Earlier this year, Gift of a Wedding approached BusyBrides to ask if I could help with a wedding for a terminally ill lady. The wedding had been set for the 5th March and I had been approached in February with next to nothing organised. Not only was this a challenge, it was something I knew I wanted to be a part off.
I met Tara and Darren to jot down their brief and I instantly saw the beautiful relationship they had together. I didn't know how long Tara had to live, but I was humbled by them both and their gratefulness that they showed me. It was then I knew that I was going to go hammer and tongs to help them, but I didn't expect such an overwhelming response from local suppliers when I put a call out for help on my business FB page.
The response was truly phenomenal and i was really proud of working in this industry that day and how charitable everybody was to help out. Here are some pictures below and here are a couple of messages from both the couple and Gift of a Wedding.
we certainly did have a wonderful day, Tara and I spent Saturday morning laughing and crying because we were so happy.
I know you know how much our wedding meant to Tara and myself. and we knew that we were going to have an wonderful day. but you gave Tara and myself a wedding beyond our wildest dreams and we will be forever grateful to you for that. words can't express what the day meant to us and the wonderful memories I will be able to share with the children in years to come.
here is a link to our taster video if you would like to see it out wedding video
Darren and Tara xxx
And here is an email I got from Gift of a Wedding!
Sian, I truly dont know what we would have done without you yesterday, you have been magnificent from the start to finish. You truly got on board with the charity and found us some totally amazing suppliers.
Not only that but we got two for the price of one with you - and more!! Donating your time and knowledge is one thing, providing favours and toastmaster duties (plus getting HUGE discounts) is another - and way beyond what we expected from you. I am so grateful you offered to support our charity and I hope you've got as much out of supporting Tara and Darren as we at Gift of a Wedding have.
You're an absolutely lovely person and I've enjoyed working with you.
Will chat to you at some point today.
Information & Assistance Manager
Gift Of A Wedding
Here are some further images coutesy of Emotions in Vision Photography from the day.