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Archive for the ‘Love Stories’ Category

Kim & Frank: A Love Story

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“Better Together…” When Frank and Kim met 3 years ago while working at Home Depot, little did these two single parents know just how much they would be relying on each other in the years that would follow. Frank had been battling Multiple Sclerosis for the last 8 years, but in October of 2013, he  [ Read More ]

Liz & Justin: A Love Story

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“When you least expect it…” Liz was not looking for or expecting love when she joined an online dating site, but she found it when she connected with Justin. She never believed in love at first sight, but at their first in person meeting the sparks began to fly between them. The man in front  [ Read More ]

Wish Upon A Wedding is now granting wishes in all fifty states across the country thanks to our wish ambassador program, and the Wish Upon a Wedding St. Louis Chapter is excited to share that we will also be granting a wish this year for a couple in Nebraska. Susanne and Jennifer’s wish will be  [ Read More ]

Iran & Daymond: A Love Story

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“People who are meant to be together find their way back, they may take a few detours, but they’re never lost.” Daymond has always motivated Iran to live her dreams of being a teacher and mother. “He brought light into my life. As soon as we met, I knew he was the one. It felt  [ Read More ]

Melanie & Pierre: A Love Story

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“Something just told me….” Back in 2006 Melanie and her sister walked into an outdoor party. What happened next, would change her life forever. A handsome man, named Pierre saw her and immediately felt a force that pulled him towards her. Due to his shy disposition, he typically did not approach women first, but something  [ Read More ]

Jennifer & Allen: A Love Story

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“My future looks short, but I want to spend the time I have left as Jennifer, wife of Allen. The fact that I have true love, makes my short future so much easier to bear.” The Michigan chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding is honored to be granting Jennifer’s final wish with a wedding to  [ Read More ]

Judy & John: A Love Story

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As Judy’s mother was dying, she told her daughter that she knew one day she would find her soulmate, and that it would be love at first sight.  In 2006, as Judy was training with the Police Department, she laid eyes on New York Police Officer John Fitzgerald, and her mother’s premonition came true. The two knew it  [ Read More ]

Theresa & Brian: A Love Story

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High School sweethearts Theresa and Brian were engaged on their five year anniversary in 2010 during a surprise trip that Brian had planned for the two of them to Chicago. The couple had started planning for their wedding right away, but plans were soon put on hold as they found out that they were expecting  [ Read More ]

Kelly & Michelle: A Love Story

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“That’s what friends are for……” 5 years ago on March 3rd, Michelle & Kelly were lucky enough to have two great friends introduce them to each other. When they each showed up at the Tally Ho, a local hangout spot, neither one had a clue as to why they were really there. Little did they  [ Read More ]

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Nancy & Jake: A Love Story

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After meeting in 1998, Jake and Nancy, who currently live in Seattle, became inseparable and their love and devotion to one another has only grown. What started as a first date that ended at a Cincinnati Waffle House has turned into a lasting relationship filled with love, despite the many obstacles thrown in their way. While  [ Read More ]

Eugene and Deb’s love story is one that spans over three decades and continues to remain just as full of affection as the day they fell in love. While their love for one another remains strong, Eugene’s recent diagnosis with pancreatic cancer has tested the couple physically, financially, and emotionally. Although this time has proven  [ Read More ]

The phrase, “Actions speak louder than words,” is a perfect way to describe Maureen and David’s relationship. When they first met 20 years ago on a sports team for cerebral palsy, Maureen wasted no time in making her feelings known for David by asking him out on a date. They have been together ever since.  [ Read More ]

Jo-ann and John : A Love Story

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It is with heavy hearts that we share that our beautiful bride, Jo-Ann, lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this week. Our deepest condolences are with her husband, John, and their daughters. Jo-ann and John met 19 years ago through fate. She was 21 years old and he was 19. They had many chance encounters  [ Read More ]

When Konnie Met John

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In the cinematic classic When Harry Met Sally, Billy Crystal (Harry) tells Meg Ryan (Sally), “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” That’s exactly how Konnie and John feel about each other. Photo courtesy of  [ Read More ]

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It was 2007 when Heather and her three year old daughter left their home in New England and moved across the country to Las Vegas, Nevada. Here they would be near her brother during their mother’s final years with a terminal illness. Unfortunately, one month before they would move, Heather’s brother was deported to serve  [ Read More ]

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October 5th changed their lives. That was the night that Jon saw Lori Lynn across the restaurant and just ‘knew.’  And Lori Lynn finally met the man of local legend, nicknamed “Skunk.” Lori Lynn heard about Jon (aka “Skunk”) while working on a film titled “Old Days.” A lead character named Skunk was portrayed in  [ Read More ]

Categories: Blog, Love Stories

Melissa & Chris

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College Sweethearts!   Melissa and Chris met while in college and instantly became best of friends, which then became a romance that has been going on for 15 years!  They have two children ages 1 and 6 and have gone through quite the obstacles since 2012.  In September of 2012 Melissa found out that she  [ Read More ]

Categories: Love Stories
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Taylor met Robert playing intramural sports at East Carolina University. Robert admired Taylor’s athletic ability and it wasn’t long before he started pursuing her. Just a couple of weeks after their first meeting, on October 16, 2007, Taylor went to the emergency room with abdominal pain. After a few hours and several tests, doctors told  [ Read More ]

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Lori and Mark’s story first started in 1981 at Bolingbrook High School when they shared the same group of friends and classmates. After graduation, they didn’t keep in touch, but reconnected in 2004 via Classmates.com, and then again in 2011 on Facebook. Mark was previously adamant about not joining Facebook, but one day in the  [ Read More ]

Categories: Blog, Love Stories
St. Louis Wish Upon a Wedding

Erica actually asked out Jon through a text message and was one of the best decisions she ever made, especially when Jon said yes to her text date proposal! You can see the love they have for each other in their eyes and the way they are always holding hands or wrapping their arms around each  [ Read More ]