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Boy cries as he sees stepmum in wedding dress for first time


Ten-year-old Jude Seabolt couldn’t contain his emotions when he saw his stepmum on her wedding day (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)

This is the touching moment a boy saw his stepmum in her wedding dress for the first time… and burst into tears.

Ten-year-old Jude Seabolt had his eyes covered by dad Tyler before getting his first look at stunning bride Rebekah.

Overjoyed Jude couldn’t contain his emotions and raced over to hug her.

Groom Tyler, 38, said: ‘I was honestly not sure how he would react.

‘In the moment I could tell something beautiful had happened by the emotion on Rebekah’s face as she witnessed his reaction.

‘Our incredible photographer, Ashah Smith, made it clear almost immediately after Rebekah, Jude and I shared a hug that she had captured something special. She was right!

‘Rebekah and Jude are close, but step-parenting is no easy journey.

Dad Tyler covered up Jude’s eyes to prepare for the big reveal (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)
And then… (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)
What a beautiful reaction (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)
Ashah was standing by to capture the whole thing (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)

‘I’ve been blown away by their bravery as they manage all the good and hard that goes with becoming an instant family.

‘The beauty of it is that Rebekah and Jude are both charming extroverts who love and feel deeply.

‘I enjoy watching them love one another well in real time.’

Jude was ‘elated’ when he found out his dad would be marrying Rebekah (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)

Tyler and Rebekah, 32, met through a dating app. And Jude was ‘elated’ when he found out the pair were tying the knot.

Business associate Rebekah planned the moment the lad would see her in her dress several weeks before the wedding.

‘True to her character she not only wanted Jude to feel included, but she also wanted him to feel rightfully important,’ said relationship and family therapist Tyler.

‘Step-parenting is no easy journey’ (Picture: Ashah Photography / SWNS.COM)

‘Jude experienced so many different emotions on our wedding day.

‘He started with excitement as we prepared throughout the day, to downright nervousness as I explained to him that he would have a first look with Rebekah.

‘He was calm and content as the ceremony concluded and then just partied the night away.’

The US couple were married in Monroe, Georgia.

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