The 33-year-old Nicholas Venter and his fiancée Laetitia van den Heever from Fontainebleau on the West Rand have been saving for their wedding anniversary since last October. Then, after a three-year relationship, Nicholas asked the question of the love of his life.
She said “yes” to spend the rest of her life together as a husband and wife. They live with Laetitia’s parents and funds are limited, but they decided to save and pay for their own big day.
READ: The Love Story of Nicholas and Laetitia
In January of that year, Nicholas complained of back pain and pain in one of his legs. He built her house and suspects he pulled a muscle. This was the doctor’s diagnosis and he went home with pain medication. He was about to be registered with Laetitia’s Medical Aid.
The pain increased and became unbearable, and a few weeks ago Nicholas had difficulty breathing. They took him to the intensive care unit at the hospital, where Laetitia works as an administrative clerk. A CT scan and biopsy were performed. The result was devastating – Nicholas had advanced stage 4 sarcoma – a very aggressive spindle cell neoplasm cancer. Both families were beaten down.
WedReady and MODE Weddings and Events have teamed up with a list of clients to make Nicholas and Laetitia’s dream wedding come true – they got married on Saturday at 4:30 pm!
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Ann Grace Photography took the beautiful pictures on Saturday March 20th.