North Shore Times : February 15th 2011
www.northshoretimes.co.nz Tuesday, February 15, 2011 OPEN DAY MARCH 2 BOARDING AVAILABLE for Boys & Girls BR - j5765/02 UCKPV MGPVKIGTP EQNNGIG SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 APRIL Register to attend 09 577 0677 www.saintkentigern.com I will love you forever By SARAH CODDINGTON True Love: Newlyweds Craig and Michelle Rambaud share a kiss. Photos: BEN WATSON Blushing Bride: Michelle McCartney before she walked down the aisle to marry Craig Rambaud. CANCER SUFFERER MARRIES HER 'GIANT TEDDY BEAR' WHAT THE CELEBRANT SAID Excerpt from the wedding ceremony from celebrant Nicola Tunnard: ''We all know why this decision has been made at this time. Michelle and Craig face an uncertain future. ''They have been given news which has delivered to them the certainty of a difficult time ahead. ''Any one of us, I am sure, would do anything within our power to bring relief to them as a couple and to Alex and Jake, to them all as a family. We look towards the future and it is a little scary for us all.'' CONTINUED Page 2 IT WAS especially poignant when bride-to-be Michelle McCartney told partner Craig Rambaud: I will love you forever in this world and the next.'' Michelle has an inoperable brain tumour and may have only two months to live. The long-term sweethearts got married in the North Shore Hospital chapel on Thursday. Hair straighteners and beautiful dresses hung in Michelle's hospital room. And her father Hugh waited patiently to proudly wheel his daughter to the chapel. The couple declared their love for each other sur- rounded by family and close friends. Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married'' filled the hospital's corridors and other patients smiled at the passing bride. And Craig's vows said it all: From the moment I met you, I knew you were the one. Your beauty, heart and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be.'' The couple from Kaipara met at a Valentine's Day charity ball for the Cancer Foundation in 1995. And 13 years ago Craig got down on one knee and proposed. It was just per- fect,'' 43-year-old Michelle says. We always wanted to organise our own wedding, but we could never afford it and it got to the point where we were like -- hey, let's just go to a registry office. I couldn't ask for better now. I got a real dress and felt like a real bride,'' She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour less than a month ago and doctors say they are uncertain of her future. Wedding attendants were told to concentrate on the present and celebrate the couple's everlasting love. Let's agree not to look for- ward and be fearful about the future because in truth none of us really knows what the future holds,'' celebrant Nicola Tunnard said. Go to www.northshore times.co.nz to see a multimedia slideshow from Craig and Michelle's big day.
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