Prepare to cry your eyes out. Terminally ill teen Luke Blanock and his high school sweetheart, Natalie Britvich, tied the knot on Feb. 19, despite the fact that the odds are against them. Read on for more details about their beautiful wedding.
Pennsylvania teens Luke Blanock, 18, and Natalie Britvich, 18, are truly living a real life version of A Walk to Remember. Sadly, Luke is terminally ill, but that didn’t stop him from marrying the love of his life.
In Dec. 2013, Luke was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, and has undergone 24 rounds of chemotherapy, over 100 radiation treatments and two surgeries, all within the past few years. Just a month after he found out his illness spread and became terminal, he decided to propose to Natalie and they started to plan their dream wedding from there.
Luke and Natalie’s wedding planner, Ashley Cyprowski, shared with PEOPLE, the details of their special day. “One of my favorite moments of the evening was Natalie and Luke’s first dance,” she said. “Just seeing the way the two of them looked at one another and how each was just absolutely glowing made the day very real. You could see the love between them, and that is what this day was all about.” What a magical moment for the high school sweethearts!
“The one thing I noticed after the evening was over was that not once was there mention of an illness,” continued Ashley. “This day was solely about the love between two incredible individuals – a love that has conquered so many obstacles to get to this point.”
Like we recall in A Walk To Remember, Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore) and Landon Carter (Shane West) fall in love with each other in high school and although she’s dying from Leukemia, they still decide to get married. It truly is the most heartwarming movie ever!
“#LoveCameBlaKnocking and I couldn’t be happier :),” shared Natalie on her Instagram page. “I can’t thank everyone enough for the sweet posts and support. This was the best night of my life. WOO IM A BLANOCK!!! Guess this means I need to change my username…” Aww, congrats to Natalie and Luke!
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