Almost 70 years after her marriage, Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker has finally been able to try on a wedding dress.
Tucker, 94, of Birmingham, Alabama, married in 1952 when black women weren’t allowed in bridal shops, so instead of a white dress, she wore a navy blue dress, according to AL. com.
Recently, she was watching the movie “Coming to America” with her granddaughter Angela Strozier, according to a Facebook post from Strozier. During the wedding scene, Tucker revealed his lifelong dream of trying on a wedding dress.
Strozier decided to achieve it.
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A few days later, Strozier took Tucker to a local David’s bridal boutique, where Tucker tried on two wedding dresses.
Local makeup artist Pharris Clayton even gave Tucker a makeover ahead of the dress date, according to the Facebook post.
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Strozier told AL.com that when they arrived at David’s Bridal, she explained the situation to the employees.
“Everyone was happy to help me do this for her,” Strozier told AL.com. “Everyone took care of her because I told them her story. “
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Tucker told the website that she really enjoyed trying on the dresses.
“You know, I can’t even express how special that was,” Tucker told AL.com. “It was too special. “
“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time – just put one on. “