A stunning bride who tragically went blind as a teenager chose to surprise her wedding guests with a pretty unique experience, and she has since gone viral.
British bride Lucy Edwards lost her sight when she was just 17, mere months after she began a romantic relationship with Ollie Cave, her now-husband.
The pair finally made it official, tying the knot recently in an emotional ceremony in London… But there was a twist.
So that Lucy and Ollie’s guests were able to experience the special day in the bride’s shoes, the couple decided to blindfold all their guests as she walked down the aisle.
Taking to TikTok, the gorgeous bride posted a clip of her grand entrance as she was walked down the aisle by her father. The caption on the video (which already has millions of views and over 400,000 likes) read: “So this is the moment that I blindfolded all my guests, and I walked down the aisle on my wedding day…”
It continued: “Myself and Ollie thought it would be a really good idea to blindfold him as well, as when I got to the end, and my dad passed my hand to Ollie he was able to feel my wedding dress in the exact way that I felt it when I first had it on.
“This was such an important experience for us both even though Ollie isn’t blind, but we thought it was really important for him and all of my guests to experience what it’s like for me in the most important moment of our life so far,” the text read.
Lucy then explained that she, her now-husband, and her father were “struggling to hold it together”, but that the moment was something she would be remembering for the rest of her life.
Most of all, she says, she feels so lucky that she gets to spend the rest of her life with someone who accepts her for who she is, regardless of her disability.
As she walked down the aisle, the song ‘Arrival of the Birds’ played – the track featured on The Theory of Everything, a biopic about late physicist Stephen Hawking.
“I really believe in the philosophy that we are all just small beings and atoms on this massive planet and Stephen taught me that you can love and hate your disability equally, and that’s a truly beautiful thing,” Lucy explained about her song choice.
While Lucy did say blindfolding guests may not be the “typical” thing to do, it was something that meant a lot to her.
“Our wedding day is about you and the person that you love and every moment needs to feel right for you,” she wrote.
This is such a sweet story, and so meaningful to Lucy and her husband!
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