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Tue May 15, 2018, 07:50 PM

Couple Who Survived Charlottesville Car Attack Marry

Source: CNN

As a gray Dodge accelerated toward the crowd gathered in Charlottesville last year, Marcus Martin made a pivotal, quick decision.

He pushed his fiancée, Marissa Blair, out of the car's path as it barreled through the crowd.

As for Martin, he was tossed into the air -- a moment captured in the defining images of the violent protest on August 12. He was left with a broken leg.

The couple got married in a ceremony Saturday, for which more than 30 vendors pitched in to help them experience their dream wedding.

"It proves hate won't win and it proves that there are more good people in the world than there are bad and that love will win," Blair told CNN affiliate WVIR about the community outpouring.

Their ceremony also honored their close friend, Heather Heyer, who was killed in the vehicle attack that day. Heyer, a 32-year-old Charlottesville paralegal, had been demonstrating against the "Unite the Right" rally....More..

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/couple-who-survived-charlottesville-car-attack-marry/ar-AAxj0Oh?li=BBnbfcL







~ Beautiful Couple & Dream Wedding!

"Couple Who Survived Charlottesville Car Attack Get Their Dream Wedding,' The Grio, May 15, 2018
https://thegrio.com/2018/05/15/couple-who-survived-charlottesville-car-attack-get-their-dream-wedding/

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appalachiablue May 15 OP
spooky3 May 15 #1
appalachiablue May 15 #2
byronius May 15 #3
appalachiablue May 15 #6
iluvtennis May 15 #4
Sophia4 May 15 #5
Kind of Blue May 15 #7
appalachiablue May 15 #8
Kind of Blue May 16 #9
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:52 PM

1. So sweet!

Very happy for them!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:58 PM

2. Terrific couple, so happy for them. And all the great support they rec'd.

The couple used purple, Heather Heyer's favorite as their wedding color. Heather's mother, Susan Bro attended the event and gave a tribute. A wonderful Spring wedding..

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:05 PM

3. Wow, this made me cry.

Awesome story. The car attack still fries me.

All the luck in the world to these amazing people.

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Response to byronius (Reply #3)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:21 PM

6. Me too after I saw your post. Tears of joy, and Hope at how people

move forward, live, love and receive such widespread generosity and support.

After what they've been through, Martin and Marissa deserve much happiness, health and goodness now.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 08:44 PM

4. Kudos.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:08 PM

5. Congratulations to the newlyweds.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:45 PM

7. So bittersweet. I'm so glad this gorgeous couple remembered

Heather Heyer at their wedding.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #7)

Tue May 15, 2018, 10:45 PM

8. Yes, tributes & memories of Heather with her mother a guest, using

Heather's favorite color purple like her name, same as the popular heather plant so iconic in Scotland.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #8)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:19 AM

9. I usually read the linked articles but was done-for after

reading the last line so thanks for that. The colors they chose for their wedding was not a coincidence. Nice.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 08:41 PM

10. A wonderful gesture from the vendors,

and a lovely day for them.

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