The former Navy Corpsman Combat Medic (who lost his leg when he stepped on a IED in Afghanistan) and the firefighter are committed to serving others.
Kristin Moya and Luis Polanco
Wedding Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Wedding Date: February 12
The breast and thyroid cancer survivor and her high school sweetheart embody the saying, ‘Love conquers all.’
Mariana De Andrade and Chris Singleton
Wedding Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Wedding Date: February 19
The high school sweethearts are helping to raise Chris’ two younger siblings. His mother was killed in the Charleston church massacre and his father passed away a year later. He’s currently trying to pursue a career in Major League Baseball.
Jennifer Jones and Robert Ronnenberg
Wedding Location: Byron, Minnesota
Wedding Date: February 26
They were both married before and have children — in fact, they actually met through their kids! Jennifer was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 28 and received a lung transplant in 2017.
Tiffany Cummings and Jesse Fossum
Wedding Location: Florida
Wedding Date: March 5
The couple’s home, wedding venue, and community were destroyed when Hurricane Irma hit in September 2017. They had to cancel their wedding and are working to rebuild their lives.
Jamie PK and Shilo Harris
Wedding Location: Los Angeles
Wedding Date: March 12
Shilo was deployed to Iraq after 9/11 and his Hum-V was hit by an IED. He suffered extreme burns and lost his ears, nose and several fingers. To date, he’s undergone over 75 reconstructive surgeries. Jamie is a former school counselor who adopted two young siblings in foster care. They couple met at a community event.
Joslyn Pennywell and Kibwe Trim
Wedding Location: Van Nuys, California
Wedding Date: March 19
Kibwe received a scholarship and came to the U.S, where he met Joslyn in 2013. Kibwe started the non-profit organization Dreamchaser, which offers scholarships and mentoring for at-risk youth. Together, the couple has organized drives, ran athletic camps, and spoken at schools.
Fio Gaete and Jason McMillan
Wedding Location: Menifee, CA
Wedding Date: March 26
Jason and Flo are survivors of the 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas. While shielding Flo and four other women, Jason was shot in the chest and paralyzed. Flo then dragged him to safety. Realizing they were meant to be together, he proposed while recovering in the hospital.
Wedding planner extraordinaire David Tutera is back on TV giving even more couples the special day of their dreams.
My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera is a new eight-part event series on Lifetime — part of the network's Real Love Tuesdays — produced by Thinkfactory Media, and the network's next foray into live TV. On the show, Tutera will be working with "eight inspirational couples whose remarkable stories of love and survival redefine real love."
Services like Netflix are gaining competition with new platforms from Apple, Walmart and more.
Each week, viewers meet a new couple who share their emotional love story live from a different city in the US. "All of America is invited to watch as these deserving couples work with world-renowned wedding and event planner David Tutera to create the weddings of their dreams. With surprises revealed along the way, each episode will culminate in the live broadcast of the wedding, brought to life by Tutera," Lifetime revealed in a press release.
Click through the gallery to meet some of the truly inspiring couples who are about to say 'I do' on live TV!
My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera, Premiere, February 5, 10/9c, Lifetime