Ailing 5-Year Old Marries Best Friend, Is Too Precious for Words

WARNING: The following photo gallery will make you cry.

It's all but guaranteed.

But we still think it's worth your time to read about a five-year girl named Sophia Chiappalone.

She hails from Connecticut and she was born with a serious heart defect.

Prior to going in for her fourth surgery, Sophia told her parents that she wanted to marry her best friend, a four-year old named Hunter.

With the assistance of photographer Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, Sophia's parents turned this dream into an amazing reality.

Scroll down for all the details, and grab a box of tissues as you do:

1. This is Sophia

This is sophia
She has tragically been in and out of the hospital for most of her young life.

2. Such a Sad Story

Such a sad story
Sophia was born with a genetic heart defect and not expected to live past the age of two.

3. Sophia is Due to Undergo a Fourth Surgery on Her Heart

Sophia is due to undergo a fourth surgery on her heart
First, however, she asked for something special: Could she marry her best friend, Hunter?

4. Too Precious for Words

Too precious for words
“That’s all she wanted in the world, was to marry the love of her life,” Sophia’s mom, Kristy, told a local NBC affiliate.

5. The Perfect Bride

The perfect bride
“She was born with half of a heart — the whole right side of her heart was missing,” added Kristy to NBC upon sharing these photos and this story.

6. Enter Marisa Balletti-Lavoie

Enter marisa balletti lavoie
The photographer was only too happy to help with this special project. (And you can follow her on Facebook at Sassy Mouth Photo.)

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Colton Haynes Marries Jeff Leatham! And All of Hollywood Attends!

Wedding bells have rung for Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham.

The beloved Arrow and Teen Wolf star exchanged vows on Friday evening with the Four Seasons artistic director Jeff Leatham in an event seemingly attended by everyone in Hollywood.

The ceremony was officiated by Kris Jenner and approximately 120 people watched the 29-year old and 46-year old become Husband and Husband.

“It’s just amazing when you find someone who kind of teaches you to love yourself more,” Haynes told People Magazine of Leatham, adding:

“The really great thing about being with Jeff is that since we got together my relationships with my friends have gotten better, my family relationships have gotten better.

When you learn to really love someone, it’s completely life-changing. Now we have this beautiful life together and this epic journey ahead.”

Haynes came out as gay in May of last year.

He and Leatham announced their engagement in March in Cabo San Lucas.

According to the aforementioned publication, famous guests included:

  • Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Manganiello
  • Melanie Griffith
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Lisa Rinna
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Dylan O’Brien
  • Emily Rickards
  • Billie Lourd
  • Cheyenne Jackson

There was also a black-and-white dress code, along with a cocktail hour and crazy fun dance party afterward.

wedding guests

Leatham designed most of the wedding and reception himself.

He also wrote the following sweet message on Instagram two days ago:

“I have the honor and great pleasure of Marrying this Amazing Human Being tomorrow – I love him to the moon and back and I am Blessed to soon call him my #Husband/

“One more sleep baby.”

Speaking to People about the affair and his inspiration behind it, Leatham said the following:

“If you can imagine Cher meets a Guns ‘N Roses video and that’s the theme of the wedding,

“But more than the flowers and decorations, it’s really about everyone coming together and everyone you love being with in the same room.

“That was the most important thing for us.”

Leatham withHaynes

Haynes confirmed his relationship with Leatham on Valentine’s Day, about a month before the proposal.

“I SAID YES!!! Thank you @cher for the beautiful ‘I got you babe’ proposal lead in, you sounded incredible as always. The most special night of my life.” the actor captioned a picture of the couple after they agreed to marry.

Later on, Haynes actually proposed to Leatham and presented him with his own engagement ring.

Wrote Leatham at the time:

“I SAID YES !!! Not a bad day when you find YOUR engagement ring in a glass of vintage #domperignon and of course with Cher’s ‘I Got You Babe’ playing in the background.

“I Love YOU @coltonlhaynes — Now we are both engaged baby !!! Let’s get married — I Love you — Love You — Love You. #doubleengaged.”

Congrats to the newlyweds!


Erin Andrews Marries Jarret Stoll!!!

They do, folks.

They really, truly, officially do!

In exciting and romantic news first broken by People Magazine, Dancing with the Stars co-host Erin Andrews has tied to knot with NHL player Jarret Stoll, with the couple exchanging vows on Saturday in Montana.

According a rep for Andrews, the magical event took place around sunset and only a select group of close friends and family members were in attendance.

Andrews wore a gorgeous gown designed by Carolina Herrera, while someone named Yifat Oren planned the wedding.

For those who care about that sort of thing.

The Fox reporter has been seeing the professional athlete since 2012; the stars got engaged in December after a rocky several months for each of them separately.

In April of 2015, for example, Stoll was busted for possession of cocaine and ecstasy.

He was allegedly in possession of 3.3 grams of cocaine and 8.1 grams of ecstasy when he was arrested at the West Republic pool at the MGM Grand at the time.

Andrews, meanwhile, was driven to tears while testifying at the trial of a stalker who snuck illegal peeks at the beauty while she got changed in a hotel room back in 2009.

In March of last year, Andrews was awarded $ 55 million in a lawsuit against Marriott International for that company’s negligence in allowing such an act to take place.

Then, in January, Andrews admitted that she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer.

She explained how she underwent the second of two procedures for the illness last November and learned 16 days later that she was all clear.

She was fortunate enough to never need radiation nor chemotherapy.

And now she’s fortunate enough to have married the man of her dreams!

Stoll popped the life-altering question at Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33 over the holidays.

Andrews told Good Morning America of the proposal shortly after she accepted:

“We went there for Christmas to see the Christmas decorations, and we had a lovely dinner there, and he did it right there at dinner at Disneyland.

“I was bawling like a child.”

We love it.

And we’re so very happy for these two celebrities.

May they live a lifetime of health and happiness as husband and wife!


Miranda Kerr Marries Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel in Super Secret Home Wedding (VIDEO)

Miranda Kerr got hitched to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel Saturday, and pulled out all the stops to keep the lid on the ceremony. Miranda and Evan got married in the backyard of their Brentwood home. We don’t know who attended, because all…