A Love Story: Tamara and Archie


Tamara and Archie met through a friend at community college. Initially they were very shy, but the ice-breaker came through when Archie offered to drive Tamara to class. There were definite sparks and eventually they fell in love.

During the 15 years of their relationship, life has definitely thrown major curve balls at them. At the ultrasound of their first pregnancy, the doctors found a malformation in the baby’s lung. They were told the baby would not survive. Going against the doctor’s advice of abortion, Tamara and Archie’s daughter was born with a cleft pallet and a lung malformation. Their daughter had gone through extensive surgeries and therapy to fix them.


Just a year and half ago, Tamara discovered a lump in her breast while pregnant with their second child. Luckily after the hysterectomy, chemo, double mastectomy. Radiation and lymph node removal, the cancer has not spread. This has given Tamara a lot of hope and light into the future with Archie and their two children. Tamara and Archie will have their dream wedding this month of August at the beautiful Mountain Gate Country Club.


View their love story here

Tamara and Archie`s Love story from Terje Riisnaes on Vimeo.

Wish Upon a Wedding Southern California would like to thank the following Wish Granters for making this Wedding Wish true:

Venue: Mountain Gate County Club

Wedding Planner: Courtney Urquiza – InStyle Event Company

Hair & Makeup: Prive Beauty

Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

Photography – Love Story & Wedding: Joan Fuller Photography

Videography – Love Story: Photo & Video by Terje

Videography – Wedding: Kalet Productions

Entertainment: WaveForm Events

Florals: My Wedding Blooms

Officiant: Great Officiants

Lighting: In The Mix Events

Rentals & Décor: Archive Rentals

Bride and Flower Girl Attire: Couture Bride

Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux

Wedding Dress Alterations: Fit for a bride

Linen Rental: Creative Coverings

Seating Chart Calligraphy: Ollie and Elle


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