Boston bombing victim marries his rehab nurse

By Bob Fredericks New York Post

Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello with his new bride Krista D'Agostino, a nurse who helped him recover in the aftermath of the bombing. Photo: Prudente Photography

Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello with his new bride Krista D’Agostino, a nurse who helped him recover in the aftermath of the bombing. Photo: Prudente Photography

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the pretty nurse who helped him recover from his devastating injuries took the plunge last weekend — a happy ending after more than a year of painful surgeries and grueling rehabilitation.

A dashing James Costello and his beaming bride Krista D’Agostino “danced the night away” at the Hyatt Regency Boston, according to Emily Sharp, a rep for the downtown hotel.

“It was an elegant, Nantucket type of theme, which is one of the couple’s favorite places, a nod to their cherished memories together, a real fairy-tale vision,” Sharp told The Post Tuesday. “It was just so much fun.”

About 150 family and friends packed the hotel’s ballroom for Saturday’s nuptials, where they toasted the 31-year-old newlyweds with a special “Brewlywed Ale” donated by Beantown’s Sam Adams brewery.

And there were few dry eyes in the house when the happy couple danced their first dance to the John Legend hit “All of Me,” with its chorus “ ’Cause all of me loves all of you.”

D’Agostino — a nurse at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital — was resplendent in an Allure Couture gown featuring a sheer-illusion neckline and sleeveless bodice encrusted with Swarovski crystals. She will later donate the gown to the Semper Fi Foundation to benefit a Boston-area member of the US Armed Forces.

Costello — who was pictured in the media dazed with his clothes in tatters and legs burned, seconds after the April 15, 2013, blasts — wore a custom-made, two button, navy Brooks Brothers suit.

James Costello reacts moments after the explosions during the Boston Marathon in 2013. Photo: AP

James Costello reacts moments after the explosions during the Boston Marathon in 2013. Photo: AP

The couple got engaged last December, and Costello recounted on Facebook at the time how they had met.

“I saw a nurse in passing, this would turn out to be Krista. After sharing a handful of conversations I realized not only how beautiful she was but also what a kind heart she had,” said Costello, who was at the finish line with pals when the bombs detonated.

He told the “Today” show back then that he was actually happy he had been one of the victims — because that’s how he met D’Agostino.

“She hates when I say this, but I’m actually glad I got blown up,” Costello said. “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.”

The twin blasts left three dead and more than 260 injured.

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