On the day of the wedding, Kelly decided to repeat the clothing trick she had used on her first date with her future husband.
Special details helped the boy “feel” how his beloved looked. Kelly Ann and Anthony Ferraro met in 2018.
The blind Paralympian had just returned from Tokyo from a judo competition and was invited to a party which Kelly Ann was also attending.
They started talking and felt a special connection.
The couple began a romantic relationship which led to a marriage proposal. Kelly Ann and Anthony’s wedding ceremony took place in early October.
The bride had been preparing for the wedding for many months. The girl wanted the groom to be able to “see” with his hands how she looked.
It was decided to create a “tactile” wedding dress with lots of textures and details that Anthony could feel with his fingers.
Kelly Ann enlisted the help of a local bridal salon, who created an open-back dress in delicate chiffon and lace, embellished with textile flowers and a velvet sash.
Walking down the aisle towards her fiancé, the bride whispered to him: “Touch the dress, touch the dress.” Anthony was happy to be able to “see” the outfit and imagine what his bride looked like.
In addition, the girl wrote Anthony a letter in Braille in advance, telling him about her love.
Kelly Ann provided security for the groom. The celebration took place outdoors in a tent with metal columns holding up the dome.
The couple offered guests of the event an interesting experiment: wearing an opaque mask over his eyes and sharing Anthony’s feelings from food and everything that happened around.
According to Anthony, he couldn’t have imagined a better celebration. “The way she thought of everything and made the wedding “affordable” was priceless to me.
Kelly Ann is my best friend and, as I always say, she is my eyes through which I see the world,” the groom shared his emotions.