Bride Shaves Head on Wedding Day to Support Husband With Cancer

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
April 21, 2016 6:41 pm Last Updated: April 24, 2016 8:11 am

Childhood sweethearts Joan and Craig Lyons have finally tied the knot on April 15 at the city’s Isla Gladstone Conservatory.

But their wedding wasn’t a typical wedding.

The brave bride from Huyton, Liverpool, shaved off her hair during their wedding reception as a way to show her love for her terminally ill husband.

In August 2015, Craig was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and was given nine to twelve months to live. However, that did not stop him from proposing to previously-married Joan 18 months ago.

“I fell in love with her as soon as I set my eyes on her when we were 14,” Craig shared with The Daily Mail.

Joan, who will be donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates wigs for children going through chemotherapy, told CBS News she was “relaxed during the process.”

“Just thinking how thankful and privileged I was to be able to do this,” she said.

As for her husband, Craig—he loves it.

“It was obviously the first time I had seen Joan without her hair and she looked beautiful, absolutely stunning,” he said.

Photographers Kim and Ant from Struth Photography were able to capture this beautiful moment. 

Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)
Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)

Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)
Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)

Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)
Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)

Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)
Struth Photography (Courtesy of Kim and Ant)