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Fire Destroys 1979 Wedding Photos, But Mom Cries When Daughter Re-Creates Them 38 Years Later

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a writer, native New Yorker, TV enthusiast, and dog mom to Hobbes.

Jennifer and Timothy Bing of Maryland got married in July 1979. Though they are still together nearly four decades later, the couple missed out on something that every newlywed couple looks forward to — seeing their wedding pictures.

According to Inside Edition, the Bings opted to have their friends take photos during their wedding rather than hire an official wedding photographer. In that sense, they were way ahead of a current wedding trend!

Unfortunately, when they dropped off the rolls of film from their big day at a local store, the pictures never had a chance to be developed. In a cruel twist of fate, the store burned down — taking the Bing wedding photos with it.

Even worse, Jennifer’s father died just two weeks after her wedding. The loss of the pictures meant the loss of Jennifer’s last major memory with him.

Luckily, 38 years later, the Bings’ daughter Ashleigh has become a talented photographer with a heart of gold. In an incredible act of kindness for her parents, Ashleigh arranged a special photo shoot to help them relive and memorialize the wedding day, complete with a soundtrack of songs played during the wedding.

“She took my husband and me by total surprise. It’s been 38 years, so why would we expect it?” Jennifer told Inside Edition. “I told her it was long ago, but she knew how sad it made me to not have any pictures. We were in awe.

Jennifer added: “It was phenomenal that she would want to do that for us and put all the effort into it. I ended up really crying. It was unbelievable.”

Check out the Bings’ beautiful new photos in the video below.

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