Bride’s First Dance Surprise Sends Grandmother Into Happy Tears.

Side-view and close up of a grandmother who looks shocked, mouth open, as she sees her granddaughter chose to wear her dress.

So much goes into having a wedding. There are countless ways for the wedded couple to express their love — not only for each other but their loved ones. Laura Whatley must have thought long and hard over ways to honor her grandparents because what she chose to do is the definition of heartwarming. What she did was simple yet powerful: The bride wore her grandmother’s own wedding dress during her first dance.


Fittingly, Laura chose to share this particular first dance with her grandad. Best of all, Laura kept this as a surprise to her Grandmother. It wasn’t until the bride walked up to Grandma, already wearing her dress, that she realized what was happening.

Bride Laura Whatley covers her mouth as she cries as she wears her grandmother's wedding dress.

Bride Wears Her Grandmother’s Dress

As soon as Grandma sees that the bride chose to wear her wedding dress, she loses it. As you can imagine, Laura instantly bursts into tears as well. Once Laura makes it to the dance floor with Grandad, her grandmother makes her way to them. Together, all three of them dance.

Since Laura shared this special moment on social media, countless folks continue to express how much they love what she did for her grandmother. It’s clear how much love and effort Laura put in to making the day special, and it’s inspiring others.

One person, whose grandmother has already passed, expressed their sadness over the fact that she won’t get to see their wedding. Laura shared heartfelt words with them, though what she had to say applies to anyone in this situation.

Grandmother points as she happily shares that her granddaughter is wearing her dress.

Kind Words for Couples Whose Grandparents Have Passed

“I’m so sorry she won’t be there,” Laura says. “But she will be looking down with the biggest smile on her face.”

When a bride does something special, like wears her grandmother’s own wedding dress, it only makes a special day all-the-more meaningful. Truly, what a great way for Laura to make her grandparents feel loved!

Watch the moment this bride, Laura, wears her grandmother’s wedding dress in the video below.

@laurawhatley6 when I surprised my nan by changing into her 60 year old wedding dress for a first dance with my grandad 💕 #wedding #fyp #surprise #weddingdress #grandparents ♬ original sound – Laura Whatley

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