I had the pleasure of sitting on the board of the Las Vegas chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding – a national organization that grants wedding wishes to couples facing serious health issues or life events. After my term was up, I became a “Wish Grantor” and I was selected to coordinate the vow renewal for the most adorable couple.
Jane & Don came to Wish Upon a Wedding from the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute where Don is a patient and Jane is a volunteer. Don suffers from Alzheimers. Jane wanted to renew their vows on June 15, 2016 – their 64th wedding anniversary!
With the help of the board of Wish Upon a Wedding – we all got to work to assemble a team of professionals to make their day special.
I met with them over the course of the planning process and got to see the deep love and dedication they had for each other. Jane says her advice for a long and happy marriage is to marry your best friend.
So on June 15, 2016 at the Lou Ruvo’s Keep the Memory Alive Event Center – Jane & Don reaffirmed their love and commitment to each other and it was a perfect day!
Gary, reprising his role as ring bearer – he is not 6 anymore!
Don is escorted by Rev. Linda Venniro
Jane was escorted by their children.
Recreated pose of cake cutting…
A Special Thanks to all of the people that made this possible:
David Watts & Gina Sinclair – Lou Ruvo Center
Lucia Tovalin – By-Dzign – Floral & Linens
Jeniffer LaRocca Photography
Jeremy Jordon – Cut & Taste Catering
Rick & Sasha Reichart – Cake Lava
Matt Schenk – M Place Productions Video
Mike Briggs – Good Vibrations DJ
Rev. Linda Venniro – Officiant
Brianna Michelle – Beauty by Bri
Nicole Feely – Earth Limos
Michelle Parsons – Tuxedo Junction
Alice – Brilliant Bridal
Also, the entire board of Wish Upon a Wedding
Adam Frazier, Angelica McDonnell, Andrea Eppolito, Dalisa Cooper, Michael Coxen & Arlene Barbera
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