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"Then he said he would like to end the night as husband and wife, but only if you want. I said yes immediately." Carfagna, who has lupus, was excited to have the wedding on the same night to save her the stress of planning it herself. Stephanie Scapellati Carfagna, 32, was diagnosed in 2011 with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that often saps her energy. "With her condition, I knew there was no way she was going to be able to plan a wedding,'' Rios told TODAY. "When the time came when I knew I was going to propose, (planning a wedding) almost came naturally." "I didn't want to plan a wedding,'' Carfagna said. "Stress is my biggest trigger for getting sick. Once he asked me and I said yes, then I completely calmed down." Rios had secretly enlisted the help of both sets of parents, who put the whole backyard scene together while Rios and Carfagna were on a trip to Disney World in celebration of her birthday on Dec. 4 and three years of being together. They purposely took it easy at the Florida resort, with Carfagna using a wheelchair all week, because Rios wanted her to have plenty of energy for the day they got back. Rios surprised Carfagna after the two had just come back from a weeklong vacation at Disney World.
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