94-year-old Birmingham woman tries on wedding dress for the first time

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Christmas Day
December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Wearing a wedding dress has been the dream of a lifetime for Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker of Birmingham.

She got married in 1952 when her late husband said he would take her to the movies, but instead, they ended up eloping.

Moon Tucker, 94, never had a traditional wedding – and this weekend she finally got to do it surrounded by her family. The first dress she tried on was her favorite, she said making her feel like a queen.

“I felt like I was getting married,” Moon Tucker said. “I looked at myself and said, ‘Who is that?’ Yeah, I enjoyed that dress.”

Her husband passed away in 1975. Moon Tucker said she can’t thank her grandchildren enough for helping her get into a wedding dress.

“The experience was the joy of me getting in that wedding dress and being able to say I got married,” she said. “I have enjoyed this, really.”

Moon Tucker’s story has been shared thousands of times on Facebook since it was posted three days ago. Over the weekend she also had brunch, her makeup done and a reception at Applebee’s to complete her special day.

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