Bride's father halts wedding so stepdad can also walk her down the aisle

‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle’


Entertainment Desk October 06, 2015
‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle’ PHOTO: DELIA D BLACKBURN

Todd Bachman -- whose daughter Brittany Peck got married in Ohio last weekend -- has redefined the meaning of fatherhood.

Bachman made sure his daughter's stepfather got recognised at the wedding because he had also played a part in raising her. And what could have been better than walking Brittany down the aisle.

Bachman moved everyone with his completely unexpected gesture when he halted the procession, ran to the front row where Todd Cendrosky (Brittany's stepfather) was seated and grabbed him out of his chair to make him share the honour.

PHOTO: Delia D Blackburn

This heart-touching moment was clicked by Ohio-based wedding photographer Delia D Blackburn and her album has received over one million likes on Facebook.

"It was one of the most compassionate gestures toward a stepparent I've ever seen," Blackburn told The Huffington Post.

PHOTO: Delia D Blackburn

"The bride was in tears and overcome with emotion," the photographer added.

In an interview with news station WKYC-TV, Cendrosky said he was totally surprised by Bachman's kind gesture.

"[He] came and grabbed my hand and said: 'You worked as hard as I have. You'll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,'" he recalled.

PHOTO: Delia D Blackburn

"I got weak in the knees and lost it. Nothing better in my life, the most impactful moment in my life," he added.

In the same interview, Bachman said there was only one way to show Cendrosky how much he and Brittany appreciated him.

PHOTO: Delia D Blackburn

"For me to thank him for all the years of helping raise our daughter wouldn't be enough," he said.

"There is no better way to thank somebody than to assist me walking her down the aisle," he added.

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