Eugene and Kirstin were both wounded in the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shootings a year ago. Eugene was shot trying to protect Kirstin and she was injured in the scuffle. But, they aren’t letting the tragedy stop them from being happy. In fact, their survival inspired them to embrace life.

They decided to get married on the one-year anniversary of the shootings. Now, whenever they think of the day, they won’t think of the violence. Instead, they’ll think of the love they share.

On Saturday, Eugene and Kirstin Han were married in Aurora, Colorado.

On Saturday, Eugene and Kirstin Han were married in Aurora, Colorado.

It was one year exactly after they were injured in the movie theater shooting.

It was one year exactly after they were injured in the movie theater shooting.

Eugene was shot trying to protect Kirstin.

Eugene was shot trying to protect Kirstin.

They wanted to honor the day, knowing God had something special in store for them.

They wanted to honor the day, knowing God had something special in store for them.

They were married in the Village East Baptist Church.

They were married in the Village East Baptist Church.

Now, the anniversary of their shooting will be remembered as their wedding day.

Now, the anniversary of their shooting will be remembered as their wedding day.

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This is what a REAL fairy-tale ending looks like.

This is what a REAL fairy-tale ending looks like.

They believed they were spared for a reason… and we do, too.

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