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This Bride Wore A Textured Wedding Dress For Her Blind Husband

Weddings are known to be a memorable day, but this act by a bride for her blind husband was something even more special, as her textured wedding dress helped him to remember the feeling.

Weddings are many things, each of them an expression of love. From the exchanging of the vows, to the first dance and the moment the bride walks down the aisle to make eye contact with her groom, these are moments that live rent-free in the mind of anyone who has tied the knot. But for one bride, the day became even more special thanks to her wedding dress. Any bride will know that the process of choosing a wedding dress is a deeply personal one. There are the styles you instantly gravitate towards, the details that have you feeling like you’ve stepped out of a Hollywood rom-com, and the nervous energy that comes with stepping into it on the big day. For Kelly Anne Ferraro, her wedding dress was chosen not only for its design, but because it allowed her blind husband, Anthony Ferraro, to remember the feeling of standing next to his bride at their wedding. 

Kelly wore a white gown from Loulette in Brooklyn which featured a velvet ribbon around the waist, embroidered flowers and lace. The textures made for a special moment with husband Anthony, who told Today in an interview that even Kelly’s back had a texture. “To top it all off, she surprised me with this amazing custom jacket she put on later and had this crazy fringe hanging off her arms. It reminded me of our first date,” he said. 

In an interview with Glamour, Kelly detailed the wedding dress selection process and how important it was to her that she find something with texture. “Picking a dress Anthony could feel was one of the most important details of the day,” she told the publication. When she reached her groom at the altar, Kelly directed Anthony’s hands to her dress at which point he burst into tears. “Tactile stuff is really big to me. It creates an image of what you look like in my head. Kelly looked like an angel,” Anthony told Today. 

It’s something that Kelly prioritised on their first date, when she wore a velvet dress to ensure Anthony had a tactile memory of it. “She went above and beyond and thought it through,” Anthony said upon reflection of the memory. “No one has ever done that for me.” Not surprisingly, the romance blossomed since the very first date.

And, to top it all off, the tactile expression of love didn’t stop there. At the reception, poles holding up the tent were wrapped in bubble wrap and then decorated to allow Anthony to move freely in the space. Sharp corners and edges are also covered in the couple’s apartment in order to make the home more accessible. As Kelly suggests, given the consideration she has for Anthony at home, it only made sense to do the same for their wedding day. 

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