A bride-to-be was left devastated four months before her wedding day when her fiancé died in a car crash. She decided to go ahead and take the wedding photos after having a dream.
22-year-old Hannah Darr’s fiancé, Layne, died in a car crash just four months before their wedding.
“I didn’t just lose Layne. I lost my very best friend and my soulmate. I’ve been devastated that I don’t get to marry him, have our big wedding we both planned, and spend forever with him, starting a family together and growing old together,” she said to Huffington Post.
While grieving over the loss, this young lady from Oklahoma decided to go ahead and take the wedding photos to honor Layne, her boyfriend of seven years whom she met when in 1st Grade. She contacted her wedding photographer, Holly Gannett, to do a photo shoot for her and later Photoshop Layne into those photos.
“Even though I will never get a wedding with him, I wanted to at least have a picture of him with me in my dress to honor and remember him as my future husband,” she said.
The photo shoot also helped her heal. She said, “The shoot also gave me some closure and helped me accept the fact that I won’t get a wedding with him, but I am thankful I at least have pictures with him. The pictures are something I will cherish forever.”
Hannah posted the photos on the Facebook page “Love What Matters” and shared her story.
She also described a dream she had. She remembered it after seeing the photos. “I was wandering around in my wedding dress completely lost and helpless with tears spilling down my face, blurring my vision. My vision cleared a bit and I saw my sweet Layne walking towards me with his radiant smile,” Hannah wrote.
“He wrapped his arms around me and said, ‘Baby girl, quit crying! You look beautiful. You are so strong. I know you can do this!!’ Earlier that night I had cried myself to sleep because all I wanted was a chance to marry my best friend.. and then I had that dream and it gave me such peace,” she continued.
“I’m thankful for this picture. I’ll cherish it forever,” she added.
We do hope the grieving bride-to-be got her closure!