The words “wedding,” “surprise,” and “prank” rarely — if ever — belong in the same sentence.
Yet in this surprise wedding, orchestrated for a couple in love by Break.com’s “Prank it Forward” campaign, those three words combine for a heartfelt and moving event.
Mario and Elaine of Jersey City have been together through thick and thin, including Elaine’s battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was diagnosed at age 30, shortly after the two got engaged, and medical bills forced them to postpone their wedding for six years.
But with the right mix of sneaky inspiration and corporate sponsorship, the couple finally tied the knot when Mario arranged a movie date for Elaine that began with a preview trailer telling the story of how they met — then turned into to an on-the-spot wedding ceremony that will leave you in tears.
“Every once in a while, we get to redeem ourselves,” said Break.com’s Greg Benson. Watch above.