Marc Fucarile lost his right leg as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings, but a year later he was able to walk down the aisle at Fenway Park and marry his longtime love.
Marc and Jen Regan were wed on Thursday afternoon in a ceremony inside Boston’s favorite sports sanctuary, with their son Gavin, 6, and 150 guests on hand. From there, they hopped on one of Boston’s famous duck boats, which brought them to a reception at the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square. The wedding was decorated in blue and yellow, the marathon colors, and the Dropkick Murphys even stopped by the reception to perform that song that everyone knows from The Departed, “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”
The magical and distinctly Boston wedding was made possible by “Love Runs Through Boston,” a product of Gracie Lou Events. The company held a contest and teamed up with wedding professionals around the city to cover expenses for a wedding for a couple affected by the marathon bombing. Marc and Jen were the contest winners, and were able to have this dream wedding seven years after their engagement.
“We were going to get married on an island, a beach or Fenway Park,” Fucarile said. ‘Once we found out it [the reception] would be at the Hotel Commonwealth, I told Jen, ‘We’re getting married at Fenway Park somehow.'”
Marc isn’t the only survivor who, just one year after the bombing, has some happy news. Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs from the knee down, is expecting his first child with fiancée Erin Hurley, and just released his book “Stronger.”
Marc and Jeff’s stories give hope to the city as it prepares for next week’s marathon.Boston.com, banner image AP/Elise Amendola]