After four years together Brendan and I were married in April at Chateau Wyuna, located near Melbourne. We said our vows in a lovely outdoor setting and perfect weather, which was a relief as the previous weekend had been a very chilly 10 degrees and heavy rain. Everyone had a wonderful time and speeches from fathers of the groom and the bride really made us all feel like one big family.
Brendan and I met through online dating; we are both shy people, both love science and the AFL. Sadly, both of our families have also been affected by cancer. Two of my great aunties died of breast cancer, my grandma has survived cervical and breast cancer, and I am at increased risk too. Most recently, Brendan’s mother died of bowel cancer which had come back in her lungs and liver. She was there to see us get married and that will always be a special memory.
Because our families have been affected by this terrible disease, deciding to donate to ACRF and cancer research – rather than have wedding table favours – was important to us. All of our wedding guests supported our decision and wore the ribbons provided at the reception. They appreciated the significance of our donation as many of them have lost friends or loved ones to cancer too.
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