The selection of bridesmaids and groomsmen can be particularly difficult when planning a wedding, but one woman found the ideal approach.
Alexandra Stamps, a fifth-grade teacher, didn’t think twice about asking her pupils to serve as her bridesmaids and groomsmen on her special day.
After almost a year of dating, the Kansas teacher from Wichita’s Science and Technology Elementary School wed fiancé Mason McDowell in July.
Third-grade teacher Mason also wanted his pupils to be a part of their special day.
The couple not only requested their students to attend their wedding, but they also asked them to serve as their bridesmaids and groomsmen.
They are a vital part of my life and I love them. Because they are my biggest supporters, I want them to be up there with me, Alexandra told the Wichita Eagle.
When Alexandra asked her class, she captured it on camera and uploaded it to TikTok, where it soon gained popularity and had over 19 million views.
I’m about to ask my students to be a part of my wedding, Alexandra says at the start of the film.
The next scene depicts her instructing her students in her classroom as she says, “Okay, so I have a pretty important question to ask you guys.
Will you guys be my junior bridesmaids in my wedding, Khloe, Mary, Reagan, Angelina, Esmeralda, Lucy, Lily, Bella, and Harley? The females answer her question with “Yes!”
Will you guys be my junior groomsmen, Briyland, Max, Eric, Emilio, Kayden, Will, Conner, Jessie, Jose, and Sebastian? When she asks, the boys promptly respond, “Yes!”
According to Alexandra, maybe six or seven of the students started crying because they were so moved by the question.
“We spend over forty hours a week with them, and we both really love our students so much,” Alexandra stated in reference to the reason she and her husband asked their students.
“So, rather than just having them in the audience, I thought it could be great to involve them in the festivities.
“I simply want to share with them this unique aspect of my life. They deserve to be up there with me because of the hard work they’ve put in this year, the fact that they not only survived the pandemic but actually thrived in it, and the fact that I’ve watched them develop as individuals.
The girls received false pearl necklaces from Alexandra, who claimed she had first checked with the pupils’ parents to make sure it was appropriate for them to participate, while the boys received bright sunglasses. All of the students received rainbow-striped lollipops after she proposed to them.
What a lovely idea for her to recognize her students; I can only imagine how thrilled they were.
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