An Australian clothing store called Birdsnest is enlisting the power of the internet to help their 93-year-old customer Sylvia pick out her perfect wedding dress. Sylvia, who is set to wed her 88-year-old fiancé Frank in July, has narrowed it down to four options:
But the internet didn't just love the dress options— they also fell head-over-heels for Sylvia after reading her heartbreaking love story posted on the Birdsnest Facebook page:
Sylvia, 93, visited our store with her bridesmaids in tow to help choose a dress for her July wedding to Frank, 88. They live together in a retirement village.
Frank and Sylvia have known each other for more than 20 years, and Frank has 'many times' asked Sylvia to marry him. Sylvia has always refused, thinking that to take a new surname would be disrespectful to her deceased husband.
A year ago Sylvia took ill and moved to Canberra to be near her family, and Frank thought all hope was lost. When Sylvia recovered, she found Frank, who was living in Adelaide, and convinced him to move to Canberra to be with her.
Frank arrived a couple of months ago and again asked Sylvia to marry him. Sylvia had learned that you can keep your own surname when you marry, and so said yes.