Bride Surprises Aunt Who Couldn't Make Her Wedding

A bride gave her beloved aunt a tear-filled surprise on her wedding day, traveling an hour in her wedding dress to surprise her after discovering last-minute that she couldn't attend the big day. Bride Amanda Loitsch, 42, is extremely close to her aunt, Gloria Horak, 73, as both Amanda's father (Gloria's brother) and their sister have passed away. Gloria always intended to be present at Amanda's wedding in Ithica, New York, on September 23, but Gloria's husband began to get sick over the weeks prior. As the weeks rolled on, he came out in a rash, could no longer walk, and his arms and legs were in a lot of pain, Amanda said. The day before the wedding, Gloria was given the news that her husband had been diagnosed with Lyme disease, which had been progressing severely. This news meant there was no way Gloria could travel from her home in Greene, New York, the following day, leaving her husband behind. Amanda, 42, who lives in Rochester, New York, was desperate for her aunt to be involved in some way, so she came up with a Plan B: her husband and man of honor would travel to meet Gloria and give her an iPad to watch the ceremony remotely. The plan was for Gloria to meet the pair in a McDonalds parking lot, but ahead of the journey, on the morning of her wedding, Amanda decided to come along and surprise her aunt herself. As Gloria exited her car, Amanda walked across the parking lot in her wedding dress – the sight bringing her aunt to immediate floods of tears. The pair then shared an emotional hug, which Amanda, who is now Amanda Hubbard, later posted footage of on social media.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
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Location: Ithica, New York, USA
  • Date Acquired10-11-2023
  • Date Filmed09-23-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  wedding , bride , aunty , surprise , New York

Bride Surprises Aunt Who Couldn't Make Her Wedding

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