Most women dream of their wedding day since they were little girls. All couples in relationships, be it new or long-term, plan their wedding in hope that it will be a start of a beautiful life together.
It’s a different case for Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter when they tied the knot. Instead of looking forward to a lifetime together, they did it as they knew that the groom had only had a few months to live.
Together for eight years, they got engaged in April of 2014 and planned to get married on August of this year.
But when Solomon was diagnosed with terminal cancer, they decided to push their dream wedding forward.
Last December 2014, Solomon was diagnosed to have liver cancer and had surgery to remove a tumor.
At first, the treatment was thought to have worked, but Solomon had to go back to the hospital for severe stomach pain, and that’s when the doctors told him that he only had a few months to live because the cancer has spread all over.
But the pair were determined to make their dream wedding come true…
The couple then set up a Go Fund Me page in order to raise enough money so they can advance their wedding date. Within days, they were able to raise £31,000 in donations.
The pair tied the knot on April 11 at Casa Loma, a museum in Ontario, and went to see Niagara Falls, before buying a dog together.
Their friend said though he was in pain, Solomon really stood tall during his wedding day.
One of the most sought after wedding photography company, Boundless weddings put a beautiful video together for the couple, it is precisely for Jenn’s memories of her husband, so she can remember their wedding day for a lifetime.
The touching footage captures the couple’s perfect day as they spend it getting ready, preparing for their vows and their first dance together.
Watch the tear-jerking wedding:
Unfortunately, Solomon passed away on August 17 and was buried on the day they were originally supposed to get married, August 22.
Jenn, who was from Toronto Canada, wrote on her FB page, “Today, the most incredible person I’ve ever known passed away after an 8 month battle with cancer. Sol fought long and hard and gave it his all. His optimism and sense of humor kept both me and those closest to us, at least moderately sane throughout all of this. For that, we’ll never be able to thank him enough. He fought until his very last breath and had all of his doctors shaking their heads in disbelief at just how much he could handle. I don’t want to imagine a world without Sol in it; it sure as hell won’t be as bright. More details about a memorial service will be posted in the coming days.
Sol, you’ll never know the impact you’ve had on me. You’ve taught me, through everything we’ve been through over these past months, to never let a day go to waste. I’m forever in your debt for showing me what love really is all about, and we learned more about it at 26 than some will learn in a lifetime. You and I should have been able to live the next 60 years of our lives together, but I’m still forever thankful that God gave us 8 incredible years. You’re everything I could have asked for in a husband and more, and you’ll always have my heart. Give Julie a hug for us. I’ll see you on the front porch babe.”
Jason Wilton of Boundless Weddings states, “Boundless Weddings has been honoured to be part of this man’s life, and to create the memories for him and his family for years to come. I got into wedding photography and video to create memories that can be shared and recalled for decades, and to be passed on to many generations. Telling Solomon and Jenn’s story and being a part of the happiest day of their lives is the absolute most memorable and touching wedding we have ever done, and one that will bring Solomon with this team as we grow as a company.”
Boundless Weddings a currently running a campaign to produce a wedding web proposal series for couples.
They may have had only 8 years, but these years were very much cherished. And for the rest of her life, Jenn will feel Solomon’s love. Theirs is truly a love story worth telling over and over.