woman from Hubei province has melted hearts across China after giving her widowed mother the wedding photo shoot that she never had.
The woman’s father died back in 1997, leaving her mother, Chen Zhaolin, to raise two children by herself while working as an illiterate street cleaner and scrap collector in the city of Shiyan. Chen’s daughter told the Shiyan Evening News that those were extremely difficult years for her mother and that she cried often when thinking about her deceased husband.
Now 28 years old, the woman decided to do something for her mother to show her gratitude. Knowing that her mom never had any wedding photos taken with her late husband, the couple being too poor at the time, she decided to book a photo shoot for the two of them where she would pose as the “groom” in a man’s suit and her 63-year-old mom as the bride in a white wedding dress.
“Every woman wants to wear a beautiful wedding dress. My mother just never had the chance, so I decided that I would make it happen for her,” the daughter said, adding that this was the first time her mom had worn makeup.
The touching photo shoot has since gone viral on Chinese social media, a place with a deep love for heartwarming and unconventional wedding photos.