Bride-To-Be’s Minivan Stolen With Wedding Dress Still Inside

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(Memphis) Bride-to-be Latrease Thompson remembers her and fiance Thomas's first date like yesterday.

Twelve years and three kids later, they're finally tying the knot after she picked out her dream dress.

“The whole dress was cream but it had the lavender colors and it had the train that I wanted. It was perfect and now I don't have it,” said Thompson.

Their daughter was staring out their upstairs window Sunday morning and noticed something missing.

“She went to the bathroom and came and said, ‘Momma y'all van gone,’” said Thompson.

The dress, programs, and decorations were all in the back of their now stolen mini-van.

“I have cried all morning. I went to church and was like God got our back,” said Thompson

She’s praying for a miracle but doesn't know what she'll wear on her special day now.

She spent all day Sunday and Monday searching the neighborhood.

She hoped to find her minivan abandoned someplace or even just the dress bag tossed on the side of the road.

She had no luck.

Her fiance Thomas says no matter what she's wearing she'll still be his beautiful bride.

He’s hoping for a change for the thief.

“We forgive him, we pray for him, we just hope he turns his life around."


  • mary

    I don’t have a lot to give….but I do have a wedding dress matching veil both are cream in color that I would love to give to the bride to be….signed a dear friend.

    • gail

      Ms. Mary, what a sweet offer. I hope you CALLED the channel 3
      to talk to someone about offering your dress to her. God Bles this young couple and family

    • me so phat

      buckwheat, what is your problem? I feel sad for you. your comments really brings tears to my eyes. you life is worth more than this, hate that you harbor. my heart is really weeping for you. May God bless and keep you. everyone let’s pray for this person. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.

    • gail

      Ms. Mary , talking to a person or the reporter could most likely get quicker response to the bride-to-be regarding your precious off!

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