Brian Gargano and Jennifer Batugo are two love birds who wanted nothing more than to show their love and commitment through marriage.
Unfortunately, in March, when they began planning their August wedding, Jennifer was diagnosed with a rare aggressive form of breast cancer. The doctors told her that she may only have a few months to live.
Instead of calling it quits and giving up, the happy couple decided they would move their wedding to April (one month away!) and have a beautiful intimate ceremony…but how could they pull it off in a month?
Brian called L.A. Wedding officiant Elysia Skye for help. Unbeknownst to Brian, she was a breast cancer survivor herself who runs a breast cancer support organization. She was so moved by the couple's story, that she decided to throw them their dream wedding.
Skye started a fundraiser which received $18,000 in donations for the couple and she contacted numerous organizations which collectively donated everything they needed for a gorgeous Japanese garden theme wedding! The entire wedding and planning was pulled off in only 10 days!
Brian and Jennifer had a Japanese garden themed wedding - Image Credit COCO Gallery
"There are so many bad things happening today, it's good to know there are good people out there, willing to help complete strangers," Brian Gargano said.
Congrats Brian and Jennifer!
And that's what's good,