Long Island Wedding and Event Planner Dies from Cancer at 39

Adina Perullo, owner of A Perfect Day Wedding Planning, leaves behind her husband Matt and two sons.

The Long Island wedding community lost a member earlier this month when wedding and event planner Adina Perullo died from cancer at the age of 39.

Perullo, the owner of A Perfect Day Wedding Planning, was diagnosed in 2019 with aggressive stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 35. For the next year and a half, she underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, in addition to five other surgeries. Shortly after she was considered in remission in 2020, her routine scans showed the cancer returned and spread to her liver. She was re-diagnosed with incurable stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, which meant she was going to be on treatment for the rest of her life.

In July of 2023, Perullo was told her liver was failing, after eight failed treatment methods. She passed away on Aug. 7, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her husband Matt, an NYPD officer, and her two sons Luca and Lorenzo.

Loved ones remember her generosity and warm heart, as she selflessly provided care packages for police precincts across the five boroughs, as well as Long Island. After her diagnosis, she spoke at breast cancer events, pushing for more funding for stage 4 cancer through METAvivor, and fighting to raise awareness of the deadly disease. She has shared her story countless times in the local and national news to support other young women with cancer, to show they are not alone.

Those in the bridal industry remember Perullo’s love of wedding planning, making sure everything was perfect for her brides. She was dedicated to her children, and was proud of the accomplishments of her husband.

“The wedding industry has lost a great woman, mother and business owner,” says Brides of Long Island Founder Heather Cunningham. “She helped so many of our brides to ensure their days were the most magical and stress-free. The BOLI family offers support and love for her family during this difficult time.”

Please consider supporting her family through this fundraiser created by her friends.