Talk about an emotional wedding. Lindsey, a third grade English and math teacher at a Jewish school, and Jonathan, a financial risk analyst, got engaged two weeks before the bride was scheduled to start chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in her twenties.
After a grueling year and a half of treatment, this couple’s big day was truly something to celebrate. So Lindsey and Jonathan channeled all their joy into their“more is more” wedding, with gold, sequins, and glitter for days, and a fab floral chuppah. Despite initially dreading dress shopping, Lindsey looked totally smashing in her perfect princess gown, and with a little help from some clip-on extensions she was able to rock princess hair to match, even while still growing hers back after chemo.
Photographer Marlon Kuhnreich’s pictures capture all the love and joy in the room so wonderfully – they’re truly unmissable. We’ll let the bride fill you in on the rest…
How we met
Lindsey, the bride: John and I met almost six years ago and ever since, we’ve continued to grow closer and fall more in love each and every day. He proposed while vacationing in South America, two weeks before I was scheduled to start chemotherapy.
We were on a cruise ship, sitting at dinner and he got up to go to the bathroom. Out of nowhere, the maitre handed me an envelope and inside it read: “I believe that it’s time, dinner is over. Please take your mother and head to Topsider.” I arrived at Topsider, the eleventh-floor poolside bar, where an amaretto sour awaited me with another envelope. At this time a man had been waiting to escort me to John. John stood in a room, wearing a suit and looked so handsome. He was holding a bouquet of roses and the room was decorated with rose petals and a long red carpet. It was a magical night as he promised to love me till the end of time and continue to protect me especially during these upcoming struggles.