Jennifer and Timothy Bing have been married for nearly four decades, but have barely any photos from their wedding day. They took plenty of pictures on the day they got hitched, of course, but they were sadly all destroyed in a fire at the pharmacy where they were supposed to get said images developed.
It was even sadder when two weeks later, Jennifer's father died without ever seeing an image of himself walking his daughter down the aisle. But a couple decades later, the Bings' daughter, 31-year-old Ashleigh Bing, grew up to be a professional photographer, who by coincidence happened to be retaking one bride's bridal formal shots.
The bride hadn't liked the way the original photographer took the shots, so she wanted a do-over. And this gave Ashleigh the brilliant plan to give a do-over much deserved — to her parents.
“My own parents don’t have wedding photos so why wouldn’t I do that for them?” said Ashleigh. “I didn’t tell them anything other than that they needed to be available June 17th.”
Meanwhile, Ashleigh secretly rented two dresses for her mother and secured a professional makeup artist and florist.
When her parents found out what she had planned, they couldn't have been more touched.
“It was a very, very special day,” Jennifer said. “It was a day that gave me back some of what I lost.”
Timothy agreed with his wife's sweet sentiment.
“If I had to sum it up in one word it would be 'awesome,'” Timothy said. “It brought back memories and made me realize the love I feel for my wife.”
Even better? Their daughter put together a physical album for them to look back at the memories, like they would for any wedding album.
“I cry still when I think about it,” said Jennifer. “Honestly, I felt like we were given just a bit of that day back.”