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Real Wedding: Ana & Mark

Break out the tissues, this heartwarming story of Ana & Mark’s relationship and their dream wedding is sure to make you shed a few tears!

Ana and Mark’s story starts in 2010 on the Golden Gate Bridge when, after several years of being friends, Ana told Mark that she was ready for their friendship to move forward into a relationship. Two years later, Ana was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer and the couple was immediately pushed into a whirlwind of surgeries and chemo treatments. A year after her diagnosis, right before Ana’s second major surgery, Mark decided to pop the question. He arranged for a pilot friend to fly them to San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge, so that he could ask her to be his wife in the same place their relationship began. You can watch the video of their engagement HERE.

Fast forward another year and the couple is caught balancing chemo treatments, work, raising Ana’s two children AND trying to plan a wedding. Talk about a full plate! Just when the couple thought their wedding dreams were too far to reach, the non-profit organization Wish Upon A Wedding, stepped in. They received the support of photographer Cean Orrett, wedding planner Amy, videographer Brian, and Kadi Duff from the Bahia Resort. All of whom are included in the photos below.

Despite all of the joys and trials in their relationship, Ana and Mark stayed strong in their love for each other and had that love celebrated with the wedding of their dreams. Husband Mark reflects,

“We had a magical, dream come true wedding in the most beautiful city, thanks to this organization and these selfless vendors…and friends.” 

Enjoy the gallery of Ana and Mark’s favorite engagement and wedding photos. If you would like to see their full wedding video, follow this link.

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Venue: Bahia Resort & Spa 
Wedding Planner: Amy Kuchta at LVL Weddings & Events
Photographer: Cean One
Videographer: Brian Starkman at BGS Productions
Officiant: Rev. Richleigh Hale Powers PhD. Family Chaplain 
Invitations/Stationary: Marry Moment
Make Up: Carina at Flawless Faces
Hair vendor: Jonathon at Vanity Belle 
Florals: Amber Lay at Amber Lay Events
DJ: Invisible Touch
Cake: Elaine at Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens
Florals: Artistic Florals

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