Bride Cries When She's Surprised With Portrait Of Her Late Dad On Wedding Day

A stunned bride froze in shock and then burst into tears when she was surprised with a painting of her late father standing beside her in her wedding dress. Bride Samantha Stafford Maurer, 27, from Milford, New Jersey, had an extremely close relationship with her father, Warren, before he passed away in September 2015. Warren, 62, was Samantha's best friend. In a family of eight children, she was the youngest and loved dearly by her dad, who family members said was the life of the party. Samantha's wedding day was set to take place at Greenwood Lake – a very special spot for the family, as it was where Warren visited when he was a child. Ahead of the event, Samantha's sister, Jackie, said she had a surprise for her, which confused the bride-to-be. After walking up a ramp near the lake, Samantha then came face to face with a painting resting on an easel – the image depicting Samantha in her wedding dress next to her dad. The surprise, which took place on June 1, caused Samantha to freeze in shock, her jaw dropping before she fought back tears of joy. Jackie captured her sister's wholesome reaction on video before later sending the clip to artist Elizabeth Graham of Indy Art Company, who shared the emotional footage on social media.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, USA
  • Date Acquired10-02-2023
  • Date Filmed06-01-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Bride Cries When She's Surprised With Portrait Of Her Late Dad On Wedding Day


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