Brett Fafard and his fiancée of three days, Laura Kemp, have been together for two years, spending much of their time together battling Brett’s testicular cancer. Prior to his diagnosis, Brett was an avid biker, runner, and all around athlete. When he was diagnosed in June 2009, the cancer had already spread to his abdomen, liver, lungs, and neck. Brett has fought the cancer through many rounds of chemo, surgeries, bone marrow transplants, and radiation; however the aggressive disease has continued to spread to his lungs and brain. Doctors estimate he now has two months to live.
Laura has been a tremendous support, and after many months of contemplating marriage, and one very close call when Brett suffered a grand mal seizure from his brain tumors, it became clear to the couple that they had to marry before he passes away.
The San Diego wedding community immediately came together without hesitation to help. With one mass email and Facebook post about the story, 22 AMAZING San Diego wedding vendors came together to throw Laura and Brett a wedding. The wedding happened yesterday evening as the sun set at Silver Strand State Beach in Coronado.
MANY, MANY thanks to the following wedding vendors who came together so quickly and donated their services and talent to help this couple have a very special and memorable wedding:
Wedding Planner: First Comes Love
Ceremony Music: Anthony Garcia
Reception Music: Beck’s Entertainment
Caterers: San Diego Desserts, Abbey Catering, Dining Details, Jaramillo Catering
Cake/Cupcakes: San Diego Desserts, Cupcakes Squared
Florist: Adorations Botanical Artistry
Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair/Make-up: The Standard Salon
Photography: Kristina Chartier Photography, Carrie Butler Photography
Videography: Bob Hoffman Video Productions
Photo Booth: Party Booths
Stationary: Pink Star Design
Transportation: The Abbey Catering
Reception Site: Jamaica Village Clubhouse Coronado Cays
Rentals/Linens: Concepts Event Design, Continental Catering, Enticing Tables
Lounge Furniture: Plush Lounge Furniture
Bridal Accommodations: La Valencia
Family Accommodations: Embassy Suites La Jolla