Blanca & Kurt’s Story
Our first foundation couple, Kurt Dudley and Blanca Grimes, were the recipients of the 2014 Foundation Wedding. Dudley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2002 and had 80 percent of his stomach removed.
He was declared cancer free, but in November 2013, as he and Grimes were planning their wedding, Dudley learned his cancer had returned. This time, it was Stage 4. Dudley entered an aggressive experimental study for the next several months. Unfortunately, the medication did not work and the study was cancelled. Kurt was fighter until the end, but sadly lost his battle In August 2016.
Photography: Holly Carlisle | Cinematography: R&C Films | Wedding Planner: Fairy Godmother- A Wedding And Event Planning Company | Floral Design: White Oaks Florist | Cake: Gimmie Some Sugar | Catering: NV Catering | Transportation: The Limousine Scene | DJ/MC: Allsound Music | Lighting: Freestyle Entertainment | Bridesmaids Gifts: Custom Creations | Rentals: It’s Your Party Event Rents and Make It Happen | Photo Booth: Bakersfield Photo Booths | Paper Suite: Matinae Design Studio and All the Invite | Groomsen’s Attire: Mr. Tuxedo | Bridal Gown: Ladies and Gents Bridal | Makeup & Hair: Alivia Daniels