Fu Xuewei, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Chengdu, China recently shared a beautiful set of wedding photos that are going viral. However, there’s an emotional twist to the photographs where no groom seems to be found. In fact, one is not even present as the only people featured in the photoshoot are Ms. Fu and her 87-year-old grandfather.
Despite having no plans of getting married anytime soon, Fu Xuewei decided to don the bridal gown for her grandfather. The man fell seriously ill last September, with doctors warning that he could pass away at any time. Fearing he might never get to fulfill the dream of walking his granddaughter down the aisle, Ms. Fu arranged a 3,000 yuan ($475) surprise photoshoot. Keeping her plans a secret, she took her grandfather for a regular hospital check-up, only to reveal that they were going to take pictures later and he agreed.
Ms. Fu was raised by her grandparents from the age of ten after her parents divorced and she formed a special bond with her caretakers. She insists on taking care of them in return as they mean a lot to her. The young woman even has a tattoo of her grandfather. “I had my grandfather’s portrait tattooed on my arm in January because I want my new friends and my children to be able to know what he looks like in the future,” she said.
Meet Fu Xuewei, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Chengdu, China
She was raised by her grandparents after her parents divorced when she was ten
Ms. Fu is very close to her grandparents and insists on taking care of them
However, last September her grandfather fell seriously ill
His dream had always been to see Fu Xuewei as a bride
Fearing her beloved grandfather might not live to walk her down the aisle, Ms. Fu arranged a wedding photoshoot
Despite no groom present, she wore a white wedding gown for her grandpa
Ms. Fu hugs her grandfather as they walk down the aisle in a church
Despite the arrangement being a surprise, the grandfather looked dapper in a red suit
Ms. Fu says her grandfather’s illness changed her outlook on life and she wants to cherish every single moment
Apart from the wedding pictures, she has a tattoo of her grandfather as an everlasting reminder for herself and her friends