Like any other couple, Jennifer and Solomon got engaged and began to plan the rest of the lives together while imaging their perfect wedding, without knowing surprises fate had in store for them.
Solomon Chau and Jennifer Carter met in Canada in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2014 that Solomon prepared a spectacular proposal and organized an event decorated with dolphin balloons, Jennifer’s favorite animal, a flashmob, and a video.
Just months before the appointed date, Solomon was informed that he had liver cancer. Even though the operation was a success, the disease had spread to other parts of his body and doctors told him he had less than a year to live. Friends and family of the couple decided to start a crowdfunding campaign so that they could give the couple the wedding of their dreams two weeks later, on the 11th of April 2015.
Thanks to the donations, over $50,000 was raised for the wedding. Family and friends stepped in to organize it all, so that they could surprise the Bride and Groom with the details, including the ultimate venue of the event.
They celebrated their wedding in Casa Loma, with 70 guests, and it was a very special moment for all present. Even though they knew that Chau was seriously ill and that meant that the marriage could not last forever, there was joy that the memories of that day would last an eternity. So, when the Liberty Entertainment Group discovered the incredible story of this young couple, they offered to organize the wedding in under a week with over 75 volunteers, employees and collaborating agencies to make the Bridal Couple’s dreams come true.
Tragically, Solomon passed away in August 2015, after 128 days of happiness with his true love. He was buried on the day that they had originally chosen for the date of their wedding. Thanks to My Boundless Wedding, which made this beautiful video capturing the best moments of their lovely celebration and the photos by Red Earth Photography, Jennifer will have an incredible memory to keep with her for the rest of her life.
We invite you to enjoy this beautiful, if bittersweet moment in the life of this amazing couple, and celebrate the memory of Solomon.
Feature Image: Red Earth Photography
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