Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

  • Joan Lyons shaved her head on her wedding day in tribute to her new spouse
  • Joan´s husband Craig was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year
  • One of the photographers who captured the event said the ceremony was one of the happiest weddings she ever been involved in

Joan Lyons shaved her brunette locks on her wedding party in tribute to her new spouse, Craig, who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year.

Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

The British bride, in addition to donating her hair to an organization that makes wigs for severely sick children, her and her husband also encouraged their wedding guests to donate to other charities on their behalf.

Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

Lyons said “on our wedding night, our celebration party will also serve as a fundraising event where I will complete my head shave task in his honor and to honor and support those affected by life limiting illness.”

Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

“Charities such as this rely on public support and funds to help support families and sufferers during difficult times. Please help us to help others, no matter how big or small, every penny matters and will be received with heartfelt thanks,” Wrote Lyons on her husband foundation page.

Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

Kimberley Struth, one of the photographers who captured the event said the ceremony was full of emotional moments and even said it was one of the happiest weddings she has ever been involved in and also said this day the mood was upbeat and positive.

Bride shaves her head to honor groom with terminal cancer

“The bride actually was the smiliest bride, the happiest bride, I’d ever had.” Said Struth.

Struth and her husband, Anthony, own the photography company that donated their services through Gift of a Wedding, a U.K. charity that provides free weddings to people with terminal illnesses.

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