Survivor of Boston bombings marries nurse who took care of him

James Costello, one of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, married Krista D'Agostino, the...

James Costello, one of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, married Krista D'Agostino, the nurse who helped him during his long recovery, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Boston. Prudente Photography

Marie-Joelle Parent, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:38 PM ET

A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings has married the nurse who helped him recover during his long convalescence.

James Costello and Krista D'Agostino were married last Saturday in front of 150 family and friends, a little more than a year after tragedy brought them together.

The 31-year-old man had been a spectator at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. when two bombs exploded near the finish line.

The attacks killed three people and injured more than 260.

Photos of a stunned Costello, stumbling around with his blackened clothes in tatters, were broadcast around the world.

Prudente Photography


He spent months in rehabilitation and underwent several skin grafts.

He met attending nurse D'Agostino while receiving treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Costello tpld NBC's Today show he was immediately charmed by her smile and they quickly became inseparable.

In December, he asked her to travel to Europe with other survivors of the attacks. When they arrived in Lyon, France, he asked her to marry him.

"She hates when I say this, but I'm actually glad I got blown up," Costello told the show.

Prudente Photography


"I wish everyone else didn't have to, but I don't think I would have ever met her if I didn't, so I'm pretty happy."

Several companies, including the Hyatt Regency in Boston, offered to host the wedding for free.

A photographer, a videographer, a caterer and a wedding planner also donated their time.

Local shops provided the couple's wedding garb for free.

The Costellos are currently on their honeymoon in Hawaii, according to the New York Daily News.

 


Videos

Photos