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Bride who lost sight as a teen blindfolds wedding guests so they live ‘a moment in her shoes’

Bride who lost sight as a teen blindfolds wedding guests so they live ‘a moment in her shoes’

She shared the sweet moment on TikTok

A bride who lost her sight as a teenager blindfolded her groom and guests so they could ‘live a moment’ in her shoes on the ‘most important’ day of her life.

Lucy Edwards went blind when she was 17, just two-months after she had started dating her now-husband, Ollie Cave.

Lucy and Ollie recently tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in London, England, and in an attempt to give her new-groom and guests a chance to experience the day as she was, Lucy used some blindfolds.

Sharing the clip on TikTok, Lucy wrote: “So this is the moment that I blindfolded all my guests, and I walked down the aisle on my wedding day…

“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.

“As you can see me, Ollie and my dad are really struggling to hold it together. It was such an emotional moment and one that I will remember for the rest of my life.

“I am so lucky that I have a husband that accepts me for exactly who I am, my disability and everything. The whole me.”

Lucy then explained that she chose to walk down the aisle to the song Arrival of the Birds as it features in one of her favorite movies: The Theory of Everything, a biopic about the life of the 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,” she went on.

Lucy Edwards asked her groom and guests to wear blindfolds for part of the ceremony.

Lucy said that while it wasn’t a ‘typical way’ for a bride to walk down the aisle, it was her way.

“Our wedding day is about you and the person that you love and every moment needs to feel right for you,” she added.

The post has since racked up more than six million likes and has been flooded with praise for her unique big day.

One person said: “What a truly beautiful moment, something to treasure always. Thank you for sharing this with us.”

Another wrote: “This actually took my breath away, thank you for sharing something so heartwarming.”

While a third commented: “That’s the most lovely video on TikTok that I’ve watched.”

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/lucyedwards

Topics: London, Sex and Relationships, TikTok, UK News, Viral, Health