Jennifer & Steven: A Formal Wedding in New York, NY

Jennifer Daymude and Steven Manning's wedding was a true labor of love. After all, it took nearly 10 years of missed opportunities in three different states for the passionate pair to get there. THE BRIDE Jennifer Daymude, 31, biotech sales THE GROOM Steven Manning, 31, restaurateur THE DATE May 30 Extreme emotions abounded for Jennifer and Steve, in the final months leading up to the wedding when the bride was diagnosed with Malignant Thymoma, a rare form of cancer. They braced themselves for two surgeries in one month. Now I look back with gratitude that I had my wedding to keep me focused, says a recovering Jennifer. I concentrated on staying positive, getting stronger, and on our love.