A Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Got Married To The Nurse He Met At The Hospital

“I’m actually glad I got blown up… I got her.”

1. Boston Marathon bombing survivor James Costello got married to Krista D’Agostino, the nurse he fell in love with during his recovery last year.

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The couple’s ceremony took place in Boston on Saturday, Aug. 23.

2. Costello was the survivor featured in the one of the most iconic images of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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The bombing left him badly burned while three of his friends lost a leg each.

3. The couple’s adorable love story began when Costello, 31, was admitted to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital after undergoing multiple surgeries for burn and shrapnel injuries.

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They had common friends but had never met until he ended up as a patient in the hospital where D’Agostino was a nurse on a six-week temporary assignment. The two began talking when she entered his room to change the dressing on his leg and he invited her to a benefit.

4. The couple’s “nautical-themed” wedding was attended by 150 of their family members and friends.

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The Boston Hyatt Regency hotel and several other vendors donated their services for the wedding.

5. “One thing that she hates that I always say is I’m actually glad I got blown up,” Costello told the Today Show in an interview last year.

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“I wish everyone else didn’t have to. But I don’t think I would have ever met her if I didn’t,” Costello said after his engagement to D’Agostino last December.

6. The happy couple left for their honeymoon in Hawaii on Tuesday.

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Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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