School teacher, Marielle Slagel Keller, from Indianapolis invited some very special guests to be apart of her wedding. Marielle let 20 of her students participate as flower girls and ring bearers in her ceremony.
Each one of the girls and boys excitedly walked down the isle in matching dresses and suits. For most of the students, this was the very first wedding they had attended. Right after the ceremony ended, Marielle gifted all of her students with some yummy cupcakes. She wanted to thank them for participating in her special day!
Teachers like her make my heart so happy, she is truly a blessing to these little ones. What a treasured memory this will be both for her and for each one of those little kiddos!
Abby Kingston’s family takes the something borrowed mantra very seriously. So seriously that 10 other women in her family have all walked down the aisle in the same dress. This beautiful wedding dress was first worn by Abby’s great-great grandmother when she said “I do” in in 1895.
Now Abby will be the 11th person to wear this family heirloom on her wedding day.
When the delicate dress was handed over to Abby it had been discolored and torn from it’s time in storage, so the family hired Designer Deborah LoPresti. Deborah spent over 200 hours repairing and bringing the dress back to it’s former glory.
Abby knows that every second put into restoring the gown was worth it. When she tried it on she experienced the same feelings that all brides feel when they have found that special wedding dress.
Abby and her family weren’t the only ones who fell in love with the 120-year-old dress… the entire world did! After the local newspaper interviewed Abby, the story blew up on the internet and was shared all across the world. Folks in China and Taiwan were reaching out to Abby about her sweet story.
Though the whole word had seen Abby’s dress, one special person didn't -- her fiancé.
The couple are keeping true to the other old tradition of the groom not seeing the bride in her dress until the wedding day. Abby said,
The groom-to-be, Jason Curtis, was on his way home from a business trip in South Africa when the news about his finance’s dress flooded the internet. It’s been so hard for Curtis to not see his bride in her dress before the big day because stories have been popping up all over the place.
Like any bride would have, Abby freaked out.
He couldn’t even watch the story when it was aired on the Today Show.
But on October 17th, the wait will be over for Jason… and it will be well worth it! We can bet that when he sees his bride wearing the 120-year-old gown, he may be tempted to shed a tear or two.