A woman who lost her dream to have a fairytale wedding when she went blind was given a very special wedding gift from her photographer – one that she could actually “see”.
Just like a lot of little girls, the beautiful bride Steph always dreamed of a very nice wedding. But shortly before she met her groom, she lost her eyesight.
She is suffering from a medical condition called cone-rod dystrophy. This condition affects the light-sensitive-cells of the retina that are called cones and rods. This is a genetic condition that leads to blindness.
When she became blind, she gave up on her dream to have a fairy-tale wedding because she didn’t “see” the point if she won’t be able to see it anyway.
“It was since Steph was a little girl, she wanted her fairytale wedding. And we were so sad when she said she didn’t think she could do it.” said her mom, Linda
Good thing Steph’s groom is a very wonderful man. He made sure that Steph will get the fairytale wedding that she would have planned if she was still able to see. With the help of their families and friends, they made it come true.
But there was one more problem, she still will not be able to see no matter how beautiful the wedding is. Should they still hire a photographer? This is when they decided to hire James Day, and this proved to be the best decision they made for the wedding.
The photographer took this as one of the biggest challenges in his career, but not one that he’ll run away from. With the help of his team and friends, he created something very special for Steph to “see” her wedding album.
They chose what photos to include in the album and then it was put though a special printer that hears up the image and embosses the printed part. Fabrics and beads were added to the photos that truly made the book magical.
Along with that, audio snippets and small bottles of scents from the wedding day were also added to let the bride fully re-live the moment.
“Unbelievable… You guys all have gone through so much trouble to make sure that this has been such an inclusive wedding. And this means so much.” exclaimed Steph.
Watch the heartwarming video below and make sure you have a tissue ready.