Having the opportunity to marry your soul mate is anyone’s dream-come-true. However, sometimes life deals you a hand full of struggles that oftentimes prevents a couple from having the opportunity to have their own wedding. That is where our friends at Wish Upon a Wedding come in.

Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing a serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. They believe that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul mate, and Wish Upon a Wedding provides this opportunity to those who have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine.


Wish Upon a Wedding and the Las Vegas wedding community had the opportunity to make this wish come true for a local Las Vegas couple. Debbie and Charles moved to Las Vegas to enjoy their golden years. After 25 years of being together, they had never married, but hoped to enjoy a relaxing life in Las Vegas.

Shortly after arriving and getting settled in, the couple unfortunately received news that would change their lives forever. Debbie had been diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. As treatment began, her prognosis sadly changed from six months to just a few weeks. It was then when Debbie and Charles decided it important to finally get married.

A hospice employee that Debbie had been working with introduced the couple to Wish Upon a Wedding Las Vegas and they teamed up with local wedding professionals to make Debbie and Charles’ wish of getting married come true.

Memory Lane Video captured Debbie and Charles’s beautiful story through video, while Chiemi Photography photographed every moment of their special day. Although their wedding was bittersweet, it was certainly a day they will both remember and cherish always.


If you know of a couple in need, please contact Wish Upon a Wedding to help grant their wish of getting married:

About Wish Upon a Wedding

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation. If you know someone who may fit this criteria & who may benefit from Wish Upon A Wedding’s generosity please tag them. Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance.

A special thanks to all of the Wishgranters for donating their services and making Debbie and Charles’ wedding possible:

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Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches