On April 7 Rebekah Marine married Jared Paster. A beautiful day shared with their loved ones, but the unique thing about this wedding was the bride’s blinging arm.
Rebekah is a 31 year old fashion model and was born without a forearm. She has worked with huge names like Nordstrom and Tommy Hilfiger, despite her prosthetic.
Rebekah normally uses a black prosthetic arm, but she had a custom made gold one for her special day. She definitely made the statement that she was looking for.
"It represents the growth I've had over the past decade," Marine told Inside Edition. "To show there is another side of life, and you can be happy with the cards you were given."
Initially she was thinking of a white arm to match her dress, but then she changed her mind to the gold.
"I realized you might lose it with the white of my wedding dress."
"A friend suggested gold, and that tied in to my white wedding colors.”
Finding the right shade of gold was her biggest challenge as she didn’t want to look like a robot.
"I didn't want to look like C3PO.”
Another challenge came when she walked down the aisle.
"I had my left arm in my dad's right arm and was left with my prosthetic arm to hold the bouquet," she said, according to Fox News. "The entire time I was walking I was fearing I was going to drop it or not be able to hold it, but it all worked out."
Rebekah said that her day was perfect despite the struggles that happened before.
"It was perfect," she said. "Growing up I feared marriage, because I feared everyone looking at me, so it's awesome to see how far I've come."
The happy couple went on honeymoon in Mexico and the gold prosthetic came with for the trip.
"It was cool to see people staring at it in awe. The gold arm makes me more approachable. It draws a lot more attention, and the whole point of wearing it is to draw attention to it."
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