Marine Corporal and triple amputee Juan Dominguez and his now-wife, Alexis Dominguez, were given a huge gift by their community last month.
Juan lost both of his legs and his right arm when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. To show their gratitude for his service, residents of Temecula, Calif. pitched in $30,000 in goods and services to give Juan and Alexis an incredible Big Day.
"Every girl wants a dream wedding, and this is my dream wedding," Alexis says in the video above. "Especially because I'm marrying the man of my dreams."
Watch the video to see how the wedding came together, then click through the slideshow below to see some of our favorite nuptial moments from 2012.
Justin Bieber Wedding Dance
You wouldn't think any group of men would willingly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/12/justin-bieber-wedding-dan_n_1202130.html">dance to Justin Bieber's "Baby,"</a> but a Florida groom and his groomsmen did just that -- all to surprise the bride.
Katy Perry Is The Wedding Singer
Katy Perry was reportedly paid nearly $2 million to <a href="http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/katy-perry/365896-katy-perry-holly-valance-wedding-ps12million">perform a 45-minute set</a> at Holly Valance and Nick Candy's Beverly Hills wedding.
"Les Miserables" Flash Mob
Musical theater fans, rejoice: at this <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/les-miserables-wedding_n_2239100.html">Danish couple's wedding</a>, friends and family performed "One Day More" from "Les Miserables"-- flash mob-style!
President Obama's Wedding Gift
President Obama scheduled a last-minute rally at the Living History Farms in Iowa. But when he discovered that a wedding was planned in that same location (after the rally was scheduled to end), he <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/obama-wedding-gift-_n_1890745.html">left the newlyweds a sweet note</a>.
Queen Elizabeth Crashes A Wedding
After learning that the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration would be located near their wedding venue, an English couple wrote to Buckingham Palace to invite her to the wedding. She declined, but then surprised the couple by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/25/queen-drops-in-manchester-wedding_n_1378075.html">showing up to the wedding anyway</a>.
Gas Station Wedding
A Greek couple held their wedding reception at the groom's gas station to save money. Judging from <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/unusual-wedding-venues_n_2025340.html#slide=1697836">the photos</a>, it looks like the unromantic location didn't keep the guests from celebrating.
"Gangnam Style" Parody
It didn't take long for parodies of Korean rapper Psy's "Gangnam Style" music video to begin popping up, and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/gangnam-style-wedding_n_1874557.html">this one</a> is among the best. A San Francisco couple filmed the video before and during their wedding, and it now has more than one million views on YouTube.
One Direction Groom Dance
A Montreal groom and his groomsmen <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/one-direction-wedding-dance_n_1878886.html">showed off their dance moves</a> in a choreographed routine to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." The guys practiced for weeks before the big day, and it looks like the hard work paid off.
Middle School Love Letter
Trevor Webb passed a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/love-letter_n_2214622.html">love letter</a> to Cathy Knorr in 6th grade, and 22 years later, the same letter was displayed at their wedding. Knorr said displaying the letter represented how their relationship had come "full circle!"
First (Swing) Dance
An Australian couple performed a <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147621/Is-best-dance-wedding-Guests-gasp-acrobatic-Aussies-come-swinging.html">choreographed swing dance</a> at their wedding, putting all other first dances to shame.
Flower Girl Falls Asleep At The Altar
Being a flower girl is exhausting. One little girl was so tired after walking down the aisle that she laid down and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/flower-girl-wedding-falls-asleep-altar-claire-miller_n_1729474.html?utm_hp_ref=weddings-20">took a nap</a> -- during the ceremony.
Washington's First Same-Sex Marriages
Same-sex Washington couples began tying the knot for the first time on December 9. In this video, a young supporter of marriage equality <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/marriage-in-washington-ph_n_2272922.html?utm_hp_ref=weddings&ir=Weddings">hands flowers to a newly-married couple</a>, and it's adorable.