CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - A bride-to-be and her bridesmaid narrowly escaped from an apartment fire just days before the wedding.
Even with burns and broken bones, the wedding went off without a hitch.
Most every bride dreams of her wedding day, that moment where those closest to you witness one of the most important days of your life.
Lenise Ruff is no different, but her wedding day meant so much more this weekend.
After what happened on days ago, she is just happy to be alive.
"My apartment burned down, I had to jump out of my third story building in my apartment complex into rocks,” said Ruff.
Last week, Ruff and her maid of honor Marilyn Cruc narrowly escaped the apartment fire which burned almost everything she owns.
Her best friend wasn't so lucky.
"We grew up together. She was my roommate as well. She jumped and broke her back," said Ruff.
Cruc spent the last six days in the hospital, but she was determined to be there this weekend for her friend. So, with the help of a walker, Cruc was there.
She was able to make it down the aisle, and be there for that priceless moment. They fought through the pain together to attend and celebrate the big day.
"It just means the world to us and I know it was hard," said Ruff.
This day was more than just a wedding. It was a celebration of life and a reminder of what really matters.
Courtesy: NBC News Channel