A teacher has asked her 5th grade students to be bridesmaids and groomsmen at her wedding.
Alexandra Stamps is a first-year teacher at McLean Elementary, alongside her new husband, Mason, who teaches third-grade students and when Mason proposed, the pair both knew they wanted their pupils to be involved with their big day.
Although they could have simply just invited the students to attend their wedding day, which is mostly unheard of in itself, they didn't. Alexandra decided they would take it one step further... By asking her students to be bridesmaids and groomsmen for her and her husband!
As per the Wichita Eagle, Alexandra said in an interview: "I love them and they're part of my life. I want them to be up there with me because they're my biggest fans."
Alexandra recorded the moment she asked her students and shared it to TikTok where it has since gone viral with over 19 million views.
@alexandrastamps This was such a sweet & touching moment — several of us cried! 🤍 ##teachersoftiktok ##engagement ##bridalparty ##5thgradesquad
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Alexandra begins the video by saying: "I'm about to ask my students to be part of my wedding."
It then shows her stood in her classroom as she tells her students: "Okay, so I have a really important question to ask you guys."
"Khloe, Mary, Reagan, Angelina, Esmeralda, Lucy, Lily, Bella, Harley – will you guys be my junior bridesmaids in my wedding?" she asks, to which the girls respond: "Yes!"
"Bryland, Max, Eric, Emilio, Kayden, Will, Conner, Jessie, Jose, and Sebastian – will you guys be my junior groomsmen?" she then asks to which the boys immediately reply with: "Yes!"
The camera then turns to show the excitable students as they're cheering, jumping around, and in some cases, even sobbing.
Speaking about why they decided to invite their students, Alexandra said: "We spend over forty hours a week with them, and we both really love our students so much. And so I thought it would be kind of fun to include them in the festivities instead of just having them in the audience.
"I just want to give them this special part of my life. I want them to be part of it because I'm so proud of the hard work that they've done this year, and the fact that they've not only survived the pandemic — but thrived in it — and watching them grow as people this school year, they deserve to be up there with me."
And when it came time for the actual wedding day, Alexandra's students got to experience everything from junior bachelor and bachelorette parties to standing at the altar alongside the bride and groom as they exchanged vows.
@alexandrastamps Taking a moment during our honeymoon to share this incredible story from @insideedition 🤍 Our wedding was extra special with all of our students!!
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What do you think about Alexandra involving her students in her wedding?