Your wedding day is meant to be the most memorable day of your life.
But one new bride didn’t even know that she was married after a car crash left her with memory loss 19 days after her big day.
Justice and Jeremy Stamper, from Tennessee, tied the knot in a ‘perfect’ ceremony on August 1, 2014.
They honeymooned in the Smokey Mountains and Jeremy recalls: “We were at the top of the world, newlyweds and our whole lives head of us.”
But on August 20, Justice was nearly killed when another vehicle crashed into her car at over 50 miles per hour.
While in recovery, a month after the accident, she told her husband: “I don’t want you to be mad… but I do not remember the wedding.”
On Saturday, marking their one-year wedding anniversary, the couple had a second wedding held at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion.
The Stampers’ sunflower themed wedding was the same as their first nuptials, although the bride wore a new dress on the day of the Stamper Wedding Round 2, according to TODAY.
Consider this the best gift that Jeremy could give you – your wedding back, the couple’s pastor said during the ceremony.
The idea for a second wedding came up following a conversation the couple had when Justice Stamper, following the accident, admitted she had forgotten their wedding day.
She summoned the courage one month after the crash to admit to her groom, that she had suffered a mild form of amnesia.
She said ‘I don’t want you to be mad… but I don’t remember the wedding’, Jeremy Stamper recalled.
I was heartbroken and instantly said I would do it all again for her.
Without telling his wife, Jeremy Stamper started a Go Fund Me page in May asking for help from family, friends and the public in helping to pay for a second wedding. He raised $9,340 in donations.
I picked up the phone and, in about ten minutes, I had the entire wedding, just about everything donated,’he told TODAY.