The Manchester Evening News recently reported that Kathryn De-Wet, a sufferer of terminal cancer, married her partner Nick Slattery with some help from the charity A Gift of a Wedding, in a ceremony that was planned in just seven weeks.
The happy couple, who became engaged a year after Kathryn was diagnosed with breast cancer, were advised by their doctor to bring the wedding forward after the cancer had spread to her lungs and bones.
Kathryn told the Manchester Evening News:
“It’s the best day of my life. Everyone has been absolutely amazing and the charity has helped the whole experience come together into something amazing. I couldn’t have done that on my own.
“They have supported me from start to finish on everything to do with the wedding – from cakes to flowers and cars.”
The charity, founded three years ago by Patricia Heaton, helps those who are terminally ill organise and arrange a wedding, often at short notice, using donations of goods and services from a variety of individuals and organisations. Applications for the organisation’s assistance can be made on its website, and there is also a nominations process for those who want to apply on someone else’s behalf.
The wedding of Kathryn and Nick shows the importance that couples place on making that commitment to each other in front of their loved ones, and this is something that a professional wedding photographer in Manchester and beyond would be considerate of during that special day.