On October 22, 2017, Lilly and Chris gathered in front of family and loved ones for a quintessential New York City wedding. The couple met by happenstance through Chris’s brother nearly seven years ago and felt an undeniable connection to one another from day one. Despite love at first sight, their relationship hit a rough patch and ended not long after it began. While separated, they never forgot about each other and eventually decided to give their love another try. The second time was a charm. Chris proposed to the love of his life on Valentines Day in 2015 and the two have been dreaming about a wedding ever since.
Lilly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia as a young child. The conditions, which are debilitating at times, have had a profound effect upon the couple’s relationship. From doctor’s appointments to an aggressive medication schedule and often unpredictable and long lasting episodes, planning a wedding was truly overwhelming.
Wish Upon a Wedding was thrilled to grant this deserving couple the wedding of their dreams. From the personalized caricature invitations to the breathtaking venue and gorgeous flowers, the day was straight out of a fairy tale. The morning of the wedding, Lilly experienced a disappointing Parkinson’s episode and had to delay her bridal transformation. Miraculously, her episode ended when she donned her wedding dress and she enjoyed the rest of her amazing day symptom free.
Thanks to Lilly and Chris for allowing us to be apart of their journey and to Martha Stewart Weddings for featuring the event on their website. Special thanks also to all of the incredible wish granters who helped make this day so wonderful:
Wedding Planner: Leslie Mastin Events
Venue and Catering: Second Floor
Wedding Day Preparation Space: Kimpton Hotel Eventi
Stationery: Regas Studio
Photography: Hechler Photographers
Florist: L’Atelier Rouge
Videography: McKenzie Miller Films
Baker: Nine Cakes
Officiant: Lisa Traina
Wedding gown: Mark Ingram
Bridal Styling: The Stylish Bride
Hair: Tamara Bosworth
Make up: Kimara Ahnert Salon
Bridal Accessories: Nina
Tuxedo: Baldwin Formal
Jumbotron: Big Screen Plaza Jumbotron
China and Flatware: The Tabletop Company
Ceremony Music: Bianchi Musica
DJ and Photo Booth: Martin D’Arce
Lighting: Pegasus Productions