Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Dying Groom Marries His Bride In A Beautiful Ceremony.

Roda wasted no time and started planning the wedding as soon as they got off the cruise ship.

She found the location of her dreams when they were on a vacation in BliBli, the Sunshine Castle. Roda couldn’t get enough of the place and shared their story with the owners after taking a tour. They then reached out to Lynette Maguire, the founder of "My Wedding Wish", which is a national charity that provides fully gifted weddings to couples facing terminal illnesses. Lynette immediately encouraged Roda and Damien to apply and granted their application just a few days later.

Roda wasted no time and started planning the wedding as soon as they got off the cruise ship.

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Ronda recalled, “All the girls were crying, and Damien was just like, “Are you girls alright?”’

The organization planned an impressive $25,000 wedding in just 3 months and managed everything. The couple wanted to make sure that the mood was light and happy on their big day. They wanted the ceremony to be lively and upbeat, to reflect the beauty of their relationship.

Ronda recalled, “All the girls were crying, and Damien was just like, “Are you girls alright?”’

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“I never felt so calm and grounded, there was just a spark,” Roda explained.

Roda and Damien walked down the aisle together to the tune of Can't Help Falling in Love, with the bride wearing a ball gown and veil fit for a princess. Everyone was dressed up in medieval garb to fit the ceremony's majestic setting. Everything was planned to the tee and there was nothing more they could have asked for. The couple is now honeymooning in Melbourne and enjoying their lives as newlyweds.

“I never felt so calm and grounded, there was just a spark,” Roda explained.

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