A Bride Revealed the Real Reason Why She Asked Guests to Wear Blindfolds While She Walked Down the Aisle

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7 months ago

A visually impaired bride offered a unique perspective to her wedding guests, having them experience a moment of her world. Lucy Edwards, a prominent broadcaster and influencer hailing from Birmingham, England, tied the knot with her fiancé Ollie Cave in a heartwarming ceremony in London on August 31. As she made her way down the aisle, she asked her groom and guests to don blindfolds, allowing them to briefly step into her shoes and share in her journey.

Lucy lost her eyesight at the age of 17. Lucy’s loss of vision occurred during her teenage years due to a rare genetic condition known as incontinentia pigmenti. The video beautifully captures the heartfelt encounter between her and her husband Ollie at the altar. Notably, every person present in the room, including the guests, wore black blindfolds.

The 27-year-old bride celebrated her union with Ollie in a small, intimate wedding ceremony held at Kew Gardens in London. In the poignant video, Lucy is elegantly attired in a white wedding gown and veil, gracefully holding a bridal bouquet.

The video commences with the bride stepping out of a white taxi, accompanied by her family and bridesmaids who provide assistance as they make their way towards the ceremony where her soon-to-be husband, Ollie, eagerly awaits. As the group proceeds together, Lucy’s faithful guide dog, Miss Molly, adorned with white flowers and a small white dress, faithfully remains by her side.

In the background, the melodious notes of a harp fill the air, while on-screen text delivers a poignant message: “I’m blind, and I blindfolded my sighted husband and guests when I walked down the aisle. This is their reaction when they lived a moment in my shoes.”

The footage captures Miss Molly being guided down the aisle, with Lucy following closely behind, her father providing a gentle escort. Lucy’s face radiates with joy as she advances towards Ollie, revealing rows of standing guests, each thoughtfully wearing black blindfolds. The moment of their reunion is profoundly moving, as emotions overwhelm Ollie, leading to a heartfelt and tearful encounter.

The couple exchange heartwarming smiles as they lovingly embrace, with Ollie using his hands to delicately explore Lucy’s wedding dress—a gesture that allows him to perceive it in the same tactile manner as Lucy herself would have “seen” her own dress.

In a touching moment, the guests begin to remove their blindfolds, many of them sporting smiles of admiration as they witness this unique experience. However, Ollie chooses to keep his blindfold on, and tears stream down his face. The on-screen text provides insight: “Before Ollie took off his blindfold, we had a moment for him to feel my dress and understand why I chose it.”

Lucy took to social media to share this remarkable footage, accompanied by a heartfelt message: “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.”

“It was such an important experience for us both, even though Ollie isn’t blind. 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 my life so far,” she went on describing.

The video of that special moment gained over 6 million views and about 500,000 likes. Of course, it garnered a lot of comments full of support and admiration.

  • The groom falling to his knees while seeing you as a bride, the way you see, is a fairytale moment. ForestFibreCrochet1997 / TikTok
  • My daughters asked if you were a princess. I told them you’re the queen of hearts. A•series•of•unfortunate•events / TikTok
  • My son has incontinencia pigmenti. I love seeing your videos. You look so beautiful. I love seeing you live your life so happily.

Some followers even noticed special and cute details:

  • I love that he’s crying without even seeing how beautiful she looks. mom / TikTok
  • I love this... but I have to side note the giggle I gave at that man wearing his blindfold upside down. Amanda Crump / TikTok

Like every bride, Lucy was so excited about her bride’s morning, her looks and feelings. She shared: “I never thought I would feel as sassy as Beyoncé on my wedding morning but here we are”. She also made an important and touching note: “You don’t need eyesight to have a lovely time, to experience the milestones in our lives”.

A wedding is one of the most important days in every bride’s life. Sometimes women can find a unique way to spice up their wedding. Or to choose non-traditional wedding gowns. And of course, it is great when you can find people who will help you to become absolutely astounding in this special moment.

Preview photo credit lucyedwards / TikTok

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