As a Wedding DJ, I get the honor of meeting and working with so many couples who are always reminding me of what true love really is. After having known and worked with Melissa & Chis, it is this couple that is a true example of what “Real Commitment” is all about.
Close to 15 years together, their lives are certainly full of smile & jubilations, but also many trials & tribulations, to include Melissa’s being diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer. This family has been through some challenges, and at times during Melissa’s treatment, plenty of scares as well. After daughter, Gianna’s, loving persistence to want to “…see mommy and daddy fall in love again and get married” so she can “…be the flower girl at their wedding”, on a whim, Melissa filled out an application for Wish Upon A Wedding, a non-profit organization that grants wedding & vow renewal wishes to terminally ill patients. Never imaging they would pick her and Chris to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a vow renewal wedding reception, she was shocked when the call came in!
Their wish was granted. exactly 10 years to the day they were wed! July 20th, 2013 at The Grain House at Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge, Tara Feeley Entertainment with the help of other great Wedding Professionals; Images by Berit, Small Moments Studios, Kraft Events, Laura Clare Designs, Make-up by Amy Marie & Magical Weddings, Melissa & Chris’ wish…and Gianna’s….became a reality!
Personalizing their wedding ceremony, the day began with music from one of their favorite films, “Life Is Beautiful”. Escorted by daughter, Gianna, and son, Jayden, Melissa walked down the aisle to a beautiful piano instrumental from the film’s soundtrack and in keeping with the theme, Chris & Melissa’s recessional was also from the film.