manhattan by the charity’s New York Chapter.
How beautiful is this view!!!
This wedding marks the 14th breast cancer related wedding wish that Wish Upon A Wedding has granted and the 5th one this year.
About the Couple:
Damaris and Sean grew up in the same neighborhood. But it wasn’t until 2010 that the two began dating after connecting online. As their relationship blossomed into love, the two moved in together. Sean became a surrogate father to Damaris’s disabled daughter and the couple celebrated the birth of their daughter in 2012. “We never thought from all we’ve been through, and how different our paths in life were, that we would be happy and in love through it all,” says Damaris.
But in the midst of all their joy, Damaris was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. Undergoing four surgeries since the diagnosis, the couple has had to put their wedding plans on hold. But after finding about Wish Upon A Wedding online, the couple applied for a wedding wish. In their application, Damaris wrote “Getting married feels like a dream that won’t come true.” But thanks to generous donations from Wish Upon a Wedding’s partners in the New York area, their big day was held on October 3 at the Top of the Garden Event Space.
About the Charity’s Breast Cancer Wishes:
This wedding marks just one of many weddings that Wish Upon A Wedding has granted over the years for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Launched in 2010, Wish Upon A Wedding was created to celebrate the love between two individuals, who are engaged or want to celebrate their marriage in an intimate setting with their close family and friends. This oftentimes means celebrating their love despite a terminal diagnosis or hardship. Since the charity was founded in 2010, Wish Upon A Wedding has granted more than 70 weddings and vow renewals for couples across the US. 14 of them have been breast cancer related, including the one on Oct 3 in NYC.
Now that the charity provides wishes for couples anywhere in the country as well as urgent wishes, Wish Upon A Wedding will continue to grow and so will the number of wishes that they grant for women diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For these women diagnosed with breast cancer and who want to marry the ones they love, like Damaris in New York, Wish Upon A Wedding will be honored to grant their wedding wishes, like it has been since 2010.
BREAST CANCER WISHES
- Damaris & Sean (October 3, 2014 – New York chapter)
- Susanne & Jennifer (Sept 28, 2014 – St. Louis chapter)
- Kimberly & Frank (Sept 19, 2014 – Philadelphia chapter)
- Kelly & Michelle (May 28, 2014 – Philadelphia chapter)
- Nancy & Jake (April 24, 2014 – Northern California chapter)
- Jo-ann & John (September 23, 2013 – Southern California chapter)
- Heather & Chris (September 3, 2013 – Northern California chapter)
- Sarah & Colin (July 26, 2013 – New York Chapter)
- Lori & Mark (March 17, 2013 – Chicago chapter)
- Stacey & James (August 1, 2012 – Indianapolis chapter)
- Jill & Kevin (May 12, 2012 – New Jersey chapter)
- Eden & Cory (July 17, 2011 – Orlando chapter)
- Dominique & Myles (March 12, 2011 – Colorado chapter)
- Florence & Michael (March 1, 2010 – Northern California Chapter)
Wish Upon A Wedding – New York Chapter would like to thank the following wish granters who made this wedding possible:
Venue: Top of the Garden Event Space
Planner: Danielle Bobish, Curtain Up Events, Inc.
Rentals: Highline Rentals
Caterer: Creative Concepts NYC
Service: Cutting Edge Elite
Floral Design: Belle Fleur
Photography: Sofia Negron Photography
Love Story Video: EXO Photography & Cinema
Wedding Video: Edward Neary, Milestone Productions
Lighting: BML Blackbird
Music: DJ Spontaneous
Photobooth: We Love Photobooths
Runner: The Original Runner Company
Hair: Styles on B
Makeup: Lilly Rivera, Bridal Gal
Maid of Honor Dress: Jenny Yoo
Flower Girl Dresses: Be Mini Couture
Tuxedo: Baldwin Formals
Invitations: Julie Maloof Designs
Table numbers, Menus, Escort Cards, Calligraphy: The Designery
ABOUT WISH UPON A WEDDING
Wish Upon a Wedding is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. The organization was created to celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding and vow renewal wishes and for the chosen recipients to inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength. Wish Upon A Wedding was founded in 2010 and is based in Santa Clara, CA. The organization grants weddings and vow renewals in all 50 states and has provided more than 70 weddings and vow renewals for deserving couples since it was founded in 2010. To learn more about Wish Upon A Wedding, please visit www.WishUponaWedding.org.