A couple’s tradition of giving to others every year extended to their wedding day, with their guests taking part.
Brad and Jessica Bond’s love story starts with their first date seven years ago.
Brad Bond said he wanted to do something special, because he knew since then that she was the one.
“So we pulled in the parking lot of Target,” Brad Bond said. “I explained my parents have always made Christmas special for me.”
“It’s something that has been a tradition for us, like, ever since we started dating,” Jessica Bond said.
The newlyweds invited their entire wedding party to Target on Saturday to shop for the Toys for Tots program.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps that brings toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts.
“So if we can make some kids smile on Christmas, didn’t matter if it was one day, or a relationship, it was successful.,” Brad Bond said.
“I think it’s wonderful. I’ve never seen this done before. It’s a great benefit for all the kids. There are so many that are in need,” Eric LaRoche, Brad Bond’s best man, said.
Guests were given red envelopes with a $10 gift card inside, though they’re spending much more.
“I’m sure the kids are going to enjoy this, and that’s what Christmas is all about, you know?” Jessica Bond’s mother, Emy Pargas, said.
“I have the most amazing wife on the planet, so if we (are) able to give back and share our blessing with others, then what better can we do on our wedding day?” Brad Bond said.