A Utah bride was able to walk down the aisle in a white wedding gown, as planned, thanks to friends and strangers alike, after her original wedding dress was stolen from her car the morning of her wedding.
"We feel so loved,” the bride, Erin Dimond, told local ABC News affiliate KTVX. “We feel so loved and taken care of."
Dimond, of Logan, Utah, was not feeling so serene Thursday morning after her now-husband, Joshua Dimond, went down to their car parked in their hotel’s parking lot and discovered that the window was smashed and his soon-to-be-bride’s wedding gown was gone.
“I was like, ‘Ha-ha that's funny,’” Erin Dimond recalled saying when Joshua told her the bad news. “He said, ‘No really it's gone. What do you want to do?”
The Dimonds, who could not be reached today by ABC News, quickly went into action, calling in friends to help and even calling KTVX for help finding a dress.
The call to KTVX led to Dimond being given every dress a local bridal store had in her size to try on as a replacement.
“I actually got a call around 9 a.m. when I was in the shower,” Nikki’s Bridal co-owner Ali Iraheta told ABC News. “I dropped everything and met the reporter at the store.”
“When you hear a story like this, as a woman and after working with so many brides, I didn’t hesitate to help,” Iraheta said.
Even though Dimond had not purchased her original wedding dress at Nikki’s Bridal, Iraheta still scoured the 2,000-square-foot store for a dress Dimond could borrow.
“Everything went so fast because I knew she had to be married at 11 a.m.,” Iraheta said. “We just did the best that we could.”
One of the dresses Iraheta pulled from among the store’s over 100 bridal gowns was one that Dimond did, in fact, choose to wear at the couple’s outdoor ring ceremony.
For the couple’s first ceremony, inside the Salt Lake Temple, Dimond chose to wear a different white gown that a group of friends rushed to borrow from another local bridal store, Candlelight Dresses.
"Thankfully, we had all of our friends,” the groom, Joshua Dimond, told KTVX after the couple said "I do." “Everyone was so willing to help us. We're extremely grateful for all the help they've given us."