Canada’s first non-profit organization to grant the union of marriage celebrated through a wedding to those faced with a terminal illness.

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We are AWW Society, Canada’s first non-profit that grants the union of marriage to a bride or groom who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and has a life expectancy of 5 years or less. Since our foundation in 2014 in Vancouver we partner with local wedding professionals that volunteer their services in support of our mission.

Linda and Dave

Linda met Dave on a dog walk 13 years ago in a Vancouver park. Some time after the couple would be confronted with one of life’s biggest challenges: Linda was diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), a deteriorating illness. But their love...

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Kim and Andrew’s wedding

Our first A Wish To Wed's wedding is a fact. It was a day of happiness and celebration of love. Kim and Andrew's wedding at the Creekside Community Centre was everything we hoped for and more. It'll forever have a special place in our hearts. The wedding was...

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Kim and Andrew’s wedding wish

We are beyond excited to present to you the first couple to get their wedding wish granted by A Wish to Wed. Meet Kim and Andrew! They met each other in 1988 and have 2 kids. Living the good life together, their lives got shaken up two years ago when Kim was diagnosed...

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