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Formerly Homeless Houston Couple Married With Help Of Church

04/09/2013 08:05 pm ET

A recently married couple in Houston proves that home is truly where the heart is.

Bryan Prejean and Wanda Ware, who met while homeless seven years ago, tied the knot Sunday at First Baptist Church, ABC reported. The members of the church helped make their vows possible.

"I found myself in tears a lot of times because I just didn't think anyone could love me that much," Ware, who wore a glittery black dress and white jacket, told the news outlet.

The church members donated the dress, makeup, hair, rings, photography and even a honeymoon to Galveston.

Prejean, 44, and Ware, 57, met at a care center for the homeless in Houston seven years ago, the Houston Chronicle reported, when one of Prejean's friends told Ware:

"'He really likes you and thinks you're a nice lady. He likes you because you have compassion for the people.'"

Ware plans to start college this summer and hopes to get a social work degree to help women who are in a similar situation. Prejean currently has contract work in carpentry and remodeling, the Chronicle reported.

The two began attending bible study together and turned their lives around in recent years, according to the news outlet.

"I pray that all the young ladies out there who are on drugs and alcohol or going through something in their life, that I can be an example for them," Ware said.

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