Newlyweds Give Their First Dance to Groom’s Grandparents Who Wed in 1957


Elaine and Morty Graff were married in 1957. But a recent death in the family meant no music or dancing was allowed at their wedding, in accordance with Jewish tradition. 

“Morty isn’t a dancer to begin with, so,” Elaine tells Inside Edition. 

“As little dancing as I do, I wanted to dance with my bride,”Morty said. 

They finally had their chance after six decades. 

“Grammy and grandpa, come to the dance floor,”The groom, along with his bride, said Samantha. “You’re gonna have your first dance with the song that you wanted.”

It was a moment that took 65 years to make, when Elaine & Morty took to their seats. “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing”Played over the speakers.

“On their special day to give us that honor, it was just — oh my God,”Elaine said.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

“We don’t mind giving away the spotlight. It was for grammy and grandpa. And we would do anything for them,”Samantha said.

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