On the wedding day, Kelly decided to recreate the outfit she had worn on their first date with her future husband.
The special details helped the guy “feel” how his beloved looked. Kelly Ann and Anthony Ferraro met in 2018.
The blind Paralympic athlete had just returned from Tokyo after a judo competition and was invited to a party where Kelly Ann was also attending.
They started talking and felt a special connection.
The couple began a romantic relationship that 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. She wanted the groom to “see” with his hands how she looked.
They decided to create a “tactile” wedding dress with many textures and details that Anthony could feel with his fingers.
Kelly Ann sought the help of a local bridal salon, which designed a backless dress in delicate chiffon and lace, adorned with fabric flowers and a velvet sash.
Walking down the aisle to her fiancé, the bride whispered to him, “Touch the dress, touch the dress.” Anthony was happy to “see” the outfit and imagine how his bride looked.
Additionally, the girl had written a letter to Anthony in Braille in advance, expressing her love for him.
Kelly Ann took care of the groom’s safety. The celebration was held outdoors in a tent with metal columns supporting the dome.
The couple offered an interesting experience to the wedding guests: wearing opaque masks over their eyes and sharing Anthony’s feelings from the food and everything happening around.
According to Anthony, he couldn’t imagine a better celebration.
“The way she thought of everything and made the wedding ‘accessible’ for me is priceless. Kelly Ann is my best friend, and as I always say, she is my eyes through which I see the world,” shared the groom, expressing his emotions.