We are just beyond excited to feature this wedding as this week’s Inspiration Board. Florence and Michael were the first Wish Upon a Wedding recipients and we’re honored to share their wedding with you!

The Couple:   Florence and Michael Davis

Wedding Date:   March 13, 2010

Photography by Stellasweet Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  We met on his bus route in the Bay Area (Route 93). We begin to talk and went on our first date in San Francisco, by the Fisherman’s Wharf. From there, we continued to talk a lot and became a couple. We felt in love and from there got to know each other more. As time has passed and we’ve been together Michael has treated me like a princess. He was so sweet and caring. As our relationship continue to grow, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and I felt everything was over for me. I started to push him away because I felt he deserved to be with someone who wasn’t going through a illness. He told me that he wasn’t going anywhere, that he loved me no matter what and that we would get through this.

Michael has given up a lot to be by my side, and I had felt sad about that. But he let me know that I meant everything to him, and he’s been here through it all.

When he proposed to me we were sitting at home watching a movie, and he told me he had met his other half and wanted to make our family complete.

What was the most amazing part of your day?  Being surrounded by family and friends. Also, seeing my dad and mom because they live in another state — that they were able to make it to the wedding. But most of all, marrying the love of my life…my better half.

What else would you like to share about your big day? All the thanks to Nastasha Verkest, my wedding planner, and Wish Upon a Wedding for making this a memory that will last forever for me and my family. We didn’t want the day to end…it was so beautiful!

Ceremony and Reception Site:  The Hilton Garden Inn, Elk Grove Ca.

 For more about Wish Upon a Wedding, visit their Web site: www.wishuponawedding.org

Participating vendors in this wedding:

Nastasha Verkest with Tave Events

Wish Upon A Wedding

Renae Owens and Hilton Garden Inn in Elk Grove  

The Dolanc String Quartet

Dream Wedding Show 

Exquisite Events & Entertainment 

Fireside Floris

Grape Video


Picture Perfect Photo Booth

Philosophia Invitation and Graphic Design

Reverend Jeri Murphy  

Singer-Song writer Saint Jaimz  accompanied on guitar by Derek Allen

Village Cake Shoppe

Marry Me Live

Regina Lett of Inspirations by Gina

Brides Against Breast Cancer

Classic Party Rental

Lynne Rose Bridal

Wedding Dress:Given to me from Brides Aganist Breast Cancer and Lynne Rose Giovannetti Bridal-Seamstress who helped to customize it for me.

Bridesmaid Dresses: David Bridal

Hair: Linda M. Love

Make-up:Linda M. Love, Christina Libarios and Raven Mey

First Dance Song:“For You,” by Kenny Lattimore. Sung by: RB Artist Stanley Burton aka Saint Jaimz accompanied by Derek DOA Allen

Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Cherish every moment of your day…A life time full of memories…It doesn’t take a big wedding to make your day. The love that you get by being surrounded by family and friends and the ones that make this day possible is enough. Don’t let any sickness stop you from having your special day with the one you love. Live, love, laugh always and forever.

Thank you Florence and Michael for letting us share your special day!

Photos courtesy of Stellasweet Photography.

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