Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Beth + Nick Wish Upon a Wedding

This past Sunday, Gerber + Scarpelli got to be a part of Beth and Nick's special day and our very first Wish Upon A Wedding.

Here's their story:

Beth and Nick first crossed paths over ten years ago, at a small party just outside Chicago.  It was Beth who first noticed Nick and looked on with admiration as he came to the defense of a fellow partygoer, who had unwittingly become the brunt of a practical joke.  She thought he must be a compassionate person to so quickly defend someone else and after they struck up a conversation that night, Nick asked Beth out on a date.

Despite a memorable first date that ended (quite literally) in fireworks, Beth and Nick spent the next few years dating only casually.  Their relationship was always a special one and the two were committed friends, but it wasn’t until they saw each other through some hard times that they realized they were meant to spend their lives together.  Beth and Nick talked in the abstract about one day getting married, even going as far as to pick out an engagement ring together, but there was no sense of urgency.

In December 2009 Beth, who is the manager of a 9-1-1 call center for a local police department, began having unusual symptoms that ultimately led to her diagnosis of urachal adenocarcinoma.  A few short weeks later, as she was about to undergo surgery to remove part of her bladder, her navel and several lymph nodes, Nick quietly returned to the jewelry store they had visited together and purchased the engagement ring.  That evening, Nick proposed.
Beth and Nick understand each other on a fundamental level, and they share an inspiring sense of humor.  They have each been a constant support system for the other, while coping through Beth’s diagnosis and subsequent treatments.  Beth says that, “Nick is there, even if just to hold my hand, rub my back, or suggest foods that fit into a liquid diet.”

Well, Sunday Beth and Nick tied the knot with their closest family and friends at their favorite restaurant, Giovan's. It makes us feel so fortunate to participate in something so amazing and worthwhile. We look forward to giving Beth and Nick all the pictures from the day and being with them through making albums so that they have the memories forever. Thanks to all the vendors who particpated with us including Bliss Weddings, Starlight Makeup, I Do Films, Blumen Floral Designs, Frost Lighting, Chicago Trolley, Bill Pollack Music, Take The Cake, ShutterBooth Photo Booths, and Giovan's Restaurant. Thanks to Wish Upon A Wedding for asking us to be a part of this AMAZING day, and a HUGE thanks to Beth and Nick for letting us into their special day. We wish you guys all the best and are looking forward to seeing you soon to put together your book :-)

One of the core values of our studio is that every year, each of our employees donate 100 hours to a non profit cause of their choosing. It's important to us to put that energy out into the universe as well as taking the time to give back to the community that does so much to support us. We're thankful that we have the ability to give our services to people that hold them at such a high value and we look forward to even more chances to help out Wish Upon A Wedding this coming wedding season.

If you're interested in finding out more about Wish Upon A Wedding Click Here, as they're constantly looking for donations of services and money to help them grant as many people's wishes as possible. 

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