Couple Who Never Got To Have Wedding Are Surprised With One 50 Years Later

A pair of beloved grandparents who got married in a small ceremony with no guests, party, or honeymoon were surprised with a big wedding 50 years later. As the pair walked into a church on their 50th anniversary, they were met by all their friends and family, ready to give them the day they always dreamed of. A tear-filled Scottie and Kay Kratchen could not believe their eyes when they opened the doors to Oakland Christian Church, in Suffolk, Virginia. The couple originally got married 50 years ago in a small courthouse ceremony – a humble affair, in which Scottie, 68, had to borrow her cousins red dress and never had a party or honeymoon. Fast forward five decades, though, and Scottie was attending her relative Madison Ilapit's wedding, where she mentioned to Madison that she always wished she had a larger wedding with her family there, had circumstances been different. So 50 years later their family secretly planned the big surprise wedding.
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Location: Suffolk, Virginia, USA
  • Date Acquired09-23-2022
  • Date Filmed08-26-2022
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Couple Who Never Got To Have Wedding Are Surprised With One 50 Years Later

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Bride Surprises Aunt Who Couldn't Make Her Wedding

Couple Ask Dog To Be Ring Bearer At Their Wedding

Couple Surprise Family With Small Intimate Wedding At Their Home

Bride Stops Bus On Wedding Day To Surprise Her Grandma In Her Wedding Dress

Bride Surprises 97-Year-Old Grandma In Wedding Dress After She Couldn't Make Wedding

Stepdaughter Asks Stepdad To Adopt Her On His Wedding Day

First-Look Wedding Photoshoot Turns Out To Be Adoption Request

Grandparents Well Up When They Meet Grandson For First Time After Eight Weeks in NICU

Bride Surprises Grandparents Who Couldn't Attend Wedding

Dad Who Is Blind Learns Father-Daughter Dance And Records Song To Surprise Bride

Bride Surprises Groom With Color Blind Glasses During First-Look Shoot

Grandma With Dementia Remembers 67th Wedding Anniversary During Husband's Wholesome Surprise

Groom Surprises Bride By Bringing Adoptable Puppies To Their Wedding

Groom's Hilarious Surprise For Pregnant Wife During Garter Toss

Grandparents Surprised With Granddaughter After Not Knowing Of Daughter's Labor

Bride Surprises Groom With His Favorite Ice Cream Truck From Childhood

Man Gifted Wedding Portrait Including Late Grandparents Who Raised Him

Soldier Surprises Brother On Wedding Day

Family Scream In Shock When Soldier Son Surprises Them At Brother's Wedding

Couple Have Flying Wedding Photos On Trampoline

Granddaughter Surprises Gran Who Couldn’t Attend Her Wedding In Her Wedding Dress

Daughter Upcycles Mom's Wedding Dress For Big Day Reveal

Bride Surprises Grandma In Wedding Dress When She Can't Make Wedding

Bride Surprises Mom By Changing Into Her Old Wedding Dress

Creative Couple Hold Virtual Wedding Reception In Apartment During Lockdown

Military Son Returns From Deployment To Walk Mom Down Aisle

Couple Marry In Antarctica Fulfilling Dream Of Visiting Every Continent

Soldier Deployed Overseas Surprises Best Friend On Wedding Day

Couple's Social Distancing Wedding Sees Guests Watch From Boats