“Our relationship is special because we met during difficult times in each other’s lives and have continued to make it through difficult times. Not to mention, Tony has the same disease that my father had. I feel in tune with him and feel that no matter what we will always share a bond,” Tanisha genuinely explained.
Tanisha and Tony met in 2010 on a dating website. They quickly became inseparable, even with hectic schedules due to working multiple jobs, Tanisha was in school and they also had other personal family obligations. Time quickly passed as they created a special life together as a couple. Though they lived separately, they always found a way to spend time with one another. “We traveled, made plans and worked through life’s obstacles together. We always had a ball whether it was at home talking and watching TV or traveling. We shared the same passion for entrepreneurship and self-improvement,” added Tanisha.
Things changed drastically starting in 2012. Tanisha’s father passed away. Shortly after, Tony’s donated kidney was failing and he’d soon have to go on dialysis. Tony has been fighting End-Stage Renal Disease since he was 21 years old. He received a kidney transplant in 1994 and lived well until the transplant failed in 2012. Since then, Tony has had dialysis 3 times each week and has suffered a major blow to his health and quality of life. Unless Tony gets another transplant, his quality of life will continue to diminish.
In April 2016, Tony’s health took a major nose dive. He was hospitalized for the better part of a month with all types of health issues. He had to undergo physical therapy and have a health aide come to the house to assist with his well being. And then the kicker came, on July 8, 2016 Tony was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer. As the cancer is newly diagnosed, they do not know what to expect at this point. He is undergoing a lot of tests and appointments to figure out next steps.
No matter what, Tanisha and Tony wouldn’t let anything get in the way of their love and their commitment to one another. “Tony’s illness and the relating problems prevented us from realizing our ceremony in 2015, however we still went to the Justice of Peace and got married. We lost a lot of money due to Tony being sick and we were not able to have the official ceremony and celebration.”
We are overjoyed to grant Tanisha and Tony’s Vow Renewal Wish on February 26, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia, alongside our talented Wedding Planner and Wish Ambassador, Andrew Roby, and his generous team of Wish Granters. We cannot wait to celebrate Tanisha and Tony’s love next month and offer them their fabulous celebration they’ve always dreamed of together. After all, Virginia is for Lovers!
Thank you ahead of time to Tanisha and Tony’s Wish Granters (below) who are donating their services, products, time and effort. We are grateful for you all and can’t wait to continue announcing more Wish Granters!
Planning & Wish Ambassador: Andrew Roby Events
Photography: Ronnie Bliss Studios
Videography: AVS Photo & Video
Wedding Venue: Top of the Town
Catering: La Prima Catering
Decor Rentals: Cre8tive Touch Events & Rentals
Lighting: The Light Source Company
Cake: Winnie’s Bakery
Invitations & Paper Goods: The Davis Designs
Custom Champagne Flutes: Eikoh Design Studios
Groom Attire: The Black Tux
Bridal Makeup Artist: Vivian Wynter
Bridesmaid Makeup Artist: Denyelle D. Beauty
Bridal Hair: Alison Harper & Company, LLC
Bride Attire: Cherry Blossom Bridal
Officiant: Ronald “Ray” Wilson
Wedding Night Hotel Stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Paper Flower Backdrop: Creative Forte Events & Paper Flowers
Wedding Garter: The Garter Girl