The 5 Best Love Stories of 2016

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The 5 Best Love Stories of 2016

We love to celebrate love here at Ella Celebration. As we're wrapping up 2016 and looking forward to the New Year, we thought we'd share a few of our favorite love stories from the year that had passed.

1. Bride Is Walked Down Aisle by the Man Who Got Her Father’s Donated Heart

Bride Is Walked Down Aisle by the Man Who Got Her Father’s Donated Heart
Photo Source by Lauren Demby/Lauren Renee Designs

In 2006, Jeni's father was killed in an armed robbery. The family donated his organs, including his heart, to a man named Arthur Thomas who had been on the wait-list for 16 years and was literally on his deathbed. The heart of Jeni's father saved this man's life and ten years later, Jeni asked Mr. Thomas to walk her down the aisle. 

“I thought that would be the best way for her to feel close to her dad,” Mr. Thomas said. “That’s her father’s heart beating.”

Read the full story here.

2. This unconventional wedding was the perfect new chapter to this 47-year love story

Photo Source: John Maniaci/UW Health/Carbone Cancer Center/Flickr.

"It wasn't the first wedding to take place at the hospital, but this was a celebration of love close to 50 years in the making, and nothing, not even cancer, could stop it."

Read the full story here

3. Community Throws 'Dream Cinderella Wedding' for Homeless Couple

Photo Source: by Carrie Wildes Photography Art & Design/

"We are so grateful to be able to get this new, fresh start to our lives."

Read the full story here

4. A beautiful WWII love story gets a happy ending after 70 years.

Norwood Thomas as a soldier in World War II. Photo Source:  The Daily Share/YouTube.

"After 70 years apart, it only took a couple of Google searches for the war-time lovebirds to be reunited over Skype."

Read the full story here

5. He's divorced. But he's celebrating his anniversary anyway in this viral Facebook post.

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"We weren’t right for each other to be married, but that doesn’t mean we still don’t cooperate. We still did a great job raising our kids and I wanted to celebrate getting that right.’

Read the full story here.

Thank you!

We hope you enjoyed these heart-warming love stories from 2016. All of us at Ella Celebration would like to wish you and your family lots of love and joy in the New Year!