Sylvia Martin of Australia is 93 years old and re-marrying — and needed everyone’s help in picking out her all-important dress.
Since this isn’t her first time walking down the aisle, Martin has decided to go with a less traditional style and is wearing a red frock to “I do.” She recently visited Birdsnest, a shop in New South Wales, to try on four options. The store posted each look on its Facebook page, asking for help from followers in deciding which dress the bride-to-be should choose (and eliciting more than 6,000 reactions).
The four outfits included a simple two-piece, a more daring lacy number, a floral wrap style, and a modern caped dress.
After much to-ing and fro-ing, Martin eventually chose the lacy style — which was clearly a popular one, as it’s now sold out.
The nonagenarian is getting married to her friend Frank, who lives in her retirement village, according to Birdsnest.
Apparently, he has asked for her hand on numerous occasions. “Sylvia has always refused, thinking that to take a new surname would be disrespectful to her deceased husband,” the store wrote on Facebook.
The story of how the two reunited is as romantic as ever: A year ago, Martin became ill and moved back to Canberra to be closer to her family. Frank thought he would never see her again, but luckily, she found him after she had recovered.
The pair eventually moved to Canberra together and he asked Martin, once again, to marry him. “Sylvia had learned that you can keep your own surname when you marry, and so said yes,” noted Birdsnest.
There are no details on exactly when the wedding will take place. But all the best to the couple!
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