Elderly Bride Needs Help Picking the Perfect Dress
Love can strike at any time in life, and sometimes we can experience it multiple times — there are no rules when it comes to true love! Well, this is one of those adorable love stories that’s just made our day and day of thousands other, now that it’s gone viral.
After Sylvia Martin’s husband passed away, she never thought that she would find love again. But years after his passing, Sylvia met a fellow retirement home resident named Frank Raymond.
As soon as they met, the two knew they were in love; Sylvia recalled knowing deep down that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with this man. Frank asked Sylvia many times to marry him but she refused his offer for 20 years. She felt, after spending a lifetime with her husband, that committing to a new relationship would be disrespectful to her deceased spouse.
But love prevailed, as it almost always does! Now the 93-year-old bride and her 88-year-old fiance are finally getting hitched after loving one another for over two decades.With the wedding finally happening, arrangement obviously needed to be made, including finding the perfect dress for the great-grandmother and bride-to-be. Rather than wear white, Sylvia was hoping to stun in a gorgeous red gown, but there was one little problem: there were four equally lovely dresses she couldn’t choose between.The shop’s staff members had an idea on how to help Sylvia. They posted four snapshots of Sylvia sporting each of the dresses and posted them on the company’s Facebook page.
The dress shop’s staff members had an idea on how to help Sylvia make her big decision. They posted four snapshots of Sylvia sporting each of the dresses and posted them on the company’s Facebook page.Here’s what they wrote:
“Sylvia, 93, visited our store with her bridesmaids in tow to help choose a dress for her wedding to Frank, 88. They live together in a retirement village.
Frank and Sylvia have known each other for more than 20 years, and Frank has ‘many times’ asked Sylvia to marry him. Sylvia has always refused, thinking that to take a new surname would be disrespectful to her deceased husband.
A year ago Sylvia took ill and moved to Canberra to be near her family, and Frank thought all hope was lost. When Sylvia recovered, she found Frank, who was living in Adelaide and convinced him to move to Canberra to be with her.
Frank arrived a couple of months ago and again asked Sylvia to marry him. Sylvia had learned that you can keep your own surname when you marry, and so said yes.
We’re thrilled to play a tiny role in Sylvia’s love story — and think you’ll love it, too. So, what should Sylvia wear to her wedding?”
More than 5,000 votes later, Sylvia made her choice: the beautiful red lace dress was the winner! We wish Sylvia and Frank every happiness at their nuptials — we bet she looked absolutely gorgeous in the dress she chose!