An Oregon Wedding: Melanie and Brian

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On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Melanie and Brian were married at the beautiful Gray Gables Estate in Portland, Oregon. The couple said their vows in an intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family.


Melanie and Brian met on almost ten years ago. Over time, they realized their friendship was naturally turning into a relationship. Shortly after Brian and Melanie started dating, Melanie was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and terminal brain cancer. Since then, she has been through multiple surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments. Unfortunately, since her most recent surgery the tumor has grown back larger than before. Melanie continues to undergo a combination therapy reduce the tumor’s size.


On July 26th, all health concerns took a backseat and the couple was showered with love and support from friends and family. The We Plan It team helped bring the couples rock and roll star theme to life. One of the couple’s guitars was even used as a guest book. They plan to display the signed guitar on a wall in their home.


The weather was perfect and the bride looked stunning in her dress donated from Brides for a Cause. Melanie also chose pin roll curls for her hair to match the rock and roll theme. The groom and groomsmen looked handsome and from Hollywood wearing long suit jackets with pin stripes.


The love this couple has for each other was visible throughout the entire day. They shared a few tears, huge smiles, tons of laughs, and danced into the evening.


“You know you love a person when you learn you can’t live without the person” said Brian. Already living the vows in sickness and in health and regardless of the prognosis, Melanie and Brian are committed to spending the time they together and now as husband and wife.


A special thank you to our amazing Wish Granters for helping to make this wedding day wonderful:


Planner: We Plan It

Venue: Gray Gables Estate

Baker: Laurie Clarke Cakes LLC

Beauty: Tina at Glamourise

Catering: Gray Gables Estate

Entertainment: Maurice Eaton

Florist: Blum Design in Flowers

Linen: Nuage Design

Officiant: Jason Presser

Photo Booth: Stumptown Booth

Photography: Ambient Sky

Stationary: Allison Sims

Videography:  RP Imagery

Wedding Dress: Brides for a Cause

Watch the wedding video here:

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from Wish Upon A Wedding