Birmingham, Ala. (WBMA) — 94- year-old Martha Tucker recently got a chance to try on wedding dresses for the first time. She says she'd always dreamed of having the perfect church wedding with a beautiful dress, but her family couldn't afford it. Recently her granddaughter made her dream come true.
"It's wearing me out! I didn't mean for it to go this far," says Tucker.
Mrs. Martha Tucker is basking in her new found fame.
All over the world people have shared photos and videos of her trying on wedding dresses.... Her granddaughters posted them on Facebook and of course they went viral.
"What are we gonna do with Grandmama? Because once we tell her this, the celebrity status is going to blow her mind," says Angela Strozier, Tucker's oldest of 11 grandchildren.
This all started when Tucker was watching one of her favorite movies, "Coming to America", and made a comment during the wedding scene.
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"I've always wanted to try on a wedding dress and never got a chance to try on a dress and I was like 'that's something easy, I can make that happen," says Strozier.
And so she did.
"I's getting married," says Tucker in a video of her wearing a wedding gown.
Family members all met at David's Bridal in Hoover after Tucker got her makeup done and had several receptions to commemorate the day.
"Our grandmother has sacrificed so much for us.... So to be able to turn around and grant her a 'want' that was just priceless for me," Strozier says.
She also sacrificed for others.
Tucker is a Parker High School graduate who dedicated more than 50 years of her life, as a poll worker and chief, to making sure black votes counted.
The day she originally got married she was suppose to be going to see her first movie, so as you can imagine, she was surprised to find out she was getting married that day.
"Very much so! And I haven't gotten to that movie as of today!"
It wasn't her dream wedding, but she did say 'I do'.
Finally trying on a wedding dress was a dream come true.
"I looked in the mirror at myself wanting to know who is that? Yeah, I was very excited! I felt great! I told ya, it felt just like I was getting married," says Tucker.
Martha says now she's done everything she's wanted to do, but is hoping to make trips to Jerusalem and Hawaii for the second time.