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Couple ties the knot after surviving Charlottesville attack

REVA, VA (WWBT) -

A couple that survived the deadly car attack in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017, got their chance to say, "I do."

Marcus Martin and his fiancée Marissa Blair tied the knot on Saturday without having to spend a dime, thanks to Bella Giornata Events.

During the Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12, Marcus pushed Marissa out of the way of a car that charged at pedestrians at the Downtown Mall. NBC affiliate WVIR reports that Marcus broke his leg during the incident.

"He always said he would do any and everything to protect me and he proved it,” Marissa told the Charlottesville news station.

"I just had a reaction, not even a thought, just reacting. I can't even explain it,” Marcus said. 

The two were friends of Heather Heyer, who was killed in the attack. When the two found out they lost their friend, the wedding took a back seat.

Even though Heather may not be here anymore, her spirit was still with them as the two walked down the aisle.

According to WVIR, Annalise Bridal provided Marissa with her reception dress. The boutique will be selling the dress at its floor sale with all of the proceeds going to the Heather Heyer Foundation.

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