I've watched the movie for twice, once in my granny's house second floor at night, once in my dorm roon alone. For the two times I all laughed loud and cried during the later half and had the urge to stand up applauding for everyone in the end. You see, I never changed, and will not change. I suppose that's the reason why I always believe there's the one somewhere in the world, who is now living his life earnestly and will appear in my world finally.
A Connecticut bride battling an aggressive type of breast cancer died just 18 hours after exchanging vows with her groom.
Actually I was desperate when I wrote this review in Chinese and thought the language cannot fully express my feeling and then changed into English. When I almost finished it, the website closed accidentally. But I came again and hope this time I will finally make it. I want to leave something for it as it invokes so many emotions and thoughts from me every time I watched it.
Heather Mosher was diagnosed last December with breast cancer -- the same day her then-boyfriend, Dave Mosher, proposed to her on a horse-and-carriage ride.
It's no exageration that this movie, four weddings and a funeral is my favourite movie. Can I say it must have magic, for it involves all those laughters and tears within only two hours? And I really fancy English people's attitudes and authentic black humour.
The two had met at a swing dance group in Hartford, Connecticut, and quickly became friends before dating.
We heard wedding vows for four times in the movie. It's the best part that I love about western weddings, which are holy, pure and simple. I was supposed to write one paragraph here, just like I did just now. But this time I would simply write one sentence here, " Till death do we part." It's the forever promise.
"I had planned to ask her on Dec. 23, 2016," the groom, Dave Mosher, 35, told ABC News of the proposal. "That morning we had gone to the doctor after she had found a lump on her breast."
In the wedding, the groom and bride vow, and then the best man give a speech ( which is usually fun and kidding of the groom). Then the bride and groom take the first dance, with other guests following. They laugh, talk, drink and dance, someone with the secret wish to meet his/her future spouse. The whole wedding is a natural and relaxing party, without those comtemporary Chinese wedding customs just like proposing toasts table by table and pretending to be rather close with those unfamiliar people.
A biopsy confirmed that Heather Mosher indeed had breast cancer, but Dave Mosher wasn't deterred.
I'm also quite impressed by their attitudes towards death. In stead of endless crying, they choose to mourn the deceased by bringing out the memories of him. The lines that touched me most is the poem read by Mathew in Garrow's funeral.
"Now more than ever, I needed for her to know that she’s not going to do this alone," he recalled.
Funeral Blues by W. H. Auden
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever; I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood,
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
PHOTO: Dave and Heather Mosher wed at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 22, 2017. (Christina Karas)
I can almost feel the feeling of losing the most loved ones in life. It's just like the sun never rises and the river never flows, and all the good things mean nothing to me when I don't have you to share with. Here I really want to send my sincerest respect to those who lost the loved ones and tried hard to keep life going.
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I still remember asking mom a question," If I am at the age of marriage and a man proposes, will I say yes even though I think there's something missing between us, maybe something that is hard to name but really existing." I forgot mom's answer but now I tell myself that I will never get married with someone who's not "the one". Just like John Lennon's words that Carry said in her wedding, " Love is the answer and you know that for sure."
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"When you’re with your great love ... it’s like trying to separate your arm from your body, you can’t do it. You’re connected. She was my girl," Dave Mosher added, choking up.
While enduring two rounds of chemotherapy and two surgeries, Heather and Dave Mosher planned their nuptials. They were originally set for Dec. 30 -- that is until Heather Mosher's doctor suggested the couple wed "sooner rather than later," the groom said.
PHOTO: Dave and Heather Mosher cut their cake at their nuptials inside St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 22, 2017. (Christina Kara)
The couple exchanged vows in front of family and friends inside St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, on Dec. 22. Heather Mosher, who was on life support, lay in bed, wearing a wig, a wedding dress and jewelry.
Heather Mosher's friend, Christina Karas, was one of her bridesmaids. The two became close friends after meeting in the same swinging dance group four years ago.
"She was dying and it was clear while we were all there that these were the last moments of her life," Karas, 36, told ABC News. "She held on to stay alive for the wedding ... a wedding to the man of her dreams."
PHOTO: Dave and Heather Mosher exchange vows at their wedding inside St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., Dec. 22, 2017. (Christina Karas)
Dave Mosher noted, "Some of her last words were her vows."
On the day the couple had initially planned to marry, Dec. 30, the family is instead holding a funeral for Heather Mosher. The coincidence was not intentional, her husband said.
"It was just like surreal because I’m supposed to be exchanging vows to her and here I am saying goodbye," Dave Mosher added.