Teen Displays Picture of Her Late Father on Her Prom Dress

Photo Credit: Tiffany Woodruff
Photo Credit: Tiffany Woodruff

She wanted him to be there for the special day.

A Mississippi teen wanted to honor her late father on her prom day so she had a picture of him printed on her gown. 

Kedrian Woodruff’s dad died in 2013 from a sudden blood clot in his lungs when she was just 13 years old.

“It’s still hard to this day. We are still dealing with it,” Kedrian’s mom, Tiffany Woodruff, told InsideEdition.com.

When the 17-year-old began thinking about prom, she told her mom that she “wanted her father to go with her” and wanted to put his photo on her dress.

“She said she wanted to honor him with this dress,” Woodruff said. “I wasn’t sure it would be possible but I wanted to make her happy.”

Woodruff was able to find dressmaker Shakela Smith, of Pink labor Co., along with another man, who usually prints pictures on T-shirts, to help make Kedrian’s dream come true.

Kedrian donned the sequined mermaid gown, that took about a month to make, at her April prom.  The train of the dress had the face of her late father on it.

“I thank God they were able to put a big smile on her face and pull that off,” Woodruff said of her daughter. “She was shocked.”

The teen now has the dress hanging in her closet, but Woodruff said they may frame the lower half of the dress in the future.