This Bride's Father Passed Away, So Someone Else Had To Walk her Down The Aisle.
JULY 22, 2014
Getting married and starting a family is an important goal that many people have. Many women dream about one day marrying the love of their life. Most of their dads also dream of one day walking their daughter down the aisle. That act of giving their little girl away to the man she is going to marry is a tearjerking, important event in any father's life. But what happens that little girl's dad passes away before the wedding? Hopefully, that tragedy could be transformed... like this.
Leading up the wedding, Jennifer Urs Sullivan was dreading walking down the aisle without her father, who'd passed away from a heart attack.
When the wedding day finally came though, she thought of the most fitting tribute to both her father, and the man she loved.
Cue Sebastian, the University of Miami Hurricanes mascot (and not coincidentally the cheerleader-in-chief of her father's favorite school). Donning a Hurricane's jersey with her father's nickname on the back, he was the perfect stand-in.
Because it was also at the University of Miami that Jennifer works and even met her fiancé. Between finding her new husband there, and sharing her love for the school with her father, this place has played an amazing role in her life.
It's no wonder why she'd want to include Sebastian at the wedding! Check out the video below to see the full story:
(H/T: BuzzFeed) According to Jennifer's Facebook page, the walk “ended up being one of the most amazing/memorable moments of the day,” with all of the guests standing to applaud. She added, “I just want to thank all of the amazing people in the athletic department … who helped to make this happen. Without you, my day might have been just a little less beautiful.” Her incredible day should be shared with others. Click below to show others her story.