After a 30-year secret love, this terminally ill man decided to share his true feelings. What followed was a beautiful wedding where the bride did a most beautiful thing…
This lovely bride chose to shave her head at her wedding in Liverpool as a symbol of love for her terminally ill groom. These pictures, taken by Kimberly and Anthony Struth of Struth Photography, capture the couple’s deep love for each other.
Having known each other for more than thirty years, Craig and Joan Lyons were close friends—but unbeknown to Joan, Craig had always been in love with her.
“I fell in love with her as soon as I set my eyes on her when we were 14,” Craig told the Daily Mail. Due to shyness, and later with Joan being married, Craig held it in for 3 long decades. Then, after Joan’s marriage ended, Craig decided to confess his love, just 18 months ago.
Joan and Craig wanted more than anything to marry and live together as husband and wife. They had planned to wed later in the year, but they brought the wedding date forward when Craig’s pancreatic cancer became terminal. As a gesture of support for her ill husband Craig, Joan shaved off her hair after the ceremony at their wedding reception.
“It was obviously that it was first time I had seen Joan without her hair, and she looked beautiful, absolutely stunning,” he told the Daily Mail, “…She is the woman of my dreams.”
Joan donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates wigs for children who’ve lost their hair through cancer treatment.