When Brittany Peck was planning her wedding, she ran into a serious snag. She wanted to follow the tradition of having her dad walk her down the aisle, but both her father and stepfather have played major roles in her life, and she sees both of them as dads in their own rights.
Todd Bachman, Brittany’s father, received a phone call from her prior to the wedding. Peck was torn as to the aisle-walking part of the ceremony. But Bachman was a few steps ahead: “I told her I already had something planned,” he said.
During the ceremony, Bachman grabbed the hand of Todd Cendrosky, Brittany’s stepfather, yanking him out of his seat — and towards the aisle.
Bachman kept the whole thing a secret, even from Cendrosky.
This way, both father figures got to participate in Peck’s wedding, and the gesture of love moved everyone.
Even the wedding photographer, Delia Blackburn, thought Bachman’s gesture was an important reminder about what family really means. “Families are what we make them” she said. “Make it about your kids and not your ego.”
Peck and her family are lucky to have so many loving people — and awesome memories.
You can see more of Delia Blackburn’s photos on her website and Facebook page.