44-yr-old Joan Lyons married her childhood sweetheart 44-yr-old Craig, who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer
The couple who have known each other since they were 17, decided to wed after the Craig confessed that he'd been in love with Joan all his life while aboard a ferry.
The wedding was organized by some local firms after a wedding charity was posted on social media requesting the help of local businesses.
The official wedding photographer, Kimberley Struth, said she was moved by the post and decided to render her service to the couple.
“It was really touching. Everyone was telling Joan that she didn’t have to go through with it if she didn’t want to, but she wanted to do it.
“I thought it would be a really sad day but it was lovely and it wasn’t at all how I’d expect it to be.
“There were a lot of tears but it was also a really happy event and everyone was in good spirits - after it was shaved we were all surprised because she really suited it. She looked beautiful,” Struth told Liverpool Echo News.
On 15th April 2016 I will be getting married to my childhood sweetheart Craig, who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year.
“On our wedding night, our celebration party will also serve as a fundraising event where I will complete my head shave task in his honor & to honor and support those affected by life limiting illness,” the bride who is raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, Zoë’s Place hospice and Woodlands Hospice posted on her JustGiving page.
Joan and Craig's wedding ceremony took place on Friday, April 15.