It’s not often that a wedding ceremony concept leaves us speechless, but Robbie Campbell and Stephanie Agnew’s Nov. 25 nuptials reminded us just how powerful each couple’s lives and experiences are. In Stephanie’s case, she’s blind. To help their guests understand what this meant to them, and how she experiences the world, the couple handed out blindfolds that the guests wore during the ceremony.
“When we lose one of our senses, the others become heightened, which allows us to experience something as beautiful as these vows in a totally unique way,” their officiant told the blindfolded guests. “Today, we get to experience that in Steph’s way.”
The idea was hatched by the couple and their videographer James Day as a way to help their guests experience the ceremony from Stephanie’s perspective. She has Cone-Rod Dystrophy – which means that she can only see some light and some dark shapes.
Since you’re probably wondering how the concept played out, Robbie said it was a hit. He told the Daily Mail that, “the blindfolds were received well by the guests as they were experiencing that moment in the same way Steph and her mum, who is also blind, were experiencing it.”
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