Weddings are filled with love and joy from family and friends who come together to celebrate two people’s love for each other. And for many brides there are one special meaningful moment, the moment where the bride is walked down the aisle by her father.
However, many brides have more than one father figure, for example a step father who loves and adores them just as much. A newly wed Brittany Peck, who recently wed her fiance Jeremy in Elyria, Ohio, was able to not only experience the special moment with her father but also with her step father. Brittany’s father stopped the wedding procession to invite Brittany's stepfather to join him in giving away their daughter's hand in marriage.
The touching photos which was taken by wedding photographer Delia Blarkburn, have been going viral since she shared them on her Facebook page. The heartfelt photos shows Todd Bachman, Brittany's father, stepping to his daughter's tearful stepdad Todd Cendrosky, and looking determined as he pulled him to the aisle to join the special moment.
“He has helped me raise my daughter and he should be walking with us,” Bachman said about his counterpart who has been a part of Brittany's life for over a decade.
About two weeks before the wedding, Brittany confessed to her dad that there is something bothering her and she is feeling torn. However Bachman already knew what she was going to tell him, and said, “I told her I already had something planned. She was so torn, and the last thing I wanted was for her to be torn.”
On the day of the wedding knowing what his daughter wants, he surprised his daughter by taking Brittany's stepdad’s hand so that they both could share the special moment and walk their daughter down the aisle.
Cendrosky added, “I always wanted to [walk a daughter] down the aisle, and when I married my beautiful wife, Candy, she gave me three daughters. I don't have ‘stepdaughters'. . . I have daughters, and when Todd grabbed my hand. . . that was the best day of my life, and I wouldn't change that day for the world. We have become family, and the children's needs need to come first.”