Delaware County couple gets surprise fairytale wedding
FOLSOM, Pa. - February 24, 2013 (WPVI) -- Even though Valentine's Day was days ago, cupid was working overtime in Folsom, Delaware County.
When Karen Fisher and Gary Flynne first dated, back in high school in the late 80s, they couldn't have dreamed they'd someday get married in a beauty salon.
However that's what happened Sunday, a surprise fairytale wedding, despite the realities of spending 20 years apart and that they are both unemployed.
"We friended each other on Facebook, were talking back and forth, and met each other again. We went and had a couple of drinks with each other and hit it off right from there. It's like we were meant to be," said Flynne.
Fisher lost her job about three years ago, and then Flynne was laid off in November.
Fisher wrote to salon owner Marc Voci, hoping for a makeover and some job leads from his "Style Me Hired" program.
He and his staff went to work, convincing local businesses to donate gowns, flowers, rings and refreshments.
"These local businesses coming together, locking arms, saying we're going to help you Marc, we're going to get this wedding, we're going to put it all together. Without them, there is no wedding," said Voci.
Fourteen days after writing her letter, Fisher found herself made-over, dressed up, and ready to take her vows.
"I'm overwhelmed but extremely grateful to Marc and everybody who helped put this together," said Fisher.
In addition to arranging the wedding, Voci has seen to it that both the bride and groom are getting job help from a company called EDSI.
After spending their wedding night at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park, the happy couple hopes to start a very bright future together.
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