Woman diagnosed with terminal cancer gets wedding of her dreams

Jen Bulik, a 35-year-old who recently was diagnosed with terminal cancer, got the wedding of her dreams over the weekend — thanks in large part to the generosity of strangers.

More than 40 local vendors donated their services for the ceremony, which took place Saturday in San Jose, Calif.

Bulik and Jeff Lang, her boyfriend of six years, were married in a park near her parents' home. Surrounded by friends, family and a New Orleans brass band, the newlyweds led a parade to the reception, where 125 guests ate barbecue, played cornhole and watched the couple dance to an acoustic version of Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory."

"I avoided tearing up the entire day until I saw them dancing," Erica Ota, a Bay area wedding planner who donated her services for the event, told Yahoo News.

Bulik wore a light green dress for the exchange of vows and had several wigs on hand.

"Jen changed her outfits and wigs about four times during the event," James LeDeau, a friend of the couple, said. "A true trendsetter, she always kept us guessing."

Bulik was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December. Despite aggressive treatment, the cancer spread to her lymph nodes, and doctors told her in June she has less than six months to live. Lang proposed earlier this month.

Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik pose for a photo at their wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (James LeDeau)
Lang kisses the bride
Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik pose for a photo at their wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (James LeDeau)
Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik pose for a photo at their wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (James LeDeau)
Lang and Bulik
Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik pose for a photo at their wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (James LeDeau)
Newlyweds Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik lead a parade from the wedding to the reception, San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (James LeDeau)
Wedding street parade
Newlyweds Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik lead a parade from the wedding to the reception, San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (James LeDeau)
Lang proposes to Bulik (Facebook)
Lang proposes
Lang proposes to Bulik (Facebook)
Newlyweds Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik lead a parade from the wedding to the reception, San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (Sly Vegas/Captiv8 Imagery)
Wedding street parade
Newlyweds Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik lead a parade from the wedding to the reception, San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (Sly Vegas/Captiv8 Imagery)
Jen Bulik poses for a photo under an umbrella at her wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (Sly Vegas/Captiv8 Imagery)
Bulik under the umbrella
Jen Bulik poses for a photo under an umbrella at her wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (Sly Vegas/Captiv8 Imagery)
Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik pose for a photo at their wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (Sly Vegas/Captiv8 Imagery)
Wedding kiss
Jeffrey Lang and Jen Bulik pose for a photo at their wedding in San Jose, Calif., July 27, 2013. (Sly Vegas/Captiv8 Imagery)

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