Growing old together is something you consider when you decide you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. But, what if you got a glimpse of what your significant other will look like over the next 60 years, just one month before you wed? One couple got the makeover of a lifetime as they experienced decades of aging together with the help of life-like makeup and prosthetics in this short viral video featured on Buzzfeed. The newly married couple viewed the final video together just 12 hours after their wedding and things got emotional.
If watching this couple experience growing old together wasn't enough to make your eyes water, Kristie mentions that her mom thought the most interesting part of the whole process was that she would get to see what her daughter and son-in-law will look like at ages she probably won't be around to experience with them. We envision our parents being around for every milestone in our lives and forget the reality that we will outlive the people who have loved and supported us since the very beginning.
The couple's reactions start out fun and light-hearted as they see each other at age 50 for the first time. Tavis exclaims, "Wow, I hope you look like this!" At age 70, Kristie laughs, " I look like my Grandmother! Oh, I did not age well." Then the reality of seeing the other age decades begins to set in and the couple starts to get emotional. Kristie says that when she looks at Tavis like this she just thinks about all that will have happened between now and then. "We'll have children...and grandchildren." Seeing Tavis at age 90 gives her a sense of comfort. They both feel as though the process just affirms the feeling that you know you're supposed to be with this person for the rest of your life. *Dries eyes*
The best part of helping a couple plan their big day is knowing how excited they are to celebrate the beginning of their new life together, and for all of the adventure to come.
Watch Kristie and Tavis view the video together here.