Mom Surprised After 3 Years By U.S. Army Son At Wedding

A beloved mom freezes in shock on her wedding day as she’s surprised at the altar by her military son who she hasn’t seen in more than three years. As the officiating minister asked, “Who here gives this woman’s hand in marriage,” a familiar voice shouting “I do” is heard from afar by bride Colice Parris. Then, out of the crowd, her son, Raphael Holder, 23, emerges and walks toward his mom who is left absolutely speechless. Raphael serves with the U.S. Army and is currently based in Fort Drum, New York. Colice, meanwhile, lives in their native Guyana, where she married her now-husband, Rolf Baird, 46, on January 10 2021. The last time Raphael and Colice, 45, were together was during Raphael's passing out ceremony, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in November 2017. Since then, Raphael has been based in the U.S. which meant being separated from his mother - a sacrifice Raphael made for his country. But ahead of her wedding, Raphael wanted to do something special for his mother, and so he was granted time to head to Guyana. To help keep the surprise from Colice, Raphael also spoke to her the night before the big day, pretending he was devastated he could still not see his mother. During the surprise itself, Colice said there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
No Talent Releases on file but may not be required. Inquire for more information
Location: Melanie, Guyana
  • Date Acquired02-01-2021
  • Date Filmed01-10-2021
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  reunion , military , wedding , guyana , bride , mom , army

Mom Surprised After 3 Years By U.S. Army Son At Wedding


Kids Open Car Trunk To Discover Military Dad Whose Returned From Deployment

Bride With Cerebral Palsy Walks Unaided Down Aisle On Wedding Day

Kids Reunited With Military Dad After More Than 500 Days Apart

Couple Kept Apart By Pandemic Touch For First Time In 84 Days On Wedding Day

Dad Aged 70 Leaps Fence To Reunite With Military Son

Husky Reunited With Military Mom Was Puppy When She Deployed

Soldier Surprises Girlfriend With Proposal After Deployment

Girl Surprised During Show And Tell By Military Dad

Soldier Photobombs Family After Return From Deployment

Soldier Receives 100-Car Parade After Quarantine Following Deployment

Military Dad Surprises Daughter With Birthday Homecoming

Military Dad Surprises Son At Senior Night Football Game

Soldier Deployed Overseas Surprises Best Friend On Wedding Day

Military Dad Surprises Airman Son At Graduation

Apache Pilot Surprises Son At School

Military Husband Surprises Wife By Bursting From Sears Delivery Box

Siblings Reunite At Wedding After More Than 40 Years

Soldier Pranks Wife And Kids On Return From Deployment

Soldier Returns From Overseas To Surprise Radio DJ Fiancee

Groom's Hilarious Surprise For Pregnant Wife During Garter Toss

Bullmastiff Smothers US Soldier With Kisses On Return Home

Soldier Surprises Blindfolded Mom On Her Birthday

Soldier Reunited With Syrian Puppy Adopted After Deployment

Military Dad Dresses Up As School Mascot To Surprise Kids

Soldier Returns Home To Surprise 170lb Dog In Gift-Wrapped Box

Military Dad Surprises Kids During School Award Presentation

Army Dad Hiding Behind Welcome Banner Surprises Kids At Airport

Military Reunion At Relay Race Finish Line

Soldier Surprises Best Friend Upon Return From Deployment