The Northern Rivers heart beats for terminally ill groom to be.

Lachlan and Alisha went to high school together but finally found their connection when reintroduced by a mutual friend at a new years eve party many years later where their love story began. With Lachlan recently diagnosed with stage 4 terminal metastatic melanoma time is running out for them. Despite adversity – Lachlan and Alisha see each other as soulmates who’s love is meant to be!

My Wedding Wish is a national charity that gifts weddings and same sex commitment ceremonies to the terminally ill and has brought the gift of love to couples Australia wide since 2013. This is their first My Wedding Wish in this part of Australia and the support is inspiring.

Lachlan’s dying wish is to marry Alisha and formalise their relationship, but more importantly to create those memories with and for her, their children, family and friends. Their wedding wish has been granted, and preparations for their special day on July 12 2018 are well underway!

As Alisha put it in their application to My Wedding Wish when asked what makes them special she said: ‘…well we are soulmates, Lachlan has always encouraged me to do the things I want to, been supportive and I would like to think I will do the same for him….he is my best friend….’

Now ‘My Wedding Wish Australia’ is on board to also make their wish come true to be husband and wife! Lachlan and Alisha who have been together as partners, parents and best friends for many years now are about to say ‘I do’. Living into having a wedding is putting a whole new perspective on life for them, their children, families and friends.

A wedding organised by My Wedding Wish relies heavily upon the generosity of professional wedding suppliers who are registered with My Wedding Wish Australia, alongside invaluable community fundraising efforts that support these wishes to keep coming true. These wonderful suppliers have stepped up to gift their products, time and services to couples they have never met before because… they can and want to! They do not ask for anything in return – as they intrinsically know that the memories created on these special days, for people like Lachlan and Alisha, are precious and priceless.

Lachlan and Alisha could not be more grateful – and they are telling their story to the world to help support the organisation that is making their dream come true – despite their current situation they want to help support other couples who are in the same heartbreaking situation…couples whose final living wish is to get married. When asked if they would participate in a fundraising appeal of their own, they jumped straight in without hesitation. They can never pay back what they receive, but they can pay it forward…with your help.

Can you help Lachlan and Alisha make a big difference?  

Please consider making a donation that will support not only the fulfilment of their big wedding wish, but also many others to come.

Media Enquiries to media angel Birte via (0416575112)
Or CEO & Founder Lynette Maguire on (0400595679)

CONTACT ON THE DAY FOR MEDIA is Kath Murphy 0402 848 561 – (pls be aware she is also the celebrant for the wedding and wish coordinator)
Wedding Date: 12th July 2018
Ceremony Location / Time Shelly Beach, Ballina
Reception Location / Time Casino Golf Club

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Photos by: Amy Lowe – Feathers & Lace Photography Group

This wedding will be brought to you by:

Kerry Thomson – Alstonville Florist
Amy Lowe – Feathers & Lace Photography Group
Anita Loneragan – Friday Hut Studios
Debbie Stark – DJ Deb Lismore
Ally Deegan – K & E Makeup and Lashes
Jade N Geoff Stevens – Jade Stevens Special Event Hairstylist
Kaye Adam – Kaye adam creative hair & make up
Sharon Roberts ‘Tritton’ – Boho Limo Event Hire
Nadine Mckenery-Fry – Light It Up Event Hire
Vicki Higgins – A Touch of Elegance Wedding & Party Hire
Casey Jones – Rainbow Conception
Kristy Saad – Affordable Beauty
Jacinta Fahey – The Suit Up Den
Casey Withers – Bliss Bridal & After 5
Felicity Jay – Black Tie Photobooths
Polly Esta Face Painter & Kids’ Entertainer
Casino Golf Club
Amanda Butler – The Fitting Specialist
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ballina Byron
Kath Murphy – Married by Kath – Celebrant