Laura Eldredge couldn't have the first dance with her father at her wedding ceremony, so, her sister fulfilled her dream on her own special day.
The coronavirus pandemic led many prospective brides and grooms to get experimental when it came to weddings. In 2020, 82% of weddings got canceled, according to Statista. With time, the couples understood that the pandemic is there for the long haul and many got hitched in a private manner. But these couples missed out on the celebration because of the limitations put down by the authorities to avoid the spread of the virus. @laurakeldredge faced a similar issue when she tied the knot with her fiance.
Laura got married to the love of her life in April 2020. As per restrictions, she could not have more than 10 people in the room during the wedding. None of her family could be there because of the restrictions in place. Both she and her husband found the utmost joy in the union as for them marriage was more important than the wedding. They were happy that they could find some happiness in such uncertain times. The couple was extremely thankful to God for the togetherness that they garnered with each other. Though they could not get married the way they wanted, today, they have everything they prayed for and their happiness has doubled because of their 1-year-old girl.
Laura did not regret that she and her husband could not have the grand celebration but she did feel sad about missing out on the little moments she had dreamt of as a child about her wedding. She always dreamt of her father walking her down the aisle and having her first dance with him. Since she knew that her family already felt sad for not being able to give her the wedding of her dreams, she did not want to make them more disheartened by expressing her hidden wish. But her sister knew about it. Her sister, 3 years later arranged for Laura's father-daughter dance in her own wedding.
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In the video, Laura's father asks for the dance and she visibly emotionally goes and dances with him. After happily dancing for a while her sister joins them in a heartwarming moment. Laura describes the emotional moment in the caption, "I cried. She cried. Our dad (who never cries) cried. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the room." At the end of the post, she addresses people who feel disoriented with everything or are struggling, "God used my little sister to make something special out of something kinda crappy. Maybe 3 years from now, he’s planning to do the same for you 🤍".
The comment section was equally emotional at the gesture. @kirstlamb adored the bond between sisters and commented, "You ladies have been raised amazingly, such a beautiful thing to see." @heatherbrians shared how she did something similar, "My Dad didn't make it to my sister's wedding since he had cancer and was in hospital after a major op. He told my sister to carry on with the wedding. When I got married as a surprise gift I gave them my father-daughter dance."