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This Couple Had The Perfect Winter Wedding After Learning The Bride’s Cancer Had Spread

"It was a beautiful day celebrating two people that are so in love and who wanted to be married.

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Trevor and Charlotte Garland planned to get married this summer, but they had to move up their wedding date after learning that her cancer had spread. So family and local businesses pitched in to give them a perfect winter wedding in Prince Edward Island.

Nicole MacKay

Local photographer Nicole MacKay donated her services, and she recruited two videographers and a supplier of decorations who helped make the day special for the couple.

"The ceremony was one of the most beautiful I have ever been to," MacKay wrote on her blog.

MacKay's full-time job is as a radiation therapist at the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre, but she does wedding photos as a side business. She told BuzzFeed Canada Charlotte's sister reached out to her about photographing the wedding. That's when she decided to donate her services.

"Growing up in a small place like PEI, it is the natural thing to do, to help people," MacKay said. "To be honest, it wasn't a day focusing on Charlotte's illness, it was a beautiful day celebrating two people that are so in love and who wanted to be married."

The couple had planned to buy simple rings in order save money, according to MacKay. But then Trevor showed up at the hospital one day and surprised Charlotte. He told her to close her eyes and slipped a diamond ring on her finger.

"As Charlotte was telling me this story, chills were sent through my body," MacKay wrote. "This is what we call true love."

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