In a loving tribute to her terminally ill groom, a bride decided to shave her head at her very own wedding reception in Liverpool. And as you can see from these pictures (taken by Kimberley and Anthony Struth of Struth Photography), the result was as heartbreaking as it was heartwarming.


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Craig and Joan Lyons have known each other for over thirty years, but unknown to Joan, Craig had always been in love with her. “I fell in love with her as soon as I set my eyes on her when we were 14,” Craig told the Daily Mail. 18 months ago he decided to tell her how he really felt and the couple have just got married. They had planned to marry later in the year but they decided to bring the date forward when Craig’s pancreatic cancer became terminal. In a beautiful act of solidarity, Joan decided to cut off her hair after she walked down the aisle with her new husband.

“It was obviously the first time I had seen Joan without her hair and she looked beautiful, absolutely stunning,” he told the Daily Mail. “She is the woman of my dreams.” Joan donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates wigs for children who’ve lost their hair during cancer treatment.

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In a loving tribute to her terminally ill groom, a bride decided to shave her head at her very own wedding reception

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

Craig and Joan Lyons have known each other for over thirty years

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

But unknown to Joan, Craig had always been in love with her

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

“I fell in love with her as soon as I set my eyes on her when we were 14,” Craig told the Daily Mail

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

18 months ago he decided to tell her how he really felt and the couple have just got married

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

They decided to bring the date forward when Craig’s pancreatic cancer became terminal

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

Joan decided to cut off her hair after she walked down the aisle with her new husband

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

“It was obviously the first time I had seen Joan without her hair and she looked beautiful, absolutely stunning,” said Craig

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

“She is the woman of my dreams”

Image credits: Kimberley Struth

Joan donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that creates wigs for children who’ve lost their hair during cancer treatment

Image credits: Kimberley Struth