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TODAY   |  July 29, 2013

Woman told she has 6 months to live gets married

When doctors told Jen Bulick, 35, to prepare for the worst, she became determined to live the remainder of her life to the fullest. With the help of some generous strangers, she married the love of her life, Jeff Lang, in her dream wedding this past weekend. NBC’s Erica Hill reports.

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>> a touching story about the woman who god the wedding of her dreams thanks to the kindness of strangers.

>> when doctors told her she had months to live, she was determined to live the months to the fullest including getting married over the weekend to the love of her life.

>> reporter: a picture perfect wedding day, the kind every bride dreams about. from the flowers to the photos to the champagne, surrounded by friends and family saturday, general bullock and jeff lang shared their vows.

>> for all the days of your life.

>> i do.

>> there was a lot of happiness and the sadness is going to be over soon.

>> jen doesn't have much time left. in january after a car wouldn't go away she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at just 35. and then last month this.

>> six weeks untreated and four to six months treated. so when i heard that i said let's get married because i wanted to focus on life.

>> reporter: the life she has been living and loving since she met jeff through a friend six years ago. they thought the couple would be a perfect match .

>> i've known for a long time she's the one i want to be with.

>> with with time not on their side jeff proposed and the couple gave themselves two weeks to plan a wedding in jen's parents backyard but strangers had other plans. after a stranger posted their story on an online wedding message board , a local wedding planner read the post.

>> just really touched by the story so immediately i felt like i responded in 30 seconds and said absolutely. i'd love to help out.

>> reporter: after meeting with jeff , erica learns jen kept a pinterest page show casing what her fantasy wedding might look like.

>> i saw dreams there and i saw dreams that could become reality.

>> reporter: with only two weeks to make those dreams a reality the wedding sprung to life with the help of 30 vendors donating more than $50,000 in goods and services .

>> it looks exactly like the pictures. i'm touched. i'm in awe. i'm speechless.

>> reporter: while many wedding days focus on a couple's future together, for these newlyweds, celebrating the present in each others arms is the sweetest gift in the world.

>> i always think about the future but it's not the time to think about it today. today's the time to think about this now and enjoy this now.

>> i do.

>> it's such a beautiful story. the wedding planner, this woman, she thought well i'll help them on their day and coordinate things on the day and she got to know the couple and know their story she said we have to make this happen and then she recruited these 30 vendors and 50 something thousand dollar wedding .

>> then she screamed i do.

>> makes for a beautiful bride.

>> thank you so much.

>> thank you so much. we'll