LLG Events Pro Bono Wedding

Dream Wedding Donated To 27-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor And Fiancé

Today's real wedding feature is particularly special, as it is LLG Events' second annual pro-bono wedding that was gifted to breast cancer survivor Jillian and her fiancé, Max. “Every couple deserves the wedding of their dreams and our pro-bono wedding gives us a chance to find couples who have experienced life challenges way too soon and have put a community or cause above themselves. Our pro-bono wedding is a chance for everyone to gather in one place, share one love, and celebrate life in a momentous occasion with a stellar team of vendors,” says founder Lauren Grech.

Jillian and Max were their deserving couple this year, and they had met the bride-to-be through LLG's charitable Breasties brunch for young women and their best friends, donating to the The Breasties nonprofit organization, which offers support to young women affected by breast and reproductive cancers. “Instead of worrying about herself, Jillian has been spending her time helping other women and building a network of breast cancer survivors who need love and support during their time of need through The Breasties,” says Lauren. “What stood out to us as Jillian told her story of survival was not only the strength she had to battle this disease, but the rock she had to lean on – her fiancé Max.”

And on Jillian's last day of chemo, Max proposed. “When I was diagnosed, I gave him an ‘out.’ But he told me that he would never leave my side, and he never has,” says Jillian. “He took care of me everyday and reminded me how beautiful I was. Even as my hair thinned, and my skin turned as white as ghost,” wrote Jillian in a personal essay.

For their wedding day, a team of creatives stepped up, offering their services for free so that Jillian and Max could have their wedding of their dreams, from the designer dress, to the venue, videography and photography services.

“It's been such a long and painful road, and there have been so many people there for us,” Hanson explained. “[This wedding] is celebrating everything — marriage, life, love, everything.”


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Brittny Drye
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born. I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.
Wedding Vendors!!

Event Planning & Design: LLG Events

Photography: Susan Shek Photography

Videography: Frank Ahn Films

Ceremony Venue: Sterling Ballroom

Reception Venue: 618 Restaurant

Floral Design: House of Blooms

Dress Designer: Kenneth Winston

Suit: Tuxedos by Sarno

Hair & Makeup: Fede Insieme

Stationery: Minted

Cake Design: Palermo's Bakery

Photo Booth: Hollywood Smile Photo Booth

Officiant: Spirthearts Weddings

Hotel: Doubletree Inn