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Not too long ago, Wish Upon a Wedding made its way to St. Louis.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with this organization, let me provide a bit of background:

Wish Upon a Wedding is a non-profit organization that was “founded based on the concept that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, even if they only have months (or weeks) to live,” as stated by founder, Liz Guthrie. Wish Upon a Wedding provides weddings at destinations throughout North America for individuals facing terminal illness, regardless of sexual orientation. (Courtesy of Wish Upon a Wedding web site)

The even cooler piece of knowledge is the fact that this organization is extremely young – but the outpouring of support from the wedding industry has lead to its incredible success.

The Chicago chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding recently granted its first wish on April 18 to Beth and Nick.  Beth was diagnosed with cancer back in December in 2009, and had to have surgery right away to remove part of her bladder, her navel and several lymph nodes. It was during Beth’s surgery that Nick ventured off to buy her a ring and propose. You can learn more about this deserving couple on the Wish Upon a Wedding site.

I wanted to share with you all the video, shot by the fantastic team at I Do Films (shout out to the owner Lori, who happens to be a Missouri native).

Beth & Nick from I Do Films on Vimeo.

I encourage all of you to volunteer with your local chapter (if you have one).  You do NOT need to be in the wedding industry, as they can use all sorts of help.  And, I encourage you all to spread the word about this awesome organization!


  1. What a wonderful cause – thank you for sharing (and making all of us aware of it!)

  2. Great post, Wish Upon a Wedding is an inspiration!

  3. Mrs T
    12:35 am on April 28th, 2010

    Heartbreaking beautiful