They Nearly Lost Their Lives In Charlottesville Attack. Now, They Marry In Emotional Ceremony
On 12 August 2017, in Charlottesville, people were protesting the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. The event soon turned violent.
A man deliberately rammed his car into a crowd. Overall, 3 people were killed and 35 were injured in a day of violence.
Marcus Martin and Marissa Blair are Charlottesville survivors. On that day, the two were trapped in the middle of chaos, and they nearly lost their lives.
It is impossible to forget that horrible day; however, Marissa and Marcus try to replace bad memories with happy ones.
Nine months after the tragedy, the couple tied the knot in the fairytale wedding. Actually, the beautiful ceremony was made possible due to the help of numerous vendors from all over the country.
When makeup artists, videographers, and others heard Marissa and Marcus’ touching story, they decided to donate their services.
Unfortunately, the dad of the bride died two months before his daughter’s big day. So, instead of her father, Marissa’s brother escorted her down the aisle.
There were many surprises awaiting the happy couple on their wedding day. For example, they didn’t expect that Singer Major would perform one of their most favorite songs.
The wedding was also special for one very special reason. The close friend of the pair, Heather Heyer, was killed in the attack. But she was still represented there.
Heather’s favorite color was purple, and it was one of the main features of her friends’ wedding. Decorations, flowers, the cake – all this paid a tribute to late Heyer.
Heather’s mother, who was walking down the aisle in a purple dress, was also carrying another symbol of her daughter – a glass jar with butterflies.
Of course, Marissa and Marcus will never forget the horrendous event. But we hope they will lead a happy life together as a couple.