Lucia Baratta and her groom John Sessions traveled from Seattle, Wash. to Orkney in Northern Scotland a day before their wedding, only to find out that their luggage containing the wedding gown and everything they need for the wedding had been lost en route, Fox News reported.
When the owners of the Kirkwall Hotel learned about their dilemma, they posted a Facebook plea for urgent help.
People began responding to the post within ten minutes, offering various items from heels to veils and dresses. Two-and-a-half hours later, the hotel posted that the appeal had been a success, saying, "Thank you to everyone who has offered bits and brought things down. We are completely overwhelmed by the kindness of people. We are sorted. Thank you again."
All in all, there were 12 offers of wedding dresses in the right size that saved the couple's wedding.
The bride walked down the aisle wearing a beautiful ensemble courtesy of the compassionate Scottish islanders of Orkney. The couple got married at Tankerness House, Kirkwall, with the groom in a kilt and the bride in a matching plaid over a stunning simple white gown, the Daily Mail reported.
Lucia Baratta, now Lucia Sessions, was overwhelmed by the kindness of the people and posted a video where she showed her heartfelt gratitude to those who offered help.
A lovely message from Mrs Lucia Sessions
Posted by The Kirkwall Hotel on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Sessions also commented on the video: “I'm really grateful for the dress that fit, but I would have been absolutely honored to wear any of your gorgeous dresses. I know they tell the story of your life, and it’s a story I’ll share too. All the love you’ve provided for me will never, ever be forgotten. I hope you know how much it means to me.”