The Northern California Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding is pleased to share with you the wedding celebration of Heather and Chris, which happened on September 3rd, 2013 in Carmel Valley, California. Beloved friends and family gathered at the historic Holman Ranch for a day full of breathtaking views during this spectacular Wedding Wish.
Last April, Heather told us she didn’t know what lies ahead for her in this journey, but she did know that she wanted to celebrate her love for Chris and his unwavering love for her. She knew that she wanted it “without drama, without stress, and simply in joy.” We like to think that everything was done to make that happen for the both of them.
Heather has been diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, and upon her celebration of three years in remission this past February she learned that the cancer has metastasized to her lungs. “Your idea of ‘future’ changes,” says Heather, who also has a nine-year-old daughter. Granting her Wedding Wish is just one way that we hope to help them make the most of that future.
This spectacular event would not have been possible if it were not for the kindness and generosity of our vendors from all over the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and Portland. They are affectionately known as Wish Granters: Wedding Planner: Shana Goldberg of Simcha Sisters; Venue: Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, CA; Catering: Heather Caldwell of Paradise Catering; Officiant: Brian Lyke of Life Celebrations; Linens and Decor: Sue Leggett of Classic Party Rentals; Photographer: Rachel Capil of Rachel Capil Photography; Videographer: David Ethridge of AVR Films; Dress: Brides For A Cause (Portland); Guitarist: Javier Sanchez of Kelly Productions; DJ Entertainment: Adam Goldstein of Wonderland Artists and Events; Hair and Makeup: Katie Nash of Kate Nash Beauty; Pies and Sweets: Lauren Martin of Sweet Lauren Cakes; Florist: Connie J Moore Floral Design; Stationary: Marian Sosnick of Write Invite; Engagement Photography & Videography: James Kugler of Inspire Film Studios (Portland)
It has actually been difficult to put into words the sheer beauty and magical moments that unfolded that day. We’ll be sharing more photos and video as the days and weeks pass, but enjoy these fantastic images taken by Rachel Capil.
Be sure to check out the Love Story of Heather and Chris, complete with their engagement video and photo session as well!
This post was written by Jason Spencer, Marketing Chair, Northern California Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding.