Bride Lucia Sessions' Luggage Got Lost Including Her Wedding Dress, But The Kirkwell Hotel And People Of Orkney, Scotland Saved The Day
If you think rain is bad news on a wedding day, imagine losing your wedding dress. That's what happened to a bride whose luggage was lost during her flight to her wedding destination — including the dress she was supposed to wear on the big day. But don't worry; this isn't a sad story, becaus a town of Scottish islanders promptly swooped in to save the day!
When Lucia Sessions flew from her home in Seattle to Orkney in northern Scotland for her wedding, she never imagined that her luggage would get lost. Tragically, though, it did, stranding the bride to be with no wedding wardrobe less than 24 hours before she was due to walk down the aisle. It seems like an obvious recipe for disaster. After all, being halfway around the world and with such limited time left — well, what's a bride to do?
Luckily, the Kirkwall Hotel, where Sessions was staying, was quick to offer help. The hotel posted a request for help on their Facebook page, and the women of Orkney quickly started organizing, with people offering to lend Sessions their own wedding dresses, veils, shoes, tiaras, and even a bouquet.
And the outpouring of support and generosity was truly heartwarming to see with so many women eager to make sure Sessions got the wedding wardrobe her special day deserved.
Fortunately, Sessions was able to find items that fit and looked great on her, and she got to walk down the aisle looking beautiful.
Sessions was so touched by all the help and support that she uploaded a video to the hotel's Facebook page as well, thanking the many, many women who were so willing to help a stranger in a bind. “I'm really grateful for the dress that fit, but I would have been absolutely honored to wear any of your gorgeous dresses," she says in the video. "I know they tell the story of your life, and it’s a story I’ll share too. All the love you’ve provided for me will never, ever be forgotten. I hope you know how much it means to me.”
Excuse me while a wipe away a tear. Who knew that a story that starts with lost luggage would ever turn out so beautiful. If this isn't enough to restore a little bit of your faith in humanity, I don't know what is.