Surgery Doesn't Stop Couple's Wedding Day

Jonathan Peak wasn't going to let lung surgery get in the way of his big day.

By Stephania Jimenez
|  Friday, Feb 15, 2013  |  Updated 5:07 PM EDT
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Surgery Doesn't Stop Couple's Wedding Day

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Jonathan Peak and Nicole Veil got married at the John Depsey Hospital at the UConn Health Center in Farmington on Friday. The wedding was held at the hospital because Peak was recovering from lung surgery.

Some people really mean it when they say “in sickness and in health” in their wedding vows.

Jonathan Peak and Nicole Veil didn't let surgery stand in the way of their nuptials. The couple from Hartford got married at the UConn Health Center in Farmington on Friday.

“I had a nodule removed from my right lung,” said Peak.

While that procedure would have derailed most couples’ wedding day, this pair decided to go ahead as planned and tie the knot at the hospital.

“People thought, ‘won’t you change the date?’ But, we didn’t let anything hinder us. We stuck with the date, and here I am getting married at UConn,” Peak said.

“His health is the most important thing and that’s basically what we wanted to do,” said Veil.

Peak and Veil have seen their share of struggle. They were together about a decade ago, had three children, but then separated, before eventually getting back together.

“We’ve been together four years, separated, and now we’ve rekindled our relationship,” said Peak.

After the ceremony, the happy couple made their way to their reception, complete with catered food and cake. Peak said he was honored to share his big day surrounded by those who helped save his life.

“I have the people here that have been in my corner -- the doctors,” he said.

After the groom recovers, the pair plan to have their honeymoon someplace where they can relax and have enjoy themselves.  

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