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Bride Speaks About Her Decision to Move Wedding to Hospital So Mother Can Attend

By Alexa Williams
NewsWest 9 

It's a story that made national headlines this week. A bride moved her wedding and got married in a hospital so her terminally ill mom could watch her walk down the aisle. It turns out that bride grew up here in Midland.

CC Copeland and her now husband, Connor, had planned to get married on November first in Scottsdale, Arizona. But after they got word that CC's mothers' breast cancer was spreading, they knew they had to act quickly.

"What would happen if she can't travel? What would happen if she's not getting better by then so we just decided well there's really no question we'll do it here (in Houston)," Copeland said. 

They decided to get hitched at M.D. Anderson in Houston where her mother was receiving cancer treatments. CC and Connor moved their wedding date to October 22.

"So we got married in this little garden, they call the rose garden. It's just right outside the hospital where my mom was so we just had to go down the elevator and out the door and we were there," Copeland said.

CC said her family, close friends, photographer, wedding planner and hair and make up artist were all able to make it on the new day and at the new location. But most importantly her mom was by her side on one of the biggest days of her life.

"Looking back that day that we had was so much more special then the day that we had planned. We just realized that God stripped away all the things that people get caught up on planning a wedding and the silly stuff and really boiled it down to what actually matters which is Connor and I getting married and family and loved ones being there," Copeland said.

Sadly, two weeks after CC said her vows to the man of her dreams, her mother passed away. 

CC's story has made national headlines this week but she told NewsWest 9 anyone would have done what she did. She just wants the world to remember how great her mother was and how strong her faith was in God. 

"What describes my mom is just her commitment to the word and to live a humbled life under the guidance of God," Copeland said.

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