Bride Honors Grandmother By Wearing Her 55-Year-Old Wedding Dress

An heirloom wedding dress revealed at a photoshoot brings this 74-year-old grandmother to tears.

By The Editors

When 23-year-old Jordyn Cleverly got married on Sept. 23, 2017, she donned her grandmother's wedding dress as her "something old." Penny Jensen, 74, had no idea about the surprise until a photo shoot two days before the wedding when her granddaughter put the dress on for her to see.

"I told her it was a small family photo shoot with my parents and grandparents because we probably wouldn’t have enough time to do it the day of the wedding," Cleverly told ABC NEWS. "I didn’t want her to see it for the first time walking down the aisle and just start sobbing and all those memories come back to her.”

Jensen was speechless and in awe until Cleverly embraced her.

"All I heard her saying in the back was, ‘Wow, wow, wow,'" Cleverly said. "I finally went up and hugged her and she whispered in my ear, '1962 ... Your grandfather would have loved to see this. I married my high school sweetheart in this dress and so will you.'"

Cleverly's grandfather passed away before she was born.

See more heartwarming photos of the grandmother-granddaughter duo on ABC News.


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